Today's News

  • Early Days for 8-28



    Aug. 26, 2004

    John Wayne Kessler, 15, is the state Future Farmers of America auctioneering champion, bringing home the trophy after facing 10 challengers at the Kentucky State Fair on Friday.

    Amory Cox was chosen as 2005 Taylor County Junior Miss at Saturday's program.

    Army National Guard Pvt. Victor Farrar has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

  • CU summer camps feature 'life change'


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Life change is taking place on the campus of Campbellsville University this summer."

    Rusty Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences, said CU hosted 7,007 summer camp participants in 48 groups with 149 first-time decisions for Christ having been made during this summer. And several more have reaffirmed their decision to follow Christ on a daily basis.

  • Beams family hosts reunion


    The Beams family reunion was Sunday, June 29, at Acton Retreat Center.

    The family members gathered for a meal and fellowship. Several family members were unable to attend because of illness, though several attended who hadn't before.

    Those attending from out of state were Charles and Velda Beams and Jason and Karla Taylor with children Cohen and Melanie from Henderson, Tenn.

    Dylan and Brandy Blue and daughter Tinley from Hanson, Ky., attended.

    Brian Beams and daughter Sarah came from Taylorsville, Ky.

  • Resident grows tomatoes


    Campbellsville resident Bruce Dangerfield grew this ponderosa pink tomato, which fused together from three individual tomatoes.

    All together, the tomato weighs 4 pounds.

    Dangerfield has 25 tomato plants in his garden.

  • Center to again be used for firefighter training


    The building, once bustling with activity, stands empty and among overgrown weeds and grass. But soon, its doors will once again be open, and the property will be used to help train those who put out fires and rescue residents.

    Earlier this month, magistrates voted to contract with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System to lease the state fire rescue training center to the county at $1 a year for 30 years.

  • CU turns 100-year-old oak tree into praying hands


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    A 100-year-old oak tree on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn is now an 8-foot, 2,000- to 3,000-pound set of praying hands.

    Rob Peterson, a Louisville chainsaw artist, carved the praying hands for the university. It will be placed outside the pergola between the Administration Building and Stapp Lawn.

  • McConnell, Grimes face tough questions in first debate


    After 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says she no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky's farmers.

    "Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky," Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Measure the Candidates" forum, at the group's headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday.

  • An outpouring of love

    In the past few days, I've seen an outpouring of love, kindness and compassion. And it's wonderful to see. But I expected nothing less.

    If anyone needed proof that the Taylor County community is made up of some great people, they only need to read a story on the front page of today's issue. Various fundraisers have begun to help Tony Grider and Alex Quinn - and their fellow EMS, firefighter, dispatch and law enforcement co-workers.

    Usually it's these people who are there for us when we need help. Well now, we get to return that favor.

  • Local students are Governor's Scholars


    It helped them learn to be independent. They also made friends to last a lifetime and got a taste of what college life might really be like.

    This summer, 10 local high school students attended Governor's Scholars programs at Murray State University, Morehead State University and Bellarmine University.

  • Kids make music in youth orchestra


    The goal is to show young people just how much they can learn by playing music. And the group is open to students of all ages.

    Campbellsville Youth Orchestra will soon start its second season.

    Last year, about 25 students from Taylor and surrounding counties participated in the orchestra, which is conducted by Campbellsville University School of Music professors.