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Today's News

  • A little bit about a lot

    A few topics have been weighing on my mind lately, so I thought I would address them all at the same time.

    First up, the Fiscal Court contracting with Campbellsville Baptist Church to operate Veterans Memorial Park.

    I have to say that when I first heard that magistrates wanted to investigate whether leasing the park could save them some money, I immediately thought, don't we have bigger - and more costly - issues to worry about?

  • Documenting history

    The history of local African-Americans is being recorded for posterity's sake, thanks to Greater Campbellsville United.

    Oral history interviews with 32 African-Americans in Taylor and Green counties were presented on CDs recently to Taylor County Public Library, Campbellsville University, the Heistand House, the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Green County Public Library.

    The presentation was the result of a grant obtained by Greater Campbellsville United. Jon Allen interviewed key individuals who were knowledgeable about the African-American community.

  • Fruit of the Loom unit gathers for reunion

    Fruit of the Loom's 1000 Unit met for a reunion on Feb. 28 at Ponderosa Restaurant.

    Those attending were Gilda Keltner, Joyce Tungate, Rosie Hurt, Wanda Pierce, Jean Milby, Wanda Curry, Leora Wilson, Betty Powell, Shirley Garrett, Mildred Raikes (floor boss), Joyce Bagby, Nancy Blandford, Alma Wise, JoAnn Wethington, Brenda Popplewell, Bernice Stillwell, Joyce Baker and Aleda Thompson.

  • Incarcerated man speaks of life choices at CU

    "The lifestyle of drugs and alcohol can send your life spiraling out of control," said Eric Berry, the speaker for Campbellsville University's March 4 chapel.

    Berry, a former construction worker, T-ball and basketball coach and father to a 16-year-old son, spoke to CU's students, faculty, staff and coaches about how drugs and alcohol had taken over his life, and how he now has his life under control with the help of Jesus Christ.

  • Take your pick

    So many times, we hear complaints that there's nothing to do. Well, we don't want to hear that for at least the next few weeks, because judging from our Calendar of Events page, there's no possible way anyone couldn't find something fun to do.

    This past Tuesday night alone was a treat - with a performance by the renowned Vienna Boys' Choir and then a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Heartland Parkway.

  • Young celebrates 99th birthday

    E. Poe Young recently celebrated his 99th birthday with family and friends at Good Hope Baptist Church Christian Life Center. He is pictured with his son Murrell, his grandson Troy and his great-grandson Weston.

  • President's budget: Taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much

    Many Kentuckians, just like many across the country, are struggling to get by during this economic crisis. Unemployment is at a 25-year high. Too many have seen their hard-earned savings dwindle. And people are worried about paying for education, health care or the mortgage.

    At a time like this, Americans have a right to expect that as they are cutting back, so is their government.

  • Cox attends leadership conference

    Paulette Cox, an independent designer with Home and Garden Party for 8 1/2 years, attended a leadership conference for the merger of two direct selling company giants - Home and Garden Party and Home Interiors.

    In December, HGP purchased Home Interiors. HGP owners Steve and Penny Carlile founded their successful company and built it up for the opportunity to create jobs and change lives all across America with their Home and Garden Party plan.

  • Cash celebrates 90th birthday

    Mattie Cash celebrated her 90th birthday on March 7 with four generations in attendance. She has five children, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is pictured with her brother, Russell Underwood.

  • Smiley retires from radio

    Phillip Smiley, an account executive for Q-104/K-Country 105.7/ESPN AM-1450, was honored with a retirement reception on Tuesday, March 3. Smiley was honored for more than 20 years of service to WCKQ/WGRK/WTCO and the community of Campbellsville. Pictured are, from left, Greg Gribbins, sales manager; Barb Smith, regional manager; Smiley and Steve Newberry, president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corp.