Today's News

  • Jazzin' It Up

    The Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell, performed at CU's chapel service last Wednesday morning.

    The ensemble will have its home concert Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel. That performance is free and open to the public.

    The group will be performing modern and traditional jazz pieces and percussion numbers.

    Chad Floyd is the percussion director.


  • 'Dracula' was a bloody good time

    It was a bloody good time. I went to see "Dracula" performed at Actors Theatre in Louisville two weekends ago. The play was full of everything I expected - blood, scary looking vampires, fog, plenty of suspense and a live rat.

    OK, I didn't expect the rat ... especially when it opened its box on its own and attempted to crawl out into the audience. I have to say, the actor playing the character in charge of the rat handled the situation well by nonchalantly going over to the box and firmly closing its lid.

  • School flu vaccine clinics announced

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department has announced upcoming 2009 H1N1 vaccine clinics for students and staff at Campbellsville and Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    The first clinic is Wednesday, Nov. 11 for students at Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools and also for students at Kentucky Christian School.

    Middle and high school students will be vaccinated the following week, on Nov. 20.

  • The role of immunization

    Immunization is the single most important method in the eradication of a disease, providing the majority of susceptible individuals get vaccinated, a concept called "herd immunity."

  • 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.”