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Today's News

  • Mail carrier retires after 31 years of deliveries

     

    She didn't know there would be cake, donuts and pie.

    "I'm sorry to leave such company, but I've got mail to sort," she says, after spending some time talking with her co-workers.

    For the last 31 years, Phyllis Franklin has worked as a mail carrier at the United States Post Office in Campbellsville. But on Saturday, she delivered her last piece of mail.

    Over the years, Franklin has delivered mail in snow, rain and mud, and seen her fair share of spiders, wasps and dogs, but says it's been worth it.

  • July Fourth celebration continues Thursday

     

    Thousands of people will come to Taylor County this week to celebrate freedom.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County's Fourth of July celebration kicked off on Saturday and will continue Thursday and through the weekend.

    Darrin Price has led his fellow 20 to 25 committee members in planning this year's celebration - the 39th in Taylor County's history.

    "We'll plan year round for this," he said. "We might take August off, but we'll get right in [come] September."

  • Officials urge residents to use fireworks safely

     

    With their loud boom and colorful bursts that light up the night sky, fireworks are often the pinnacle of Fourth of July celebrations. But along with the brilliant display comes the responsibility of handling fireworks safely.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith said there are nearly 10,000 fireworks related injuries each year that require medical treatment.

    "Quite honestly, the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a professional display," Smith said.

  • Saving Lives

     

    Even though it's her first time, she doesn't wince as the needle goes into her vein.

    Many first-time and veteran donors gave blood on Thursday in honor of Paxton Bloyd, the son of former Campbellsville resident Jamie Ennis Bloyd and Cheslee Bloyd and grandson of former Campbellsville residents Larry and Beverly Ennis. Paxton is battling Stage 4 Burkitt's Lymphoma.

    In his honor, First United Methodist Church hosted a blood drive in hopes that 65 people would donate.

  • Woman arrested after leaving children in car

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and charged with DUI and other crimes after she allegedly left two children inside a vehicle.

    Angela N. Cox, 34, of 34 Jayne Ave., was arrested last Wednesday at 1:13 a.m.

    According to Cox's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Jacob Hedgespeth responded to a complaint at Walmart parking lot of two young children being left unattended inside a car.

  • TCMS eighth-grade students receive awards

     

    Weston Young was named Outstanding Eighth-Grader during the Taylor County Middle School Eighth-Grade Promotion and Awards Ceremony recently at TCMS.

    Young is the son of Troy and Shelly Young. He also received the Honors Accelerated Algebra II Award, the Social Studies Award and was recognized for academic excellence for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the entirety of middle school.

    Sara Giles received the William Neal Award for creative promise in literature.

  • TCES releases honor roll

    Taylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period.

    Students listed follow.

    Fourth Grade

  • Locals receive first-place art awards

     

    The General Federation of Woman's Club's Kentucky convention was hosted at the Brown Hotel in April, and the Campbellsville's Woman's Club had two first place winners in the arts and crafts contests.

    Chelse Edwards, a senior at Campbellsville High School, won first place in weaving in the student category, and Christine Greenman won first place with her feature black and white photograph in the adult category.

    Adult first place photographs advance to the state competition.

  • Locals named to Georgetown dean's list

    Three Campbellsville students were recently named to the Georgetown College dean’s list.

    Students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA are named to the list.

    Mary Jefferson, Rachel Lyons and Meredith Scalos of Campbellsville were named to the list.

    The mission of Georgetown College is to prepare students to engage in their life's pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian community.

  • Resident graduates from Centre College

    Miranda Willis of Campbellsville received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/sociology at Centre College's 191st commencement ceremony, on Sunday, May 25.

    Willis is the daughter of Larry and Melissa Willis of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Campbellsville High School. She was one of 325 seniors who were granted degrees.

    Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear was this year's featured Commencement speaker.