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Today's News

  • Optimist Club organizational meeting is Thursday

    A group of Campbellsville and Taylor County community members are in the process of forming an Optimist Club to conduct positive service projects to benefit area youth and the community.

    An informational meeting for prospective members is Thursday at 7 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. Interested individuals are invited to arrive a little early and eat or just come to the meeting.

    Optimist Clubs are affiliated with Optimist International, one of the world's largest and most active service club organizations.

  • Library to host mock presidential election

    The Taylor County Public Library invites local children to a mock presidential election. Children can also vote for their favorite cookie (chocolate chip v. sugar) and their favorite book.

    Children will view fact sheets on presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama and will cast their votes in "voting booths," through Wednesday, Oct. 29.

    The library will host an election party on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., where the presidential winner will be announced and the winning cookie will be served.

  • Fighting Tigers triumph at home

    Down 14-7 at the half, Campbellsville University fought back to post a 35-33 home-field Mid-South Conference victory over Belhaven (Miss.) College on Saturday afternoon on Houchens Insurance Group Field at Ron Finley Stadium.

    It was many of the same group of characters who had carried coach Perry Thomas' team through the first six games as Greg Fountain rushed for 197 yards and two second-half scores while freshman quarterback Ross Deaton tossed two of his three touchdown passes in the 28-point final two quarters.

  • World Trade Center survivor visits Thursday

    World Trade Center Survivor Sujo John is scheduled to speak at the St. Catharine College campus at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the community.

    Sujo John was on the 81st floor of Tower I when the first airliner exploded into flames just above his office. Sujo, whose pregnant wife's office was in Tower II, will recount the details of the incredible events he witnessed during his narrow escape from death.

  • Wiseman resigns as CHS' head football coach

    Herb Wiseman stepped down as Campbellsville High School's head football coach on Monday with two games left in the regular season.

    "I want to thank the Campbellsville Board of Education for the opportunity to lead this proud, tradition-rich program for the last seven years," Wiseman stated in his resignation letter on Monday.

    "It has truly been an honor to coach these young people and watch them grow into young adults.

  • Landmark sale suspended

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday that, due to difficult credit markets, it was largely suspending the process to sell its remaining businesses.

    Landmark is the parent company of Landmark Community Newspapers, which owns the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was cancelled because the buyer lost its financing.

  • Thomas hopes to be back for play-offs

    Despite rumors to the contrary, Chris Thomas does not expect his high school football career to be over at Taylor County.

    The Cardinals' super running back, whose attitude is as good or better than his game, got another medical opinion over the weekend in Louisville.

    "They told me if I rested it for 3-4 weeks, then maybe I would be able to play," Thomas said Tuesday night at the 18th District Tournament volleyball championship.

  • Bengals go undefeated, Titans finish 5-1 to wear league crowns

    The Bengals finished an undefeated campaign in Senior League play while the Titans closed out with a 5-1 worksheet to take the Junior League title in Campbellsville Community Club Youth Football action.

    Bengals 20, Cowboys 12

    Antonio Barrera’s 3-yard touchdown run gave the Cowboys an early 6-0 lead.

    But, Quentin Goodin pushed the Bengals n top with TD runs of 51 and 90 yards, the latter one as time expired in the first half.

    Conner South’s 1-yard TD in the third period secured the title for coach Homer Veach’s club.

  • LWC to host 'Safe Halloween' event

    Halloween begins a day early this year for children in south central Kentucky.

    On Thursday, Oct. 30, Lindsey Wilson College will host its annual "Safe Halloween," an event that gives trick-or-treaters from around the region a chance to collect candy in Lindsey Wilson's residence halls.

    Parents and guardians can bring children to the Lindsey Wilson Cralle Student Union Building lobby from 7 to 9 p.m. ET. There is no cost to attend the event.

  • Wiseman had uphill struggle from the start

    There are only a couple of things a 1974 alumnus of Campbellsville High School would suggest to the administration and any search committee formed to find a new head football coach for the Eagles.

    First, hire someone who the administration and parents both like and want.

    Let's be honest, half the folks wanted Herb Wiseman, but the other half didn't. Wiseman could never overcome the animosity that was there from Day One, no matter how well he or his team performed.

    Secondly, lighten the schedule.