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Today's News

  • Horse-drawn carriage leads funeral procession

     

    He loved horses. And those who attended Bobby Shofner's funeral on Friday saw horses carry him to his final resting place. Several said Shofner would have loved that.

    Danny Raley and Kathleen Kirk of Lexington Livery Co. Inc. came to Campbellsville on Friday to drive a horse-drawn carriage hearse from his funeral at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home part of the way to Shofner's burial site, Bethel Cemetery.

  • County, state ACT scores up

    ACT scores are up among Kentucky high school students, and the same is true for high school students in Taylor County.

    Campbellsville High School students have improved in English and science and Taylor County High School students received scores that are nearly the same as those from the 2011-2012 year.

    As required by state law, all Kentucky public school juniors take the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science, and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for with state funds.

  • Man accused of threatening to kill woman

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman.

    William "Billy" J. Dicken, 36, of Social Band Road, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday.

    According to Dicken's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted a woman while inside her vehicle, which was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

    Dicken allegedly stole the woman's cell phone while they were inside the vehicle and refused to give it back to her.

  • Fewer teens smoking, state report says

     

    Fewer high school students are smoking today, and local high school officials say they see that trend at their schools.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office released a report recently stating that smoking among Kentucky high school students has dropped significantly.

    And, Kentucky now ranks sixth in the amount of high school students who smoke as opposed to first in 2011.

  • Trail Town becoming a reality

     

    It's been two years in the making, but soon, the dream will come true.

    Soon, passersby will see construction of a 2.2-mile trail to ultimately lead from City Lake to Taylor County Farmers' Market.

    On Tuesday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town committee members and its partners met to publicly unveil the project.

    Paul Osborne, chair of the trail town committee, told the crowd attending that the trail has been in the works for a while, but soon the fruit of that work will be seen by anyone passing through Miller Park.

  • Former 'Survivor' contestant speaks at library

     

    Even though she had never been so hungry in her life and didn't like being away from her family, Jefra Bland Hines said she would participate in the "Survivor" challenge again.

    Bland Hines spoke on Tuesday night at Taylor County Public Library about her experiences on the "Survivor" reality television show.

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series set for start of new season

     

    The goal is to expose residents to something they don't see every day. And the group believes, with what they have planned for this season, they will do that.

    Central Kentucky Arts Series members have been working this summer to plan their upcoming season. Dr. Tony Cunha, president, says this year's events are a mix that everyone can enjoy.

    "Our goal is to provide programs as diverse as possible that all bring the arts to our community," he said.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 crash

     

    Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Robin Wood, 25, of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville, was traveling east on U.S. 68, five miles east of Campbellsville, at about 3 p.m.

    Susan J. Chaney, 58, of Heather Drive in Campbellsville, was stopped in a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant to make a left turn onto KY 744 when Wood's 2007 GMC Yukon struck her in the rear.

  • One injured in moped crash

     

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Monday afternoon after she crashed the moped she was driving.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded at 2:35 p.m. to the report of an injury crash on South Central Avenue.

    Shelly Perkins, 50, was driving a 2008 moped north on KY 70, near its intersection with Kerr Street.

  • Local church has world-wide reach

     

    It started small, with the congregation's children marching around carrying buckets while the adults sang hymns, hoping to fill them with coins and maybe a few dollar bills.

    They had learned about the tiny grass hut that served as a church for the village of Nassian on the Ivory Coast, and they wanted to raise money to provide the church with a floor.

    Six years later, Zion Separate Baptist Church in Taylor County now serves as primary sponsor for the construction of a new church in Nassian.