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Today's News

  • Eight charged in crime ring

    Four Campbellsville residents have been charged with operating a crime ring in indictments unsealed Tuesday by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Jeffrey Gurley, 22, of 816 N. Columbia Ave.

    - Duane L. Thompson, 23, of 132 Ray Court.

    - Claude B. Huckaby, 56, also of 132 Ray Court.

    - Abraham Gurley, 21, of 370 Ray Court.

  • County to seek bids for park operation

    The operation of Veterans Memorial Park could soon be in new hands.

    Magistrates discussed the future of the park at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    On behalf of the Court's Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee, which met Monday night, Magistrate Ed Gorin told the Court about the Committee's discussion of the park's operation and budget.

    The meeting stemmed from a County budget discussion in October. During that discussion, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recommended several cuts to the County's budget to save money.

  • UpdateCity School superintendent resigns

    December must be the month for goodbyes.

    Four years ago at the Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting, then superintendent Chuck Vaughn announced his retirement. At Monday night's meeting, current superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers announced her resignation as well.

    At the end of the 45-minute meeting, Woods-Ayers said she had decided, after much consideration, many prayers and discussions with her husband, not to pursue the renewal of her contract as superintendent.

  • A 'Spectacular' Christmas

    Students from all three schools in the Campbellsville Independent School District gathered for a Christmas Spectacular performance at Hamilton Auditorium on Monday evening.

    Top photos, from left, are Katy Lambert (eighth grade), Heather Bailey and Corey Marshall (fifth grade) and Kayla Atkinson (CES).

    Above are members of the CMS choir, from left, front: Cassidy Blair. Middle: Amber Hughes, Sydney Jeffries, Jasmine Dowell, Sydney Lamer and Taylor Agathen. Back: Emily Haley, Taniesha Garth, Marti Clark and Breanna Underwood.

  • Tigers survive late score, hold off Urbana 70-64

    Zach Allender led three Tiger players in double figure scoring as Campbellsville University survived a late rally by Urbana University to win its fourth game in a row on Monday 70-64 in the Tigers' annual game at Gallatin County High School in Warsaw.

    The Blue Knights used a slow down style offense for much of the game until the Tigers were able to sprint out to a 57-42 lead with 3:21 remaining in the game.  At that point, Urbana went into a full court pressure defense and a more aggressive offense but never pulled closer than a five-point margin.

  • Lady Tigers roll to seventh straight

    Campbellsville's 13th-ranked Lady Tiger basketball team had little trouble with Brescia on Monday night, defeating the Lady Bearcats 90-52 at the Campus Center in Owensboro.

    Brescia got off to a 10-6 lead, but Campbellsville went on a 14-0 run to lead 20-10 midway through the first half and built a 34-19 halftime lead.

    Kristi Ensimger led the Lady Tigers with 15 points while Megan Issacs added 12 and Wendi Messer 10 in the win.

  • Property transfers for Dec. 11

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Valco Industries Inc. of New Columbia Road in Campbellsville to Michael Holliday of North Calvary Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Campbellsville-Lebanon Road, KY 208, 0.46 acre, $7,000.

    William Van and Rebecca Ann Ford of Sandy Hook, Conn. to Kevin and Melissa Dunn of Kristi Lane in Campbellsville, tracts 15 and 16 of the William Van Ford Farms Division, 17.35 and 31.48 acres, $118,168.80.

  • Center of Kentucky Horse College classes offered

    In conjunction with Adair and Green counties, the Taylor County Extension Office will offer a Center of Kentucky Horse College. 

    This is a four-part series of classes that are being offered to current and prospective horse owners in and around central Kentucky. 

    Classes will be taught by University of Kentucky specialists, local veterinarians, extension agents and others. Each class will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. There will be a meal provided for all participants at each meeting. 

  • Frontier surgeon to appear in Green County

    On Christmas Day in 1809 in Danville, a thousand miles from the nearest hospital and 35 years before the development of anesthesia, Dr. Ephraim McDowell (1771-1830) removed a ovarian tumor from the abdomen of a Kentucky woman.

    It was the world's first ovariotomy and it eventually brought McDowell worldwide acclaim as the father of abdominal surgery.

    L. Henry Dowell will portray McDowell in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance at the Green County Public Library on Monday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET.

  • CU concert chorus to perform Dec. 8

    "There are places in this piece where I can imagine voices echoing across mountains," said Dr. Frieda Gebert, director of Campbellsville University's Concert Chorus and associate professor of music.

    Gebert was describing the music the chorus will perform on Monday, Dec. 8 in The Gheens Recital Hall at 8 p.m.

    The event is free and open to the public.