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Today's News

  • Environmental speaker series begins Sept. 26 at CU

    Patrick Reed, superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park, will lead the first of three sessions in the fall 2008 semester Environmental Studies Speaker Series at Campbellsville University.

    During the first session, Reed will share the wonders of Mammoth Cave and some challenges of managing the national park, according to Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology and environmental studies program coordinator.

    The first session will be Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall.

  • Church of the Nazarene to celebrate 100th anniversary

    Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene will host its 100th anniversary homecoming Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5.

    The church is located at 912 W. Main St.

    Mission of Love Singers will perform Saturday at 6 p.m. followed by a pizza party.

    On Sunday, the Salem Ridge Quartet will sing at 10 a.m. with a message by the Rev. Eugene Figge. A dinner and afternoon singing will follow.

    The community is invited to attend. For more information, call 465-4620 or 465-1723.

  • Holmes huge part of Americans' gaining back Ryder Cup

    Sparked by a 3-1 start on Friday morning, the United States team defeated the European squad 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 to win back the 37th Ryder Cup over the weekend at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

    Campbellsville's J.B. Holmes played in the four-ball competition on Friday and Saturday with Boo Weekley and halved a match on Friday before winning 2 and 1 on Saturday.

    Holmes, playing seventh, then was an integral winning part of the U.S. contingent that won the singles' matches 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 on Sunday to clinch the Cup.

  • 'Exile' to reunite for concert

    The original members of the country music band Exile are back together again for a reunion tour and are coming to Somerset for a performance that will give fans a chance to relive the magic of this award-winning group of musicians.

    Exile band members J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman have reunited and will be bringing some of their biggest, chart-topping hits to the stage in a reunion concert Friday, Sept. 26, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • Taylor County Girl Scouts organizational meeting is Sept. 23

    Many girls have signed up to be girl scouts through the local school systems, and organizers are now in the process of forming troops.

    There will be a troop organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    Those interested but not yet signed up are welcome to attend.

  • Craig is guest speaker at BPW Club meeting

    Rhonda Craig was the guest speaker for the Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Creek Side Restaurant.

    Craig is owner of the Tulip Tree on Main Street in downtown Campbellsville. When asked what made her decide to go into business for herself, Craig quickly replies, "God made me do it."

    She said that many prayers were prayed before she was led to open her business. She brought samples of some of the gifts she has available. Long before opening her business, Craig was an independent candle distributor.

  • CU to begin noontime organ recital series on Sept. 23

    The Campbellsville University School of Music is launching a noontime organ recital series in Ransdell Chapel, according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music.

    The sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 23, and each program will be about 30 minutes in length beginning at 12:05 p.m. and ending at 12:35 p.m.

  • Taylor County Fair set for June 5-13

    The Taylor County Fair Association recently announced that the 2009 Taylor County Fair will be June 5-13 next year at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The date is two weeks earlier than previous fair dates.

    "We are making the move to an earlier time period for several reasons," said Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association.

  • Washburn-Clark

    Bo and Debbie Washburn of Lebanon announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Washburn, to Jason Clark, son of Daniel and Charlotte Clark of Campbellsville.

    Washburn is a 1999 graduate of Marion County High School.

    Clark is a 1994 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Clarcor in Campbellsville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Fairview Baptist Church in Mannsville. A reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • Swierczek Kids Corner

    Samuel Hayden, 2, holds his new baby sister, Juleighana Alysse, who was born on Aug. 14. They are the children of Gregory E. and Samantha Ewing Swierczek of Vincennes, Ind. Grandparents are Susan Marie Ewing and Colleen Miles, both of Campbellsville, Sam Ewing of Lebanon and Don Swierczek of Wheatland, Ind. Great-grandparents are Alberta Ewing of Lebanon and Patricia Madson and Leslie Madson, both of Campbellsville.