• 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.

  • Library to host 'Cornbread Mafia' author

    "Cornbread Mafia" author James Higdon will come to Taylor County Public Library on Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. for a question and answer session and book signing.

    The book details a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history.

  • Local artist to participate in arts festival

    Steve Flinchum of Elk Horn will participate in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall on Sept. 1 and 2 in downtown Frankfort.

    More than 50 of the region's artists and artisans will take part in the festival, which will be staged in gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site. Admission is $3 daily.

    Flinchum grew up on a sixth-generation farm in Taylor County, and after trying out career choices as diverse as a blackjack dealer and oil rigger, he returned to the farm in Elk Horn to establish a wood turning studio.

  • Rand Paul interviewed on CU television show


    Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" television show on WLCU-FM 88.7 will air a recent call-in interview with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Friday, July 27, at 6 p.m.

    John Chowning interviewed Paul from Washington, D.C., in the Campbellsville University studios at the Office of Broadcast Services recently.

    Jeannie Clark, broadcast/digital media producer, and Matt Payton, graduate assistant who serves as student radio station manager, helped with the production.

  • CU to host reception for Korean Conflict soldiers in new book


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    A book honoring those from Taylor County who served during the Korean Conflict will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Carter Hall on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Relay for Life events are Friday, June 22

    Calen McKinney


    This year's Relay for Life fundraiser is set to begin tomorrow at 8 p.m.

    Jamaal Stiles is the chair of this year's event, which will be at the Taylor County High School track.

    The theme is "Colors of Cancer," representing the many different colors that represent different types of cancer.

    Stiles said bands Forgiven and Driven will perform, and there will be games for adults and children.

  • Summer reading program continues

    Calen McKinney


    From a magician to exotic animals to snow cones, this year's summer reading program offers a variety of events for children, teens and adults.

    The library's "Dream Big ... READ!" summer reading program kicked off Monday, June 4, with registration and ends with a blowout event on July 10.