Today's News

  • Treasure Hunters Roadshow stops in Campbellsville

    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be in Campbellsville for five days in November.

    The Roadshow crew will set up shop at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 102 Plantation Drive on Nov. 2-6. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

  • TCES participates in 'Consumer Math' project

    Two of Laura Raganas' fourth and fifth grade classes at Taylor County Elementary School are working on a "Consumer Math" project. Community Trust Bank donated the materials for the project. Pictured are the two groups of students participating, along with John Raganas of Community Trust and teachers Holly Oliver, Brandon Gupton and Laura Raganas.


  • CU announces fall chapel speakers

    Campbellsville University's chapel series schedule for the fall semester, which is open to the public, has been announced by Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries at CU and chair of the chapel committee.

    Chapel programs are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday of the semester in the Ransdell Chapel.

    Campbellsville University Jazz Band, directed by Jennifer Tinnell, is scheduled to perform on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

  • Downtown businesses to participate in trick-or-treat

    Downtown businesses will take part in trick-or-treating this year.

    On Saturday, Oct. 30, downtown businesses will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from noon to 2 p.m. The City has set regular trick-or-treat hours as 5 to 8 p.m. the same day.


  • Murakami celebrates 10th anniversary

    On Oct. 5, Murakami Manufacturing celebrated its 10th anniversary in Campbellsville. Opened in 2000 on Water Tower Bypass, the rearview mirror manufacturer has three production departments ee" assembly, mold injection and paint ee" and has about 200 employees. To celebrate its anniversary, Murakami hosted an event featuring guest speakers, a lunch and a tour of the plant.

  • 'Where the Heart Is' has ribbon cutting

    A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at "Where the Heart Is" Gifts and Variety store recently. The store is located at 106 S. Court St. in Campbellsville, behind the former Burton Pawn Shop off Main Street. The owners' mission is to sell quality products for less, including flip flops, handbags, candles, silk flower arrangements, greeting cards, figurines, Majic Live greeting plants and more. Pictured above with city representatives are owner David Rhodes and managers Leslie Rhodes and Henry Goff.


  • Community Ventures receives funding for small businesses

    Highlighting Community Ventures Corp. as a recipient, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen A. Merrigan announced a new national effort to support small businesses in rural communities in northern, central and western Kentucky.

    The partnership, called the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, will provide small, rural entrepreneurs and enterprises with technical assistance and training, and a revolving loan fund to make loans up to $50,000.

  • Nickel tax election plans on hold

    The Taylor County School Board isn't expected to ask for a special nickel tax election this year.

    According to a letter from Gregory C. Dunbar, manager of the Department of Education's District Facilities Branch, Taylor County Elementary School is now a category five school. Category five schools are considered to be in the worst state of repair and in need of renovation or replacement.

    And that means a nickel tax election may not be necessary.

  • Trick or treating

    Children will have plenty of opportunities to collect goodies Saturday with a number of trick-or-treat events taking place. And it all kicks off at noon in downtown Campbellsville.

    From noon until 2 p.m., various downtown businesses will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Participating businesses will display a jack-o-lantern in their windows. There will also be Halloween music.

    This is the second year for the downtown event, which, according to organizer Karen Patton, will become an annual event.

  • Strong turnout expected at polls Tuesday

    A strong turnout is expected at the polls tomorrow.

    Based on past elections, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney predicts at least 9,600 voters will hit the polls tomorrow, a turnout of about 57 percent.

    Carney bases his prediction on the 2006 general election, which had a similar ballot to tomorrow's slate. In 2006, 9,400 voters turned out.

    There are 16,947 registered voters in the county. Of those, 8,203 are Democrats, 7,992 are Republicans and 752 are registered as Other.