Today's News

  • Kirby Smith is new CHS principal

    Kirby Smith is the new principal at Campbellsville High School.

    The announcement was made at 8 a.m. Wednesday by Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers.

    Smith has taught special education and coached baseball at CHS for the past five years. He has also been dean of students.

    As for whether Smith will continue his coaching duties, however, he said that will be a decision made by new Superintendent Mike Deaton and members of the School Board at a later date.

  • It's lunch time!

    Dozens of hungry kids fill Campbellsville High School's cafeteria. It's lunchtime, but school is out.

    For the past several years, local children have found nutritious meals during the summer months thanks to the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program.

    The purpose behind the program, according to Jeff Richardson, Campbellsville Independent director of pupil personnel and food services, is to ensure that kids have healthy food when school is out.

  • Give blood if you can

    Summer always seems to be a time of blood shortages, and this year is no exception.

    Students in high school, college and university make up about 20 percent of the River Valley Region's blood collection. With most students on summer recess, blood centers across the state are facing even more challenge to keep up their supplies.

    Summer is also the time when people take vacations and spend time doing other outdoor activities, oftentimes not taking the time to give blood as they normally might.

  • Shaggy's Salon hosts grand opening

    Shaggy's Salon recently celebrated its grand opening with friends, family and the Chamber of Commerce. Owner Trina Ford opened the full service beauty salon at 125 Phillips Lane, which is directly across from Phillips Lanes.

  • This week, a little about a lot

    Several different things are on my mind this week …

    First, I’ve heard several complaints and accusations toward Campbellsville City Council since it began considering its own occupational tax.

    With Fiscal Court’s decision to keep all of the countywide occupational tax money previously shared with the City, however, I don’t see as the Council had a choice in the matter. If someone took away a fifth of my pay, I’d have to come up with more money to pay the bills somehow.

  • Annual tractor show planned for July Fourth

    The 20th annual Community Trust Bank tractor show is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 4 on First Street in downtown Campbellsville as part of the Fourth of July celebration.

    The event will feature gas engines, old farm equipment and toys for sale. The show will feature antique tractors from 1960 and older.

    The show is open to anyone, and those with antique tractors may also participate in the Fourth of July parade.

  • Singing cowboys and cancer research

    I have never seen so many people in my entire life.

    Usually, when people make a statement like that, they're stretching the truth a bit to make the story more interesting.

    This time, I'm not.

    When I went to hear Kenny Chesney sing at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville a few weeks ago, I expected to see thousands of people acting crazy, drinking a bit too much and some wild dancing to loud country music.

    Well, I did see all that, and more.

  • Sullivans honored with fair's 'Finest Family Farm' award

    It's a longstanding tradition in the Sullivan family. And that tradition is part of what earned the family the Taylor County Fair's Finest Family Farm Award.

    Campbellsville resident Clayton Sullivan has been a full-time farmer for nearly seven decades. His son, Ronnie, has farmed full time since 1968. And the tradition lives on in Ronnie's son, Chad, who has farmed full time since 1994.

  • One injured in motorcycle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a motorcycle crash.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Eric Hudgins, 24, of Whispering Meadows was traveling south on Burdick School Road at about 6 p.m.

    The report states that Hudgins drove over a hill and lost control of his 2001 Honda motorcycle.

    Read more on this story and others in Thursday's print edition.

  • Grace Notes

    As I plan for my upcoming week off from work next week, here are some random thoughts I've had:

    Someone said all of life illustrates Bible truth. I thought about that last Friday while driving to three of my favorite places - Goodwill, Ulta (cosmetics and beauty store) and Panera.

    The traffic bearable, the weather beautiful the whole drive in, I listened to a sermon on CD and felt quite holy and sanctified, which always puts me in a good mood. I've forgotten what I heard, but it was good nonetheless.