Today's News

  • CU to offer free ESL classes

    Again this year, Campbellsville University's Department of English as a Second Language will offer free "ESL in the community" classes for international individuals in this and surrounding communities in need of gaining or improving their English language skills.

    The program has begun, but there is continuing open enrollment. Meetings are on CU's campus in Winters Dining Hall in side room D from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    The courses will continue through the spring semester and into the summer months.

  • Annual homemaker bazaar is Nov. 15

    The annual Holiday Bake Sale and Bazaar by Taylor County Extension Homemakers will be Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    There will be a bean soup or chili lunch available, and children can have their photographs taken with Santa,

    In addition to the familiar baked items, crafts, decorations and gifts, the event will feature a couple of new activities.

  • Lindsey Wilson Players to perform Nov. 13-15

    Area residents can enjoy the return of dramatic theater to Lindsey Wilson College when the Lindsey Wilson Players present "All in the Timing."

    The production will be presented at 8:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 13-15 in the college's V.P. Henry Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.

    A critically respected play by David Ives, "All in the Timing" is a collection five one-act plays that takes a short, comedic and unique look at life.

  • CU to host photography exhibit

    Campbellsville University will host a photography exhibit featuring "Henry Cowherd's Campbellsville" by the late Henry Cowherd, presented by Keith Shapiro, professor of photography at Pennsylvania State University, who will also show his "A Portrait of Henry" in the exhibit.

    The exhibit will be on display at the Campbellsville University Art Gallery across from the Gosser Fine Arts Building through Nov. 14.

    The public is invited.

  • Springhouse Dedication

    A dedication of the springhouse on the Hiestand House property was hosted on Oct. 25. As a memorial to the late Richard Stewart Hiestand, his daughters contributed $10,000 toward the $18,000 necessary to re-construct the springhouse. Utah Canada of Campbellsville did the site preparation work while Steve Flinchum, also of Campbellsville, was the contractor. Glenn Stephens of Columbia did the stonework. Dr. Robert Clark of Campbellsville gave the dedicatory prayer during the ceremony.

  • Davis attends Family Fun Day

    Jon Davis, a Bear member of Pack 777, attended Family Fun Day in LaRue County on Oct. 11. He earned his BB, archery, soccer, astronomy, compass and maps belt loops. Davis is the son of Johnny and Julie Davis. His grandparents are Olen and Selena Bagby, Billy and Diane Price and the late Curtis Hudson and Jerry Davis. Great-grandmothers are Gracie Wood and Faye Blaydes.

  • Classes of 1973 to have reunion

    Members of the Class of 1973 at Taylor County and Campbellsville high schools will have a 35-year reunion at Rosewood Country Club in Lebanon on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

    Invitations are in the mail, though organizers are missing a few addresses.

    If you have not received your invitation, contact Cary Colvin at cityclerk@campbellsville.us or 849-8274; Suzy Goodin Houk at bookkeeping@cknj.com or 465-5415; Peggy Garner Hayes at tpahayes@comcast.net or Donna Patterson-Sawyers at dpatterson01@windstream.net or 403-3052 no later than Saturday, Oct. 18.


  • Flag retirement ceremony is Sunday

    Edwards O'Banion Post 82 will host a flag retirement ceremony Sunday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion.

    The flag retirement ceremony is a way to honorably dispose of old or worn flags. The only recognized way to dispose of the American flag is by fire.

    Flags to be retired are those that have become faded and shredded from wind, rain or sun. Flags that have dulled and yellowed due to pollution can also be retired.

    In case of bad weather, services will be inside.

  • CES to host book fair

    Campbellsville Elementary will host a Scholastic Book Fair through Nov. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase books for children and classroom libraries. 

    Families, teachers and the community are invited to attend. This year's theme is Book Fair Safari.

    The Campbellsville Elementary School PTA will host an open house and chili supper Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The book fair will be open during the chili supper.

  • Taylor County author to be at state book fair

    Taylor County author Kathy Skaggs will be signing her book, "The Poet Laureate of People Who Hate Poetry" at the 27th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday at the downtown Frankfort Convention Center.

    The 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. book fair is free and will feature more than 200 authors, artists and illustrators.

    This year's book fair lineup includes University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, who has led three different teams to Final Fours, including 1996 NCAA champion University of Kentucky.