Today's News

  • Booths available for July Fourth celebration

    The deadline to apply for a booth in the 33rd annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration is Monday, June 15.

    Booth spaces are available in five separate areas, including arts and crafts, Amazon.com food court, downtown marketplace, games and entertainment and an area specifically for local church, civic, school and nonprofit groups.

    The cost for a 10x12 booth is $50. The cost for a food court booth is $150. Booth spaces are available in the downtown area and at Miller Park.

  • Macon making way to U of L for football

    Taylor County High School graduate Leonard Macon will be heading to Louisville to enroll in classes and play football at the University of Louisville.

    “They’re looking at me as a wide receiver and maybe to return kick-offs,” Macon said on Friday while watching the final game of the All “A” Basketball Shootout at Campbellsville High School.

    Macon said he is supposed to be at U of L on July 10 and the coaches tell him he has an excellent chance to earn a scholarship.

  • Campbellsville man still missing

    A Campbellsville man known throughout the community as "Rambo" has been missing now for a year and a half.

    James Huff has been missing since Jan. 28, 2008, according to the National Center for Missing Adults. Huff would now be 39.

    Huff's uncle, Ralph Huff, says he isn't sure what has happened to his nephew.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton said in January that he believes Huff left Campbellsville.


  • Single mother of 10 gets first home

    After moving everything in, she says she's going to paint and do some much needed landscaping. "The only thing I can't wait to do is paint those purple shutters."

    At the age of 50, Dawn Novak is purchasing her first home. "First and last," she says with a smile.

    And with the help of Community Ventures Corp., Novak will get some financial assistance to make the purchase possible.

  • Williams-Wayne

    Lindsay Elizabeth Williams of Georgetown and David Allen Wayne of Lexington will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 20.

    Williams is the daughter of Cheryl Williams of Campbellsville and the late Larry E. Williams. Her grandparents are Robert E. Newcomb and Russell E. and Betty Williams, all of Campbellsville, and the late Genevieve Newcomb.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky. Williams is employed as an agriculture teacher by the Scott County Board of Education.

  • Benefit auction planned for local man

    A benefit auction has been planned for Billy Floyd, who was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in February.

    The benefit will be Friday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 82. Ruff Cutt will perform.

    All money raised will go toward Floyd's medical bills.

    For more information, contact Natasha Wright at 789-7561, Deana Willis at 465-0109, Regina Fair at 789-1395 or Diane Minor at 465-8547.


  • Giles Society hosts pottery workshop

    The Giles Society will host its annual pottery workshop on Saturday, June 20 for children ages 7 to 12 at the Giles House on Spout Springs Road in Knifley.

    There will be two classes, one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET and the other from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Each student will be charged a $10 fee for art supplies.

    The Giles House will be open to the public through Saturday, Oct. 3 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. ET.

    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Giles House will host its annual Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians event.

  • Benefit planned for Campbellsville native

    A benefit auction and singing has been planned for Darrell "Peewee" Dishman, a Campbellsville native who has been diagnosed with cancer.

    The benefit will be Saturday, June 13 at Susie Fire Department in Monticello at 4 p.m.

    The Sage Knoll Band will perform and plate lunches will be sold for $6.

    To donate items for the auction, call the Wayne County Judge/Executive's Office at (606) 348-4241 or Patty's Hair Salon in Albany at (606) 387-8430

  • Taylor County Fair

    See the Accent and Milestones pages in Monday's print edition as well as a slideshow at the bottom of today's home page for more photos from this year's Taylor County Fair.

  • FOL fire report months away

    Campbellsville's fire chief says he doesn't believe Tuesday's fire at the former Fruit of the Loom building was intentionally set, but a report of the official cause might be months away.

    The east side of the building at the factory, which closed its doors in 1998, caught fire early Tuesday morning.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said at a press conference last week that three explosions inside the building were confirmed.