Today's News

  • A Portrait of History

    He dips his brush into the paint, takes a breath and gets to work.

    Surrounded only by obsolete voting equipment, talk radio in the background and a heater to keep him warm, Joshua Mason squats on top of the painting and works on perfecting the details of a woman's face.

    Wearing protective shoes, Mason plants his feet on a mat and kneels to get close to his piece of art. It's only mid-morning, but he has lots of work to do.

  • Easter Fun

    As soon as they heard the word "Go!," they sped off in a flash to search for some goodies.

    Local Girl Scouts hosted an Easter egg hunt Saturday at Miller Park. Fifty-two local children participated and searched for more than 1,100 hidden eggs.

    Kimberly Hardin won the grand prize for finding the most eggs, 68.

    Several local businesses donated prizes and gift certificates. Organizers say they hope to make the event an annual one.


  • Driver anniversary

    Roy and Joan Matney Driver of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 28.

    The couple met when they were both traveling to Louisville on a Greyhound bus. After they were married, they moved to Toledo, Ohio where they lived until retirement.

    Mr. Driver is a retiree from General Motors Powertrain, and Mrs. Driver is a retiree from Bell South.

    They have two children, Robin Driver Haverty who is married to Jeffrey Haverty and Michael Driver who is married to Lauren Volgelpohl Driver.

  • Cards slip to 1-3 in baseball

    Taylor County dropped its third consecutive baseball game on Tuesday when the Cardinals fell at home 9-3 to Wayne County.

    Coach Jeff Gumm’s outfit never overcame a six-run inning by the visiting Cardinals (4-0), coached by former Campbellsville University basketball stand-out Shane Blevins.

    The Cardinals had only a second-inning hit by Levi Smith and a third-inning safety by Winston Walls going to the bottom of the fifth.

    In that frame, TCHS got hits from James Clements, Matthew Johns and Hunter Pelly but were unable to dent the plate.

  • Celebrating 102 years of life

    Bea Wethington of Campbellsville will celebrate a milestone tomorrow that few of us are able to - her 102nd birthday.

    On Monday, Wethington remarked that there have been many changes in the world during her lifetime as well as many advancements.

    She was also disappointed that the University of Kentucky lost its game in the national tournament.

    "I didn't like that much," she said with a laugh.

  • Eagles even diamond record at 2-2

    Campbellsville High School squared its baseball record at 2-2 with two victories on Saturday in the Purple Pride Lead-off Classic.

    The Eagles bested Cumberland County 4-3 as Brett Kearney went the distance and allowed only three hits and no walks while striking out 10.

    Hayden Neal paced CHS’ five-hit attack with two singles, a walk and an RBI.

    Ben Janes, Taylor Levi and Cory Hoosier also had Eagle hits with Levi and Hoosier knocking in runs.

    Aaron Schwoebel walked once and was hit by a pitch while Lake Wiseman walked twice.

  • City agrees to buy new ambulance

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will soon have a new ambulance.

    Campbellsville City Council agreed to lease a new ambulance on Monday night during a special meeting at a cost of nearly $123,000.

    At the Council's regular meeting this month, Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Director Allen Bottoms told Council members that Rescue needs a new ambulance.

  • Early Days

    Ten Years Ago

    March 30, 2000

    Marty Shields, an officer with the Property Value Assessment Office, wants one common misconception clear: PVA officers do not make up the property values. The value of the property is actually determined by the market; the PVA office only attempts to equal the market price.

    Campbellsville University recently announced the selection of Amber Priddy as new field commander of the Tiger Marching Band.

  • Campbellsville University to host Holy Week lecture Monday

    The Campbellsville University School of Theology will be hosting its annual Holy Week Lecture on Monday, March 29.

    The public is invited to hear Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology, who will discuss "The Blood of the Lamb in the book of Revelation."

    Hurtgen's lecture will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the banquet hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center.

    Hurtgen has served as dean at Campbellsville University since July 2004. He has worked at CU as a professor since 1990.

  • In concert Friday

    First General Baptist Church will host The Singing Cookes and the Cook Brothers in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 2.

    For more information, call 465-8046.