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Today's News

  • Forum offers place for discussion

    Can two become one?

    Opportunity comes our way only so often. The question becomes, what do we do with it? Sometimes we do nothing and let it pass. Sometimes we only think about it. Other times we talk about it and make an educated decision, based upon facts, and take action.

    The Campbellsville Independent and the Taylor County school districts are each looking for a new superintendent. Will it be business as usual or is this the time for discussion?

  • Bland is Miss Kentucky Teen

    A local teenager has won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown.

    Jefra Bland, 18, competed against 36 other teens from around the state at Murray State University on Dec. 19 and 20.

    Bland is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bland of Campbellsville.

    A press release about the pageant, which was hosted in conjunction with the Miss Kentucky USA pageant, was not available until last week.

    On Saturday, Dec. 20, the teenagers from cities around the state competed for the crown in personal interview, physical fitness and evening gown competition.

  • This New Year's Day: Merry Christmas!

    This New Year I want to wish you a Merry Christmas!

    I have this strange belief that Christmas can be celebrated every day of the year. I realize Christmas 2008 is a fading memory, but before you place it in your scrapbook of holidays, take a moment to reflect on how you can enjoy the best of Christmas every day of the year. When Christmas is in your heart, you can pull it up and savor the finest aspects of Christmas anytime. But we have to get beyond the nastiness of Christmas memories to the true meaning of the event.

  • Wilson is ‘Officer of the Year’

    There's fewer drug dealers on the streets of Campbellsville these days and Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said one police officer helped lead the crackdown - Shannon Wilson.

    "He's been very aggressive in making drug-related arrests and seizures," Benningfield said. "He's helped us take a few big drug dealers off the streets."

    It's that effort that helped make Wilson the Officer of the Year. But Wilson won't take the credit. He says it was truly a team effort.

  • Christmas Eve massacre was domestic

    When I first heard that a man in a Santa suit had gone on a murderous rampage in Montrose, Calif. on Christmas Eve, I did not know the full story. The first news reports did not tell us that this was in fact a domestic violence situation.

  • Eagle boys win see-saw affair at Marion

    Despite shooting 57 percent (30-53) from the field, Marion County dropped a 74-71 district decision to visiting Campbellsville on Friday.

    CHS trailed 21-17 before going on a 13-0 run in the first half and led by as many as 11 (37-26). However, Marion County (4-9) used a 19-2 sprint of their own to gain a 51-43 advantage in the second half and led by as many as nine.

  • Lady Knights blast Lady Eagles 63-22.

    Marion County’s Lady Knights (11-2) raced out to a 24-0 lead and cruised past the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (2-12) 63-22 on Friday night in Lebanon.

    Eighth-grader Makayla Epps paced Marion County with 22 points and Ashyya Robinson had eight for Campbellsville.

  • Upcoming local sporting events

    The upcoming list of local sporting events.

    Monday, Dec. 22

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Todd County Central in T.J. Samson Community Hospital Holiday Classic at Glasgow (7:00) and Taylor County in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale (TBA).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville in Queen City Classic at Somerset.

    Tuesday, Dec. 23

  • What might go on in sports in 2009?

    The crystal ball has decided to make another run at predicting the sports year on the local, state and national scene. Its only disclaimer that this is done in good taste and takes less than a half hour to churn out the possible results.

    January

  • LIHEAP crisis program under way

    Applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program's crisis component will be accepted beginning today.

    Applications will be accepted at the Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency office at 110 B North Jackson St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

    Eligible households are those that are within four days of running out of fuel; have received a past due/disconnect notice; or have received an eviction notice and heating costs are an undesignated portion of the rent.