Today's News

  • Smith named president of CVC council

    The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo. has named Kevin R. Smith, president and CEO for Community Ventures Corp., to serve on its Community Development Advisory Council.

    Community Ventures is based in Lexington and has an office in Campbellsville.

    This newly created leadership entity is charged with addressing financial access issues and solutions on behalf of low and moderate income individuals, families and communities.

  • Daffron-Collins

    Tessa Elise Daffron and Michael Wayne Collins, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 24.

    Daffron is the daughter of Terry and Shari Daffron of Elk Horn. Her grandparents are Tommy and Lois Daffron and Jean Wilson, all of Campbellsville, and the late Sonny Wilson. Great-grandmother is Pauline Daffron of Greensburg.

    She is a 2008 graduate of Taylor County High School and is currently a student at Campbellsville University's School of Nursing.

  • Gray joins Salon on 68

    Cosmetologist Amber Gray has joined the staff at Salon on 68, located at 1308 E. Broadway in Campbellsville.

    Gray specializes in trendy cuts for men and women, color, updos and waxing.

    Walk-ins are welcome. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Free diabetes classes offered

    The Taylor County Health Department will offer several free "Living with Diabetes" classes in October.

    Information discussed will pertain to healthy eating, medications, problem solving, activity and reducing health risks.

    A diabetes support group meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    For more information, call 465-4191.


  • 2nd Sunday: Focus on healthy living

    Taylor County residents focused on healthy living at the second annual "2nd Sunday" event this past weekend at the Green River Lake Tailwater area and The Homeplace on Green River.

    Guests at the event were treated to a trolley ride through The Homeplace and Toll House property.

    2nd Sunday is an annual event coordinated by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service through a partnership with UK HealthCare, local governments and other community partners.

    See more photos in Thursday's print edition.


  • CU to host second organ recital

    Dr. David Kevin Lamb, director of music and organist for the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ind., will be the guest artist at Campbellsville University's Noontime Organ Recital on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The concert will be finished at 12:50 p.m. The recitals are played on the Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ.

  • School attendance still below norm

    The flu hasn't loosened its grip on Taylor County just yet.

    Though attendance rates are back up at local schools, they are not as strong as school officials had hoped.

    Campbellsville Independent recorded a 93 percent attendance rate Monday, while Taylor County saw a 93.4 percent attendance rate.

    "We are really 4 percent down from where we normally run," said Taylor County Superintentendent Roger Cook. "As long as we don't drop below 88 percent it's not costing us money."

  • Eagle take game, probably No. 1 seed

    Campbellsville High School assured themselves of a first-round home play-off game and probably the top seed in the district with a mud-filled 14-12 victory over Williamsburg at Dave Fryrear Field on Friday.

    “These guys are making an old man out of me,” Eagles’ head coach Jason Chappell remarked after CHS’ second nail-biter in the last three weeks.

    “But, the mark of a good football team is when big-time players make big-time plays.

    “Our offensive line did a great job and just like Lynn Camp it was just a guts game.”

  • One injured after striking tree with vehicle

    A New Haven man was injured Saturday after he struck a tree with his vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Floyd L. Vittitow, 73, of 1510 Monks Road was traveling east on KY 70 at about 1:30 p.m. in a green 1985 Buick.

    The report states that Vittitow ran off the right shoulder of the road and struck a tree.

    He was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Evac personnel and, according to the report, was listed in serious condition at the time of the collision.

    He remained in serious condition as of Tuesday morning.

  • Taylor County High School to host marching band invitational

    Fourteen area marching bands will be showcased Saturday, Oct. 17 at Taylor County High School's Marching Invitational. The opening ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the TCHS football stadium.

    Campbellsville High School's Marching Eagles will perform at 1 p.m. in Class A competition. Class AA competition will feature Washington County at 1:15 p.m., Elizabethtown at 1:30 p.m., Green County at 1:45 p.m., Glasgow at 2 p.m. and Lloyd Memorial at 2:15 p.m.