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Today's News

  • Campbellsville residents in Marion court

    Four Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    They are:

    - Gilbert Bland, 59, of 232 Brockman Road in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation for second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was ordered to have no contact with Bo's Smoke Shop.

  • Korean War veterans to be honored Thursday

    Although the Korean conflict took place thousands of miles away, an estimated 55,000 Kentuckians responded to the global military challenge against communism. More than 50 years later, the service of those brave soldiers will be recognized.

    According to State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, on Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will host a ceremony to honor the Commonwealth's Korean War Veterans beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Greased lightning

    The same product that makes those crispy, golden fries so tasty can also be used to fuel a car.

    Not only is the idea earth-friendly, but, for Mike Kehoe, it is also pocket-friendly.

    Kehoe, golf professional at Campbellsville Country Club, began converting oil to biodiesel fuel about three years ago.

    "My wife and I were sitting at home watching Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel," Kehoe said.

    On this particular episode, Mike Rowe, the show's host, was at a location where guests on the show were converting oil to usable fuel.

  • Taylor County schools featured on CU's TV-4 'Education Today' show

    Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on TV-4, Comcast Cable 10, discussing news from each of their schools. They are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialog on Public Issues. Leaders from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools will be shown on TV-4 on Wednesday, July 30 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • England named to new position at Taylor County Bank

    Henry Lee, president and CEO of Taylor County Bank, announced recently that Renay England is the bank's new director of community relations.

    England is a native of Campbellsville and has been an employee of Taylor County Bank for more than 27 years.

    Actively involved in the community, England is the past vice president and secretary of the Downtown Business Association, president of the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club, and on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Magistrates approve jail, detention center bills

    Magistrates approved payment of several bills on behalf of the Taylor County judicial and detention center projects at a special meeting Monday afternoon.

    Magistrates approved a $10,823.49 payment to CMW Inc. and $600,910.04 payment to Codell Construction Co. for the Taylor County Judicial Center.

    Magistrates also approved payment of $7,033.96 to CMW Inc. and $386,658.04 to Codell for the Taylor County jail.

  • No alcohol will be sold on Sundays

    Campbellsville City Council members voted down Sunday beer sales Monday night but agreed to reconsider the issue later.

    During a special meeting, at which an alcohol ordinance was the only item of discussion, the Council discussed Sunday alcohol sales, which was banned by the ordinance proposed.

    In May, voters living within the City approved the sale of alcohol in restaurants seating at least 50 people as long as the drinks are served in conjunction with a meal. Restaurants must derive at least 70 percent of their income from the sale of food. The measure passed by 74 votes.

  • Travelers take a trip out west

    On Monday, June 30, a group of 42 travelers from the local area as well as surrounding counties and states left Columbia for a trip west.

    The group traveled through 11 states including Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California and Nevada.

    The first day, the travelers stopped in Little Rock, Ark. and spent the night just blocks from the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, a structure of steel and glass.

  • Rescue to host EMT class

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will host EMT classes beginning Monday, Aug. 25.

    Cost to attend is $500. Applications and a $100 deposit are due Monday, Aug. 4.

    Applications may be picked up at Rescue on South Columbia Avenue.

    For more information, visit www.ctcrescue.org or call Deputy Director Todd Cox or Medical Training Officer Michael Stewart at 789-3135.

  • Youth orchestra auditions are Aug. 16

    The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra is the oldest independently chartered youth orchestra in the United States with four orchestras and more than 300 members.

    Membership is by audition only and is open to any student from elementary to high school age.

    Auditions for the orchestras will be Saturday, Aug. 16. Audition applications are available for download online at www.ckyo.org.