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Today's Features

  • Scott and Linda Gaye Bottoms of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laketa Cherise Bottoms, to Micheal Allen Hagan, son of Jesse and Carol Hagan of Columbia.

    Bottoms is the granddaughter of Rubel and Zelma Sallee of Mannsville, Joyce Bottoms of Scottsville and the late Rev. Robert Bottoms.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Hagan is the grandson of Joyce Barnes of Columbia and the late Clyde and Erie Hagan.

  • "Abe Lincoln: A Bridge Between Borders" was the theme for this year's winning float in the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration's AutoSmart Parade Float Contest.

    The float was designed and built by members of Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church. It portrayed aspects of both the North and South during the Civil War era.

    On the "South" side of the float, Matt Coomer, dressed as a Confederate soldier, guarded an agricultural scene with cotton fields, pine tress and live chickens in an antique chicken coupe.

  • Haley Wright celebrated her 11th birthday on June 13. Those attending were Brianna Armor, Gabby Pyles, Savannah DeLaGarza, Lydia Cave, Bradyn Wright, Morgan Bryant, Brittany Speer, Nikki Wright, Sabrina Wright, Trent Jones, Matthew Speer, Mason Wright, Ty Jones, Courtney Wright, Hayley Moss, Jordyn Southern, Kensi Moore, Shelby Carney, Cheyenne Moran, Olivia Burton, Megan Hedgespeth, Hannah Feather, MaKayla Sabo, Mary Jo Edrington, Kelsey Lahiff and Taylor Smoot.

  • White Oak Community Church will host the Living Waters third annual bluegrass gospel singing on Saturday.

    The line-up of singers is:

    Noon to 1 p.m., The Irvin Family; 1 to 2 p.m., New Beginning; 2 to 3 p.m., The Robertson Family; 3 to 4 p.m., The Roy Family; 4 to 5 p.m., Bluegrass Pioneers; 5 to 6 p.m., Only By Grace; and 6 to 7 p.m., Living Waters.

    The church is located off KY 80, between Russell and Adair counties. Signs will be posted.

    Guests should bring a lawn chair and a covered dish.

    For more information, call (270) 384-5574.

  • The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!

  • Misty Dawn Wright and Richard Allen Wooldridge Jr., both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 26.

    Wright is the daughter of Matt and Tammy Wright of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Tony and Mary Stubbs of Campbellsville and the late Buck Wright and Bobbie Wright.

    She is a nursing student at Western Kentucky University.

    Wooldridge is the son of Richard and Carolyn Wooldridge of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Charles and Nancy Moore of Lebanon and the late Jim and Joyce Wooldridge.

  • Ashley Brooke Simpson and Steven Michael Seibech, both of Campbellsville, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 21 at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    R.B. Mays performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of L.C. and Patricia Simpson of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Deneisa and Jimmy Beckley of Campbellsville.

    Music for the ceremony included Keith Urban's "I Wanna Be Your Everything" played during the lighting of the unity candle.

  • Billy Floyd of Edwards-O'Banion Post 82 was elected to the post of Commander of the 4th District.

    His job will be to travel throughout the district (19 legion posts) attending meetings and events, serve as liaison with state officials and preside over district meetings for the next four years.

    Joining Floyd for the next year are Post 82 Commander Robert Bryant as sergeant of arms and Sylvia Young as district chaplain.

  • Madison Aleah Williams will be 1 year old on Friday, July 18. She is the daughter of Lindsey Williams of Elk Horn. Her grandparents are Mike and Cindy Williams of Elk Horn. Great-grandparents are John and Carol Silver of Campbellsville, Corrine Williams of Elk Horn and the late Pete Williams.

  • Samuel Kessler, 8, and Tori Cochran, 11, recently competed against 13 other acts in the Q-104 Open Talent Contest as part of the Taylor County Fair. They were the winners in the age 11 to 15 category. They sang a duet comprised of English and Italian titled, "The Prayer," which was recorded by Celine Dion and Josh Groban. They received a cash award and a medal. Kessler is the son of Richie and Sonya Kessler of Campbellsville. Cochran is the daughter of Scot and Beth Cochran of Campbellsville.