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Today's News

  • East Campbellsville Church of God to stage 'A Christian Carol'

    East Campbellsville Church of God will present "A Christian Carol - From Humbug to Hallelujah!"

    The drama will be performed on Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 20 and Sunday, Dec. 21.

    The community is encouraged to attend. Organizers say the drama will make a "perfect" family outing. Youth groups or other large groups are asked to call 849-4192 for reservations.

    East Campbellsville Church of God is located on Eastport Road, off of East Broadway.

    Admission is free, and all performances will begin at 7 p.m.

     

  • Gas ... How low will it go?

    The temperature was hovering around the freezing mark Thursday afternoon as Betty Witham stopped to fill up her vehicle after work. But at least the cold air is the only pain Witham and other motorists are feeling at the pump these days.

    After peaking with the near record high price of $3.98 in September, gas prices have plummeted steadily. On Thursday, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Campbellsville was $1.69.

    "If they can get gas prices down this low, you'd think they could keep them low," Witham said. "I hope they do."

  • Cooperative program leaders honored

    Kentucky Baptists honored two individuals and several churches for outstanding leadership and support of the Cooperative Program during an afternoon celebration at the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting on Nov. 11.

    Anna White and Dr. James Jones each received the Distinguished Cooperative Program Leadership Award for their leadership in supporting the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists' method for collectively funding mission and ministry efforts.

  • Spurlington youth donate to Toys for Tots

    Spurlington United Methodist Church children's group and friends decorated pumpkins and auctioned them off on Oct. 11. Proceeds from the auction, totaling $760, went to Toys for Tots. Receiving the donation is Gary Magers, major paramedic with Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, from Jayda Smith and Johnny Smith. Pictured are, from left, front, Meleah Arnold, Kyle Chappell and Kaden Cave. Back: Katie Arnold, Brandon Cain and Chloe Bennett.

  • Campbellsville man arrested shortly after robbery

    Just hours after he allegedly robbed the Lebanon Avenue Minit Mart on Monday night, police arrested Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., charging him with the recent robbery as well as the robbery of the same store in October.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Report, Hamilton allegedly robbed Minit Mart at around 8:20 p.m. Monday, fleeing the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. Police say Hamilton also robbed the same store on Oct. 18, again fleeing the scene with an undetermined amount of money.

  • Blood supply less than normal

    One hour could save three lives.

    That's the message Roger Foster, associate professor of business administration at Campbellsville University and local site coordinator for the American Red Cross, is trying to get across in the days leading up to a CU blood drive on Dec. 1.

    The Bloodmobile will be at the Student Activities Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

    CU hosts a blood drive every semester, Foster said. This drive marks the second this semester, he said, because there is a need.

  • Band teaches more than just music

    Campbellsville High School Band Director Zach Shelton is excited and willing to work hard to reestablish the CHS Marching Band. And we're excited, too.

    The CHS band was once a powerhouse, with many trips to semifinal and final competitions. Those accomplishments made our community proud, and we're looking forward to feeling that pride again.

  • Fruitcake anyone?

    Most people have been on the receiving end of the infamous fruitcake during the holidays. Oftentimes, the recipient is left wondering what, if anything, to do with the hard, dense dessert.

    But for the Hardesty family, fruitcake is a family tradition that the whole family loves making - and eating.

    Pat Hardesty said his mother, the late Ermon Hardesty, had made fruitcakes with the family for as long as he can remember.

  • Marijuana: A Clear and Present Danger

    Dealing a blow to years of work and recent gains in youth drug prevention, Massachusetts has joined a growing, but still short, list of states to decriminalize marijuana possession.

    At least that is the intention of some 65 percent of voters checking "Yes" on a ballot initiative that makes possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil offense (punishable by a ticket) as opposed to a criminal one. And this on the same day that the same voters approved a ban on greyhound racing.

    Protect the dogs but throw the kids under the bus. Go figure.

  • Deadline is Monday for letters to Santa

    Hello kids! Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Are you getting excited? I certainly am, because Christmas is just around the corner.

    I've started making my list and checking it twice, but I need your help. I need a letter from each of you telling me what you'd like to have this Christmas.

    Reading letters from my little friends around the world is the best part of the holiday season. Your letters sure help the elves, too. It makes it much easier for them to load the sleigh with the right toys for the right girls and boys.