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Today's News

  • Political season has arrived!

     

    If you haven’t taken a drive around town lately, it is clear to see that political season locally is in full swing. 

    Campaign signs are popping up everywhere it seems, and some are still left over from the May primary. It seems that, locally at least, political season really heats up beginning with the Fourth of July celebration, as candidates for local offices march in the parade or have booths set up. 

  • Campbellsville Baptist Church volunteers at Grace Centers of Hope

     

    Campbellsville Baptist Church traveled to Pontiac, Michigan from June 23 – 29, to volunteer with Grace Centers of Hope (GCH), one of the leading faith-based organizations in southeast Michigan. GCH is daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty, abuse and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope provides transitional and emergency shelter to 150-200 men, women and children, in addition to serving more than 100,000 meals each year. 

  • CU bass fishing team places second in national event

     

    Campbellsville University’s Bradley Dunagan and Nick Ratliff caught the biggest bag of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship and finished runner-up on Lake Tenkiller this past weekend.

  • Fall sports are back

     

    Summer can be a pretty boring time if you, like me, make your living covering high school sports.

    I’ve been doing this job for almost 15 years now, and I’ve never liked the summer break because of all the down time that comes with it. Yeah, that down time allows me to recharge my batteries – but not having much to do in the summer months can be a drag at times.

  • Three hired at CHS

     

    Campbellsville High School hired three new coaches last week.

    The school tabbed Zach Durham to take over the softball program, Blake Milby as the new golf coach, and Chris Kidwell as its first archery coach.

    Durham takes over the Lady Eagles following the resignation of Weston Jones, who stepped down following the season. Campbellsville went 12-15 this past season, falling to Taylor County in the 20th District Softball Tournament semifinals.

  • Know the score when eating out

     

    If your family is like mine, you probably eat a lot of meals out in restaurants these days.

    No, it’s not about my wife’s cooking. She’s an excellent cook, and her food is among the best you’ll put in your mouth.

    But we are like many families these days, busy and on the run most of the time to one place or another, and we simply don’t take the time to cook a large meal every day. Instead, we grab something at a restaurant and save the time and clean-up work in the kitchen.

  • A life-changing experience

     

    Despite how it often seems, I’ve long believed that the world is still full of wonderful people doing amazing things on a daily basis. 

    It’s hard to see that some days, but that was reaffirmed to me recently as I spent seven days in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santiago, alongside my wife and 19 Lindsey Wilson College students and alumni, working with GO Ministries. 

  • Campbellsville Police investigating Dollar General robbery

     

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information regarding a burglary that occurred early Saturday morning at the Dollar General store on New Columbia Road. 

    According to a CPD report, after viewing surveillance footage, police have determined that a white male wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans was involved. 

    No further description of the suspect was available at time of publication from CPD. 

  • Two more cleanup days announced for remaining storm debris

     

    Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers announced two more cleanup days from the microburst storm that hit the area two weeks ago.

    During Thursday’s special called meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, Judge Rogers announced July 27 and July 28 as additional days residents can bring storm debris to the old Fruit of the Loom site off Highway 55.

    Times are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28.

    “That should finalize all of the cleanup from the storm that we had two weeks ago,” Judge Rogers said.

  • Church league softball action