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Today's News

  • Comedy camps begin June 16

    This summer at "'Laugh In' Out Loud" theatre arts camps on the Campbellsville University campus, children will be working on comedy skits, joke wall appearances and improvisations that will allow them to gain experience working on stage in a group and as individuals.

    The camps are hosted by Campbellsville University and Birdsong Family Productions.

    This format will allow all campers to participate in a performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18 at the University theatre. The show will be open to the community.

  • Lt. Governor is Chamber guest speaker

    Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo says Kentucky's future is bright.

    Mongiardo was the guest speaker at Thursday night's annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    In addition to the Chamber's annual awards (see related story), new Board members were announced. They are Mark Carney, Pieter De Grez, Renay England, Susie Skaggs and Dr. Heather Wise. Those members rotating off the Board were Larry Bowen, Dr. Ben Cox, Tommy Hughes, Sue Ellen Knifley and David Alan Newton.

  • Public Record for June 9

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-078, filed 2/29/08; Midland Funding LLC v. Rusty Crews of Osage Avenue in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $799.08, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 5/23/08.

    08-C-084, filed 3/3/08; Midland Funding LLC v. Paula Burress of West Main Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $1,111.16, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 5/21/08.

  • Abell celebrates second birthday

    Madison Angelina Abell celebrated her second birthday on May 13 in Glan-Munchweiler, Germany, where her father is stationed at Ramstein AFB. She is the daughter of Samantha and Edward Lee Abell Jr. Her grandparents are Edward and Barbara Abell of Casey Creek and Mike and Carolyn Graham of Waynesville, N.C. Great-grandparents are Alan and Irene Humphress of Campbellsville, Oscar and Gail Lott of Waynesville, Carolyn Graham of Memphis, Tenn., and the late James Graham and Clarence and Rowena Sween.

  • Shortage of volunteers hurting local girls

    In 2007, nearly a thousand girls in Kentuckiana missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime. They were denied the chance to develop the skills needed to discover their potential, to connect with their communities and to take action to solve the world's problems. These girls wanted to join Girl Scouts but could not because of a shortage of volunteers.

    Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Terry Blackwell wants every girl to have a home in Girl Scouting.

  • Cardinal Kroger gold-certified for sixth year

    For the past six consecutive years, Taylor County High School's School-Based Enterprise Cardinal Kroger has received the Gold-Level Certification awarded by DECA Inc.

    Cardinal Kroger has been a partnership with the Kroger Corp. for the past 13 years. With the help of manager Danna Simpson and co-managers Amanda Bennett and Patty Raley of the Green River Plaza Kroger store and district manager Tim Payne, Cardinal Kroger has again reached the Gold-Level Certification, the highest certification possible.

  • CHS technology project one of 34 'Best in State'

    Campbellsville High School Student Technology Leadership Program members DJ Foley, Alex Quinn and Jason Rainwater had one of the 35 Best of State projects at the STLP State Showcase Competition on May 6-7 in Lexington.

    More than 3,500 students from across Kentucky competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program State Showcase Competition.

  • Pack 777 hosts fishing derby

    Pack 777 had a fishing derby at City Lake on May 17. Winners are, in front: Timothy "TJ" Lawson, biggest fish; Devin O'Keefe, tiniest fish and most fish caught; and Nicholas Smith, ugliest fish. Back: Chris and Carla Garrett, fishing derby co-chairs and Bear den leaders for the pack.

  • Rakes honored with bridal shower

    Kelli Rakes was honored with a bridal shower on Sunday, May 4 at Green River Memorial Baptist Church. Pictured are, from left, Peggy Caulk, the groom's aunt; Reba Martin, the groom's grandmother; Janet Edwards, the groom's mother; Rakes; Patricia Rakes, the bride's mother; and Annie Rakes, the bride's sister. Rakes will marry Brad Brockman on Saturday, June 7.

  • Grace Notes: Doing the Almighty happy dance

    We're doing the happy dance at my house these days. It started when, one day last week, I went to turn on the TV in the living room and it popped, which is never a good sound coming from a major appliance or electronic device.

    My husband had been pining for a flat-screen, high-definition TV for months and I've balked at the idea. Our TV was good enough.

    But that morning "good enough" became "dead." Later that day Barry called me at work and said, "Before you start screaming, hear me out."