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Today's News

  • Hoskins shines in Pro Day effort for NFL scouts

    Ian Hoskins' football playing career may be over for the Marshall University Thundering Herd. However, the four-year lettermen and former Campbellsville High School standout left his mark on the Huntington, West, Va. school.

    The 2009 version of Pro Day at Marshall University was Friday, March 20. Pro Days are the time for players to strengthen their draft position or just get on a possible free agent try-out list with roughly 15-25 NFL scouts on the scene.

  • Upward Basketball

    By the Numbers

    359 players and cheerleaders

    42 teams

    10 cheer squads

    102 coaches

    4 churches involved

    12 weeks of activities

    40 Upward Café helpers

  • Tigers topple Union U. 12-1

    Winners of their last four, and 18 of their last 19, the No. 8-rated Campbellsville University baseball team run-ruled Union (Tenn.) University 21-1 at home on Tuesday.

    Sophomore Alex Tolmachoff scattered five hits in a complete-game effort, needing only 68 pitches to notch his fourth win. The Peoria, Ariz. native tied Ian Pick with the best record on the team, moving to 4-0.

    Offensively, the Tigers did most of their damage in the fourth inning as they put up eight runs as they sent 12 batters to the plate.

  • Relay for Life fundraiser is March 26

    The Green Room on Main Street will host a Gallery Fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life on Thursday, March 26.

    The 130-year-old historic building will be transformed into an art gallery featuring local artists and several from Campbellsville University.

    A silent auction will offer autographed items and destination packages.

    Advance tickets are $15 and are available at The Green Room, Mitchell's Men's Wear and Taylor County Bank's main branch. At the door, tickets will be $20.

  • Library hosts 'March Math Madness'

    It's March and that means it's March Math Madness time.

    Friends of the Taylor County Public Library are highlighting math for the month of March. Pick up a math packet for your grade (or a higher grade if you like a challenge). Make sure you sign your name to a paper basketball and add it to the wall as well.

    Once your packet is complete, bring it back to the March Math Madness open house at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 in the library basement.

    Every child who turns in a packet will receive a prize. There will also be stories, games, crafts and snacks.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest deadline is March 27

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography are hosting a "Relay Kid" and "Relay Teen" contest as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" and "Relay Teen" are online voting contests to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning children will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting and in other area newspapers.

  • CU to host choir

    Immanuel Baptist Church's Hallelujah Singers of Lexington will perform at Campbellsville University's chapel service Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The Hallelujah Singers perform a variety of styles including hymn arrangements, standard anthems, gospel music, spirituals, contemporary anthems and patriotic music.

    The average age of the singers is 70.

    The Hallelujah Singers have performed as the featured choir at the Bowling Green State Music Festival, a conference at Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and a conference at Ridgecrest, N.C.

  • Perry completes clerk course at Camp Lejeune

    Marine Corps Pfc. Ashley M. Perry, daughter of Lisa A. Bradshaw of Russell Springs and Bobby R. Hayes of Campbellsville, recently completed the administrative clerk course at Personnel Administration School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    During the eight-week course, Perry learned basic skills and knowledge in personnel management and administration procedures.

  • A little bit about a lot

    A few topics have been weighing on my mind lately, so I thought I would address them all at the same time.

    First up, the Fiscal Court contracting with Campbellsville Baptist Church to operate Veterans Memorial Park.

    I have to say that when I first heard that magistrates wanted to investigate whether leasing the park could save them some money, I immediately thought, don't we have bigger - and more costly - issues to worry about?

  • Documenting history

    The history of local African-Americans is being recorded for posterity's sake, thanks to Greater Campbellsville United.

    Oral history interviews with 32 African-Americans in Taylor and Green counties were presented on CDs recently to Taylor County Public Library, Campbellsville University, the Heistand House, the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Green County Public Library.

    The presentation was the result of a grant obtained by Greater Campbellsville United. Jon Allen interviewed key individuals who were knowledgeable about the African-American community.