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Today's News

  • Cyber snow days deemed a success for Taylor schools

    The Taylor County School District’s cyber snow days have been a success, to say the least.

    During the 2013-2014 school year, Taylor County students missed 15 days of school due to inclement weather. Hoping to avoid a repeat of that this winter, the district applied for — and was accepted — a new program that allows districts to use online or alternative means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.

  • Four-year-old shot in gun-cleaning accident

    A four-year-old girl is at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville after an accidental gunshot wound to her leg, according to the Campbellsville Police Department.

    A CPD press release stated that officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Lowell Avenue at about 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, where they found a 4-year-old with a gunshot wound in her lower right leg.

    The CPD investigation suggested that the victim's father was repairing his firearm, not knowing it was loaded, when it accidentally discharged, hitting her in the leg, police said.

  • Thompson is city's first female police chief

     

    Campbellsville Deputy Police Chief Patricia Thompson will be the new Campbellsville Police Chief - as well as the city's first woman in the position - starting Monday, March 30.

    "We always love to - and enjoy to - promote from within," said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young.

    By a vote of 7 - 4, Campbellsville City Council members chose Thompson as the new Campbellsville Police Chief at a special-called meeting on Monday evening at the Civic Center.

  • Accused bank robber indicted on numerous other charges

     

    A Lexington man has been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged Campbellsville bank robbery.

     Thomas E. Riley, 52, of Rookwood Park in Lexington, was charged with first-degree burglary, a class B felony; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, a class B misdemeanor; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, first-degree persistent felony offender and license to be in possession, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Early Days April 16, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 14, 2005

    Chester Lee Blakeman, 93, of Campbellsville, Ky., died at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

    Jim and Missie Collison of Campbellsville, Ky., announce the birth of a son, Jordan Walker, at 8:08 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

  • Early Days April 23, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 21, 2005

    Amanda Cundiff was honored with a baby shower on Jan. 31 at Ponderosa Steakhouse. 

    Madison Grace Hardin celebrated her second birthday on March 30 with a party at her home.

    Bailey Wise, a fifth grade student at Kentucky Christian School, received a superior rating in the Kentucky Creative Writing Contest.

    Phil Hays recently received his clinical white coat from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • CU's Maroon-White Spring Football Game tonight

     

  • April 23-May 3 games

    Thursday, April 23
    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Marion County, Taylor County at Adair County (6:00).
    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Washington County (5:30), Taylor County at Central Hardin (6:00).
    UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL — Maroon-White Game at Campbellsville (7:00).
    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Pikeville at Campbellsville.
    Friday, April 24
    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Taylor County (5:30).

  • A young life cut short

    It's a shame to see people waste opportunities in life. They don't come around very often, and if you get a good one, you should take it and apply yourself to the best of your ability.

    Jonathan Krueger was the kind of young man who did just that. He applied himself to his studies at the University of Kentucky, and he was part of a study abroad program that took him to London, England and Dublin, Ireland not long ago.

  • Lady Eagles second at Hart, fall to Green in All ‘A’

    Playing around its lone district game thus far, Campbellsville High School’s Lady Eagles finished second in a tournament at Hart County, lost to Green County in the Fifth Region All “A” Classic and upended LaRue County in regular-season action last Friday.
    On April 11, the Lady Eagles conquered Breckinridge County 18-3 and Edmonson County 6-5 in eight innings before falling to the host team 14-6 in the Hart County Invitational.