• 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 Dec. 3 for display and judging.

    After Dec. 3, winners from each group will be taken to the Taylor County Extension Office where a county winner will be selected.

  • Club searching for Santa's Helper award nominees

    Calen McKinney


    Santa Claus has helpers around the world, and many live in Taylor County.

    There are also people in Taylor County who keep the spirit of giving alive all through the year, and not just during the holiday season.

    Santa needs helpers like these people, and the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club wants to honor them.

    The club is searching for this year's Santa's Helper Award recipient.

  • Local author to release new book


    As major cities begin their homeless counts in January, a new novel by a former Campbellsville resident will show the vivid reality of millions of young people with no place to call home. "Anonymity," by national bestselling author Janna McMahan, will detail the daily life of one girl alone on the streets.

    McMahan was influenced to write "Anonymity" when she saw a girl whose face was a mask of intricate tattoos.

  • 'Hairspray' sells out, additional performance added

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Hairspray," the popular musical at Campbellsville University during this year's Homecoming, has added another performance.

  • CU to host presidential election forum


    Lucas Pennington

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will host Jeffery Scott Jennings, Colmon Elridge III and Trey Grayson at the first Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy event of the fall semester Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center banquet hall on campus.

    The event is free and open to the public and featured speakers will discuss the 2012 presidential election.

  • TCHS to host marching invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22


    Taylor County High School will host its annual marching invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22, with eight area bands set to take the stage.

    Opening ceremonies are at 2 p.m. Preliminary awards will be given out at 4:15 p.m. and finals competition will get under way at 6:30 p.m.

    TCHS will perform in exhibition at 8:30 p.m. Campbellsville University's Tiger Marching Band will play at 8:45 p.m. and awards will be given at 9 p.m.

  • CU is Operation Christmas Child drop-off location

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will serve as Taylor County's Operation Christmas Child drop-off location this year. An Operation Christmas Child kickoff and informational meeting for Adair and Taylor counties will be Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. EST at Columbia Baptist Church.

  • CU's Log Cabin Art Shop now open


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's new Log Cabin Art Shop is now open.

    The art shop, located in a small log cabin at 503 N. Columbia Ave., features artwork created by CU faculty, staff, students and alumni. The shop is sponsored by the Campbellsville University Patrons of the Visual Arts, of which Campbellsville artist Carolyn Ogden is president.

  • TRH surgical center open house set for Sept. 9


    Taylor Regional Hospital will host an open house for its new Taylor Regional Surgical Center on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1700 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville.

    The three-story 48,000-square-foot facility features five operating rooms, a cystoscopy suite and two endoscopy procedure rooms.

    There are 21 private pre-op/post-op patient rooms where family will be able to wait for their loved one in privacy and comfort.

  • Red Cross to host blood drives

    September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to prepare for disasters of all types, including very personal ones that require blood transfusions. By giving blood through the American Red Cross, eligible donors can ensure blood is ready and available when any disaster strikes.

    Currently, eligible donors of all blood types are needed for the Red Cross to readily meet hospital and patient needs.