• Calendar for 2-12-15

    Thursday, Feb. 12
    Relay for Life Kickoff — The Taylor County Relay for Life Kickoff event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Community Center. We will be discussing goals for our 2015 fundraising campaign, great ideas to raise money for your team, as well as some fun activities scattered throughout the program. Food and other refreshments will be provided, so join us for an evening of fun, prizes and to renew your commitment to take up the fight against cancer in 2015. Call (270) 849-5765 for more information.

  • Birthday List

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Central Kentucky News-Journal needs help. Call (270) 465-8111 or email reporter@cknj.com to add a name to the list. If a person is deceased, please let us know.

    The January birthstone is the garnet; the flower is the carnation.

    The February birthstone is the amethyst; the flower is the violet.

    The March birthstone is the aquamarine; the flower is the daffodil.

    The April birthstone is the diamond; the flower is the daisy or sweet pea.

  • Extension personnel encourage residents to vote for 4-H

    Farm Credit is hosting an online contest to decide which organization, 4-H, FFA or Young Farmers & Ranchers, will receive $100,000 to be split among four states. Kentucky will receive $25,000.

    Taylor County Extension Office personnel encourage residents to vote for the 4-H organization to receive the money.

    To vote, visit promotions.e-farmcredit.com/299Thanks.

    Those voting can submit one vote once per day on multiple devices and multiple times on one computer using a different browser each day through Jan. 1.

  • Visiting Spanish artist at Campbellsville University creates artwork for the blind


    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    "Welcome to a different world," said Eva Grande, an abstract expressionist artist from Spain, at her "Artist Talk" in the Art Building on Campbellsville University's campus recently.

    Her interpreter was Connie Gough, a student from La Ceiba Altantida, Honduras.

    Grande studied philosophy and psychology, but decided to dedicate her life to art.

    "To live what we love is hard nowadays," she said.

  • Centre Singers to perform at Bethel Presbyterian Church


    The Centre Singers from Centre College in Danville will perform the first concert of their fall tour at Bethel Presbyterian Church on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

    The choir is made up of 26 undergraduate students studying a wide range of disciplines.

    The group has traveled to Spain, Greece, the Yucatan Peninsula, England, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland. Barbara Hall is conductor.

  • Extension office offers piggy bank pageants

    Taylor County Extension Office is offering a chance to go "hog wild" and celebrate the Kentucky Saves initiative.

    Residents can use their creativity to make a piggy bank and save their change.

    Banks in Taylor County are hosting preliminary pageants for separate age groups.

    Take a "piggy bank" to one of the locations below by Jan. 5 to the Taylor County Extension Office for display and judging.

    After Jan. 5, age group and an overall county winner will be selected for the district contest.

  • Hiestand House to host Christmas open house

    Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum will host an open house between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

    Hiestand House was built in 1823 and is one of only 12 German stone houses still standing in Kentucky.

    The house is decorated in Christmas attire and visitors can see period antiques.

    The property includes a detached kitchen, spring house, servant quarters, the Hiestand-Chandler-Gilmore cemetery and more. Also on display is a quilt with the names of 444 early Taylor County settlers.

  • TCHS group selling historic Taylor County calendar

    Taylor County High School Young Historians are selling a Historic Taylor County calendar for $10.

    Calendars are available at Cozy Comforts on Main Street.

    Proceeds will help pay for historic projects in Taylor County, such as the new roof at the Hiestand House and the new hospital exhibit at the Atkinson-Griffin House located near the Green River Lake Visitors Center.

  • Compassionate Friends group to have candle lighting service

    Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky will participate in the 18th annual worldwide candle lighting ceremony held at 7 p.m. around the world on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    There will be a service at Kid-Wise Amusements in Miller Park to honor the memory of local children who have died.

    There will be a service at 8 p.m. ET in Greensburg at the Auxiliary Building in Legion Park.

    Candles will be provided. Those attending can bring any photos or mementos to share with the group.

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24.

    Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.