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Today's News

  • Smith-Johnson

    Candi S. Smith and Barry Dean Johnson exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 18 at Post Oak Baptist Church in Russellville.

    Associate Pastor Nicholas Stamps performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Terry and Sue Smith of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Sheila Johnson of Russellville and Billy Johnson of Utica, Kan.

    The bride, escorted by her father, wore a two-piece, satin dress made by her friend Katie Carver. Carver also served as the wedding photographer.

    Heather Tackett served as the maid of honor.

  • Gilbert wins BPW gift card tree

    Lynda Gilbert is congratulated by Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club member Renay England. Gilbert was the winner of the BPW gift card tree worth more than $200 given away Christmas Eve. Money raised will support local school scholarships.

  • Community Trust donates $10,000 to CU

    Campbellsville University has received $10,000 from Community Trust Bank Inc.

    The donation is part of a $50,000 pledge made by the bank. This is the fourth year of the pledge.

    The bank has given $7,500 of the $10,000 to be used for the Ransdell Chapel, and $2,500 is for an athletic corporate sponsorship.

    "We appreciate Community Trust's tremendous support and belief in Christian higher education," said Michael V. Carter, CU president. "We are honored to be working with them."

  • Pace ordained as Episcopal priest

    The Rev. Dr. Bradley Warren Pace was ordained as an Episcopal priest on Dec. 6 at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, Ill.

    Pace graduated from Seabury Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., where he earned his master's degree. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago and another master's at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. His undergraduate studies were completed at Berea College.

  • Lady Eagles halt 48-game skid vs. district foes

    Since winning the 20th District Tournament title in 2002, the Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles had not won a game against district foes.

    That all changed on Friday night as the Lady Eagles bested the home-standing Taylor County Lady Cardinals 60-53 to break a 48-game losing skid in district play.

    Taylor County raced to a 9-0 advantage on six points by MeLeigha Pollock and a three-pointer by Hope Wigginton before Amber Gamboa’s bucket and a three-point play by Brittany Vaught.

  • Eagles end two-game losing streak with Hart win

    Campbellsville High School bounced back from a pair of road losses to upend Hart County 63-46 at home on Tuesday.

    The Eagles pulled away from the Raiders with a 21-10 fourth frame.

    Thomas Downs and Bryton Taylor paced Campbellsville with 19 and 14 points, respectively, and Downs completed his double-double with 13 rebounds.

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    The Eagles led Green County by seven (38-31) heading to the final quarter on Saturday night before being out-scored 36-7 in the final eight minutes to lose 67-45 in Greensburg.

  • CU registration begins Monday

    Campbellsville University's spring semester registration is set for Jan. 12-13, with classes beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14.

    Registration times are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

    New students who wish to attend CU this semester must first contact the Office of Admissions at 789-5220 or admissions@campbellsville.edu.

    An orientation for new and transfer students will be at 8:30 a.m. today with registration and then the program begins at 9 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

  • Fatal Highways

    He was simply driving home from work that night, and that's all his wife says she knows about the car crash that took her husband's life.

    Richard "Ricky" Rakes, 56, died on Friday, Dec. 12 after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    Rakes' wife Camilla says she and her husband had a farm in Bradfordsville, and he was coming home when his vehicle collided with another.

    Living the past month without her husband, she said, has been difficult.

  • Two injured in five-vehicle crash Friday

    Two Campbellsville men were injured Friday afternoon when they were involved in a five-vehicle collision on KY 210.

    According to a police report, Manley Gene Atwood, 64, and Johnny Atwood, 40, were both treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue before being taken to Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Manley Atwood was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

    No information was available about Manley Atwood or Johnny Atwood as of press time.

  • UPDATECampbellsville School Board says no to merger

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members agreed unanimously at their meeting Monday night that they have no desire to merge with the Taylor County School District.

    The Board also voted against seeking a contract with the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with a superintendent search.

    There was no discussion following either vote.

    Merger has been a hot topic in the community in recent weeks, ever since both public school superintendents announced last month - within a day of each other - that this would be their last year.