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Today's News

  • Honoring a fallen officer

    A quiet breeze, a handshake, a memory, a smile. All of those were present at Friday morning's memorial service honoring the late Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.

    Officers representing the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police stood silent in tribute.

    Edrington's murder remains unsolved.

  • Pursuit spans several counties, including Taylor

    An Ohio juvenile was arrested in Green County on Friday morning following a pursuit that spanned several counties and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, the 17-year-old was wanted in Ohio on felony robbery and assault charges.

    The pursuit began in Lexington, when the juvenile rammed and disabled a Lexington Police cruiser while the Lexington Division of Police were investigating a disturbance involving the juvenile's sport utility vehicle.

  • Family before football this time around for Chappells

    Campbellsville High School will be looking for another head football coach after the recent resignation of Jason Chappell.

    Chappell, who guided the Eagles to a 7-5 worksheet during his one year at the CHS helm, will accept an assistant coaching position at Middlesboro/Bell County area. (He and his wife Leigh Ann are members of a church in Middlesboro, which is Leigh Ann’s hometown.)

  • Restaurant inspections for March 29

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Less than 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Adair County's 'A Day in the Garden' is May 22

    The Adair County Garden Club will sponsor "A Day in the Garden" on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1535 Bull Run Road in Columbia.

    Activities include a plant sale, demonstrations of several garden-related activities such as making hypertufa pots, weaving baskets from wild materials, building birdhouses and more, a live auction of garden goods, an answer station staffed by "master gardeners" and a potluck lunch.

    Free and open to everyone, the "price" of admission is a covered dish for the potluck lunch.

  • Restaurant inspections for May 17

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection.

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days.

    - Less than 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner. If the owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

    - Green River Lake State Park Grocery in Campbellsville received a health code score of 100, citing no violations.

  • Next Citizens for Better Schools meeting is May 13

    The next meeting of the Citizens for Better Schools group will be Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Board Annex Building behind Sherwin-Williams.

    For more information about the group, call Erin Johnson at 798-0855 or (740) 398-5069. She can also be reached via e-mail at msvemjohnson@yahoo.com.

    Those interested can also join the Facebook group, "Taylor County Schools is in a pickle, Support the nickel!"

     

  • CU to host 'Contagious Churches and Leaders' Conference

    Campbellsville University and the Kentucky Baptist Convention are teaming up to sponsor a conference titled "Contagious Churches and Leaders" on May 11-14 at Sojourn Community Church, 930 Mary St. in Louisville.

    The event, for church leaders, seeks those who are being called "as a leader to become more of a contagious missional leader who serves a missional church."

  • For all the 'Golden' girls

    "A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."

    -Eleanor Roosevelt

    I've been faithfully watching "The Golden Girls" reruns on the Hallmark and WE tv channels lately. I absolutely love the show.

    With Rose's naïve innocence, Blanche's undying affection for the opposite sex, Dorothy's quick wit and Sophia's Sicily stories and hilarious one-liners, there's always some dialogue to make me laugh and appreciate the close friends in my life.

  • Police seeking information on two "persons of interest"

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information on two "persons of interest."

    According to Campbellsville Police Officer Brian Morgan, security cameras at Walmart and Community Trust Bank's First Street branch recorded two images.

    The first photo was taken from a security camera at Community Trust Bank's ATM on April 2. The second photo was taken from a security camera in Walmart's garden center on April 4.

    Anyone with information on either person is asked to contact Morgan at 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).