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Today's News

  • Barger-Cox

    Wendy Michelle Barger, formerly of Mannsville, and Ryan Daniel Cox of Elk Horn will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Barger is the daughter of Mel Jr. and Tammy Barger of New Albany, Ind. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rakes Sr. and Stella Barger, all of New Albany, and the late Melvin Barger Sr.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Murray State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree. Barger earned her doctorate of physical therapy in 2006 from Bellarmine University. She is employed at Greenhills Health and Rehab in Nashville, Tenn.

  • TRH to offer first aid class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a first aid class on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. The class will be presented by Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator.

    This course will provide participants with a foundation in the techniques of first aid. Upon course completion, participants will receive a course completion certificate.

  • Student attends Democratic convention

    His political science textbooks came to life last week when he heard speeches by famous politicians, Kentucky lawmakers and a presidential hopeful.

    He was also the youngest person to serve as a Kentucky delegate at the Democratic National Convention.

    Micah Spicer, 19, is a sophomore working on degrees in political science and pastoral ministries at Campbellsville University.

  • Man pleads guilty in federal court

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to possession of 3.5 grams of cocaine in U.S. District Court and could spend 30 years in prison for his crimes.

    According to a press release from U.S. Attorney David L. Huber's office, Christopher Howard Tucker, 35, of McMahan Road, pleaded guilty last Friday to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

    Tucker admitted that on Aug. 15, 2007, he had and intended to sell 3.5 grams of cocaine, with a street value of $350.

  • Hunt celebrates seventh birthday

    Kaleigh Brooke Hunt, front, center, celebrated her seventh birthday with a luau party with her family and friends. She is the daughter of Suzanne and Bill Coffey of Campbellsville and the late David T. Hunt. Her grandparents are Tommie and Arlene Hunt, Marianna Skaggs and Shirley Coffey and the late Norman Skaggs and Tom Coffey.

  • School Menus for Sept. 8-12

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 8-12

    Monday - Grilled cheese, potato wedges, vegetable sticks with dip, dices peaches, Teddy Grahams and milk.

    Tuesday - Sloppy joe, tater tots, cole slaw, banana pudding and milk.

    Wednesday - Cheeseburger, pickles, onions, French fries, applesauce, cookie and milk.

    Thursday - Chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, fruit salad, bread slice and milk.

    Friday - Sub sandwich with turkey, ham and cheese, lettuce, tomato slice, baked chips, macaroni salad, oatmeal square and milk.

    Taylor County

    Sept. 8-12

  • Grace Notes: Random thoughts

    We're in the process of painting the inside of our house (which means my husband paints and I mostly stay out of the way lest I find myself with a paint roller in my hand).

    I do have one job, however, which is to go through the closets and drawers and under-bed boxes and weed out the throw-away and give-awayable from the keepable stuff.

  • CU Collegiate Historians to attend presidential inauguration

    Jessica Boggs

    Campbellsville University

    The 2008 presidential election, one of the most intense in history, will conclude on Jan. 20, 2009, with the inauguration of either the first African-American or oldest president ever elected.

    A group of 40 students and faculty from Campbellsville University will be there to watch it happen.

    Dr. Wendy Benningfield, associate professor of history, and Max Wise, assistant professor of political science, were discussing the upcoming election when the subject of the inauguration came into the conversation.

  • LCA fast start dooms Eagles 56-36

    Defending Class A runner-up Lexington Christian raced out to a 21-0 lead and held off a Campbellsville comeback to post a 56-36 triumph in the Second Annual Christian Classic Bowl on Saturday.

    "If we could have just eliminated some of our early mistakes, I believe we could have won the game," Eagle coach Herb Wiseman admitted.

    "But I'm real proud of our kids not giving up early."

    After falling behind by three TDs, the Eagles began their long march back behind junior Thomas Downs and seniors Zach Altman and Michael McCubbin.

  • 'Small Town Billy Graham' to host South Central Kentucky Crusade

    Evangelist Rick Gage, once dubbed "the Small Town Billy Graham" by Associated Press because of his emphasis on outreaches in small communities, will conduct his South Central Kentucky Go Tell Crusade at Taylor County High School football stadium on Sept. 14-17, beginning at 7 each night.

    A pre-crusade youth rally will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Taylor County High School gym, beginning at 6 p.m.

    Rick Stanley, step-brother of the late Elvis Presley, will speak at the Sept. 13 youth rally and share his testimony at the crusade on Sept. 15.