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Today's News

  • Campbellsville Industries recognizes employees

    Campbellsville Industries recently recognized Glenda Britton with a 15-year service award at its annual company banquet, which took place at Campbellsville University's Winters Dinning Hall.

    Darrell Davis and Burr Hearon were each recognized for their 40 years of service and for their individual contributions to the company.

    Campbellsville Industries, "The Steeple People," is the oldest and largest steeple and cupola manufacturer in the United States, and has more than 16,000 installations scattered among the 50 United States and six foreign countries.

  • Carrico named director of radiology

    Debbie Carrico has recently been named as the director of radiology at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has been employed at TRH for 18 years. During that time, she also served as the cardiac catheterization laboratory coordinator.

    Carrico presently serves on the board of directors of the Marion County Junior Miss program. She is also a past president of the Marion County Business & Professional Women’s Club and a member of the Leadership Lebanon program.

  • Campbellsville man gets five years

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling cocaine and forging checks.

    Jonathan Darrell "Skeeter" Cox, 39, of 1629 E. Broadway, Lot 9, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Oct. 21 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Records from Bertram's hearings on that day, however, were not made available until last Wednesday.

  • First Baby

    Taylor Regional Hospital Women's Center had a busy morning on Friday with three cesarean births and one natural birth.

    Joshua Tavion Lee Graves was born at 2:34 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2. He is the first baby of the New Year to be born at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    "And we've still got one in the back in labor," said Women's Center Director Margaret McVay.

    In all, eight babies were being tended to on Friday at the Women's Center.

  • Forum offers place for discussion

    Can two become one?

    Opportunity comes our way only so often. The question becomes, what do we do with it? Sometimes we do nothing and let it pass. Sometimes we only think about it. Other times we talk about it and make an educated decision, based upon facts, and take action.

    The Campbellsville Independent and the Taylor County school districts are each looking for a new superintendent. Will it be business as usual or is this the time for discussion?

  • Bland is Miss Kentucky Teen

    A local teenager has won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown.

    Jefra Bland, 18, competed against 36 other teens from around the state at Murray State University on Dec. 19 and 20.

    Bland is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bland of Campbellsville.

    A press release about the pageant, which was hosted in conjunction with the Miss Kentucky USA pageant, was not available until last week.

    On Saturday, Dec. 20, the teenagers from cities around the state competed for the crown in personal interview, physical fitness and evening gown competition.

  • This New Year's Day: Merry Christmas!

    This New Year I want to wish you a Merry Christmas!

    I have this strange belief that Christmas can be celebrated every day of the year. I realize Christmas 2008 is a fading memory, but before you place it in your scrapbook of holidays, take a moment to reflect on how you can enjoy the best of Christmas every day of the year. When Christmas is in your heart, you can pull it up and savor the finest aspects of Christmas anytime. But we have to get beyond the nastiness of Christmas memories to the true meaning of the event.

  • Wilson is ‘Officer of the Year’

    There's fewer drug dealers on the streets of Campbellsville these days and Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said one police officer helped lead the crackdown - Shannon Wilson.

    "He's been very aggressive in making drug-related arrests and seizures," Benningfield said. "He's helped us take a few big drug dealers off the streets."

    It's that effort that helped make Wilson the Officer of the Year. But Wilson won't take the credit. He says it was truly a team effort.

  • Christmas Eve massacre was domestic

    When I first heard that a man in a Santa suit had gone on a murderous rampage in Montrose, Calif. on Christmas Eve, I did not know the full story. The first news reports did not tell us that this was in fact a domestic violence situation.

  • Eagle boys win see-saw affair at Marion

    Despite shooting 57 percent (30-53) from the field, Marion County dropped a 74-71 district decision to visiting Campbellsville on Friday.

    CHS trailed 21-17 before going on a 13-0 run in the first half and led by as many as 11 (37-26). However, Marion County (4-9) used a 19-2 sprint of their own to gain a 51-43 advantage in the second half and led by as many as nine.