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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Cards ride a Mercedes to title game

    Taylor County Middle School's seventh-grade girls' basketball teams posted a pair of Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament wins to advance to tonight's championship game at Lebanon.

    The Lady Cardinals (14-4) downed Hart County 43-11 on Monday in Munfordville before edging Green County 29-28 in overtime on Tuesday.

    Mercedes Cox scored 17 points while Lauren Moss added 12 in the victory over Hart County.

  • Auker celebrates first birthday

    Lance Auker celebrated his first birthday on Oct. 10. His family and friends joined him for a party on Oct. 7 at Miller Park. He is the son of Jason and Beth Auker. His grandparents are Rodney and Kim Cox and Dale and Gwyn Auker. Great-grandparents are Betty Lou Cox, Leroy and Anna Mae Auker, Marvin and Elsie Stauffer, Dorothy Cox and the late Doyle Cox and Harold Cox.

  • Smoking on its way out

    Smoking in Campbellsville restaurants could soon cost $50, and a restaurant that allows it could be fined hundreds of dollars.

    First reading of a proposed smoking ban drew several Taylor County residents to speak both for and against the issue at Monday night's Campbellsville City Council meeting.

  • Belhaven blasts CU gridders 48-20

    Belhaven (Miss.) College raced out to a 28-0 first-half lead and rolled to a 48-20 triumph over visiting Campbellsville University on Saturday afternoon in Jackson, Miss.

    The Tigers did score three second-half touchdowns and accumulated 394 total yards, 244 on the ground.

    Greg Fountain started the CU scoring with a 79-yard run and surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing plateau.

    In the fourth quarter, Detrick Briggs tallied on a two-yard run and Geoffrey James scored from 17 yards out with 52 seconds left in the Mid-South Conference contest.

  • Vallett-Holmes Shower

    Sara Vallett and J.B. Holmes were honored with a wedding shower on Sept. 30 at Campbellsville Vineyard. Pictured are, from left, hostesses Donna Williams and Linda Judd, J.B. and Sara, and hostesses Brenda Parsons and Julie Jessie. The wedding will take place in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 24.

  • CU named one of America's Best Christian Colleges

    Campbellsville University is one of 137 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized as "America's Best Christian Colleges."

    The independent research/consulting organization, Institutional Research & Evaluation, compiled this 11th annual listing based on analysis and review of its Annual National College Survey.