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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Taylor PVA charged with ethics violation

    PVAs in 11 counties - including Taylor - have been charged with ethics violations for promoting or hiring family members.

    Taylor County's Property Valuation Administrator Julie Shields is being investigated for promoting her husband to chief deputy PVA.

    In response, Shields says she believes she should have been told by state officials if any of her appointments were illegal or unethical.

    According to an initiating order from the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission, a preliminary investigation into Shields' and the other PVAs' actions began on June 29, 2007.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Oct. 1, 1998

    Chris and Lisa Caulk, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Vivian Grace, at 2:32 p.m. Friday, Sept 11 at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington.

    Lucille Shives was surprised with a party Sept. 19, given by her children.

    Terry W. Gibson Jr. of Campbellsville has enlisted for four years in the United States Army and will be trained as a chaplain assistant.

    Ruth Ann Johnson, 70, of Apache Street, Campbellsville died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington after an illness.

  • Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian to host revival beginning Sunday

    Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 252 Tabernacle Road, will host revival services from Sunday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    Anthony Harris, who is pastor of Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will be the speaker for the revival.

    Special music is planned for each service.

    Sunday at 11 a.m., From the Heart will perform, and Sunday at 7 p.m., the Rev. Earl West will perform.

    Monday will feature the Rev. Danny Pace, and Tuesday, Carolyn Kinser. Wednesday's service will feature Kristen Willis. All those services begin at 7 p.m.

  • CU to host 'DebateWatch'

    Taylor County residents are invited to join Campbellsville University students in watching the upcoming presidential debate.

    The Campbellsville University Collegiate Historians, along with the CU Pre-Law Society, will host "DebateWatch" on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will feature the live debate shown on a large projection screen and a discussion of the candidates and issues after the debates have concluded.