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Today's Features

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    Roger and Kay Emerick of Campbellsville celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last week in Florida.

    The Emericks went to Florida to watch their granddaughter perform at Epcot with the Taylor County High School Show Choir. They celebrated by dining at Disney's Sarasota Resort Turf Club Bar and Grill with family.

    The Emericks were married on Dec. 19, 1959.

  • Sarah Megan and John Anthony Wilcher of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Jase Anthony Wilcher, at 8:09 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Greg and Gayle Whitley and Roger and Deborah Bast of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Korine Whitley of Campbellsville and the late William "Buster" and Elizabeth Allen, Howard Whitley, Carl and Irene Wilcher, Marvin Bast and Frances Murphy.

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    More than $18,000 was raised during this year's Q-104 Toys for Tots Radiothon.

    Representatives from Murakami raised a total of $6,500 through various fundraisers, including luncheons, a silent auction and more.

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    Three couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital in December. They are Cody and Morgan Wills, Tim and Gana Hooker and Ian and Kendra Glasscock, all of Campbellsville.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's meeting room.

    Classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH. Nicole Collins, RN, CCE, teaches the classes.

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    Elizabeth Marcum, daughter of Daniel and Laura Milby Marcum of Greensburg, won second place in the basket weaving category in her age division at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Janet Marcum, her grandmother, of Magnolia, who is married to Harold Marcum, taught Elizabeth and her sister, Alayna, to weave baskets.

    Alayna won first place at the Hart County Fair in her age division.

    The Marcums are also the granddaughters of Tom and Phyllis Milby of Campbellsville.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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-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.

  • 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.