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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ford celebrates eighth birthday

    Jack Ford celebrated his eighth birthday on May 10 at Sport Spot with family and friends. Pictured are, from left, front: Madison Ferrie, his cousin Lexie Ford, Jack and his sister Natalie Ford. Back: Sydnee Beard, Amelia Bowen, Faith Gaddis, Sarah Matthew Grimsley, Loren Finck and Mattison Blakeman.

  • Rhodes honored with baby shower

    Elisha Rhodes was honored with a baby shower on May 18 at the home of Farrah Hord. She and her husband, Nathan Rhodes, are expecting their first child in September. Pictured are, from left, hostesses Tammy Hash and Hord, Elisha and Donna White, hostess.

  • Cox earns National Merit Scholarship, other honors

    Ben Taylor Cox of Campbellsville was among the more than 2,800 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities announced recently by National Merit Scholarship Corp.

    A Taylor County High School graduate, Cox earned the National Merit University of Kentucky Scholarship. He is planning a career in medicine.

    Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

  • Pickett Kids Corner

    Lilly Kathryn Pickett, born March 15, is the daughter of Chris and Anna Pickett of Bardstown. Her grandparents are Nelson and Nancy Pickett of Greensburg, Sam and Anita Clements of Springfield and the late Donna Clements. Great-grandparents are Sue Clements and Murray and Ann Smith, all of Springfield, and Stanford and Elnora Pickett of Greensburg.

  • Former standouts continue baseball success

    Four local athletes with deep Campbellsville/Taylor County roots have been in the news this spring on the baseball scene.

    Sham Gabehart, who played for and was an assistant coach at Campbellsville, was an assistant and hitting instructor on the staff at Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge, La.

    The 34-5 Eagles, seeded No. 2, won their 10th state title for head coach M.L. Woodruff. Parkview Baptist had won five straight titles before being dethroned in 2007 by eventual champion Iowa.

  • Burress wants to major in criminal justice

    After graduating on Friday night, Taylor County High School's Matt Burress inked with Lindsey Wilson College on Wednesday morning.

    "It's close to home and my friends (Cardinal teammate Mikey Brown who signed at the same signing ceremony and Campbellsville High School signee Blake Milby who inked last month with the Blue Raiders) are going there," Burress said of his commitment to coach Mike Talley's program.

    Burress said he needs to get stronger to pitch on the collegiate level.

    He wants to major in criminal justice.

  • Smith named Support Person of the Year

    Campbellsville native Theresa Haskins Smith has been selected as the 2008 Support Person of the Year by the Louisville Education and Employment Partnership.

    A 1972 graduate of Campbellsville High School, Smith is a home school coordinator for Fairdale High School MCA in Louisville. She also oversees the Title V program.

  • CMS eighth graders celebrate

    Campbellsville Middle School recently hosted its eighth-grade celebration to mark the next step in their journey of life. More than 50 students gathered at the gala that was sponsored by parents and friends of the class. The class helped pay for the event by selling donuts in order to ease the budget crunch for the school. The event was a success in that not only was enough money raised to cover the costs of the celebration, but each student was also awarded for their efforts and prizes were given to the winners of various games.