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Today's News

  • Let's keep it that way

    More than 300 people from Taylor and surrounding counties participated in the 22nd annual Green River Lake Cleanup on Saturday morning. And, after about three hours of work, volunteers had filled a record amount of trash bags.

    The 301 boy and girl scouts, school children, church group members and other individuals are to be commended for the efforts Saturday. While the cleanup has seen more volunteers in the past, this year's group collected 40 more bags of trash than last year's now-shattered record of 178 bags.

  • Woman who tried to run over police officer pleads guilty

    Two Columbia women have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to strike a Campbellsville Police officer with a vehicle.

    Yolanda Sanchez, 32, of 609 Cedar St. and Tia L. Watt, 30, of 10172 New Columbia Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days set for Sept. 27-28

    Marion County Country Ham Days celebrates its 39th year as "Barrels of Fun" on Sept 27-28 in historic downtown Lebanon.

    First celebrated in 1969 with six hams, a few dozen eggs and a handful of visitors, now more than 6,000 pounds of country ham are needed for the event that draws thousands of visitors each year during the last full weekend in September.

  • Wise Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. "Bob" and Nell Wise will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 12.

    They were married in 1948 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

    A reception will begin at 2 p.m. at the "All Occasions" building in Spurlington hosted by their three children, Ron Wise of Old Hickory, Tenn., and Brian T. Wise and Roberta Wise Cox, both of Campbellsville.

    They also have 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Other relatives are Ed and Wilma McGuire of Campbellsville.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Sept. 24, 1998

    In celebration of National Grandparents Day on Sept. 18, the Campbellsville High School Future Homemakers of America Chapter hosted a grandparents' brunch.

    Rebecca Dial, who has been working part-time in news for the past five years, has accepted a promotion to become a staff writer at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Helen Burris was the top individual fundraiser in the recent Taylor County Chapter "Relay for Life" drive sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

  • Locals heading for Tanzania village to offer help

    Staff Report

    John Hansford and Matthew Morrell of Campbellsville along with three members of River of Life Church in Springfield are leaving tomorrow for a mission trip to a village in Tanzania, East Africa.

    Hansford and his wife, Candace, lived in Tanzania for about six months before coming to Campbellsville.

    "They just don't have the resources there to accomplish what they need," Candace Hansford said. "So we partner with the local pastor there to help provide what the Lord lays on his heart."

  • One of our own

    Campbellsville is becoming a recognizable name.

    Over the years, we've had several young ladies from our community selected to represent our state at the Miss America pageant. We've also had our share of well-known coaches and authors.

    Now, however, after the success that Taylor County High graduate J.B. Holmes saw at this past weekend's Ryder Cup at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, there's no stretching the fact that many will recognize the name of our town even more.

  • Man charged with rape of child

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.

    Michael W. Davis, 26, of 151 Smith Ridge Road, Lot #18, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    According to Davis' arrest citation, he is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with the girl on May 30.

    The citation also states that, as a result of the intercourse, the girl was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.

    The alleged victim, court records state, has identified Davis as the person who forced her to have sex with him.

  • Yuma Baptist homecoming will feature From the Heart

    Yuma Baptist Church will be celebrating its homecoming on Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service.

    Bro. Bob Langlois will be the speaker.

    The service will be followed by a potluck meal and a concert featuring From the Heart.

  • Fawcett-Landis

    Lynde Fawcett and Josh Landis, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 11.

    Fawcett is the daughter of Bill and Karen Fawcett of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Margaret Sapp and Hazel Fawcett, both of Campbellsville, and the late Sam Sapp and Earl Fawcett.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Fawcett is a labor and delivery nurse at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.