Today's News

  • Boos and hisses not the way to teach our kids

    There’s just something about competition that brings out the worst in some people.

    Whether it’s a kids’ ball game, a school award or a beauty pageant, all too many times adults embarrass themselves in front of their children.

    We sign our children up for sports teams so they can learn how to play the game from coaches. Then we yell directions from the sidelines ourselves and complain about the very people we have asked to teach our children sportsmanship and skills?

  • Prize money to be awarded in float contest

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration will award $850 in prize money at the AutoSmart float contest during the annual Taylor County Bank parade on Saturday, July 4 in downtown Campbellsville.

    First prize will receive $500, second $250 and third $100. All local school groups, churches, civic groups and youth organizations are encouraged to enter.

    Floats should be patriotic and reflect this year's theme of "Honoring Those Who Fight for Our Freedom."

  • Garden of Whimsy

    Visitors who step into the backyard of Myrtie Parsley's Campbellsville home might feel as though they've entered a magical garden.

    From whimsical artwork and chimes to birdhouses and statues of angels, there's something to see in every corner.

    Parsley, a retired Green County High School art teacher, has always expressed herself through painting and poetry. Now, she is spending her retirement expressing herself in new ways - gardening.

  • CU summer classes under way

    Campbellsville University summer classes are under way, but there is still time to register for one of the three remaining sessions.

    The June term began June 1 and will continue through June 26; June/July term is June 1-July 24 and the July term is June 29-July 24.

    "Summer classes are a wonderful way to get ahead in your academic career, take classes that are affordable and to take classes to help you progress in your major," said Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services.

  • Collision on KY 55 results in injuries

    Those injured in a two-vehicle collision on Friday refused medical treatment.

    William Ken Forman, 81, of 209 Misty Drive in Campbellsville was stopped at KY 1061 on Friday at 8:28 p.m., attempting to cross KY 55 onto Lone Valley Road in a 1998 Toyota Rav 4.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Booths available for July Fourth celebration

    The deadline to apply for a booth in the 33rd annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration is Monday, June 15.

    Booth spaces are available in five separate areas, including arts and crafts, Amazon.com food court, downtown marketplace, games and entertainment and an area specifically for local church, civic, school and nonprofit groups.

    The cost for a 10x12 booth is $50. The cost for a food court booth is $150. Booth spaces are available in the downtown area and at Miller Park.

  • Macon making way to U of L for football

    Taylor County High School graduate Leonard Macon will be heading to Louisville to enroll in classes and play football at the University of Louisville.

    “They’re looking at me as a wide receiver and maybe to return kick-offs,” Macon said on Friday while watching the final game of the All “A” Basketball Shootout at Campbellsville High School.

    Macon said he is supposed to be at U of L on July 10 and the coaches tell him he has an excellent chance to earn a scholarship.

  • Campbellsville man still missing

    A Campbellsville man known throughout the community as "Rambo" has been missing now for a year and a half.

    James Huff has been missing since Jan. 28, 2008, according to the National Center for Missing Adults. Huff would now be 39.

    Huff's uncle, Ralph Huff, says he isn't sure what has happened to his nephew.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton said in January that he believes Huff left Campbellsville.


  • Single mother of 10 gets first home

    After moving everything in, she says she's going to paint and do some much needed landscaping. "The only thing I can't wait to do is paint those purple shutters."

    At the age of 50, Dawn Novak is purchasing her first home. "First and last," she says with a smile.

    And with the help of Community Ventures Corp., Novak will get some financial assistance to make the purchase possible.

  • Williams-Wayne

    Lindsay Elizabeth Williams of Georgetown and David Allen Wayne of Lexington will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 20.

    Williams is the daughter of Cheryl Williams of Campbellsville and the late Larry E. Williams. Her grandparents are Robert E. Newcomb and Russell E. and Betty Williams, all of Campbellsville, and the late Genevieve Newcomb.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky. Williams is employed as an agriculture teacher by the Scott County Board of Education.