Today's News

  • Why not give it a try?

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Those are the code words these days. With the push in recent years to "go green" in order to save the nation's vital natural resources for generations to come, it's time we all started taking at least small steps to help the environment.

    And some have found it's not quite as hard as it might seem.

    If you don't already know, both the City of Campbellsville and Waste Management have recycling bins available.

  • Man with local ties publishes fourth novel

    Michael Embry's fourth novel, "A Confidential Man," offers mystery and intrigue in a newsroom as a reporter faces an ethical dilemma involving friends and colleagues.

    Embry, of Frankfort, lived in Campbellsville from 1959 to 1965 and still has many friends in the area.

    In the book, sports columnist Chase Elliott has earned a reputation around the newsroom of being a person in which others can confide their deepest problems. What happens when someone goes over the line? And what if a fellow worker dies from mysterious circumstances?

  • CU to host book review, discussion

    Campbellsville University's School of Theology will host a review and discussion of Dr. Jarvis J. Williams' new book "Maccabean Martyr Traditions in Paul's Theology of Atonement: Did Martyr Theology Shape Paul's Conception of Jesus's Death?" on Monday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    CU will also host a book signing at the Campbellsville University's Barnes & Noble College Bookstore for Williams' book on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

    The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.

  • BPW meeting

    Susan Wise was the guest speaker at the monthly Business & Professional Women's club meeting. Wise, left, is pictured with Renay England, BPW president. The club meets the second Thursday night of each month at Creek Side Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. The club's next meeting is Feb. 11 with Yvette Haskins as guest speaker.

  • Court hears cases stemming from drug crime ring

    Several of the 19 people charged last year with operating a crime ring formed to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties have pleaded guilty to their crimes.

    And as a result, the defendants have received jail time, probation and diversions, and some still face charges against them.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

  • Some is better than none

    On garbage day, Pat Webster's driveway sticks out like a sore thumb. While large cans line the street, Webster has only a tiny one. And it's often just half full.

    An avid recycler, Webster take two trips a month to the recycling center at Miller Park. She picks up recyclables from two friends along the way as well.

    "I guess I've just always been a recycler," she said. "I think we need to help our environment as much as possible."

    Webster is one of several people helping to push the importance of recycling in Taylor County.

  • The many branches of a family tree

    It started 40 years ago with a longing to find out who her relatives were. Since then, it has ballooned into an "addictive" hobby that covers her entire basement.

    "My basement is a full genealogy library," she said.

    Barbara Wright is a genealogist. And she helps others become them, too.

  • CU to host internationally-acclaimed pianist

    The internationally-acclaimed pianist Andrea Anderson of California will be returning to Campbellsville University's campus to present a guest piano recital and piano masterclass on Jan. 28-29, according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music.

    Anderson presented a program on campus some years ago on behalf of the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    Her recital will be on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall located in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel.

  • Jacob is 4

    Jacob Moss celebrated his fourth birthday with his friends at Glow Worms. He was 4 on Jan. 10. He is the son of Keith and Crystal Moss of Greensburg. Grandparents are Bo Grant and Janice Grant of Campbellsville and Roger and Vickie Moss of Greensburg.

  • Times have changed, but a long way to go

    Since 1926, Americans have recognized the contributions made by the black community.

    That's when Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week to honor black history. After working in the Kentucky coal mines, enrolling in high school at age 20, Woodson went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. That's when he decided to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas, two important figures in Black History.

    Later, the week was extended to include all of February and renamed Black History Month.