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Today's News

  • Firefighters respond to house fire twice

    An evening house fire had firefighters responding twice.

    Greensburg/Green County Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire on East Meadow Creek Road in Taylor County at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department and Green County EMS also responded.

    The home, which suffered extensive damage, is owned by Frankie McNear. No injuries were reported.

    When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were visible from the home.

    Both fire departments were called back to the scene at 4:09 a.m. because the fire rekindled.

  • Green River Ministries gets state, federal funding

    Green River Ministries will receive $69,750 in federal and state funding for its emergency shelter.

    Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Housing Corp. announced the latest recipients of emergency shelter grant funds last week. Green River Ministries is among the 42 agencies to share $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Kentucky Housing to assist the homeless in Kentucky.

    Green River Ministries will receive $46,500 in federal funds and $23,250 in state funds.

  • Pleasant Union Baptist hosts Vacation Bible School at the lake

    Pleasant Union Baptist Church recently hosted Vacation Bible School at Green River Lake State Park. Bible classes were taught by church members for youth and adults. Chanelle Jackson and Joyce Johnson organized the event.

  • Greater Campbellsville United taking survey on July 4

    Greater Campbellsville United is seeking residents' thoughts on their seven favorite places in Taylor County.

    A booth with questionnaires will be set up downtown during tomorrow's Fourth of July Celebration.

    GCU Director Wanda Washington asks residents to stop by the booth and fill out a ballot.

  • Allen is USAA award winner

    Lance Allen of Campbellsville has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in leadership and science.

    The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

    Allen, who attends Green County High School, was nominated for the honors by Tammy Thompson, guidance counselor, and Melissa Bright, chemistry teacher, at GCHS. He will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook, which is published nationally.

  • PRIDE donates wetlands book to local library

    If your summer project is to build a wetland, then you should visit your local library to check out "Wetland Drainage, Restoration and Repair."

    Eastern Kentucky PRIDE recently donated copies of the book to every public library in the 38 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky, as well as the region's NRCS and Conservation District offices.

  • Resident's flag found burned

    A Campbellsville resident's U.S. flag was found burned near a church on Monday.

    According to Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp, a resident called his office last week and reported that her flag had been stolen from outside her West Main Street home.

    Shipp said the flag was found Monday at the Campbellsville Church of Nazarene on West Main Street. He said the flag had been burned and damaged.

    Shipp said the sheriff's department does not know who took the flag. Anyone with information about the incident can call Shipp's office at 465-4351.

  • Christmas ornaments on sale

    The Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission's 2008 Christmas Ornament goes on sale today.

    The third in a series, this year's ornament features the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church, now the Taylor County Public Library, located on South Columbia Avenue and Broadway in downtown Campbellsville.

    The church is etched on a flat glass ornament with a gold ribbon. The history of the church is included in the gold gift box.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 2, 1998

    Jennifer Warren and Megan Cary were crowned Miss Independence and Miss Taylor County Fair, respectively, Saturday night at Hamilton Auditorium.

    John David Inman of Campbellsville is among 447 students at Eastern Kentucky University named to the president's list for spring semester study.

    Samantha Floyd, 3, won first place in the Crusade for Children baby contest at Kroger, East Broadway. She is the daughter of Doug and Sharon Floyd of Campbellsville.

    Dr. James Watkins was recently certified by the American Board of Surgery.

  • July 4th celebration events begin Thursday

    Happy 232nd birthday America! And what a party we're having to celebrate. There's everything from parades and fireworks to hot air balloons and food for family fun.

    The Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration Committee has even added a new event this year - hot air balloon rides. The balloon rides will take place during the balloon glow tonight and the race tomorrow, said Greg Gribbins, a member of the committee.