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Today's News

  • Kilby family gathers for annual reunion

    The annual Kilby family and friends reunion took place Saturday, Oct. 20 at Acton Retreat Center with 48 people present.

    Those attending from out of state were: Ella Kilby Wagner, Peter and Sharon Wagner Mai from Ocala, Fla.; Larry Wagner of Jacksonville, Fla.; Vicki VanCleave and Stan Lawrence of Midlothian, Va.; Michael VanCleave and Bill and Ruth Kilby VanCleave of Boulder, Colo.; John and Betty Rogers of Bristol, Tenn.; Don and Carol Kilby Edwards of Abingdon, Md.; and Millie Kilby of Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Taylor County FFA hands out Greenhand degree

    Forty-seven first-year FFA members received their Greenhand degrees on Sept. 25.

    The Greenhand degree is awarded to all FFA members in their first year who have met minimum qualifications. Such qualifications include reciting the FFA creed in its entirety; having basic knowledge of FFA history; and having a satisfactory Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.

    The guest speaker for the night was Josh Kerr, Lake Cumberland Region state vice president. He spoke on the future within the FFA.

  • Helicopter crash claims life of Greensburg man

    A Campbellsville auctioneer is dead following a helicopter crash near the Kentucky/Tennessee line Monday.

    According to Associated Press reports, three people were killed when a helicopter became entangled in power lines after liftoff. The crash occurred in Jamestown, Tenn., about 60 miles northwest of Knoxville.

    Bobby Gene Curry, 66, of Greensburg was killed in the crash along with William Mark Shearer, 53, of Albany and the pilot, Trevor Noble, 24, of Nashville.

    Curry had worked as an auctioneer for Christie Realty Co. for the past several years.

  • Holmes' two-year PGA earnings near $2.4 million

    John "J.B." Holmes' $119,600 payday on Sunday at the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart pushed him to nearly $2.4 million after two seasons on the PGA Tour.

    Holmes, who did not have to finish in the top 125 to regain his card for another season, did do that at 118 with his tie-for-ninth showing at the Magnolia Golf Course, which is the longest of the Disney courses, at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

    Holmes finished his second season on the Tour with $874,216, which gives him $2,361,819 for his two-year tenure as a professional.

  • 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.