Today's News

  • Our future is in strong hands

    I'm beginning to realize that I was just a lazy teenager. During the past few weeks, I've introduced you to a Latin teacher, symbolic adoptive parents, a veterinarian and a banker. All are teenagers and still in high school.

    Though high school is but a faint memory to me now, I know I never did anything more than what was required of me.

    I never took a job through the school's work co-op program. I'm not even sure that was an option for me. Work? Hey, I was in high school, I'm not supposed to work!

  • Thomas captains this all-county team

    Never known to be the smartest person on this planet, why shouldn't I tackle another project that will only alienate some folks by picking my all-county football team for the just completed 2008 season.

    Even the most die-hard Campbellsville High School or Taylor County High School gridiron fan has to imagine what a one-school football town would look like.

    Here's my Terrific 13, starting with the picks from Taylor County since they won the Battle of the Birds in September.

  • Fairview knocks off Eagles 24-13 in play-offs

    Campbellsville High School scored first, but could not overcome some costly mistakes and fell 24-13 to Fairview in first-round play-off action on Friday night at Dave Fryrear Field.

    "I thought we could get this win and move on in the play-offs," admitted CHS interim coach Dale Estes. "But we just made too many mistakes."

    The Eagles (4-7) needed only five plays to take the lead when Zach Altman used blocks from Thomas Downs and Michael McCubbin to sweep 57 yards down the left sideline.

  • Viers joins Davina's Plaza Salon

    Amanda Viers has joined Davina's Plaza Salon, located at 116 Central Plaza in Campbellsville.

    She specializes in family hair care, color, cuts, perms and arches.

    Walk-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment.

  • Estill ends TCHS' season

    "If we can get some stops, we can score with them," admitted Taylor County High School head football coach Rodney Turpin midway in the third quarter.

    However, that was easier said than done as Estill County scored on 10 of its 11 possessions to roll past the home-standing Cardinals 73-28 in the second round of play-off action on Friday night.

    The Engineers tallied on four of their first-quarter possessions to lead 30-0 and held a 37-0 advantage with 9:25 left in the second period.

  • Dr. Asser El-Atfy speaks at A.W.A.K.E. meeting

    Dr. Asser El-Atfy spoke to the A.W.A.K.E. support group meeting on Nov. 18 at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office. There were about 40 in attendance who heard him speak about sleep disorders, risk factors and treatments.


  • Christmas Tapestry concert is Dec. 5

    Campbellsville University will be celebrating the Christmas season by presenting the annual "Christmas Tapestry" concert on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ransdell Chapel. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. 

    The public is invited to attend the free event.

    This year's Tapestry will feature several ensembles from the School of Music presenting a variety of musical arrangements reflecting the spirit of Christmas.

  • Man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine and could spend almost a decade in prison for his crimes.

    Jeffrey DeWayne Mitchell, 28, of Scott Terrace Apartments, Apt. 8, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Dec. 2 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Mitchell pleaded guilty in three separates cases to three counts of first-degree selling cocaine.

  • Taylor County Bank noted in KBA magazine

    The Kentucky Bankers Association magazine featured a full-page article on Taylor County Bank in its October/November issue.

    The article showcases the bank's customer appreciation party that took place in mid-August at Miller Park. The "Splashin' Pool Party," hosted by the bank's employees, included food, entertainment, door prizes and lots of fun for TCB's many customers, friends and their families. 

    The KBA magazine "Spotlight" column recognizes one bank in each issue that has demonstrated creative and innovative marketing strategies.

  • Toys for Tots Radiothon is Thursday, Dec. 4

    The 2008 Q-104 Toys for Tots Radiothon today from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on WCKQ-FM 104.1.

    The annual Toys for Tots drive raises thousands of dollars to help disadvantaged children in Taylor County with toys during Christmas.

    Local dignitaries will join Q-104 air personalities Rob Collins, "KJ" and Tony Rose along with other guests throughout the day to solicit donations from area businesses, organizations and individuals.