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Today's News

  • CU trustee to autograph books

    If you missed having your book autographed by Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, a member of Campbellsville University's Board of Trustees, you will get another chance Monday, Feb. 23 when Heilman will be on campus autographing at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m.

    His book is titled "An Interruption that Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years." Heilman is a 1949 graduate of CU.

    Heilman, who at 82 completed a cross-country motorcycle drive last year, serves as chancellor at the University of Richmond, where he previously served as president.

  • Transportation Cabinet hosts safety program for mature drivers

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is reaching out to educate maturing drivers statewide about safety issues that can affect their age group.

    A presentation hosted recently for drivers 55 and older at the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center included handouts, giveaway items and a question-and-answer session.

    Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Office of Highway Safety, recommends that older drivers stay current on traffic safety laws and be aware of changing abilities and limitations behind the wheel.

  • CU to host rotary dinner

    Foods and cultures from about 30 countries will be spotlighted at the Campbellsville University Rotary Club International Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    The dinner will be in the Student Activities Center, and proceeds from the event will benefit the various local and international projects of the Campbellsville Rotary Club.

  • The Center to host Mardi Gras event

    The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans will take over The Center for Rural Development on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., when Mardi Gras at The Center brings a bit of Bourbon Street to Somerset.

    At the event, set for the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, The Center will roll out traditional multi-colored beads and festive masks for visitors, who will celebrate Mardi Gras with live performances from two of Louisiana's premier Cajun and Zydeco bands and savor a sampling of Cajun and Creole food staples like red beans and rice and shrimp jambalaya.

  • Robison celebrates fourth birthday

    Landon Robison recently celebrated his fourth birthday with a SpongeBob SquarePants party. He is the son of Michael and Jamie Robison of Campbellsville. His grandparents are John and Dianne Harris and W.R. and Kaye Robison, all of Campbellsville. Pictured are, from left, front: Clay McLean, Lane Whitley holding Raegan Cundiff and Noah Wilson. Back: Will Judd, Jenny Miller holding Jack and Izzie Miller, Samantha Johnson, Meredith Pogue, Jacob Cundiff, Landon, Jade Keltner, Tucker Pogue, Ethan Warren, Parker Kate Davis and Shelbie Pierce.

  • Musical auditions are Feb. 21

    Stephen Foster Productions will be host auditions for summer productions of "Stephen Foster - The Musical" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Saturday, Feb. 21.

    The shows will be performed at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    The local audition will be at Bardstown High School auditorium. Local adults, college students and children are encouraged to audition.

    Singing experience, especially community chorus or church choir, is a plus.

  • CU to host annual worship arts conference

    Campbellsville University's third annual Worship Arts Conference will feature Shane Claiborne, passion artist Charlie Hall and many others Feb. 19-20.

    The theme for the 2009 conference, "The Changing Face of Worship: Ageless Worship in a Church Full of Ages," will focus on intergenerational renewal in the worshiping church, and how churches may find a balance between ancient and contemporary practices. 

  • Dudgeon-Gray

    Mark and Chris Dudgeon and Jr. and Patti Southern, all of Campbellsville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Brittany Dudgeon, to Darian Gray, the son of Donald and Patricia Gray, also of Campbellsville.

    A private ceremony took place on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Barefoot Beach in Naples, Fla.

    A reception will be hosted in the couple's honor upon their return at the American Legion in Campbellsville. It will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • Davis-led Eagles nail Nelson 61-50

    Sophomore guard Matthew Davis hit four three-pointers and scored 22 points as the Campbellsville High School Eagles concluded regular-season play with a 61-50 road win over Nelson County on Friday night.

    Juniors Thomas Downs and Bryton Taylor added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for coach Tim Davis' troops.

    Campbellsville (17-10) plays Taylor County in the 20th District Tournament on Thursday (7:30) at Adair County.

  • Man gets prison time for shoplifting

    A Hodgenville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shoplifting.

    Marion Dale Fisher, 28, of 647 Carter Brothers Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for sentencing.

    In December, Fisher pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300 and alcohol intoxication. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    Fisher's sentence is to be served at the same time as an Adair County sentence. He was given credit for 61 days he has already served.