Today's News

  • Black Friday

    A sluggish economy didn't keep shoppers away from Campbellsville stores "Black Friday" morning in search of a good deal.

    Several local business managers and owners say this year's Black Friday shopping crowds were busy, and they hope the large crowds remain throughout the holiday shopping season.

    Dakota Farms owner Julie Pippin said Friday was a good day for her business, which opened its doors at 7 a.m. She said the store didn't have a day-after-Thanksgiving sale last year.

  • Economic status better than most

    Taylor County seems largely untouched by the nationwide economy's downward spin. The unemployment rate remains among the lowest in the region and two companies have located in the county this year.

    "Taylor County has been very blessed," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County. "In September 2008, we had the lowest unemployment rate of all the counties surrounding us. We also have the lowest unemployment rate of any county in our planning region, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District."

  • Biology class adopts endangered animal

    Students in advanced biology classes at Taylor County High School have a new classmate. The new classmate is short, furry and has a white handlebar mustache.

    The classmate could be a male but is most likely female. The classmate's name is Hailey. Or Charley. Or maybe Harley or another combination of Hailey and Charley. Hailey/Charley has never uttered a word but has become fast friends with his - or her - classmates.

    As a matter of fact, the classmates have adopted it.

  • Annual Thanksgiving dinner is Thursday, Nov. 27

    Thanksgiving is about being thankful - and giving. And one local church spends the Thanksgiving holiday doing both.

    For many years now, Bethel First Presbyterian Church has hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

    And many volunteers from all over the community come together to help.

    The dinner is free. It is for those in need, for those who are alone, or for those who would just like to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with others.

    The traditional meal will be served in the church's fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Cards next gridiron foe nearly perfect

    When 8-3 Taylor County hosts Estill County tomorrow (7:30) on Clay Marcum Field at Thomas Porter Stadium in the second round of KHSAA Class 3A playoffs, the Cardinals are close to facing an undefeated squad.

    The Blue and White Engineers from Irvine are 10-1 with only a 7-6 setback at district champion Breathitt County (9-2 with season-starting losses to Johnson Central and Prestonsburg) on Sept. 19 ruining a perfect campaign.

  • KSP gears up for increased Thanksgiving holiday traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, Kentucky State Police officers expect increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The four-day holiday driving period includes heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips, which combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving.

  • Public record for Nov. 27


    James T. Fulks, 17, of Spring Meadow Circle in Campbellsville, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light, completed diversion, dismissed.

    Emily A. Major, 19, of Southside Avenue in Campbellsville, careless driving, dismissed.

    Joseph B. McCubbin, 21, of Longview Drive in Campbellsville, leaving scene of accident, hit and run, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Shawn T. Myers, 18, of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, speeding, completed diversion, dismissed.

  • Other teen Thanksgiving letters

    Brittany Jackson


    Being thankful for some may be for their career or their health, but for me, I'm thankful for the simple things in life. I'm thankful for my beautiful daughter, my wonderful mother, and my crazy, outrageous siblings.

  • CU to host art exhibit through Nov. 25

    Campbellsville University will display artwork of Chris Carney of Campbellsville through Nov. 25 in the Art Gallery across from Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    This is Carney's senior show and will consist of two dimensional graphite drawings, color pencil drawings, mixed media drawings, paper masks and kaleidoscope.

    Carney will graduate in December with a bachelor of science degree with a major in art and minor in business administration.

    He has lived in Arizona and California, having been mostly raised in California. He has lived in Kentucky for about eight years.

  • Other adult Thanksgiving letters


    I am originally from Tennessee. I am so thankful to God for bringing me to Campbellsville, for bringing me home. I am so blessed to have an awesome church like Elkhorn Baptist Church and two awesome preachers like Brian Rafferty and Haywood Riner. God has truly blessed me with a church family that loves everybody no matter how down and out they are.