Today's News

  • Update: Church not operating park just yet

    Campbellsville Baptist Church hasn't taken over the operation of Veterans Memorial Park just yet.

    At a meeting of the Taylor Fiscal Court Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee last Thursday night, Magistrate Richard Phillips announced that the lease will be voted on by Campbellsville Baptist's members on Sunday, March 8.

    David Akers, the church's minister of recreation, said Friday morning that he believes the congregation will vote to lease the park, though he can't be sure.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital is a Pink Ribbon Facility

    Taylor Regional Hospital is a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities that have made an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient.

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of a new Selenia digital mammography system from Hologic.

    Digital mammography will allow the hospital to provide its patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

  • On the wings of pigs

    A few years ago I wrote about seeing a pig fly. What I meant by that was seeing the surprising answer to a prayer, something I thought I'd only see "when pigs fly." In other words, never.

    But God seems to delight in never and impossible. A woman who called the newsroom last week reminded me of that.

    She didn't want her name in the paper, but she wanted to tell someone her story. Someone who would believe her and not laugh at her. Someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful and impossibly improbable things.

  • Public record for Feb. 12


    Michael Chad Gilpin, 31, of Kerr Street in Campbellsville, no registration plates, no Kentucky registration receipt, proof filed, dismissed.

    Ashley J. Cowherd, 17, of Highway 88 in Greensburg, speeding, completed diversion, dismissed.

    Clara M. Kallman, 74, of Jackson Street in Campbellsville, passing loading/unloading school/church bus, no new violations, dismissed.

    Stephen H. Phillips, 54, of West Main Street in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • Ethics may be too much to ask

    Give Barack Obama credit. Barely a month on the job and already he has increased tax revenues by hundreds of thousands of dollars. He nominated Timothy (Tiny Tim) Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury and Geithner immediately discovered he'd forgotten to pay $48,000 in back taxes. So he paid them.

  • CU trustee to autograph books

    If you missed having your book autographed by Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, a member of Campbellsville University's Board of Trustees, you will get another chance Monday, Feb. 23 when Heilman will be on campus autographing at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m.

    His book is titled "An Interruption that Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years." Heilman is a 1949 graduate of CU.

    Heilman, who at 82 completed a cross-country motorcycle drive last year, serves as chancellor at the University of Richmond, where he previously served as president.

  • Transportation Cabinet hosts safety program for mature drivers

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is reaching out to educate maturing drivers statewide about safety issues that can affect their age group.

    A presentation hosted recently for drivers 55 and older at the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center included handouts, giveaway items and a question-and-answer session.

    Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Office of Highway Safety, recommends that older drivers stay current on traffic safety laws and be aware of changing abilities and limitations behind the wheel.

  • CU to host rotary dinner

    Foods and cultures from about 30 countries will be spotlighted at the Campbellsville University Rotary Club International Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    The dinner will be in the Student Activities Center, and proceeds from the event will benefit the various local and international projects of the Campbellsville Rotary Club.

  • The Center to host Mardi Gras event

    The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans will take over The Center for Rural Development on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., when Mardi Gras at The Center brings a bit of Bourbon Street to Somerset.

    At the event, set for the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, The Center will roll out traditional multi-colored beads and festive masks for visitors, who will celebrate Mardi Gras with live performances from two of Louisiana's premier Cajun and Zydeco bands and savor a sampling of Cajun and Creole food staples like red beans and rice and shrimp jambalaya.

  • Robison celebrates fourth birthday

    Landon Robison recently celebrated his fourth birthday with a SpongeBob SquarePants party. He is the son of Michael and Jamie Robison of Campbellsville. His grandparents are John and Dianne Harris and W.R. and Kaye Robison, all of Campbellsville. Pictured are, from left, front: Clay McLean, Lane Whitley holding Raegan Cundiff and Noah Wilson. Back: Will Judd, Jenny Miller holding Jack and Izzie Miller, Samantha Johnson, Meredith Pogue, Jacob Cundiff, Landon, Jade Keltner, Tucker Pogue, Ethan Warren, Parker Kate Davis and Shelbie Pierce.