Today's News

  • Blood drive is Feb. 20

    With cold and flu season at its peak, and bad weather affecting some parts of the country, the American Red Cross needs healthy and eligible donors to donate blood regularly - especially during the winter months.

    "Anyone, even a member of your own family, could need blood," Dr. Yenshen Hsueh, CEO of the American Red Cross River Valley Region, said. "In fact, every two seconds someone in the United States will need blood."

  • Eagles down Washington, Green at home

    Campbellsville High School closed out regular-season play with a pair of home wins on Saturday over Washington County and on Tuesday vs. Green County.

    The Eagles raced out to a 20-5 first-quarter advantage en route to a 61-30 romp over Washington County as Bryton Taylor had 21 points and Thomas Downs 18 rebounds.

    CHS led Green County by 24 points (47-23) in the second half and held off the Clint Henderson-less (out with an injured foot) Dragons 67-57.

  • Work on downtown streetscape begins next week

    After two years of public discussions and planning, the first of two phases of a project to redesign a portion of downtown Campbellsville is set to begin next week.

    Construction on the streetscape portion of the project should start next week, according to Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator.

    During the first phase, Bowling Green-based contractors Scott and Murphy will remove existing sidewalks along Columbia Avenue between Main Street and Broadway and install new handicap accessible sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and trees.

  • Judicial center may not open till July

    Construction of Taylor County's new judicial center has fallen behind schedule and the building may not be open until July.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that workers have lost 88 construction days because of bad weather.

    He said the building will now be completed around June 1. Judicial center staff may be able to begin using the building around July 4.

    Construction of the judicial center began in August 2007. The three-story building will encompass 53,000 square feet.

  • Lady Eagles whip Washington

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles were going for their sixth win in seven outings, but Caverna posted its first win in 21 outings this season with a 40-36 triumph in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Eagles won their eighth game on Saturday with a 47-35 home victory vs. Washington County.

    Tiffany Slone led coach Cameron Jackson's squad with 15 points while Poo Railey had 12 for the Commanderettes.

    Caverna entered Tuesday's game with 20 straight losses this season and 23 setbacks over the last two campaigns.

  • Public record for Feb. 16

    District Civil Filed

    09-C-012, filed 1/10/09; Taylor Regional Medical Center v. Howard W. and Donna Thompson of Sunflower Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges Howard Thompson owes $1,829.35 for services rendered, Donna Thompson owes $415.07 for services rendered, interest and court costs.

    09-C-025, filed 1/26/09; Midland Funding LLC v. Tracy James of Reids Chapel Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $629.61, interest and court costs.

    District Civil Settled

  • Man gets seven years on burglary, assault charges

    A Campbellsville man who broke into a former girlfriend's home will spend seven years in prison for his crimes.

    Brad Derrick Shofner, 27, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for sentencing.

  • Investigation continues into shooting death

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a Campbellsville man and, as of Friday, no new information about the case had been released.

    David M. Ford, 40, a Lebanon Police officer, was found dead last Tuesday afternoon at his Graham Road home.

    At a press conference last Tuesday night, Kentucky State Police Post 15 Commander Greg Baird said the Campbellsville E-911 Center received a phone call from Tonya Ford of 109 Graham Road at 1:07 p.m. stating that she had arrived at her home and found her husband, who had been shot.

  • A digital delay in the airwaves

    With less than two weeks to go before the switch, Congress has voted to delay the transition to digital TV until June.


    It's nice to see that our federal government is still tackling the big issues. Sure, people are losing their jobs, families are being forced out of homes they can't pay for and businesses are shutting their doors, but we all know nothing is more important than TV.

    The rationale is that people haven't had time to prepare and that the federally funded coupon program has run short of cash.

  • At Home Caregivers celebrated its grand opening with the Campbellsville Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 23. At Home Caregivers was created to assist seniors and people who are recovering from illness with services such as bathing, grooming, light housekeeping, transportation, laundry and grocery shopping. Owners Kenny Riggs and Lisa Riggs will match every client with the right caregiver based on personalities, skills, expertise and attitude. At Home Caregivers is located at 434 Hotchkiss St. in Campbellsville.