Today's Features



    Feb. 12, 2004

    Campbellsville is finally getting its long-awaited Big Lots store.

    Holiday Inn Express, 102 Plantation Drive, opened for business Friday, Jan. 3.

    Campbellsville Middle School has added a new archery program. Staff members were trained last fall to begin using archery during the school day and after school in the Eagle Express program.

  • Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration committee members are already at work planning and preparing for what they promise to be the biggest, best and most anticipated July fourth weekend in all of Campbellsville history.

    As the celebration grows, so does the need for passionate volunteers to serve on the committee.


    Leslie Moore


    While winter's cold and wet weather shows no sign of relenting anytime soon, members of the Taylor County Fair Association are already getting warmed up for this year's fair. For the first time in the fair's 17-year history, the amusement rides and attractions will be extended to nine days.

    The carnival will open Friday, May 30, and run through Saturday, June 7.


    Jordan Antle

    Campbellsville University

    It might seem a little early for swimming trunks and bathing suits outside, but Campbellsville University wants residents to put their courage on ice.

    Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m., the Tiger Plunge will pit the human spirit against Mother Nature as CU students, faculty and staff, along with members of the community, run through the fountain in the center of CU's Alumni & Friends Park.


    George and Catherine Caldwell of Columbia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Trinity Methodist Church in Columbia at 6 p.m. The Caldwell family will host the celebration.

    All family and friends are invited to attend, though invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.


    Four generations of the Gupton family recently gathered for a family photo.

    They are great-grandfather Marion Thomas "Tom" Gupton, father Lee Thomas Gupton, grandfather Brent Thomas Gupton of Campbellsville and Lee's son, Evan Thomas Gupton.


    Feb. 5, 2004

    Sam and Phyllis Harrison of Elk Horn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elk Horn Baptist Church.

    Amy Walters was honored with a bridal shower recently at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church. Amy will marry Bill Fox on Valentine's Day in Charleston, S.C.

    Roger Dale Witham Jr. celebrated his fifth birthday on Jan. 16 with friends at Campbellsville Christian Church's school.



    Jan. 29, 2004

    Heather Marie Hastings, a freshman at University of Kentucky, has earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2003 semester.

    The Taylor County Band program had its annual chili supper and Christmas concert on Dec. 4 in the gym at Taylor County Middle School.

    Becky McCorvey has been named assistant production supervisor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Herbert England celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan. 18 with his family and friends.


    Sam and Connie Graham of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Their children will host a celebration on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The couple requests no gifts, though cards are welcome.

  • Jessica Nicole Dowell and Justin Wade Snow of Greensburg announce the birth of a daughter, Cheyenne Nicole Snow, at 8:23 a.m. on Jan. 6 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17 inches long.

    Grandparents are Donna Dowell of Greensburg, Donnie Dowell Sr. of Treverton, Pa. and Sheila Porter-Snow and Travis Snow of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Check and Hilda Lynch and Joyce Porter of Campbellsville and the late Roy Elwood Porter, Sarah Ann Matney Harmon, Virginia Sue Lynch and Jerry Snow.