Today's News

  • Hafley-Thornton

    Leann Nicole Hafley and Benjamin Daryl Thornton, both of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, April 25.

    Hafley is the daughter of Warren Hafley of Lebanon and Nancy Hafley of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Mildred Hafley of Gravel Switch and the late Clifton Hafley and Mack and Theresa Brady.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville University. Hafley is employed as a social worker and case manager for child support at Maximus Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Newton-Jones

    Helen E. Newton and James "Lowell" Jones, both of Columbia, exchanged wedding vows on April 8.

    The wedding ceremony took place at The Historical Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The couple will be making their home at the Holmes Bend dock area in Adair County.


  • Williams-Jewell

    Leslie Reneé Williams of Campbellsville and Pasa'lo Cortez Jewell of Louisville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 9.

    Williams is the daughter of the Rev. Morrisdine and Mary Williams of Campbellsville. She has one child, Chrysla D. Martin. Her grandparents are the late Isles and Pauline Young.

    She is a 1998 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Insight Communications in Louisville.

    Jewell is the son of Reginald and Betty Jewell of Louisville. His grandparents are Annie Jewell and Pauline Lovely, both of Louisville.

  • CU chorale, handbell choir to perform April 24

    The Campbellsville University Chorale and Handbell Choir will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24 at The Gheens Recital Hall. The public is invited to the free concert, which is in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive.

    The chorale performs a wide variety of literature in a broad spectrum of musical styles, including accompanied and a cappella pieces and both sacred and secular selections, according to Dr. Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music and assistant dean of the School of Music, who directs the chorale.

  • CU group to perform at The Center for Rural Development

    The Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green is known for "thinking outside the box" when it comes to unconventional ways of combining classical and popular music on the same program.

    The orchestra and Conductor and Music Director Jeffrey Reed will do so again at the next Center Stage performance on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • State auditor to appear on CU television show

    John Chowning, right, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president of Campbellsville University, recently interviewed Crit Luallen, auditor of public accounts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, on Chowning's television show "Dialogue on Public Issues" on WLCU. The show will air on Comcast Cable Channel 10 on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.


  • Lincoln celebration planned in Springfield

    A community-wide celebration is planned for Springfield on Wednesday, April 22 in conjunction with the dedication and unveiling ceremonies of a sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed in front of the new Washington County Judicial Center on Main Street in downtown Springfield.

    The sculpture, titled "In Sacred Union," was designed by Paula Slater of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif. and depicts a bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. 

  • Stories that stay with us

    As a reporter, I sometimes write stories that seem to stay with me and tug at my emotions, whether it's about someone dying in a car crash, a fire that left a family homeless or someone accused of hurting an innocent child. One such story that recently tugged at me was about child abuse. It gave statistics that show that the number of reported child abuse cases last year was higher - much higher - than in 2007.

  • On Earth Day, don't buy into the eco-doomsaying

    What would Earth Day be without hand wringing over the supposedly dire state of the planet?

    Concern over climate change seems to have reached a fever pitch. And the American economy has been fingered as the culprit.

    President Obama's recent budget proposal pours a whopping $150 billion into clean energy technologies and another $75 billion into tax incentives for "alternative" energy research. It also includes a national "cap-and-trade" program for greenhouse-gas emissions that would demand an estimated $79 billion from American industry.

  • UPDATE: One of three finalists drops out

    One of the three finalists for superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools has dropped out.

    Robert "Bobby" Lewis, who is an associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools, has withdrawn from the superintendent search process.

    This leaves the Campbellsville School Board with two finalists - Mike Deaton, who is principal at Campbellsville High, and Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High.

    The Board is expected to announce its decision tomorrow at 5 at a special meeting.