Today's News

  • Tigers triumph in roundball opener

    If there were any questions surrounding the comeback of Zach Allender after missing last season following knee surgery, the 6-7 senior started answering them on Saturday by posting a double-double as Campbellsville University bested Mid-Continent 78-74 at the Lindsey Wilson College Classic in Columbia.

    Allender had a game-high 22 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers to the season-opening win in a game that stayed close throughout.

  • Fire Department gets grant for new truck

    Campbellsville Fire Department has received a $731,975 grant for a new fire truck.

    The grant, part of the federal 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, is among $2.5 million awarded to fire departments across the state.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said the grant will be used to pay for a custom-built aerial platform truck and equipment.

  • Sleep apnea support group to meet

    Sleep apnea is common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.

    Risk factors include being male, overweight and older than 40, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children. Yet still because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences.

  • Red kettle drive begins

    It seems one can't have Christmas without bells. "Jingle Bells" is a favorite of Christmas carolers, while children lay awake at night listening for the sound of Santa's sleigh bells.

    But for the past century, another type of bell has heralded the start of the Christmas - Salvation Army bells.

    "It's our only fundraiser of the year," said Kathleen Fletcher, welfare secretary for the local program.

  • Late comeback falls short for third straight week

    For the third straight week, Perry Thomas' Campbellsville University Tiger football team fought hard to come from behind only to see a game slip away by a touchdown as they lost 31-24 at Union College in Barbourville.

    The Tigers trailed 28-10 at the end of the third quarter, and Union tacked on a field goal at the beginning of the fourth period to lead 31-10 before, in almost typical fashion, the Tigers began to roar back.

  • CU Chamber Choir to perform Nov. 18

    The Chamber Choir of Campbellsville University School of Music will present a concert of music by Johann Sebastian Bach at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    The program will feature the choral motet, "Jesu, Priceless Treasure," along with several smaller works for voice and instruments. The program is in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Christmas on its way

    Photos from Saturday's homemaker bazaar.

  • Relay for Life early bird orientation is Nov. 18

    A Relay for Life early bird orientation event has been planned for Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The meeting will be for those wanting to ask questions about Relay and to collect fundraising and other ideas for the upcoming year's Relay events.

    The meeting will also be a time that teams can sign up early to participate and receive the early bird registration rate of $50.

    For more information, contact Susan Blevins at sblevins1051@comcast.net.


  • Next Fourth of July Celebration meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 18

    The next meeting of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration Committee is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to attend.

    The committee would also like to hear any suggestions on ways to improve the celebration.

    The committee's monthly meetings are the third Tuesday of each month.

    For more information, contact committee chair Greg Gribbins at 403-4608.


  • New director has high hopes for Campbellsville band program

    He has only been there a few months, but he already has big plans for the future.

    New Campbellsville Band Director Zach Shelton hopes to bring the CHS Marching Band back next year.

    Shelton, 23, was hired in late July to fill the position vacated when Jaime Smith, band director at CHS since 2005, accepted a position at LaRue County High School.