Today's News

  • The Center to host Mardi Gras event

    The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans will take over The Center for Rural Development on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., when Mardi Gras at The Center brings a bit of Bourbon Street to Somerset.

    At the event, set for the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, The Center will roll out traditional multi-colored beads and festive masks for visitors, who will celebrate Mardi Gras with live performances from two of Louisiana's premier Cajun and Zydeco bands and savor a sampling of Cajun and Creole food staples like red beans and rice and shrimp jambalaya.

  • Ash Wednesday joint service planned

    Three local congregations will observe the beginning of the Lenten season, the 40 days preceding Easter, with an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church.

    The church is located at 502 E. Main St. in Campbellsville.

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fannie Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and the host congregation will join in the traditional Ash Wednesday liturgy and imposition of ashes.

  • Battlefield association to host public meeting

    The Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Taylor County Extension Office from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    The meeting is required as a result of an American Battlefield Protection Program grant the group received to help prepare a preservation plan for Tebbs Bend Battlefield.

    At the meeting, Taylor County residents will be encouraged to share their vision for the battlefield over the next 50 to 100 years.

  • Giles wins Super Bowl give-away

    Debbie Giles was the winner of Purcell's Business Products' Super Bowl promotion. Giles won more than $500 worth of prizes by guessing closest to the Super Bowl score without going over. Pictured are, from left, Linda Hayes, owner of Purcell's Business Products; Giles; and John Raganas, sales manager for Purcell's.

  • Clark

    Jessie "Doug" and Diane Clark will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 22.

    The Clarks have five children, Jeff Clark, Mark Clark, Teresa Ralls, Karen Mardis and Kathy Payton, all of the Campbellsville area. They also have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Their children will be hosting a reception in honor of their parents from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday in the fellowship hall at Salem Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts. However, cards are welcome.


  • Breaking News: Alcohol election results upheld

    A judge has upheld the results of May's local option election, which allowed some Campbellsville restaurants to serve alcohol.

    Last May, Campbellsville voters approved a measure allowing restaurants in Campbellsville seating at least 50 people and deriving at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales to serve alcohol by the drink. However, alcohol can only be served in conjunction with a meal.

  • Class offered for senior drivers

    Taylor County Extension Office will host a class for senior drivers on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Billy Gregory, public information officer with the Kentucky State Police, will teach adults to avoid accidents, cope with changing reflexes and give an update on traffic laws.

    Auto insurance companies will give varying discounts to graduates of the class. Participants should call 465-4511 by if they are interested so workbooks can be ordered. Cost is $3 and participants should bring their own lunch.


  • Final Respects

    Red roses sway gently in the breeze, ready to be placed on the grave in remembrance.

    It is quiet.

    A long line of police cars stops at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The caravan continues as far as one can see, their blue lights flashing. Police officers from around the state stand to the side at attention.

    Lebanon Police officers place their hands upon the hearse, which carries the body of slain police officer David M. Ford. They walk together as the vehicle slowly makes its way to the burial plot.

  • Nearly 3,000 KU customers lose power Tuesday

    Nearly 3,000 Kentucky Utilities customers lost power for a little less than an hour Tuesday evening.

    "We had a breaker switch go bad in one of Campbellsville's substations," said Cliff Feltham, KU's statewide media relations manager. "2,750 customers were affected. They were off for a bit less than an hour."

    Feltham said the customer load was switched to other substations so that crews could repair the switch on Wednesday.

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with drug and other crimes in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Carla Davis, 36, of 218 McNary St. was indicted on charges of second- and third-degree selling a controlled substance and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.