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Today's News

  • Gardening keeps Bailey going strong at 83

     

    Standing among the blooms of bright pink, deep orange and golden yellow, Martha Evelyn Bailey said sometimes even she wonders where all the flowers have come from.

    She tends to her garden all day long, six days a week, stopping only for a quick bite of lunch before heading back outside again. She takes a break on Sunday, but still makes sure to water her flowers.

    Although she is very tired at night, Bailey said several years of working in a garden is what keeps her in good health and spirits at age 83.

  • Schools give advice for supply list purchases

     

    She has a decision to make. It's either the purple pencil pouch or the pink one.

    After much thought, she puts the purple one in her cart. With that item checked off the list, she turns her attention to notebooks.

    With the start of school now just days away, many students are headed to stores in search of school clothing and supplies.

    Students in local school systems can find supply lists at school, local stores and online. Read about this year's dress codes in Monday's issue.

  • Local theater one of few in nation showing new faith-based movie

     

    The story hit theaters about two weeks ago, and Campbellsville was chosen as one of very few places to screen the movie.

    "The Perfect Wave" is showing at Green River Cinema 6 in Campbellsville.

    The local theater is one of a handful in the country chosen to show the movie. The movie is also playing in Elizabethtown, London and Frankfort, along with theaters in North Dakota and Virginia.

    The movie is based on Ian McCormack's life story, according to Zane Harrington, an account coordinator at A. Larry Ross Communications.

  • High school bands preparing for marching season

     

    Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools are in the midst of band camp, a part of the summer set aside each year for the musicians to learn music and steps to the shows they will perform at competitions.

    Last week, CHS marchers were learning the basics of forward and backward marching, along with the notes to their new musical selections. This week, TCHS marchers were doing the same, with several new marchers added to the mix.

  • Schools plan open houses, orientations

     

    It's about time for students to once again get up early and head to school.

    But before the school bell rings on the first day, local schools will have open houses and orientation nights to make sure students and parents have information they need to make sure the year is a success.

    Local school officials say having such events is a way to ensure parents get any questions they have answered and students ease any anxiety they might have about heading back to the classroom.

  • City Council member facing OUI charge

     

    A Campbellsville City Council member and doctor is facing a charge of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol.

    Dr. James "Jimmy" E. Ewing of 607 Hyde Park St. in Campbellsville, was arrested on Saturday, July 12, at 9:56 p.m. on Green River Lake, seven miles south of Campbellsville.

  • CU remains Kentucky Baptist Convention affiliate

     

    Campbellsville University wants a new relationship with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. And steps were taken last week to do just that.

    CU is an affiliate with the KBC and signed a covenant agreement in 1986 that spells out the terms of their relationship.

  • Police make arrest in burglaries

     

    Campbellsville Police are continuing an investigation into a suspected burglary ring and made an arrest in the case on Thursday. Several other persons of interest have been identified and are being sought.

    On July 6, police officers began an investigation into a residential burglary at 80 Boca Noir Circle in Campbellsville.

    According to a police news release, evidence gathered at the scene and other information has suggested the burglary and subsequent thefts might be the work of multiple people operating in a wide geographic area.

  • Food program short on cash

    Despite being short on funds, all the children were fed last year.

    But this year, funds might again come up short and make the future of the Backpack Food Program uncertain. The program will continue, however, and organizers have hope that enough money will be raised to pay the cost.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County's family resource centers began a Backpack Food Program in 2007.

  • Pastor accused of raping, sodomizing local elderly woman

     

    An Albany man who serves as pastor of a local church has been arrested and charged with raping and sodomizing an elderly woman for whom he provided care.

    Campbellsville Police officers began an investigation on Thursday at about 4 p.m. after receiving a call from an elderly female reporting that she had been raped and sodomized.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the department doesn't release the name of sexual assault victims.