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Today's News

  • New director has high hopes for Campbellsville band program

    He has only been there a few months, but he already has big plans for the future.

    New Campbellsville Band Director Zach Shelton hopes to bring the CHS Marching Band back next year.

    Shelton, 23, was hired in late July to fill the position vacated when Jaime Smith, band director at CHS since 2005, accepted a position at LaRue County High School.

  • Woman injured in Green County crash involving Campbellsville driver

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured in Green County on Monday after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man.

    Tanya Martz, 34, was traveling north on KY 569 in a 1994 Plymouth at about 5:12 p.m. when a 1991 Ford pickup driven by Christopher Parker, 29, of Campbellsville pulled into her path.

    Martz was treated and released at Jane Todd Crawford Memorial Hospital.

    Parker and his passenger, Wendy Hitch, 20, of Campbellsville, were not injured.

    All three were wearing seat belts.

  • Chili cook-off is Nov. 22

    Do you make the best chili in Taylor County? Find out at the Toys for Kids chili cook-off.

    Dust off the family recipe, cook your best-ever chili and bring it to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no entry fee.

    Various teams are trying to raise money for the fire department's annual Christmas giving project by earning votes for the best chili. Those attending the event will pay $4 per ticket and 25 cents to vote. The team with the most votes will win.

  • One injured in collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle collision on Meadowcreek Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's report, Lucretia Vaughn, 29, of 121 E. Meadowcreek Road was traveling east on Meadowcreek Road at 2:15 p.m. when her vehicle was reportedly run off the road by another vehicle traveling in the opposite lane.

    The report states that Vaughn's vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck, struck an embankment and she was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Adoption a real choice

    All children should grow up knowing what it's like to be loved. No matter what.

    At the same time, "home" should be a safe place, a comfortable place, a place where a child's basic needs are met. Unfortunately, in our world today, not all homes are like that. And not all children grow up knowing what unconditional love is.

    However, there are families like the one featured on today's front page who have extra love to go around.

  • Frightening is fun

    I've been a horror film fan for as long as I can remember. And, as a result, the month of October remains my favorite time of year. In addition to cooler weather, the month also brings us Halloween, which means horror movies rule the airwaves.

    Unfortunately, recent years have found me dipping into my own collection for my fear season frights, as the classics that once dominated the TV screen have been replaced with newer films. In this case, newer isn't better.

  • Eagles gallop past Glasgow 40-8

    Campbellsville High School tallied four third-quarter touchdowns and pulled away from visiting Glasgow 40-8 on Friday night.

    The Eagles (4-6) led 13-0 at the intermission after a pair of Aaron Schwoebel touchdown passes - a 54-yarder to Thomas downs and a 31-yarder to Donovan Pittman.

    Glasgow had two first and goals inside the Eagle 10-yard line in the first half, but the Scotties, coached by former Taylor County head coach Bill Lindsey, could not reach pay dirt.

  • Library to host tailgate event

    Taylor County Public Library will host a tailgate event with Campbellsville University football players on hand to read books to local children.

    The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the library's basement.

    Also available will be tailgating snacks, crafts and face painting.

    For more information, call the library at 465-2562.

     

  • Cards conquer Caverna 62-13, earn No. 1 seed

    Taylor County High School closed regular-season play with an impressive 62-13 victory at Caverna.

    The offensive attack accumulated 509 yards with senior Chris Thomas leading all rushers with 121 yards on eight first-half carries, while junior quarterback Lance Turpin was 13-19 passing for 193 yards and five touchdowns and Leonard Macon had two TDs receiving, one rushing and one on a kick-off return.

    Defensively, the Cardinals forced three turnovers, all leading to scores.

    Head coach Rodney Turpin was complimentary of his team's effort and performance.

  • Someday the answer will come

    The other day, I came across a copy of one of the first columns I ever wrote. It was about being a parent. As I read my own words from 14 years ago, I found myself laughing at the naiveté.

    The simple worries of a parent with a baby.

    Well, that "baby" has just celebrated his 16th birthday, and his younger brother and sister are far from being babies as well.

    The headline on that column read: "How do you know if you've done right?"

    If nothing else, in the past 14 years I've learned the answer to that question: You don't.