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Today's News

  • Veterans Memorial Park fire under investigation

    State officials are investigating a fire that occurred at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

    According to Taylor County Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the park at 9:05 Saturday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found a building housing wood and other materials on fire.

    While the building wasn't destroyed, Wilson said, it did suffer heavy damage.

    Kentucky State Police Arson investigators and State Fire Marshall officials are looking into the fire, Wilson said, but have yet to say whether arson is suspected.

  • Mr. Taylor goes to Washington

    There's a crisis in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region. The president needs a plan of action, and he needs it fast. He turns to his national security team for a resolution.

    The pressure is on.

    Jaqil Taylor, a sophomore at Campbellsville High School, was among the National Youth Leadership Forum students from across the country who spent a week in Washington D.C. last month exploring American diplomacy, intelligence and defense.

    The trip offered Taylor and his fellow participants a chance to flex their security muscles.

  • Let's hope bald really is beautiful

    At age 56, I'm quite happy to still have the majority of my hair. Much of it is starting to turn gray, but I can live with that.

    I still have dreams of growing my hair really long and becoming a rock star. I'll just have to accept the fact that American Idol won't accept contestants my age. Maybe I could replace Simon. I can do what he does with at least a bit more diplomacy and I already have more hair. I certainly wouldn't mind being paid the salary he receives.

  • CU dinner theater raises money for mission trips

    "The theme of this year's Baptist Campus Ministry is love, truth and action. Because so many great people came to support this year's dinner theater, CU students can now live out the theme through various missions trips this spring break," said Emily Bryant, a junior from Louisville.

    Bryant is fundraising coordinator for BCM. She spoke during Campbellsville University's 15th annual Baptist Campus Ministry dinner theater Friday, Feb. 6. 

  • Hafley Kids Corner

    Mayci Jo, 7, Chloe Bryanne, 6, and Hayden Curtis, 2, are the children of Bryan and Misty Hafley of Campbellsville. Their grandparents are Joe and May Rock and Nancy Hafley, all of Campbellsville, and Warren Hafley of Lebanon. Great-grandparents are Mildred Hafley of Gravel Switch and the late Clifton Hafley, Mack and Teresa Brady, Beulah Rock and Herbert and Maude Bowen.

  • CHS tabs Chappell as Eagles' head football coach

    After receiving 34 applications from eight states and interviewing seven of eight finalists, Campbellsville High School has decided upon 32-year-old Jason Chappell to direct the Eagles' football program.

    "We felt like after the process, with his work ethic, character, discipline and fun for the game, we felt like he was best for the job," CHS principal Mike Deaton told a group of players, parents and supporters on Monday night in the cafeteria.

  • LWC to host poetry event March 3

    Poetry of the late Thomas Merton will be the subject of an upcoming cultural affairs event at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Kentucky poet Frederick Smock will present "Alert to the Possibilities: The Poetry of Thomas Merton" at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 3 in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. His talk - which is a Kentucky Humanities Council event and part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

  • KSP to offer driving class

    The Kentucky State Police will offer a mature driver improvement class in Columbia for anyone age 55 and older.

    The class will be four hours long and each participant must attend the entire course to receive the certification.

    Upon course completion, the student will receive a certificate, which, under Kentucky law, entitles anyone older than 55 to a three-year discount on their insurance. There are no tests.

    The class will be at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office on Tuesday, March 3 beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

    Call (270) 384-2317 to register.

  • England speaks to elementary students

    Renay England of Taylor County Bank spoke to kindergarten classes at Campbellsville Elementary School on how to save money and showed a video on "Meet the Bank."

  • Century 21 Smith Realty Group earns national service award

    Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, has announced that Century 21 Smith Realty Group is a recipient of the 2008 Century 21 Quality Service Office award for its commitment to providing quality customer service to its clients.