Today's News

  • CHS to host prom fundraiser

    Campbellsville High School's junior class will have a yard and bake sale and corn hole tournament Saturday, March 27.

    The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. at the Campbellsville Elementary School gymnasium.

    Registration for the corn hole tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the CHS gymnasium.

    The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Prizes will be given for first and second place. The winner will take home half of the money collected from $30-a-team registration entry fees.

    For more information, call CHS at 465-8774.

  • Lots of basketball hang-over

    Basketball is a 365-day thing (366 during leap years) in Kentucky, and last week’s Fifth Region Tournament championship game brought out a bunch of notes and happenings.

    Davis up for top national award

    Campbellsville High School head coach Tim Davis is a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

    The awards’ banquet is scheduled for the week of June 19-23 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

  • Life Matters: Life after suicide

    Neither of my high school friends let me in on their secret: they planned to commit suicide. They succeeded.

    Not at the same time. And by then we were miles and years apart. But it still shook me to the core when I heard the news. "Death by suicide." My friends, they were, at least for some fun years. Football. Friday night school dances. Parties. Cruising. Hanging out.

  • Nickel tax petition efforts enter final heat

    An effort to collect enough signatures to bring a proposed nickel tax before voters is going well, petitioners say.

    Petition committee member James DeWitt wouldn't say how many signatures have been collected, but he did say a lot of support has been garnered.

    "It's going well," he said. "We've got a lot of support and met a lot of good people. We have collected a large amount of signatures."

    DeWitt said the committee and volunteers are "out there every day and still working."

  • Local man is finalist in competition

    A Campbellsville man is a finalist in an ESPN sports contest.

    Joe Woosley entered ESPN.com's "Be Dickie V" contest by videotaping himself doing an impression of sports personality Dick Vitale.

    From all entries, there were 25 chosen by a panel of independent judges. Entries were judged on likeness, quality, originality and humor.

    From Feb. 8 through Feb. 24, Web viewers were able to vote for their favorite video.

  • Lacey interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" interview with Dr. R. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University and director and chair of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools, and John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at CU.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, March 10 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.


  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Monday after he crashed his motorcycle and overturned.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Curtis D. Cornett, 42, of 804 Rosecrest Ave. was traveling west on Red Fern Road at 4:21 p.m.

    The report states that Cornett lost control of his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve, slid off the right side of his lane and overturned.

    Cornett was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • Homeplace on Green River names new officers and Board members

    The historic Homeplace on Green River, located on KY 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, has selected its board members and officers for the coming year.

    Ken Forman of Taylor County was named president at last week's annual board meeting, replacing Adair Countian Billy Joe Fudge who stepped down after seven years as president.

    Newly elected vice president Jackie Bowen of Taylor County joins secretary Pat Durham of Taylor County and treasurer Dr. Max Downey of Adair County, both of whom were re-elected.

  • Man appeals assault, endangerment convictions

    The man who was found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has filed an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville, guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.

  • Tire amnesty is April 15-17

    A tire amnesty drop-off is scheduled for April 15-17 at the State Highway Garage on Bear Track Road from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    The event is a collaboration between Taylor County and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and allows residents — not retailers — to dispose of tires at no cost.

    Tire disposal is a precise process that requires fees, and a business must have a permit to dispose of tires. Unfortunately, many tires aren't disposed of properly, but are left on the ground, exposed to the elements — something that is against the law.