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Today's News

  • Two local businesses to close their doors

    Two Campbellsville businesses, Friedman's Jewelers and Dawahares, will soon close their doors in Green River Plaza.

    Lexington-based clothing retailer Dawahares will close by the end of July, Dawahare's President Harding Dawahare said. Friedman's will close by June 21, according to store manager Allen McKibben.

    Dawahare said the family-owned firm filed for bankruptcy protection May 30 and plans to close nine of its 31 stores. About 100 employees of 500 will lose their jobs.

    The Campbellsville Dawahares' closing will affect between 10 and 12 employees.

  • Unlawful imprisonment, other charges dismissed

    Charges against a Campbellsville man arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment in April after he allegedly held a 14-year-old juvenile at his home have been dismissed.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, Cody J. Welch, 25, of 11866 Hodgenville Road was arrested on Wednesday, April 2.

    The report states Welch was arrested as the result of a missing juvenile compaint. Further allegations, according to the report, state that Welch had been selling marijuana to the juvenile.

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary Writers of the Week for May 7 are as follows: Autumn Matney, kindergarten; Jesse Kendall, first grade; Ethan Hayes, second grade; Hailey Gebler, third grade; Chase Dysholm, fourth grade; and Mary Gray, fifth grade.

  • State Capitol Visit

    Taylor County Elementary School fourth grade students visited Frankfort on May 13. They toured the State Capitol and received souvenir packets on behalf of State Rep. Russ Mobley.

  • City sells Merchants Hotel for $1

    It could be the event that helps revitalize downtown Campbellsville, according to Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen.

    Following a brief executive session, Campbellsville City Council voted unanimously Monday to sell the Merchants Hotel building to Will and Karen Patton for $1.

    As part of the contract, the Pattons are required to spend at least $125,000 by Dec. 31, 2010 for the "rescue, renovation and revitalization" of the property.

    Allen said the restoration of the hotel could lead to the revitalization of the downtown area.

  • Help make cancer a distant memory

    Cancer touches all of us, plain and simple. If only it was as simple to cure it.

    As the second leading cause of death in the U.S., cancer will affect all too many of us. We each have a risk - experts say half of all men and a third of all women will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

    As scary as those numbers are, each year it seems as if cancer researchers have some good news for us.

  • Catholic reunion is this weekend

    In 1785, the first group of Catholic settlers, mostly from Maryland, came to what are now Nelson, Washington and Marion counties in Kentucky.

    Since 1990, Catholics with Maryland/Kentucky roots have gathered every other year to research and exchange information regarding their ancestry. Past reunions have taken place in Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri.

    The 2008 Maryland to Kentucky Reunion is scheduled for this weekend at St. Thomas Parish, 870 St. Thomas Lane in Bardstown.

    This year's reunion includes 660 registrants from 34 states.

  • Police seek business input on security improvements

    Campbellsville Police officers are inviting retail business owners and managers to a meeting next week to discuss security.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said the purpose of the meeting is to form a partnership between businesses and the police department. The meeting, he said, will result in the formation of a Campbellsville Retail Business Association.

    Following the initial meeting, Benningfield said topics of discussion will include forgery, gasoline drive-offs, scams, identity theft and more.

  • Haley earns Giles award

    Meredith Blaine Haley received the Janice Holt Giles Book Award at Campbellsville High School.

    Haley was selected for this honor by her English teacher and guidance counselor Mitzi Coyle.

    She was chosen for the award because she, above all other females in the junior class, is adept at writing, has an interest in literature, is a critical thinker, has an interest in Kentucky history and geography, is planning to further her education and is a valuable member of her community.

  • Want a bridge in your backyard?

    With his men already outnumbering the Union troops, Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan hatched an idea to further weaken the Union forces.

    Union men had built a wooden bridge to help transport supplies and soldiers for their cause over a bend in the Green River known as Tebbs Bend.

    And on Jan. 1, 1863, Morgan's men burned the bridge, delivering a severe blow to the already frail Union men.

    Now, nearly 150 years after the bridge burned, it's set to fall once again.