Today's News

  • A 'Cardboard Nation'

    They found out what it's like to not have a bed to sleep in at night or a roof to provide them shelter from the rain.

    Several Campbellsville University students and community members spent the night on CU's Stapp Hall lawn last Friday night.

    They slept in cardboard boxes and waited out the threat of rain that would flood areas of the community the next day.

    CU's Carver School of Social Work and the Social Workers in Touch Can Help Club asked for volunteers to experience life as a homeless person for one night as part of the third annual Cardboard Nation event.

  • One person injured in parking lot crash

    One person was injured in a crash in the Green River Plaza shopping center parking lot Sunday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Samuel E. Cox, 63, of Elk Horn was traveling east in a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 when he pulled into the path of a 1991 Chevrolet van driven by Walter S. Murley, 36, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred near the Kroger gas station at about 7:10 p.m.

    A passenger in Murley's vehicle, Jamia R. Murley, 32, of Campbellsville was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated and released.

  • State agriculture leader to address chamber

    Tom McKee, D-Cynthiana, 78th District state representative and co-chair of the House Agriculture Committee, will be guest speaker at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, which is set for noon Thursday, May 13 at Living Grace Church.

    The Agribusiness of the Year award will also be presented at the luncheon.

    Taylor County Farm Bureau Federation will sponsor the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations must be made at the Chamber office by noon on Tuesday, May 11.

  • Woman charged with selling drugs in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with selling hydrocodone 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.

    Sherry Russelburg, 44, of 905 S. Central Ave. was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in December on a charge of second-degree selling hydrocodone.

    Bond was set at $15,000 cash. If convicted, Russelburg could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • Mt. Roberts Baptist Acteens

    The Acteens of Mt. Roberts Baptist Church attended the state Acteen conference "Exalt" at Georgetown College on April 16-17.

    The group also traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park and participated in mission ministry.

    Pictured, from left, are Callie Parrott, leaders Debbie Mardis and Robbin Cox, Blair Beard, Brittany Underwood, Danielle Wilhoit and Hannah Whiteside.


  • Holy Land interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with two members of CU's faculty and a student, who traveled to the Holy Land.

    John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, interviewed Garett Lowery of Mt. Washington, Ky., president of the Baptist Campus Ministry in the fall; Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology; and Dr. Scott Wigginton, associate professor of pastoral ministries and counseling, concerning their recent trip to the Holy Land.

  • Taylor County Bank promotes staff

    Taylor County Bank's board of directors recently promoted five staff members. From left, they are, Karen Hardin to assistant cashier, Shelia Coffey to compliance officer, Lynda Gilbert to vice president, Angela Bright to assistant cashier and Janet Adams to assistant vice president.

  • Fundraiser to help firefighters

    Baskin-Robbins will host its fourth annual 31 Cent Scoop Night at stores nationwide, including Campbellsville.

    The event takes place Wednesday, April 28 from 5 to 10 p.m.

    The price of all 2.5-ounce ice cream scoops will be 31 cents. To ensure everyone can enjoy 31 Cent Scoop Night, there is a three-scoop limit per person.

    As part of 31 Cent Scoop Night, the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation will make a $100,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

  • Small business forum is Thursday

    A small business forum will take place Thursday in Russell Springs.

    The event will offer small business owners information on federal, state and local organizations that provide financing, marketing and other services.

    The forum includes guest speakers and vendors.

    The event will be at the Russell County Auditorium/Natatorium Complex, located at 2167 S. Highway 127 in Russell Springs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

    The event is free and lunch will be provided. Pre-register at http://www.thinkkentucky.com/smbdevents/regmain.aspx?tid=14.

  • Campbellsville native wins press award

    WLEX-18 News Anchor Nancy Cox was named "Best News Anchor" for 2009 at the Kentucky Associated Press annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 8.

    Cox was among three nominees selected from Kentucky's two largest television markets, Louisville and Lexington.

    "I'm obviously very honored by this award from the Associated Press," Cox said. "I think it speaks volumes about what we do at WLEX-TV. I work with a wonderful team of people at this station, and I think we all make each other better."