Today's News

  • Veteran’s Day ceremony is Nov. 9

    This year’s Veterans Day ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Taylor County War Memorial.

    The ceremony will feature a choir from Campbellsville Independent Schools as guest performers.

    Bill Perkins will serve as master of ceremony. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will speak as will past chairman Bob Rotschi. Patty Waters will perform.

  • Honoring those who served

    He may not have wanted to do it, but he says it would have been wrong not to.

    Sam Brenner, who turns 83 today, was attending college in Fort Wayne, Ind. when he was drafted into the United States Army more than six decades ago.

    He was studying to become an engineer, and the college told him all he needed to do to avoid the draft was to simply ask to stay at school and continue his education. He didn't ask, however, because he thought it wasn't right.

  • Elk Horn woman indicted on federal fraud charges

    An Elk Horn woman has been indicted on federal charges of Social Security fraud.

    According to a press release from the United States Attorney's office, Alison Welborn was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green.

    Welborn, who lives at 925 Dry Creek Road, allegedly received and spent Social Security payments to her deceased mother.

    The indictment alleges that between Dec. 24, 2004, and April 3, 2008, Welborn intentionally and fraudulently received and spent $22,288 in unauthorized Social Security benefits.

  • Santa's Helper nominations sought

    Santa Claus has helpers each year during the holiday season. Yet, many people in Taylor County give of themselves all year long. If you know of such a person, the Campbellsville Kiwanis would like to honor that person.

    Kiwanis are seeking the person who most embodies the Christmas spirit everyday - all year long. And they'll name that person this year's Santa's Helper.

  • Vacancy

    The metal tables, chairs and beds look cold and uninviting. The lunch trays are empty and the washing machines are still. It is quiet. The cameras and monitors are on, though the only people passing through are employees and a few stray construction workers.

    Around the corner are newly hired jail workers learning how they will input inmate data into the JailTracker computer system. Down the hall, employees are undergoing a virtual simulation of various real-life scenarios in which inmates try to escape or someone tries to sneak into the jail.

  • CU to host analysis of 2008 election cycle

    Doug Bandow, vice president of policy for Citizen Outreach, a grassroots political organization, will deliver an address titled "Analysis of the 2008 Election Cycle and Future Implications" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Little Auditorium of the Student Union Building at Campbellsville University.

    The event is part of the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy series.

  • Man accused of violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with failing to comply with his sex offender registration terms.

    William E. Houchens, 35, of 995 Pitman Valley Road was arrested at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

    According to court records, Houchens was released from the LaRue County jail at the beginning of October and failed to report his release to the probation and parole office.

  • CU orchestra to perform Nov. 6

    The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, conductor, dean of the School of Music, and Wansoo Cho, associate conductor, will present its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of Campbellsville Baptist Church. 

  • Chamber luncheon is Thursday

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon at noon on Thursday, Nov. 13 at First United Methodist Church.

    Kentucky author Gary West is the guest speaker, and the Taylor County Tourist Commission is the lunch's co-sponsor.

    The cost is $8 for chamber investors and $10 for others.

  • Increased community need leads to fundraising campaign for Green River Ministries

    With the number of requests for assistance on the rise, Green River Ministries is embarking on a capital campaign to raise funds.

    "With increased need of the community comes increased need of our agency," said Executive Director Misty Curry. "We do receive grant funding, but securing donations will allow us to help more people as the need increases.