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Today's News

  • Rowell named President's Scholar at WKU

    Larry Rowell of Campbellsville has been designated as a President's Scholar at Western Kentucky University for the spring semester.

    To be selected for this honor, one must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester just completed.

    Rowell earned a 4.0 for the spring semester.

    He is currently serving as the Kentucky Press Association summer intern at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • Barnett, Sollberger honored with shower

    Robyn Barnett and Jeremy Sollberger were honored with a wedding shower on Sunday, June 1 at Saloma Baptist Church. Pictured are, from left, Jessica Coppage, hostess; Sheila Sollberger, the groom's mother; Jeremy and Robyn; Shelby Barnett, the bride's daughter; Rebecca Phillips, the bride's mother; and Laura Marcum, hostess. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at All Occasions. Family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Special pillows offer comfort for women facing surgery

    Larry Rowell

    KPA Intern

    Everyone has a favorite pillow. And some local women have one made especially for them.

    The heart-shaped pillows that Edna Gunsaules sews for women who have undergone breast cancer and OB-GYN surgery meets a need.

    Susan Blevins, a breast cancer survivor and recipient of one of the pillows, said the pillow actually helped ease the pain after having her lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery.

    Blevins still uses the pillow today.

  • Phelps deployed overseas

    Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James J. Phelps has been mobilized and activated at Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wis., for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion in Cynthiana.

  • Local women attend BPW leadership conference

    Renay England and Wanda Washington attended the 86th annual Business and Professsional Women's conference in Bowling Green on June 7.

    Highlights of the conference included sessions on business meetings, foundation fundraisers, Young Careerist, individual development, speak-off and numerous awards.

    Washington, who is past president of Campbellsville BPW, received the Excellent Leadership Award for her service as assistant regional director for 2006-2008.

    Motivational humorist Anne Murray was the conference's keynote speaker.

  • Rice gets visit from Wags dog

    Roca Rice, a native of Campbellsville, enjoys a hug from a Wags pet therapy dog at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown. Wags Pet Therapy of Kentucky Inc. visits nursing homes and assisted living communities.

  • Kirtley attending GSA at Transy

    A Taylor County girl is among more than 200 young artists from across the state participating in The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts.

    Haley Kirtley will attend GSA at Lexington's Transylvania University from June 22 to July 12.

  • Ky 210 wreck sends several to hospital

    Four people were injured in a two-car crash Saturday night.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, the collision occurred at 11:30 p.m. approximately 12 miles west from Campbellsville on KY 210.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 24, of Greensburg Road in Hodgenville was driving east toward Campbellsville in a 2005 Mazda SUV when he attempted to pass a 1996 GMC SUV driven by Sherriel Shely of Louisville, according to Deputy Robbie VanCleave.

  • Coppock's named top retail business

    Maurice and Theresa Coppock have a recipe for success: God, family, loyal, friendly and knowledgeable employees, top notch merchandise, competitive pricing and customers who recognize a retailer with integrity and service.

    Based on that formula, Coppock Appliance and Electronics Inc. was recently named the 2008 Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Retail Business of the Year.

  • Woman gets two years on drug, other charges

    A Campbellsville woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for violating the terms of her diversion.

    Robin Lynn Raynor, 52, of 133 Cherwood Drive appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, June 17.

    In November 2007, Raynor pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies, her second offense, and menacing. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    At that time, Raynor was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail and sentenced to four years' probation.