Today's News

  • Putting stimulus money to work.

    Barbara Gribbins needed a job. A former Taylor County Detention Center employee, Gribbins had been out of work for several months.

    "I was looking for work," Gribbins said. "I had been on unemployment and it was running out."

    Then Gribbins heard about WorkNow Kentucky.

    Fueled by stimulus funds, the program puts Kentuckians to work for the summer. Salaries and benefits are paid entirely through the program, which is overseen by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Campbellsville men arrested in connection with Adair burglary

    Four men, including two from Campbellsville, have been arrested in connection with the burglary of an Adair County home.

    Kentucky State Police, with assistance from officers of the Campbellsville and Columbia police departments, made the arrests Tuesday. The burglary occurred after midnight on Monday on Rose Lane in Adair County.

    Robert Paul Roberts, 20, of Campbellsville was arrested in Campbellsville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree fleeing/evading police.

  • Just two weeks left to register for disaster aid

    The deadline to apply for disaster aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, July 12.

    FEMA will accept registrations until 8 p.m.

    "We can't help you if we don't know you need help," stated Doug Mayne, coordinating officer for FEMA. Mayne oversees the government's response to Kentucky's early May disaster.

  • Show off your patriotism

    Patriotism, according to Webster, is the "love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country."

    We all show patriotism in different ways.

    Some join the military in order to serve their country. Others proudly fly an American flag. Still others serve the country in elected office, while some simply hold that feeling inside.

  • Gardner-Chase to wed July 24

    Skye Bren Gardner and Brian Austin Chase announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, July 24.

    Gardner is the daughter of Monisa and Terry Gardner of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Glenn and Wanda Craddock of Magnolia and Elbert and Ethel Gardner of Louisville.

    The bride graduated from Taylor County High School in 2006 and is a 2010 graduate of Campbellsville University with a bachelor's degree in mass communications with a public relations emphasis. She works at Café Bonin.

    The groom is the son of Gayle and Alan Chase of San Jose, Calif.

  • CU to offer summer theater program

    Would you like a summer theater program where your child could learn some acting skills and perform a play?

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department fits the bill with the Summer Theater Program through July 2.

    Students can learn acting techniques and will perform Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at the end of the training, according to Starr Garrett, assistant professor/theater director. The program is open to students, ages nine to 15.

  • Holmes' 'off days' net $150,000 pay day

    John “J.B.’ Holmes took a couple of weeks off from the PGA TOUR, but the Campbellsville native returned nicely on Tuesday to team with Ricky Barnes to win the CVS Charity Classic in Barrington, R.I.

    The duo combined for a string of seven consecutive birdies on the back nine to finish at 21-under 121 in the two-day tourney.

    Holmes had five birdies himself on holes 11 through 16.

    The duo split the winners’ share of $300,000 in the $1.5 million purse.

  • Walker-Fitzpatrick to wed July 10

    Connie Walker of Campbellsville and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walker of Nashville, Tenn. announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Michelle, to Shawn Christopher Fitzpatrick, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fitzpatrick of Columbia.

    The bride is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Campbellsville University and the University of Kentucky. She is employed at Taylor County High School as the 21st Century grant coordinator.

    The groom is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and is an assistant manager at Walmart in Campbellsville.

  • Burress attends 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College, which took place June 15-17 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the event, which offered nine hours of continuing education credit.

    The theme for the college was "A Day in the Life of a Clerk."

  • Bragg anniversary is July 17

    Vernon and Edna Bragg are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 17.

    The Braggs were married on July 17, 1961 in Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Bragg is a minister.

    They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Ross and Janet Bragg and Tim and Donna Bragg. They also have five grandchildren, Tyler, Alexis, Dustin, Houston and Austin.

    The family lives in Campbellsville.