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Today's News

  • Lots of familiar faces at Fairdale

     

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours

     

    By the time this newspaper hits the stands, those neatly wrapped packages will have been opened and I'm sure one of my cats will have eaten a bit of the paper. Seems like a lot of work just to rip it open in the end.

    I finished my Christmas shopping last weekend. Stores were crammed with shoppers, so it seems everyone else had the same idea.

    Most of my shopping this year was done online, but I had to pick up a few items in Elizabethtown.

  • Cards clipped in KOB finals

     

    After defeating Doss 94-83 in Monday's semi-finals, Taylor County lost 59-56 in the championship game to St. John's (D.C.) on Tuesday night in the 34th annual Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale.

    Brandon Berry had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the title tilt while Quentin Goodin scored 16. Goodin and David Sloan were named to the all-tournament team.

    A complete wrap-up is coming in the Monday, Dec. 29 edition of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • Drug arrests made

     

    Campbellsville Police officers are investigating drug crimes in the community and made several arrests earlier this week.

    The defendants were charged in indictments handed down by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Nelson Bishop transported Donald Gibbs of Campbellsville to Taylor County Detention Center on Monday afternoon.

    Gibbs was charged in two cases with selling drugs. Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 for each of his cases.

    See Monday's issue for a complete story about the arrests.

  • Extension personnel encourage residents to vote for 4-H

    Farm Credit is hosting an online contest to decide which organization, 4-H, FFA or Young Farmers & Ranchers, will receive $100,000 to be split among four states. Kentucky will receive $25,000.

    Taylor County Extension Office personnel encourage residents to vote for the 4-H organization to receive the money.

    To vote, visit promotions.e-farmcredit.com/299Thanks.

    Those voting can submit one vote once per day on multiple devices and multiple times on one computer using a different browser each day through Jan. 1.

  • Early Days for 12-25

     

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Dec. 23, 2004

    Bill Cassell, public information director for the city of Campbellsville, has resigned to accept a position as instructor with the leadership development section of the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Bethel Christian Academy kindergarten students celebrated the Christmas season with a program for their families.

  • TRH presents service awards to auxiliary volunteers

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital auxiliary volunteers had their annual awards luncheon on Dec. 2.

    With 47 workers, the auxiliary has given 9,432.25 volunteer hours this year to help TRH by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, cafeteria, greeter and gift shop.

    The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of their service to the community.

  • Friends of Taylor County Public Library now a nonprofit

     

    Friends of Taylor County Public Library recently completed its application to become a nonprofit group. And, because the process is now complete, the group recently received $400 in reimbursement for the application fee.

    Mary Lynn Collins, president of the Friends of the Kentucky Libraries Association, made the presentation at the last Friends of the Taylor County Public Library meeting.

    The Friends group will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the library. It is open to the public.

  • Amazon donates food to Green River Ministries

     

    Amazon Fulfillment Center recently donated food to feed 60 families this holiday season to Green River Ministries.

    Pictured are GRM Executive Director Shirley Cheatham, at left, and social worker Kim Davis.

  • Campbellsville resident receives biodiesel fuel certificate

     

    Ten students in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College's diesel program, including one from Campbellsville, were recently awarded certificates for successfully completing a 30-hour online course on the development, use and benefits of biodiesel fuel.

    The course was offered by the Kentucky Soybean Association and funded by local farmers to teach new and upcoming advances in biodiesel fuel technology.

    The students had to complete the course with a score of 80 percent or better to qualify for the certificates.