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Today's News

  • Thomas is scholarship recipient

    Elydia Thomas of Taylor County was an exchange student in Thailand and wasn't able to attend the Agribusiness/Governor's Scholars Program awards luncheon recently at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort, where she was honored as a 2008 scholarship recipient and an honorary state commissioner of agriculture. Making the presentations was Aris Cedeno, left, executive director of the Governor's Scholars Program. Accepting the certificate and college tuition check on behalf of their daughter and granddaughter, respectively, were Shelia Thomas, middle, and Nina Cheatham.

  • CU signs partnership with Zion District Association of Baptists

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University and the Zion District Association of Baptists, and its Bible Institute, signed an agreement recently to grant academic credit for courses taught at the Bible Institute.

    The Institute is located at Jacob Grove Baptist Church in Summersville. The agreement begins with the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the Rev. John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

  • Thomas-Clark

    Kara Beth Thomas of Lebanon and Dennis Ray Clark of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Thomas is the daughter of Mark and Mary Thomas of Lebanon.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University.

    Clark is the son of Timmy and Susie Clark of Campbellsville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon. A reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • RoBards-Feige

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard RoBards of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Ann RoBards, to Karl Feige of Louisville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Feige Jr.

    RoBards, of Louisville, is a sales representative for Sepacor Inc. Pharmaceuticals.

    Feige is employed at Red7e Advertising in Louisville.

    The wedding ceremony with family and close friends will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Beech Mountain, N.C.

  • CHS Class of 1963 gathers for reunion

    Campbellsville High School Class of 1963 hosted its 45th reunion on July 5 at the home of Mary Osborne.

    Attendees reminisced about high school days, renewed friendships, enjoyed a dinner and played outdoor games.

    In addition to Osborne, others who helped coordinate the reunion were Beverly Elzy, Donabeth Doyle, Betty Sue Schuhmann and Jane Noe.

    Graduates of 1963 are asked to return to Osborne a brief summary of their life since 1963, their e-mail address and phone number. These will be used for the 50th reunion.

  • McConnell pays tribute to Dr. Bobby R. Himes

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to Dr. Bobby R. Himes in the Senate Congressional Record in July:

    "Mr. President, I rise to note with sadness the passing of Dr. Bobby R. Himes, a retired Campbellsville University professor and star Kentuckian who will be greatly missed. After over four decades of service to his students, his community and the commonwealth of Kentucky, he leaves behind many loved ones and a great legacy of accomplishment. He was 76 years old.

  • Fans will pay higher admission price to home games at City Schools

    Staff Report

    The admission price for home games at Campbellsville Independent Schools is increasing. However, middle and high school students won't have to pay at all to attend games at their respective schools.

    Campbellsville Board members approved an increase in the admission price for ball games to $5 at their regular monthly meeting last week. Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers was out of town and Director of Pupil Personnel Kent Settle presided over the meeting in her absence.

  • Rucker-Sexton

    Raymond and Arletia Rucker of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Erin Rucker, to Benson Travis Sexton, son of the Rev. Thomas and Remona Sexton of Albany.

    Rucker is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. She is employed as an admissions counselor at Campbellsville University and as a youth minister at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

  • Local Guardsman trains Afghan police, army

    Staff Report

    A former Campbellsville man is training members of the Afghan National Police and Army in Western Afghanistan.

    Maj. Brian S. DeMers has been deployed overseas since January as a member of the Kentucky National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He is the son of Celia DeMers of Campbellsville and a 1981 graduate of Campbellsville High School. His wife, Debbie Bertram DeMers, is also a 1981 CHS graduate.

  • Deadline for acreage reports is Aug. 15

    The Taylor County Farm Service Agency would like to remind farmers that Friday, Aug. 15 is the final day to file an acreage report for all crops except small grain crops and value loss crops.

    Crop reports are required for eligibility for certain USDA farm programs. For more information, call 465-4651 Ext. 2 or visit the Taylor County Farm Service Agency on South Columbia Avenue.