Today's News

  • After 18 months, Church of God congregation back home

    Four walls and a roof can provide comfort, but as the members of the Church of God of Campbellsville have learned, all you need to have a church is faith.

    Their faith was tested one Sunday 18 months ago when, due to a question of ownership, the congregation was locked out of the church. For the next year and a half, they fought to get it back.

    "That day, it was just so devastating," said Anna Noyola, youth director/coordinator. She has been with the church for about 10 years.

  • Jamestown man injured in local wreck

    A Jamestown man was injured Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle just south of Campbellsville.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Donnie Brockman, 51, was riding his 1982 Suzuki along Ebenezer Road at around 2:53 p.m. when he entered a curve, lost control, left the roadway and struck a ditch.

    Brockman, who was not wearing a helmet, was treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital by Air Evac. His condition was unavailable.

    KSP Trooper David Smith investigated.


  • City Council sets tax rate

    Those who own property in the City limits will pay the same tax rates this year as they did last year.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the rates for 2009-2010 at a special meeting Tuesday night.

    The rate for personal property will remain at .191 per $100 of assessed value. The rate in 2007 was .192. Personal property will be taxed at .181. The rate in 2007 was .185.

    The rates are expected to produce $879,213.55 in revenue, an increase of $3,853.79 compared to last year's revenue.

  • Simple precautions are the best prevention

    Now with four confirmed cases of the N1H1 flu virus in our community, some might think it's time to panic. But there's no reason to if we take the proper precautions.

    All of those who have had the illness have been treated and are now well, according to Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, and, to the best of their knowledge, the illness hasn't spread to our local schools.

    Tomlinson says she wants to be very open about the confirmed cases to help ensure that everyone knows the facts.

  • A prisoner has walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center.

    A prisoner has walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Thomas Manning, 27, of Louisville walked away from the center at 5:42 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    He was last seen wearing khaki clothing.

    Manning is wanted for second-degree escape. He was originally charged with first- and third-degree burglary, criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Early Days


    Aug. 26, 1999

    Bro. Donald George Mackie, 68, of Stray Winds in Campbellsville, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Taylor County Hospital after an extended illness.

    Woodlawn Christian Church will celebrate its 41st homecoming Sunday with "Woodlawn Day."

    Roy and Wanda Bramel of Campbellsville will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Labor Day weekend.

    Kristen Brockman was selected Taylor County Junior Miss for 2000.


    August 1989

  • Annual lakeshore cleanup is Sept. 19

    The annual Green River Lakeshore cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Those who would like to participate in the trash pickup should come to one of the following locations: Smith Ridge Boat Ramp, State Park Pavilion, Site One Boat Ramp or Holmes Bend Boat Ramp.

    Lunch will be served and prizes given away at 12:30 p.m. at the Satterly Picnic Shelter adjacent to the Site One Boat Ramp.

    For more information, call 465-4463.


  • Welcome Weekend

    Campbellsville University's fall semester began Monday and many students attended Welcome Weekend Extravaganza events this past weekend.

    Some events included a Bean and Bailey comedy show, the first CU football scrimmage, inflatable games, live music, a picnic, the annual church fair and an outdoor movie. The students also joined forces to set a Guinness World Record for the tallest stack of mattresses. Despite windy conditions, students were able to set the new world record at 12 feet, 9 inches high. CU is currently awaiting confirmation of the new record.

  • Caldwell-Burton

    Susan Renee Caldwell of Campbellsville and Christopher Burton of Columbia exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 17 in Oahu, Hawaii.

    The bride is the daughter of Terry Caldwell and Tina Streeval. Her grandparents are Brenda Caldwell, Bobby Burton and the late Austin Caldwell and Thelma Burton.

    The groom is the son of Bobby and Betty Burton of Columbia. His grandparents are Ella Mae Burton and the late Pink Burton and Edna and James Murrell.

    Following their honeymoon in Oahu, they are making their home in Campbellsville.

  • Teen injured Tuesday morning

    A Campbellsville teen received minor injuries in a wreck Tuesday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, 17-year-old Alex Tungate was injured when the 2003 Kia he was driving collided with a 2003 Mercury being driven by Mary Ford of Campbellsville.

    Police said Tungate and Ford were both headed east on West Lake Drive. Ford was stopped, the report states, attempting to make a left turn into her driveway and was struck in the rear by the Tungate vehicle.

    Tungate was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries.