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Today's News

  • Early Days for 6-26

     

    TEN YEARS AGO

    June 24, 2004

    Marsha Lynn White and Brian Nathan Black will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 17.

    Michael Trent Yates received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brescia University on May 8.

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark L. Miller presented Campbellsville resident Lt. Adam R. Whitlock with his promotional certificate.

  • Gospel singing is Sunday, June 28

    The 16th annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration gospel singing will be Sunday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The Noblemen, 4-Given and Joymakers will perform at the free event. The public is invited to attend.

    For more information, visit www.campbellsvillefourthofjuly.com.

  • Annual tractor show planned for July 4

    The 25th annual Community Trust Bank tractor show is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 4, on First Street near the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The event will feature antique tractors, gas engines, old farm equipment and toys for sale. The show is open to anyone, and those with antique tractors can also participate in the Fourth of July parade.

    Those who wish to participate in the parade should meet at Water Tower Bypass. Signs will be posted. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Registration for the show will begin after the parade.

  • Progress being made at new Kentucky Christian Academy site

     

    Those driving by can see a building starting to take shape, with piles of metal here and there. But it's not just seeing the building take shape that excites those at Kentucky Christian Academy, it's knowing what will happen inside.

    "It is still a metal building, but what the teachers and administrators do inside is what matters," he says.

  • Arrest made in check scam

     

    "Hello," he says as he answers the phone.

    Someone from the Federal Grant Commission is on the line, asking for his banking information. If he gives the information, he is told, a large sum of money will be deposited into his account.

    Suspecting the call is from someone trying to scam him, he hangs up the phone.

  • Marine with local ties murdered in robbery

     

    A night out in Lexington to celebrate a birthday ended in tragedy for a Versailles couple on Saturday, June 21.

    Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price and his wife, Megan, were leaving Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one who was armed with a gun, and demanded money.

    According to Sherelle Roberts, public information officer for Lexington Police, Jonathan Price was shot in the back and Megan Price was shot in the leg during the altercation.

  • Education shouldn't bury students in loan debt

    About 1.6 million students will graduate from college this year, according to The National Center for Education Statistics. They will be searching for full-time work, but the odds are stacked against them. Although the job market is improving, competition is fierce and jobs are scarce and the U.S. Labor Department says unemployment among 2013 graduates is still high at 10.9 percent. In addition to those concerns, college graduates are saddled with student loan debt - it has passed the trillion-dollar mark - and often credit card debt.

  • Green River Ministries again going strong

     

    The mission is simple - to help people in need. And with the community's support, Green River Ministries is still helping those who need a hand.

    For the past two years, GRM hasn't received the grant funding it once depended on to operate. Since then, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open.

  • Corvette club cruises for a cause

     

    It's been a few years ago since they had one, but judging by the size of the crowd on Saturday, there will be many more to come.

    Classical Glass Corvette Club had a cruise at Green River Lake on Saturday, the first it has hosted in the past several years.

    In the past, the cruise had been an annual summer event at GRL. But scheduling created a hiccup in planning, and the club ended its tradition.

  • Man arrested after crash, charged with assaulting police officer

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after crashing his vehicle early Tuesday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called at 4:57 a.m. to respond to a one-vehicle crash about four miles east of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.

    The report states that Dalton E. Baker, 20, of 5950 New Lebanon Road was traveling east when he lost control of his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and overturned.