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Today's News

  • Future Farmers earn several superior ratings at regionals

    Taylor County Future Farmers of America spent the month of March in regional competition.

    The competition was divided into three days. The first day was March 18, when the small engine team and welding team competed. The welding team, consisting of Kayla Cash, Zachary Powell, Jacob Noel and Jeremy Perkins, received a superior first rating. The small engine team, with members Dakota Gilbert, Casey Marlow, Justin Wooldridge and Justin Gribbins, received a superior rating.

  • Taylor County: What better place to live?

    We all knew it. But now others are learning as well. Taylor County is a wonderful place in which to live and raise a family.

    A story on today's front page tells about a family - a large, extended family - who moved to Taylor County from Las Vegas, Nev. last year. They did so because they visited the area and liked it. A family, passing through, gets the feeling that this is the place for them to live. Sounds like a made-for-TV movie script.

    They thought it would be a better place in which to raise their growing family than in the frantic, big-city atmosphere of Las Vegas.

  • Watkins-Benningfield

    Tina Hudson Watkins and David "BB" Benningfield, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 31.

    Watkins is the daughter of Elsie Hudson of Winter Haven, Fla., and the late James Hudson. Her grandparents are Margret Wells of Tipler, Wis., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sylvester and Albert Hudson.

    She is a 1994 graduate of Winter Haven High School.

  • Neat bags $1,500 Super Late Model feature

    On an evening that saw exciting finishes and even a tie, Brad Neat of Dunnville picked up the $1,500-to-win special for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models on Friday evening at Ponderosa Speedway.

    Other feature winners included P.J. Feistritzer of Danville in Kentucky National Guard Pro Late Models, Benji Lee of St. Joe in Hardee's Modifieds and Bartley Grant of Berea and Logan Whitis of Hustonville finished in a dead-heat tie for the SkyTower Power Race Engines Sportsman feature win.

    Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models (19 entries)

  • Birth Announcements

    Phillip and Tina Craig of Lebanon announce the birth of twin daughters, Kinley Rae and Shelby Jo, on Thursday, March 6 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. Kinley Rae, born at 10:54 p.m., weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces and was 16 inches long. Shelby Jo, born at 10:55 p.m., weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces and was 16 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Mary Lou and Leonard Spalding and Harold and Dorothy Jean Craig, all of Lebanon.

    Great-grandparent is Frank Murphy of Lebanon.

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  • Rakes-Brockman

    Kelli Rene Rakes and Bradley Owen Brockman, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 7.

    Rakes is the daughter of Patricia Rakes and Larry Rakes, both of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are the late Ernest and Ann Dial and Lanis and Marie Rakes.

    She is a graduate of Campbellsville High School.

    Brockman is the son of Janet and Rocky Edwards and Frank Owen and Patti Brockman, all of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Reba and Doug Martin of Campbellsville and the late Ray and Fran Brockman.

  • Grace Notes: Surprised by prayer

    When my daughter Alison was 3, I attempted to teach her to pray. Actually, I wanted to teach her about "giving money to Jesus."

    She had put 50 cents of her own in the offering plate at church one Sunday morning and then misplaced one of her shoes that afternoon.

    We didn't know about the shoe until the next morning as we scrambled to get to preschool on time and turned the house upside down looking for her shoe.

    As a last resort, I suggested we pray.

  • CU to offer training on teaching the Holocaust

    The School of Education at Campbellsville University is offering free teacher training Saturday at Hawkins Athletic Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the subject of "Teaching the Holocaust in Kentucky's Schools."

    The free program, limited to 100 participants, is designed specifically for Kentucky's public middle and high school teachers and is meant to help them to gain awareness about teaching on the subject of the Holocaust. CU students and faculty also will have an opportunity to attend.

  • GOP women host annual Lincoln dinner

    Taylor County Republican Women recently hosted their annual Lincoln Dinner. Speakers included, from left, Brian Smith, representing Brett Guthrie, who is running for Congress; Daniel London, representing State Rep. Ron Lewis; Russell Montgomery, candidate for state representative; Marlyn Shreve, president of the Republican women's club; Bam Carney and Asa Swan, candidates for state representative.

  • Campbellsville man indicted on traffic charges in Marion

    Roberto Alarcon, 28, of 954 Bear Track Road in Campbellsville was indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court. He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, DUI and having no operator's license or insurance.

    According to the indictment, on Nov. 22, Alarcon disobeyed a direction from a police officer to stop his car. The indictment also reads that he was under the influence of alcohol, another substance or a combination of substances that impaired his driving ability.

    Bond was set at $15,000.