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  • Creativity called for state's writing, art contests

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky's finest youth writers and artists also begins.

    Students in grades one through 12 are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • CU hires Christian missions professor


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Twyla K. Hernandez, an author and missionary, has been employed at Campbellsville University as an assistant professor of Christian missions, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Hernandez served as the director of Great Commission Ministries from 2000 to 2005, and has served as director of the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute since 2005.

  • CU hears message on leadership


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "Real leadership is not about how good you look or how popular you are," Dr. Floyd Paris, president of Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, Ky., said.

    Paris spoke at Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service recently.

  • TCHS, CHS bands win awards at first competitions of the season


    In its first competition of the 2011 season, the Taylor County Band was named reserve grand champion at the South Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Glasgow High School.

    The marching Cardinals also won best overall color guard and best overall percussion awards. They were named first place band in Class AAA and received trophies for best color guard, best percussion, best visual score and best music score in Class AAA.

    Barren County was the grand champion.

  • Homecoming for a hero

  • Mayor donates surplus vehicles to jail

    As part of Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s initiative to work closely with county government, the city of Campbellsville recently donated two surplus vehicles to the Taylor County Detention Center. Young, left, is pictured presenting the keys to Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum.

  • One injured in South Central Avenue crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on South Central Avenue on Monday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 4:35 p.m., Bronson Ingram, 19, was driving a 2002 Dodge south on South Central Avenue when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Nissan minivan driven by Toni Burress, 48, of Campbellsville.
    Burress was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin investigated.

  • September is mold awareness month

    Nasal congestion. Itchy, watery eyes. Shortness of breath. Skin irritation. All are common symptoms of mold allergy sufferers. And while many simply choose to live with those symptoms, fighting mold allergies isn’t a lost cause.
    “A lot of people think they can’t do anything about it, but they can,” said Dr. Rajiv Arora of Family Allergy & Asthma.

  • Accused murderer will undergo psychiatric exam


    The Campbellsville woman who allegedly killed her husband with a morphine overdose will soon undergo an exam to determine whether she is competent to stand trial.
    Kathleen H. Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

  • Bond not lowered for man charged in DUI murder


    The Campbellsville man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash has been denied another request to lower his $100,000 bond.
    William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in July. He was charged with first-degree murder, among other charges, and faces as much as life in prison if convicted. Mayes has pleaded not guilty to the charges.