Today's News

  • Council approves contract for comprehensive plan

    More than 30 years after the last draft was written, the city of Campbellsville is getting a new comprehensive plan.

    At the City Council's regular meeting last Monday, members voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Kentucky League of Cities to create a new plan for $30,000.

    Speaking on behalf of the comprehensive planning committee, Council member Mike Hall said it's in the city's best interest to enter into a professional consulting agreement with KLC.

  • Man pleads guilty to amended charges


     A Campbellsville man could receive probation for forcing a juvenile to have sexual contact with him.

    In October 2013, Kenneth A. Bryant, 68, of Coakley Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Bryant appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Campbellsville Police officer graduates from Academy


    Campbellsville Police Officer Jeromy T. Burris recently graduated from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. He was a member of a class with 25 other officers.

    And, on Friday, he was sworn in as a Campbellsville Police officer during a ceremony at the Campbellsville Civic Center. Burris, a Campbellsville resident, is married and has two children.

  • Ashley Portraits opens


    Photographer and artist Kent Ashley recently opened Ashley Portraits in Campbellsville. Specializing in weddings, senior portraits, commercial fashion and family portraits, Ashley Portraits opened in 2007 in Lexington. Private art lessons and portrait art are also available.

    He is a graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. Ashley and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter, Kathryn.

    To schedule an appointment, call (859) 227-4751.

  • Thompson joins Reed Brothers


    Jay Thompson has joined Reed Brothers Insurance as an agent.

    Reed Bro-thers offers multiple types of insurance including  life, individual and group health, Medicare supplements and prescriptions, long-term care, home, auto and farm insurance.

    Thompson can be contacted at (270) 465-2717 or jason.thompson@rbi-ins.com.

  • CU to stage "9 to 5"


    Campbellsville University's Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will stage Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" the musical, starting today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Performances will be in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    "9 to 5" was originally a movie, which Parton made into an iconic musical in 2008. The story revolves around three women, Doralee, Violet and Judy, as they try to get rid of their oppressive boss.

  • After nearly five decades, local business closing


    For nearly five decades, they have sold the comforts of home. But soon, the doors will close for the final time.

    Lake Village Furniture co-owners and brothers Lilburn Hedgespeth and Ralph Hedgespeth will soon retire.

    Beginning today at 10 a.m., the Hedgespeths will have a sale at their store, with everything available at a discounted cost. And when the last piece of furniture is sold, Lake Village will close for good.

    "I'm 74 and he's 81. It's time," Ralph said.

  • CMS girls take two in Pink Out

    Campbellsville took both games in a girls' middle school basketball doubleheader at Campbellsville University on Oct. 13 during the Fourth Annual Pink Out games.

    The Lady Eagles raced out to an 11-0 lead in the seventh-grade encounter en route to a 19-12 triumph as Kaitlyn Miller scored six points and Abi Wiedewitsch added five.

    CMS came from behind to take the eighth-grade tilt 25-22 behind 12 points by Cassie Pipes and eight from Kalsiha Murphy.

  • Card teams sweep 18th District soccer titles


  • TCHS’ play-off chances still look good

    Taylor County’s quest for a two-game winning streak took a back slide as the Cardinals fell 21-0 at Mercer County on Friday night.
    Mercer County scored in the opening quarter on a 65-yard pass play and increased its margin to 14-0 before the half on an 8-yard run.
    After a scoreless third frame, the Titans tacked on another score in the fourth period on a 15-yard run to lead by three touchdowns.
    Senior Jarrett Benningfield led the Cards’ offensive attack with 88 yards on the ground.