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Today's News

  • What have you got to lose?

    Change can be a good thing. And Wanda Washington is looking for a change.

    Washington is the coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United, a local organization that seeks to promote equal opportunity, equity and positive relationships. GCU also focuses on racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender and political groups in the community and throughout the region.

  • Can two become one?

    Has the time finally come to merge the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts into one unified district?

    With the retirement announcement from Gary Seaborne and the decision of Diane Woods-Ayers to not seek a new contract, do we actually need two superintendents? Both school districts have scheduled to meet with the Kentucky School Board Association for guidance.

    Will the KSBA work on behalf of both districts with one fee?

    These are the November 2008 school district facts from the Kentucky Department of Education:

  • Making way for Progress

    It can be seen from far away in the county and took up nearly all of Main Street.

    The cupola was placed on top of the Taylor County Judicial Center last Thursday by workers from Western Crane Service in Bowling Green.

    Campbellsville Industries Inc., the company that built the cupola, worked all of last week on some final touches before a large crane was brought to hoist the cupola's three pieces atop the building. A section of Main Street was closed to traffic nearly all week in preparation.

  • CU has December graduation

    "Tonight is about you," said Dr. Bill Henard.

    Henard, pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, was the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's second December commencement.

    The commencement for 137 graduates was Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    Both graduate and undergraduate students received their degree at the ceremony.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, "This is a very special day. It's a day you as graduates and your families will long remember."

  • UpdateMan dies in two-car crash Friday

    A Campbellsville man who loved his church and the cars and music of the 1960s is dead after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Richard "Ricky" Rakes, 56, of 3285 New Lebanon Road was traveling westbound on U.S. 68 on Friday, six miles east of Campbellsville, at about 10:15 p.m.

    The report states that Rakes' 2005 Ford pickup collided with a 2005 Chevrolet traveling eastbound, driven by Doug Cox, 57, of Mannsville.

  • Still no arrest in Nov. 6 murder

    It has been more than a month since Shafter J. Couch was shot and killed through the kitchen window at his home, and police have yet to make an arrest in the case.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at his Taylor Chapel Road home.

    Police said it appeared that someone waited outside of Couch's kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

    Originally from Sassafras, Ky., Couch was a construction worker.

  • Sears named Legionnaire

    William "Billy" Sears Jr. was named Legionnaire of Year 2009 during Edwards-O'Banion Post 82's Christmas party on Dec. 11.

  • Me and my potty mouth

    Sitting at the table behind my husband and me, a young woman at a local restaurant got my attention by dropping loud F-bombs.

    I know some Christians would have cleared their throats and announced, "Young lady, as a Christian I find your language offensive."

    However, I tend to think that's not helpful and makes Christians look like fragile weenies.

  • Agent-Burress

    Sharon Agent and Johnny Burress will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    Agent is the daughter of Steve Agent of Knifley and Rhonda McElroy of Roselawn, Ind.

    Burress is the son of Harold and Edna Burress of Speck Ridge.

    They also have four children, Brittany Geren, Kyah Geren, Leslie Geren and Johnny Lynn Burress Jr.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. ET at Mt. Carmel Church at Holmes Bend.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Free child safety check is Dec. 16

    Ninety-five percent of child safety seats in Kentucky are installed incorrectly.

    A free child passenger safety check has been planned for Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue to help residents learn proper safety techniques.

    Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check your child's safety seat for proper installation, recalls and to answer questions.