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Today's News

  • Farmers continue push for new tobacco contracts

    Tobacco farmers representing 13 counties met last week to express their displeasure with the 2008 contract offered by Philip Morris.

    The meeting Jan. 16 was a follow-up to a December meeting, during which farmers said they wanted to know if tobacco growers in other areas felt the same way. The answer that came back was a definitive yes.

    "We've all got the same concerns," said Forrest Stevens, a farmer from Anderson County who sells his tobacco in Lebanon.

  • Gore completes basic training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Brandi M. Gore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • CMS honors its cafeteria staff

    Campbellsville Middle School's Student Council and Beta clubs recently hosted a breakfast to express appreciation to CMS cafeteria staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the school.

    Student Council members provided breakfast casseroles, muffins and fresh fruit for the recognition meal while Beta Club members served the meal to the cafeteria staff.

    CMS Student Council is sponsored by Vangie Altman, Gifted/Talented coordinator, while Beta Club is sponsored by Beth Wiedewitsch, CMS guidance counselor.

  • Wilson Kids Corner

    Jack William Wilson, born Dec. 1, is the son of Richie and Tracy Wilson of Oxfordshire, England. His grandparents are William and Suzanne Turner of Campbellsville and Jim and Francis Wood of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. He also has an aunt and uncle, Kathryn and Richard Payne.

  • Rogers Scholars deadline is Jan. 31

    The deadline for applying for Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program, and ELI, a program for young entrepreneurs, is Thursday, Jan. 31.

    High school students in the 42-county region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky are eligible to apply.

    Rogers Scholars is for rising high school juniors. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply for ELI. Both are one-week summer sessions, which take place on the grounds of The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    Rogers Scholars graduates have described the program as a "life-changing experience."

  • Heaton's 3-point play secures Lady Tiger win

    Freshman Melly Heaton completed a three-point play to give Campbellsville University a three-point lead with under 30 seconds remaining as the Lady Tigers held on to win 80-76 at Indiana University Southeast on Saturday.

    Campbellsville built a 17-point lead in the second half, but the Lady Grenadiers chipped away and cut it to one point, 77-76, before Heaton hit a lay-up, was fouled and made the subsequent free-throw to seal the win.

  • CES Students of the Week

    Several Campbellsville Elementary students were recently honored at a celebration assembly by being named Student of the Week for their classroom. They are, from left, front: Shelby Hunt, Branson Wilcoxson, Devon Reardon, Jasmine Coro and Andrew Willams. Middle: Josh Dooley, Gracie Miller, Davon Cecil, Korissa Pearish and Rafael Pedroza. Back: Alicia Grapevine, Keniayah Barnett, Kalup Cowan, Jarett Malone, James Ferguson and Sara Kurtz.

  • Tedder joins Wise, Buckner, Sprowles

    Austin Tedder has joined the staff of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles and Associates, 301 E. Main St.

    Tedder graduated from Taylor County High School in 2003 and Western Kentucky University in 2007 with a B.S. in accounting. His previous work experience includes an internship at Ingersoll-Rand in the finance department.

    He enjoys community involvement through coaching Pee-Wee baseball.

    He is the son of Terry and Mitzi Tedder of Campbellsville and the late Phyllis Tedder.

  • Morris Kids Corner

    Brady Christopher Morris celebrated his first birthday Nov. 13. He is the son of John and Tina Morris of Simpsonville. He also has an older sister, Brooklyn Elizabeth Morris. Grandparents are Dennis and Frances Morris of Campbellsville, Debbie Rose and Jackie Rose, both of McKee. Great-grandparents are Datha Davidson, Owen and Bernice Rose, all of McKee, and the late Dewey Davidson, Thurman and Hortense Watson and Thomas and Ruby Morris.

  • Murakami donates to Toys for Tots

    Murakami, Water Tower Bypass, contributed $2,800 to Toys for Tots. The money was donated by employees and management. Pictured are Dan Durham, director of Rescue; Rescue employees; Rob Collins, Commonwealth Broadcasting representative; Shinn Murakami, Murakami owner; and Nancy Vaughn of Murakami.