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Today's News

  • Local agency earns top honor

    Jessie Insurance Agency Inc. of Campbellsville has been named to State Auto Insurance Companies' Inner Circle, the highest award presented by the regional insurer. The achievement honors successful agencies that demonstrate outstanding sales, service and business management.

    The agency received an engraved gold plate to commemorate the achievement with State Auto. Only 129 agencies in the country earned this distinction in 2007.

  • Grandview hosts beauty pageant

    Grandview Nursing & Rehab hosted its first beauty pageant in July at Grandview Nursing Home. Nurse aides, families and staff helped organize the event. Judges were Eva McCubbin, Pat Hardesty, Jeannie Seaborne, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Betty Chaney. Hallie Ratcliff was voted the Grandview Queen. Donna Kirk was first runner-up and Ethel Ford was second runner-up. Best dressed went to Isabelle Brockman, and best hairstyle to Maxine Phillips. More than 200 attended.

  • It's time to put voting in the constitution

    Rarely, if ever, has an election captured global attention like this one. The race for the White House is a topic of conversation at dinner tables, in marketplaces and halls of worship and on news broadcasts around the world. Democracy is on full display, and the message is hopeful, forward-looking and bright.

    Here at home, the historic nature of this election is inspiring a kind of democratic renaissance. Registration and turnout are expected to reach historic highs.

  • Bulldogs trim Tigers in debut of Thomas era

    The Campbellsville University Tigers fought hard but came up short in a 48-38 season opening loss Saturday on HIG Field to Cumberland (Tenn.) University.

    Ross Deaton had a record-breaking day for the Tigers in his collegiate debut passing 31-54 for 392 yards and a touchdown.

    Deaton, a redshirt freshman from Somerset, set the record for most pass attempts in a game, most pass completions in a game, most yards passing in a game, total number of offensive plays (70) and total number of offensive yards in a game with 452.

  • Students learn conflict resolution strategies

    Counselor Greg Sharp, from Westlake Hospital, spoke to third graders at Campbellsville Elementary about conflict resolution. He talked to the boys and girls about personal anger management and how to deal with bullies.

  • Grossology

    Kathryn Doss, a Campbellsville Middle School fifth grader, reacted to her project in "Grossology." CMS fifth and sixth graders enrolled in Grossology, an elective class taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays by sixth grade science teacher Jan Speer, and recently began a study of the "Science of Gross Things." Students made pretend mucus while learning facts about the nose such as how our bodies produce mucus every 20 minutes. Students in this class have also studied facts about saliva and blisters.

  • Clifford speaks at Rotary Club meeting

    Brian D. Clifford, principal at Taylor County Elementary School, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club's Aug. 27 luncheon.

    Clifford spoke to the group about issues facing schools today.

  • Two injured in crash Friday

    Two people were injured in a crash at the intersection of Lebanon and Osage avenues Friday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Freda Lawson, 44, of Campbellsville was attempting to make a left turn on to Lebanon Avenue when she pulled her 2002 Ford Mustang into the path of a 1995 Eagle Vision, driven by Willie Hunt, 66, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 7:30 p.m.

    Both drivers were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, where they were treated and released.

  • Smith, Gilpin named Conservation District scholarship winners

    Cody Smith and Aaron Gilpin are the 2008 Taylor County Conservation District Scholarship winners. They each received $500 to assist them in pursuing an agriculture degree.

  • Tebbs Bend flea market is Saturday

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

    The 12th Annual Tebbs Bend Road Community Wide Flea Market will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

    If it rains on Saturday, the flea market will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

    The annual flea market is hosted by the Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association.

    Anita Brown is president of the association. Betty Williams is vice president.