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Today's News

  • KCS hosts back-to-school pool party

    Kentucky Christian School celebrated its first day back to school with a party at Campbellsville City Pool. More than 175 KCS students and family members attended.

  • Lewis-Coomer

    Diane Lewis and Jonathan Coomer were married on April 12 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

    The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Doreen Lewis of Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island. She is a 2005 graduate of Apostolic Christian Academy.

    The groom is the son of Robert and Betty Coomer of Campbellsville. He is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    A reception will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning at 2 p.m., at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    The newlyweds are making their home in Campbellsville.

  • Jail will hire more than 20

    More than 20 employees will soon be hired and begin training to prepare for the opening of the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Jailer Rick Benningfield addressed magistrates at last week's Fiscal Court meeting about the need to begin training jail employees.

    Benningfield said the jail is expected to be finished by the end of next month, and Department of Corrections officials have told him that officers need to begin training as soon as possible.

  • Two charged in sealed indictments

    Two Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Glenn Burchett, 60, of 736 Buckner St. was charged with second- and third-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Burchett could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Rebuilding history

    The Jacob Hiestand House Foundation spent last week preparing for the past.

    Workers dug holes and poured concrete, laying the foundation for a log cabin that will be placed in that location next month. The cabin, which will be rebuilt by Springfield-based American Antique Cabin Co., will represent an 1820s-era plantation slave quarters.

    The cabin will be a dogtrot-style structure. Popular in the south, a dogtrot is essentially two cabins joined by a shared roof.

  • Public record for Aug. 18

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-329, filed 8/6/08; North Star Capital Acquisitions LLC v. Shannon R. Johnson of Hillcrest Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,083.02, interest, court costs and $389.53 in interest.

    08-C-330, filed 8/7/08; LVNV Funding LLC v. Sally Johnson of McNary Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,705.36, interest and court costs.

  • Company announces expansion

    Campbellsville has gained 25 jobs and a trip to Mars.

    Gov. Steve Beshear's office last week announced that Fluortubing USA will open a manufacturing facility in Campbellsville. The announcement coincided with news that the company will manufacture tubes to be used on NASA's Mars probe to be launched in 2010.

    Fluortubing USA, a manufacturer of Polytetrafluoraethylene (Teflon(r)) plastic tubing, will move part of its manufacturing operations to Campbellsville from its subsidiary company - Fluortubing B.V. of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  • Civil War musical performed through Aug. 23 in Bardstown

    Stephen Foster Productions in Bardstown is set to stage the Broadway musical "The Civil War" through Aug. 23.

    The musical, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1999, is based on the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Walt Whitman and other historical figures, with notes and letters of actual soldiers of the North and South. The poetic words and statements are infused with gospel, folk, country and Broadway style music to bring a tribute to America's past to life on stage.

  • Resident to protest 'Tropic Thunder'

    A Campbellsville resident will protest the movie "Tropic Thunder" because of its depiction of a character with disabilities.

    A group of self-advocates, disability rights activists and families of people with disabilities have joined to denounce the portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities in the film, which opened nationwide last Wednesday.

    The film, which has sparked boycotts and demonstrations across the country, features a character named "Simple Jack," who is referred to as a "retard," "moron" and "imbecile" in the movie.

  • Historical society to meet Aug. 19

    Kentucky Historical Society Research Librarian Don Rightmyer will present a program on the Civil War in Kentucky for the Taylor County Historical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In addition to discussing the Civil War, the program will provide information on resources for researching the Civil War in Kentucky.