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Today's News

  • Campbellsville Woman's Club has installation meeting

    The Campbellsville Woman's Club had its annual installation of officers dinner May 24 at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

    Debbie Skaggs, immediate past 4th District governor, installed the new officers.

    New officers include Jane Blevins, president; Roberta Moore, first vice president; Janet Clark, second vice president; Shirley Gilpin, recording secretary; Helen Vaughn, treasurer; Betty Cox, assistant recording secretary and assistant treasurer; Chris Greenman, corresponding secretary; June Bishop, parliamentarian and Deen Smith, historian.

  • CVC hosts homeownership celebration

    Local, state and federal officials joined Trevor and Debra Williams recently to celebrate the couple's first home. The Williamses and their four children will move into a home on Bengal Road thanks to help from Community Ventures Corp., Kentucky Housing and other organizations. Thursday's celebration marked the 11th such event that CVC has hosted in Taylor County.

    Debra Williams, center, talks about her plans for her new home.

     

  • Collision results in DUI arrest

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after he crashed on KY 289.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, John Seaborne, 39, of 180 Countryview Court was traveling south on KY 289 on Monday at 2:07 a.m.

    The report states that Seaborne lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Astro van and struck an embankment.

    Seaborne was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. He was treated for multiple injuries. As of press time, no information was available as to his condition.

  • Hardin man drowns at Green River Lake

    An Elizabethtown company is in a state of shock after one its employees drowned at Green River Lake this past weekend.

    John Austin Davis, 33, of Elizabethtown died Saturday after drowning while swimming with friends at about 3:30 p.m.

    According to Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney, an autopsy performed Sunday determined that Davis died of an accidental drowning.

    Dabney said Davis had been swimming throughout the day Saturday on his pontoon with six people.

    "He jumped overboard and didn't resurface," Dabney said.

  • CU to conduct education today interviews

    A series of four special episodes of "Dialogue on Public Issues" on Campbellsville University's TV-4, WLCU, will feature "Education Today in Campbellsville/Taylor County."

    Hosted by John Chowning, the series, which airs on Comcast Cable 10, will feature administrators from the Campbellsville Independent School System, Taylor County School System, Kentucky Christian Academy and Campbellsville University.

    Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, will interview the following:

  • Lebanon man stable after collision

    A Lebanon man remains in stable condition following a two-vehicle collision Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:51 p.m., a 1988 Dodge pickup driven by Clarence Yates of Lebanon collided with a 2003 Buick Regal driven by Ruby Wilson of Campbellsville on Lebanon Avenue.

    Yates was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. Wilson was not injured.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley investigated. Campbellsville Fire Department also responded.

  • Campbellsville 10-11-year-old Stars sweep Marion

    Campbellsville’s 10-11-year-old All Stars swept Marion County in a best-of-three series to claim the Little League District 5 Tournament championship in Lebanon last week.

    The local squad, coached by Adam Bottoms, won the opener 9-3 on July 2 as Chase Thomas struck out 11 and walked only three in his five innings on the mound. Tanner Barnes and Jake Smith each went 2-3 while Daniel Carney, who pitched the sixth frame, hit a two-run home run.

  • Water project nearly finished

    Better tasting water will soon be on tap. A $2.8 million project to help the Campbellsville Water Co. draw higher quality water from Green River Lake is expected to wrap up within a month.

    "People don't realize how complicated this is," said David Bowles of Monarch Engineering. "We worked with the City over the last five or six years to design a system that would improve the water quality."

  • Sharpe claims fifth straight J.B. Holmes Invitational

    2008 Kentucky State Amateur champion Tyler Sharpe claimed his fifth straight J.B. Holmes Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    Sharpe, from Greensburg and a Lindsey Wilson College graduate, bested 2009 Taylor County High School grad Dillon Mays, who will transfer from Eastern Kentucky University to Western Kentucky in the fall, on the first hole of a sudden death play-off. Sharpe had tied the match with a birdie on No. 17, and Mays just missed a birdie putt on the first extra hole.

  • Homeless count is up

    While the number of homeless people in Taylor County hasn't changed much in the last year, the number of potential homeless has.

    Results of the statewide 2010 Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless were released on June 30. Statewide, there were 6,623 homeless people identified in the 2010 count, which took place on Jan. 28. The 2009 count located 5,999 homeless individuals, although a major ice and snowstorm that hit the state around the same time of the 2009 count hampered efforts.

    Of Kentucky's 120 counties, only 109 participated.