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Today's News

  • Locals earn degrees at WKU

    Several local Western Kentucky University students recently completed degrees for the fall 2007 semester.

    The graduates and the degree they received follow:

    Kacy M. Bruce, Amanda M. Richerson, Austin W. Tedder, Jesse H. Walters and Lindsay R. Chandler, bachelor of science degrees; Lynde R. Fawcett and Tiffany L. Gordon, bachelor of science in nursing; and Calen McKinney, master of arts.

  • CES Students of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School named several students Student of the Week for their classrooms at a Feb. 22 celebration assembly. Pictured are, from left, front: Ryan Neal, Jaedyn Embry, Chloe Holt, Shelby Smith, Taekwon McCoy, Brittany Viers and Nicole Bottom. Middle: Quentin Lane, Malaya Hoskins, Madison Yaden, Westin Coffman, Dustin Hughes, Andrea Bryant and Antonio Ballard. Back: Jonathan Rakes, Nicholas Radford, Kristy Elmore, Rachel Price, Justin Stewart and Taz McColley.

  • Local student makes dean's list at Centre College

    Meredith Angel of Campbellsville has been named to the dean's list for the fall term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

    Angel is the daughter of James and Sherri Angel of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Campbellsville High School.

    Kentucky's highest ranked national institution, Centre is listed by U.S.News and World Report among the country's top 50 national liberal arts colleges and is the most affordable college in that group.

  • Gumm, Cox and Taylor named all-region

    A senior, a junior and sophomore from the local scene made the Fifth Region Coaches' Association Boys' Basketball All-Region Team for the 2007-2008 season.

    Taylor County's Josh Gumm and Chase Cox are joined on the 16-player squad.

    Adair County junior Darren Ballou heads up the team as Player of the Year while Indians' head man Mark Fudge is Coach of the Year.

  • Locals have horse nominated for Triple Crown Series

    Mr. Ruff, a 3-year-old gray/roan colt, is one of 448 nominees for the Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing this year.

    Mr. Ruff is owned by Farmer Ridge Farm, located at 213 Thoroughbred Court in Taylor County, and is nicknamed "The Bopper" because of his walking head movements when he was born in Taylor County in April, 2005 at Farmer Ridge Farm.

    It was thought at birth his long legs and awkward stance might hinder his development. However, as time passed his awkward stance would vanish and hopes of being a racing horse would improve.

  • Gumm medalist in Rome, Ga. golf tourney

    Jeffrey Gumm shot a two-day total of 141 and won a four-way playoff to become the medalist at the Rome News-Tribune Invitational Golf Tournament in Rome, Ga. on March 10-11.

    Gumm shot a 72 the first day and bested that by three strokes on Tuesday with a 69 and was tied with Jeff Ivall of Northwood, Samuel del Val of Berry and Patrick Scheil of John A. Logan Community College before winning the playoff.

  • Region hoops will be competitive next season

    While most long-time fans probably agreed that Fifth Region basketball (most notably the boys) was somewhat down this year, no one could say the games at Hart County High School weren't exciting.

    All of the games were competitive and went down to the wire.

    Also, while Elizabethtown and North Hardin seemed to be a notch above the other girls' teams, look for the 2008-09 campaigns to be even more fiercely-battled.

  • Hometown Wireless named Bluegrass Cellular agent

    Hometown Wireless, 604 E. Broadway, recently became an authorized agent for Bluegrass Cellular.

    Jim Ferrie is the owner.

    As an authorized agent, Hometown Wireless will be handling cell phone contracts and the buying/selling of new and used phones.

  • Man charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine.

    Tyhese Carlos Moore, 21, of 131 Coppock St. was arrested Thursday, March 6 at 3 p.m.

    According to Moore's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Norman Simpson stopped him because of an active arrest warrant.

    After a search of Simpson's vehicle, the citation states, Simpson found a small bag of marijuana. Simpson also found cocaine and a large amount of money in Moore's pockets and a shoebox with marijuana residue.

  • Benningfields celebrate second birthday

    Joshua Clay, left, and Jelsie Claire Benningfield celebrated their second birthday March 6. Their parents are Jason and Jessica Benningfield of Finley. Grandparents are Clyde and Bonnie Benningfield of Finley and Howell and Letitia Hallmark of Bradfordsville. They also have a brother, Jacob Andrew.