Today's News

  • Frontier surgeon to appear in Green County

    On Christmas Day in 1809 in Danville, a thousand miles from the nearest hospital and 35 years before the development of anesthesia, Dr. Ephraim McDowell (1771-1830) removed a ovarian tumor from the abdomen of a Kentucky woman.

    It was the world's first ovariotomy and it eventually brought McDowell worldwide acclaim as the father of abdominal surgery.

    L. Henry Dowell will portray McDowell in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance at the Green County Public Library on Monday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET.

  • CU concert chorus to perform Dec. 8

    "There are places in this piece where I can imagine voices echoing across mountains," said Dr. Frieda Gebert, director of Campbellsville University's Concert Chorus and associate professor of music.

    Gebert was describing the music the chorus will perform on Monday, Dec. 8 in The Gheens Recital Hall at 8 p.m.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Lindsey Wilson to host Christmas concert Dec. 7

    The Lindsey Wilson College choral program will present "Scriptures and Songs of Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 7.

    The program will be performed at 7:30 p.m. ET at Columbia Baptist Church.

    The concert - which is free and open to the public - is part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series.

    The evening concert features both the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir and the Lindsey Wilson Singers.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to present Christmas concert

    "Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!"

    So said Dr. Suess when the Grinch caught the spirit. Should you need a spark to kindle your own Christmas spirit, there will be no better opportunity than at the annual Christmas concerts of the Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine. These concerts have come to be a tradition of the season in Central Kentucky.

  • Annual Home Tour is Dec. 7

    Campbellsville Woman's Club's annual Holiday Home Tour is currently in its planning stages.

    Members are in the process of selecting homes for the tour. If you would like to nominate a home for the tour, or if you would like your own home to be included, contact a Woman's Club member or stop by the Elegant Touch on Main Street.

    Whether the homes are large or small, with simple dcor or lavish furnishings, each home has something special to offer viewers during the Christmas season.

  • Christmas photos with Santa

    There will be an opportunity for children and pets to be photographed with Santa, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission.

    Santa will be available Saturday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pierce Portrait Studio, located at 229 E. Main St. in downtown Campbellsville. 

    No appointments are necessary. A portion of the sitting fee will support the Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission's activities in downtown Campbellsville.


  • Fundraiser planned to benefit Toys for Kids

    The Toys for Kids program annual fundraising dance is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 at the American Legion. 

    Admission is $5 per person, and those who attend must be at least 21 years old.

    Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the band "Scarecrow" will begin playing at 9 p.m.

    All proceeds will go directly to the Toys for Kids program to help buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children living in Campbellsville and Taylor County.


  • Man gets prison for growing pot

    A Campbellsville man will spend three years in prison for growing marijuana.

    Brandon Lee Skaggs, 29, of 600 Underwood St., Apt. C3, in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 2 for sentencing.

    In September 2006, Skaggs pleaded guilty to growing more than five marijuana plants and possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana.

  • Give thanks by spreading your blessings

    Today is a day officially set aside as a time for gratitude. And those of us who live in Campbellsville and Taylor County have so much for which to be grateful.

    Most of us will sit down with family members and friends for a meal that can only be described as a feast. We can also be thankful that we have friends and neighbors and churches who will be there for those who don't have family and friends nearby or for those who don't have the resources to provide their own feasts.

  • Shopping with 'the good guys'

    Talon Walker is having trouble making up his mind. There are simply too many Star Wars figures to consider. He picks one up, studies it and then grabs another. Luckily, he has a little help from Kentucky State Police Trooper David Smith and his wife, Stephanie.

    Walker, who is from Washington County, is one 13 kids who participated in KSP Post 15's "Shop With a Trooper" program last week.