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Today's News

  • Smith Anniversary

    Terrance A. and Sue E. Smith of Campbellsville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 2.

    The high school sweethearts graduated from Western Reserve High School in Wakeman, Ohio. They married at Wakeman Congregational Church.

    The Smiths moved to Campbellsville four years ago and are planning to retire here. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Veronica Smith of Mission, Texas, and Jeff and Melony Smith of New Washington, Ohio; and a daughter, Candi Smith and her fianc, Barry Johnson, who live in Independence.

  • Veterans deserve our thanks

    It would be difficult to ever forget their faces ... faces I watched that day from behind the safe impersonality of my camera's lens.

    They were the faces of the families of our local Kentucky National Guard members who were leaving for Operation Enduring Freedom three years ago this month ... parents and grandparents ... children and spouses.

    The soldiers' faces were solemn and stoic. They were leaving to do their jobs. Their duty. But it was their families' faces that I remember best.

  • Hospice tea raises $8,000

    More than $8,000 was raised this weekend to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky.

    Hospice's annual charity tea and auction was Sunday at Campbellsville University. About 150 people attended the event, and all proceeds collected will benefit local hospice patients and their families.

    Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky provides end-of-life care and bereavement services to more than 700 patients and their families each year.

  • Local parent group joins PTA

    Recognizing the benefits of being associated with the PTA, parents at Campbellsville Elementary School voted to become affiliated with the Kentucky PTA and the National PTA.

    The vote followed a presentation by PTA representatives about the history, benefits and processes of the association.

    "All parent groups are not PTAs. Being affiliated with both the state and national PTA provides numerous benefits to the local group, leaders, members and most importantly, children," said 11th District PTA President Wanda Washington.

  • Veterans to be honored at Sunday ceremony

    They're the three years of his life he says he wishes he could forget.

    "Everybody knows war is hell, don't they?" the 87-year-old said. "That's how I'd describe it."

    Campbellsville resident W.I. Rucker is a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant for nearly three years.

    Rucker, originally from Burdick, was drafted in April 1943.

    When he was drafted, he said, he just thought he would go like everyone else.

    "It's time to go," he said. "That's just the way I felt about it."

  • Lawson anniversary

    Chester and Laura Lawson of Campbellsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11.

    A reception will be given in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. at South Campbellsville Baptist Church, located on Elk Horn Road.

    The Lawsons have one son and daughter-in-law, J.C. and Peggy Lawson; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Eugene Gray and Marsha and Billy Estes.

    They also have five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts.

  • Lady Cards ride a Mercedes to title game

    Taylor County Middle School's seventh-grade girls' basketball teams posted a pair of Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament wins to advance to tonight's championship game at Lebanon.

    The Lady Cardinals (14-4) downed Hart County 43-11 on Monday in Munfordville before edging Green County 29-28 in overtime on Tuesday.

    Mercedes Cox scored 17 points while Lauren Moss added 12 in the victory over Hart County.

  • Auker celebrates first birthday

    Lance Auker celebrated his first birthday on Oct. 10. His family and friends joined him for a party on Oct. 7 at Miller Park. He is the son of Jason and Beth Auker. His grandparents are Rodney and Kim Cox and Dale and Gwyn Auker. Great-grandparents are Betty Lou Cox, Leroy and Anna Mae Auker, Marvin and Elsie Stauffer, Dorothy Cox and the late Doyle Cox and Harold Cox.

  • Smoking on its way out

    Smoking in Campbellsville restaurants could soon cost $50, and a restaurant that allows it could be fined hundreds of dollars.

    First reading of a proposed smoking ban drew several Taylor County residents to speak both for and against the issue at Monday night's Campbellsville City Council meeting.

  • Belhaven blasts CU gridders 48-20

    Belhaven (Miss.) College raced out to a 28-0 first-half lead and rolled to a 48-20 triumph over visiting Campbellsville University on Saturday afternoon in Jackson, Miss.

    The Tigers did score three second-half touchdowns and accumulated 394 total yards, 244 on the ground.

    Greg Fountain started the CU scoring with a 79-yard run and surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing plateau.

    In the fourth quarter, Detrick Briggs tallied on a two-yard run and Geoffrey James scored from 17 yards out with 52 seconds left in the Mid-South Conference contest.