Today's News

  • Compton-Smith Battery hosts ribbon cutting

    Compton-Smith Battery Co. recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new building, located at 3120 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville. The late Norwood Compton started the business in 1965 and it was sold to the Smith brothers in 1999. Compton-Smith Battery Co. is a wholesale distributor of DEKA batteries, and its employees service what they sell. Pictured are owners Barry Smith and Gerald Smith, their mother Helen Smith, chamber ambassadors, city representatives and DEKA battery suppliers Carl Payne and Ken Hulse of Taylor Battery Co. in Louisville.

  • Early Days


    Dec. 9, 1999

    Tim and Peggy Richardson will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

    Teri RoBards, daughter of Richard and Linda RoBards of Campbellsville, was recently inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society at Western Kentucky University.

    Lowell Avenue Baptist Church will be joining with South Campbellsville Baptist Choir for a Christmas cantata.

    Blake Moss, 2, participated in the New Star Discovery Most Beautiful Baby Contest on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Best Western in Campbellsville.

  • Collett-Conn

    Whitley Collett and Drew Conn, both of Columbia, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday.

    Collett is the daughter of Tracy Warner of Columbia and the late Kyle Collett. Her grandparents are Chester and Charlene Warner of Elk Horn, Clifford Collett of Corbin and Jim and Betty Gilbert of Campbellsville.

    She is employed at Personal Touch Home Health in Columbia.

    Conn is the son of Bill and Betty Conn of Columbia. His grandparents are Bill Sr. and Lucille Conn and Henry and Allene Bennett, all of Columbia.

    He is employed at Gaddie Shamrock in Columbia.

  • TCHS Class of 1974 hosts reunion

    Taylor County High School Class of 1974 hosted is 35th year reunion on Oct. 24 at the Taylor County Middle School cafeteria.

  • CU to host art exhibit featuring Adair County artists

    Campbellsville University will host an art exhibit featuring numerous works of art by Adair Countians Jeffery and Henrietta Scott through Dec. 10 at the CU Art Gallery, located at 205 University Drive.

    The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

    The Scotts have been teaching for more than 30 years. Henrietta Scott has been teaching art all throughout her teaching career, which began in the Adair County school system where Jeffery Scott was a teacher and principal.

  • A Tour of Homes: Annual woman's club event a success

    The annual Campbellsville Woman's Club Christmas Home Tour was Sunday, and five homes opened their doors for tours.

    Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour support Campbellsville Woman's Club projects, such as the annual scholarship awards.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Decorated musical instruments, cups of hot chocolate and Santa's loud "Ho, Ho, Ho" ... This weekend was full of free events to help the Campbellsville community get in the Christmas spirit.

    A live nativity scene and Christmas caroling at Miller Park began on Friday and continued throughout the weekend.

    According to Dave Walters, pastor of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, the nativity scene will continue for the next two Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church offered hot chocolate and a fire to keep the crowd warm.

  • Johnson interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    Ben Johnson, left, Charlotte, N.C., regional office of the U.S. Census Bureau, team leader for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was a guest recently on Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" hosted by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president. An interview with Johnson will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.


  • Taylor County's Biggest Loser Challenge under way

    Taylor County's Biggest Loser Challenge began Thursday, Oct. 8.

    Sponsored by the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service and the Taylor County Health Department, classes and activities will be hosted each Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for those of all ages and sizes. Class will continue through Thursday, Dec. 10.

    Those who attend will learn ideas for healthy lifestyle changes in a supportive and confidential group.

    The more people who register at a cost of $5, the more the prize grows for the person who loses the greatest percentage of weight.

  • TRH to offer basic life support class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers New and Recertification Course on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

    Basic Life Support will describe the particular phases of emergency cardiac care that prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest (or insufficiency) through prompt recognition and intervention, early entry into the EMS system or both and externally supports the circulation and respiration of a victim of cardiac or pulmonary arrest through BLS.