Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A man has pleaded guilty to committing federal drug crimes in Taylor County and could spend as much as 80 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $4 million fine.

    Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras aka Donaciano Cortez-Cervantes, 41, a Mexican National, entered a guilty plea last Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, according to a new release from U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill's office in the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Tough times for all of us

    As we all well know, our nation is facing tough economic times. For a while, we seemed to fare better than many in other, larger cities.

    But real estate sales eventually slowed, companies are laying off workers and still others have instituted hiring and wage freezes.

    It's a tough time right now, for sure.

    A story on today's front page is the first in a series of stories about today's tough economic times and how many people are making do with less.

  • No. 11-rated Lady Tigers tip off Monday in South Carolina

    The No. 11-ranked Campbellsville University Lady Tigers begin their 2009-10 basketball season Monday on the road at Morris College in Sumter, S.C.

    After road games this weekend in Illinois, coach Ginger Colvin’s club goes to McKenzie, Tenn.  next weekend for the Roy N. Baker Classic.

    After a road trip to Oakland City (Ind.) on Nov. 27, the Lady Tigers start the home portion of their schedule on Friday, Nov. 27 vs. McKendree College.

    CU is led by a pair of Mid-South Conference returnees in juniors Courtney Danis and Whitney Ballinger.

  • Tigers help open Calipari era at UK

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  • CU men roll in opener

    Campbellsville University broke open a 14-10 game in Columbia Friday night at the Lindsey Wilson College Homecoming Classic, pulled out to a 51-24 half-time lead and went on to defeat the University of Michigan-Dearborn 96-65 in the season opener.

    Coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers led by as many as 32 in the second half. Dearborn cut that lead to 24 before Nestor Colmenares hammered home two successive dunks.

  • Estill eliminates TCHS for second straight year.

    Taylor County High School overcame a lackluster offensive first half before dropping a 21-14 road decision to Estill County in first-round play-off action on Friday night.

    The Cards (4-7) had one first down at the half but moved the chains 11 times in the second half and accumulated 174 yards and held the Engineers to four first downs and 106 yards.

    “Our offensive adjustments at half-time worked,” TCHS head coach Rodney Turpin admitted. “We were already doing a good job defensively and I’m really proud of our effort.”

  • Fees waived on Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

    The Louisville District operates 20 lakes in Kentucky, Indiana and western Ohio, which include recreational areas.

    Col. Keith Landry, commander, Louisville District, said, "We encourage our veterans, active and reserve component personnel and their families to visit our recreation areas and enjoy their favorite outdoor activities."

  • TRH to offer 'violence in the workplace' course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a "violence in the workplace" course.

    The course is an overview of responses to potentially violent situations in a work setting, how to recognize a possibly dangerous situation and how to formulate a plan to defuse a violent action.

    Classes will be offered Thursday, Nov. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, Dec. 3 from 8 to 10 a.m.

    All classes are in the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive, and cost $10 for non-TRH team members.

  • CU piano ensemble to perform Thursday, Nov. 5

    The Campbellsville University Piano Ensemble will give its fall concert Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    The ensemble was founded in 2008 and is dedicated to the study and performance of literature for two or more pianists at one or more pianos. It is under the direction of Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music.

    The ensemble was selected as the winner in the 2008 and 2009 Bluegrass Young Artists Competitions sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.

  • CHS Class of 1959 hosts reunion

    Campbellsville High School Class of 1959 celebrated its 50-year reunion on Oct. 16 at Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall. Thirty-four classmates and 16 guests attended. Pictured are, from left, front: Mary Gaddie Harmon and Virginia Edrington Holt, seated. Second row: Eddie Claycomb, Carolyn Bost Crabtree, Janie Bryant, Lydia Edwards Wigginton, Joanne Ewing Jenkins, Lynda Parrott Spoonamore, Barbara Allen Dabney, Nancy Gaddie Berg, Alyce Conover Hutchins, Nancy Bloyd Nolley, Shirley Cox Childress, Diana DeWitt and Sue Tucker Buck.