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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles halt 48-game skid vs. district foes

    Since winning the 20th District Tournament title in 2002, the Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles had not won a game against district foes.

    That all changed on Friday night as the Lady Eagles bested the home-standing Taylor County Lady Cardinals 60-53 to break a 48-game losing skid in district play.

    Taylor County raced to a 9-0 advantage on six points by MeLeigha Pollock and a three-pointer by Hope Wigginton before Amber Gamboa’s bucket and a three-point play by Brittany Vaught.

  • Eagles end two-game losing streak with Hart win

    Campbellsville High School bounced back from a pair of road losses to upend Hart County 63-46 at home on Tuesday.

    The Eagles pulled away from the Raiders with a 21-10 fourth frame.

    Thomas Downs and Bryton Taylor paced Campbellsville with 19 and 14 points, respectively, and Downs completed his double-double with 13 rebounds.

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    The Eagles led Green County by seven (38-31) heading to the final quarter on Saturday night before being out-scored 36-7 in the final eight minutes to lose 67-45 in Greensburg.

  • CU registration begins Monday

    Campbellsville University's spring semester registration is set for Jan. 12-13, with classes beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14.

    Registration times are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

    New students who wish to attend CU this semester must first contact the Office of Admissions at 789-5220 or admissions@campbellsville.edu.

    An orientation for new and transfer students will be at 8:30 a.m. today with registration and then the program begins at 9 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

  • Fatal Highways

    He was simply driving home from work that night, and that's all his wife says she knows about the car crash that took her husband's life.

    Richard "Ricky" Rakes, 56, died on Friday, Dec. 12 after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    Rakes' wife Camilla says she and her husband had a farm in Bradfordsville, and he was coming home when his vehicle collided with another.

    Living the past month without her husband, she said, has been difficult.

  • Two injured in five-vehicle crash Friday

    Two Campbellsville men were injured Friday afternoon when they were involved in a five-vehicle collision on KY 210.

    According to a police report, Manley Gene Atwood, 64, and Johnny Atwood, 40, were both treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue before being taken to Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Manley Atwood was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

    No information was available about Manley Atwood or Johnny Atwood as of press time.

  • UPDATECampbellsville School Board says no to merger

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members agreed unanimously at their meeting Monday night that they have no desire to merge with the Taylor County School District.

    The Board also voted against seeking a contract with the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with a superintendent search.

    There was no discussion following either vote.

    Merger has been a hot topic in the community in recent weeks, ever since both public school superintendents announced last month - within a day of each other - that this would be their last year.

  • Property transfers for Jan. 15

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

    Jason and Amanda Atkins by W.M. Hall Jr., master commissioner of Taylor Circuit Court to Taylor County Bank of Campbellsville, Lot 8 of the Country View Subdivision, $60,000.

    Stacey A. Groves of Top Walnut Loop in Louisville to Prunice Barnett of Burdick School Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Burdick School Road, 1 acre, $7,500.

  • Grand jury charges man with twice robbing convenient store

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of robbing Minit Mart on Lebanon Avenue twice last year.

    Just hours after he allegedly robbed the Minit Mart on Monday, Nov. 24, police arrested Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., 42, of 104 Roberta Court, charging him with the recent robbery as well as the robbery of the same store in October.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested on DUI, theft by deception charges

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested Saturday and charged with DUI, speeding, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and giving an officer a false name or address.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Lisa Owens, 35, was arrested at around 8 p.m. after a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, 5 miles east of Edmonton.

    Upon the stop, police executed a warrant for Owens, who was wanted in Taylor County for theft by deception for writing cold checks.

    Owens was lodged in the Barren County jail.

  • Saving money and lives

    With the nation's current economic turmoil, policymakers, business owners and individual citizens alike are looking for ways to reduce spending and stimulate the economy. One commonsense strategy is tackling one of the biggest drains on our financial system: chronic illnesses.

    A chronic illness is one that requires frequent treatment over a long period of time, like diabetes or heart disease. These kinds of illnesses aren't just costly for patients — they're also a serious drain on the economy.