Today's News

  • Sprowles celebrates 11th birthday

    McKayla Sprowles recently celebrated her 11th birthday with a sleepover. She is the daughter of Leslie Sprowles of Campbellsville and Chris Sprowles of Lexington. Pictured are, from left, front: Ariel Thompson, McKayla and Candace Gibson; in back is Caitlin Hunt.

  • CU to host domestic violence forums

    Campbellsville University's Division of Social Science will host a series of upcoming forums on family violence, scheduled for April 7 and April 27. The first was March 24.

    All are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall (former dining hall) and open to the public free of charge.

    The first session, on March 24, focused on intimate partner violence, (also known as domestic violence), including dating violence.

  • Reception planned for Emily Cox

    A reception will be hosted in honor of Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, a Campbellsville native, on Sunday, April 5, according to a press release from Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and the City of Campbellsville.

    The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. and Debbie Carter on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Sponsoring the event are Campbellsville University, Campbellsville Business & Professional Women, Commonwealth Broadcasting, Q-104, KCountry, ESPN Radio and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.


  • The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

    Children's laughter filled the theater last week as the mischievous Brer Rabbit discovered much fun in playing pranks on his friends in the forest.

    Campbellsville University staged "The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit" for its annual children's theater production.

  • Census workers begin address checks today

    Starting today, more than 2,000 census workers will hit Kentucky's neighborhoods in preparation for the 2010 Census.

    In Taylor, Green, Adair and Casey counties, about 18 people will travel block to block verifying addresses, according to Rachael Hampton, a local Census office manager in Lexington. The process could take up to 10 weeks.

  • Career fair attracts hundreds

    The crowd of mostly college students, dressed to impress, went from table to table in hopes of finding a job.

    Campbellsville University hosted a career fair Wednesday in the Student Activities Center on the main campus.

    CU's Office of Career Services sponsored the fair, which Director Teresa Elmore says was a service to students, graduates and alumni seeking full and part-time employment opportunities. The public was also invited.

    Representatives from 38 companies set up booths at the fair, Elmore said, and 283 people attended.

  • Meeting held behind closed doors

    Three magistrates and four City Council members discussed the County's budget shortfall Wednesday afternoon in a closed-door meeting.

    The meeting, which Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen says was called by Councilman David Nunery, was Wednesday at 3 p.m.

    No notification of the meeting was given to the public or local media.

  • One charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with drug crimes in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Douglas D. Thompson, 36, of 203 Shady Lane was indicted on a charge of first-degree selling cocaine.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Thompson could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

    u An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • One in critical condition after Thursday crash

    A Campbellsville man is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash Thursday.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, David White, 20, was driving a 1989 Dodge Dakota south on Palestine Road at about 10:30 a.m. White's truck dropped off the road, he overcorrected, crossed the road and struck a tree. The truck hit the tree on the passenger side.

  • Clearing House scam reported in Kentucky

    Better Business Bureau is warning the public to beware of letters supposedly from Publishers Clearing House that claim they have won a grand prize drawing of $1 million.

    Despite how official the letters might look, the recipient is the target of a widespread scam that is seeing a sudden resurgence across the country, including in Kentucky and Indiana.

    An increased prevalence of this scam comes on the heels of the actual Publisher's Clearing House awarding a New Jersey woman $5,000 a week for the rest of her life. Scammers often operate in the wake of newsworthy events.