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Today's News

  • Property transfers for Oct. 2

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Larry Owen and Brenda W. Milby of Chestnut Street in Campbellsville to Ron Jr. and Paula Kirby of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Chestnut Street, $28,500.

    Paul and Wanda Farmer of Sanders Road in Campbellsville to Brian and Melissa Pratt of Sanders Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near the south right of way of Sanders Road, 9.2036 acres, $45,000.

  • Magic show is Oct. 4

    Roger and Lee Ann's Grand Illusion Magic Show will be Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    The Campbellsville Lions Club is sponsoring the event, which will raise money to provide eyeglasses and other optometry needs for the less fortunate.

    More than 5 tons of equipment is used during the magic show, making it the largest of its kind in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. A variety of backdrops and special effects, including fog machines, strobe lights and indoor fireworks are used, along with stereo sound and digital lighting.

  • Simulator teaches seat belt safety

    Brad Franklin with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety visited Taylor County middle and high schools last week to demonstrate the "rollover simulator." The machine, which simulates a 19-mile-per-hour crash, shows students what can happen when a driver and passengers are not buckled up during a rollover. "We go all over the state with this thing, especially before prom and other big events," Franklin said.

  • Mercury discovered at CHS

    A drop of mercury discovered at Campbellsville High School on Tuesday turned out to be of an insignificant level, according to an Environmental Protection Agency monitoring team.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Independent School District, upon returning to class after a fire drill Tuesday afternoon, a student noticed what appeared to be a drop of mercury on the floor of a science classroom.

    Teacher Richard Dooley covered the drop with sulfur powder and zinc and evacuated the classroom.

  • Writing portfolio added to CHS graduation policy

    Staff Report

    Beginning this school year, Campbellsville High graduates must be able to write well in order to graduate.

    At its September meeting, the Campbellsville Independent School Board approved a request from the high school to add a writing portfolio requirement to its graduation policy.

    Because the change also requires an amendment of Board policy, final approval won't be given until a second reading at the Board's next meeting on Oct. 20.

  • Girl Scouts to host birthday party

    The oldest Girl Scout camp in Kentuckiana is celebrating a milestone next month. Camp Shantituck in Bullitt County turns 80 years old, and Girl Scouts are planning a birthday bash to mark the occasion.

    The birthday celebration will take place at Camp Shantituck this Sunday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to reminisce about a camping experience at Shantituck or just wants to tour the facility is invited. Guests will have the opportunity to view decades-old photos and other memorabilia of the camp and refreshments will be served.

  • McDonald celebrates 98th birthday

    Ophilia McDonald was 98 years old yesterday. A potluck lunch is planned in her honor for 1 p.m. Sunday at Acton Retirement Center on KY 70.

  • Raikes Hill to host VBS

    Raikes Hill Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from Monday, Oct. 6 through Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    Classes will be from 6 to 8 each evening.

    For more information, call 469-9279.

  • Mayor, Junior Miss are Woman's Club guests

    Campbellsville Woman's Club hosted its annual dinner and membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 at Campbellsville First United Methodist Church.

    Columbia Woman's Club, Taylor County Junior Miss Auburn Wigginton and her mother, Elizabeth Wigginton, were the invited guests.

    Mayor Brenda Allen was the guest speaker, who gave an update on the improvements and what will be going on in the future of the City of Campbellsville. International students from Campbellsville University's music department provided entertainment for the evening.

  • International Gospel Lighthouse hosting special service on Sunday

    Bro. Carson Howard will visit International Gospel Lighthouse Church on Saturday, Oct. 4 for singing and preaching.

    The singing will begin at 5 p.m. ET. The event will then break for an outdoor cookout and bake sale at about 6 p.m. with homemade cakes, fried apple pies, canned jams and jellies, grilled food and drinks. Nationwide calling cards will also be available for purchase.

    Funds raised from the event will go to feed the children in Ghana on the church's mission trip to Africa set for Oct. 22.