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Today's News

  • Weekend events honor Dr. King

    They gathered, worshiped and laughed together this weekend, all with one common purpose - keeping the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.

    A pivotal figure and speaker during the Civil Rights Movement, King was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968.

    Five years prior, at a march in Washington, King said, in what is perhaps his most famous speech, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

  • Cave represents Jessamine County in Kentucky Junior Miss

    Meredith Leigh Cave represented Jessamine County in the Kentucky Junior Miss program over the weekend. A senior at Lexington Christian Academy, she is the daughter of Stan and Carol Cave, formerly of Campbellsville. Cave performed a vocal solo - "Diva's Lament" by John Du Prez - as her talent presentation. Her grandparents are Sonny and Lula Mae Cave and Bill and Betty McGuffey, all of Campbellsville.

  • Bramblett's banked-in three enables North to nip TC

    Jordan Bramblett banked in a three with 1.7 seconds left to lift North Hardin past Taylor County 59-58 on Friday night in the Cardinals’ gymnasium.

    The game was a series of runs with North Hardin leading 23-11 as senior forward Greg Johnson tallied 17 early points including a baseline dunk with 6:47 left in the half.

    However, Taylor County went to its three-point arsenal (three by Tyler Moss and two by Chase Cox) and out-pointed the Trojans 25-10 to lead 36-33 at the intermission.

  • Ingersoll Rand lays off 21

    In what the company hopes is only a temporary move, Ingersoll Rand has laid off 21 employees. The announcement came Friday and was effective on Monday."Hopefully, it is going to be short lived," said Joe Fair, human resources manager. "It could change. We just don't know."

    The 21 employees amount to 10 percent of the air compressor manufacturer's local workforce and brings the number of current employees to 175.

    Fair said the slowing economy led to the layoffs.

  • Ode to the snowflake party queen

    As I write this, the nation is focused on Washington, D.C., and the inauguration of Barack Obama. However, my attention is eight or so miles away in Alexandria, Va.

    My granddaughter, Caroline, turns 7 on Jan. 21.

    While her festivities aren't on the scale of an inaugural gala, on Sunday, Jan. 25, she and six of her friends are having a snowflake party. My daughter, Alison, has been planning it for months.

  • Lady Tigers, Georgetown men post easy conference victories

    Campbellsville University and Georgetown College split a Mid-South Conference basketball doubleheader on Saturday in the Powell Athletic Center.

    The Lady Tigers led by more than 20 points before posting a 77-67 triumph in the opener while the No. 3-rated Georgetown men rolled past CU 84-56. The Tiger men played the game without injured starters Kyle Martin and Aaron Wyatt.

    Courtney Danis had 17 points and Whitney Ballinger had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Lady Tigers while Zach Allender had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Shawn Savage 10 points for the men.

  • 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'

    The Rev. Delmetria Cayson-Combs led attendees at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service in a rendition of  "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel on Sunday.

     

  • Cardinals handle pesky Hart with 24-point fourth

    Leonard Macon's conventional three-point play late in the third quarter gave Taylor County the lead for good and the Cardinals posted a 67-51 home win over a scrappy Hart County squad on Tuesday.

    Tyler Moss hit a pair of three-point hoops to end the third, and Chase Cox tallied nine of his game-high 21 points in the fourth.

    Macon totaled 17 points while Lloyd Stotts added 11.

    The Cardinals (11-5) host Marion County in a boy/girl doubleheader tomorrow with the homecoming queen crowned between games.

  • CHS downs Bethlehem in All 'A' opener

    Campbellsville lost an eight-point lead but rebounded to knock off host Bethlehem 61-52 in a first-round game in the Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All "A" Classic on Monday night.

    The Eagles (12-6), who conquered Meade County in a regular-season make-up game on Saturday, overcame Bethlehem's 16-1 third-quarter run with a 10-0 stretch of their own as Bryton Taylor scored six of his game-high 22 points during the run and forwards Michael McCubbin and Jordan Percell hit lay-ups.

  • 'What's Cooking Neighbor?'

    Girl Scout Troop 1726 members recently taped an episode of the "What's Cooking Neighbor Show" with Ed McGuire featuring recipes containing Girl Scout Cookies. Pictured are, from left, front: Molly Sullivan and Megan Januski. Back: Mallory Haley, Ivy Neal and Shandi Russell.