Today's News

  • Kudos to Durham reunion organizers

    Keeping our history alive. That's what it's all about.

    The biennial Durham High Reunion is a wonderful time to reflect on where we have been and where we're headed.

    We think it's great that those who attended Durham High School care enough about their heritage to get together every other year for a reunion.

    It takes a lot of time and effort to plan such an event, and those who participate should be commended.

  • Grand jury indicts man on theft charge

    The man who allegedly stole a Taylor County school bus and led police on a short chase has been indicted on theft and other charges.

    Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Deputy Rodney Cox noticed Vanheck, who is not employed by the Taylor County School System, driving a Taylor County school bus on Saturday, Aug. 29.

  • Superintendents on the job

    Taylor County and Campbellsville Independent Schools both welcomed new superintendents on July 1.

    And both districts have seen changes beyond the faces of their superintendents.

    Now, two months in to their new jobs, Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook and Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton talk about the changes they have made and what the future has in store for their schools.

    To read the interviews with Cook and Deaton, see Monday's print edition.

  • More Campbellsville Police officers suspended

    Two additional Campbellsville Police officers have been suspended, bringing the total suspensions to four since July.

    According to City Attorney John Bertram, the two officers have been placed on suspension while they are the subjects of investigations.

    In July, a Campbellsville Police officer was placed on suspension while being investigated. Soon after, a second officer was suspended.

    Bertram said the suspensions are not related.

  • Woody series begins Thursday

    Woody - The Kentucky Wiener Dog - is back, and this time he's trying his paw at being a wilderness survivor.

    This fall, Woody, Chloe, Mom and Dad are getting away from watching TV and gearing up for an old-fashioned camping trip. Woody is especially excited since this is his first chance to show he is a real sports dog.

    Follow the pups' adventure every step of the way from packing a backpack and mapping the course to assembling the tent and surviving in the wilderness. Will Woody and Chloe learn what it means to be survivors?

  • Court may buy fire truck

    County officials are researching the purchase of a new fire truck to replace one that is two decades old.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the City had previously asked the County for help in paying for its new ladder truck.

    Though the County doesn't have extra funds to help pay for the truck, Rogers said, he would like to research the cost of replacing a County tanker truck. He said the truck is shared between the City and County fire departments.

  • Kelly judgeship appointment still uncertain

    The seat of Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, in the 14th District of the Kentucky Legislature isn't empty, but that hasn't stopped numerous people from speculating about how it will be filled, if indeed it is vacated.

    Kelly's name has surfaced in rumors as the man to fill a seat that actually is empty, and that's the one vacated by Chief Regional Circuit Judge Doughlas "Dodie" George when he moved from the position and into the state's senior status program in February.

  • CU to host blood drive Sept. 10

    Trevor Ervin, a sophomore at Campbellsville University from Glasgow, began donating blood at the first blood drive at the university during his freshman year. He has been donating ever since at every opportunity he gets.

    "You figure the average life span is 75 years and you can begin donating at age 17," Ervin said. "Think about how many lives you can save."

    Ervin will have another opportunity to donate when Campbellsville University hosts a blood drive in the Student Activities Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

  • CU to host chemistry seminar

    Dr. Nathan Tice, assistant professor of organic chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University, will present the first chemistry seminar of the semester Friday, Sept. 11 at Campbellsville University.

    Tice will speak on "Synthetic Heterocycles and Their Applications in Energy and Advanced Electronics," at 10 a.m. in Room 15 of the Administration Building on the CU campus.

  • Benefit is Sept. 18

    An auction and gospel singing benefit for the late Joann Burress will be Friday, Sept. 18 at the Community Center beginning at 4 p.m.

    At the time of her death, Burress had been on life support since May after having surgery for a broken hip.

    The Burress family had no insurance and all money raised will go toward paying her funeral expenses. Food and drinks will be served.

    For more information, call Jenise Sherrill at 789-3471 or Marlene Tucker at 789-6583.