Today's News

  • Love and family are week's focus

    "I wish you shelter from the storm

    And a cozy fire to keep you warm

    And most of all

    When snowflakes fall

    I wish you love."

    -Albert A. Beach

    English lyrics

    Love is in the air ... and in our newspaper pages.

    Between Valentine's Day this Saturday, the winning love letters on today's front page, a story about the Happiness and Opportunity through Marriage Education program, or H.O.M.E., and the Bridal Feature on page 8A, we're celebrating love.

  • TCHS boys roll by Commanders 67-37

    Taylor County canned 10 three-pointers and demolished visiting Washington County 67-37 on Tuesday night.

    The Cardinals led only 9-8 before tallying the game's next 16 points and the rout was on.

    Chase Cox hit four treys while fellow senior back-court starting mate Michael Coulter and reserve guard Tyler Moss had three apiece.

    Cox finished with 24 points while Lloyd Stotts added 10 and Coulter, Moss and senior Shane Morris had nine apiece for coach Troy Young's outfit.

    Lee Mudd (13) was the lone double-digit scorer for the Commanders.

  • Lincoln's life chronicled on stamps

    With a new series of stamps, the U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, who rose from humble, frontier origins to become a prominent lawyer and politician and ultimately President of the United States.

    The four First-Class commemorative 42-cent stamps, available nationwide now, were dedicated at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., by Postmaster General John Potter and Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois.

  • Public record for Feb. 9

    Small Claims Filed

    07-S-123, filed 11/7/07; Samuel Todd Spalding of West Main Street in Lebanon v. Joanie Bright of Baptist Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for legal services rendered, $1,500 and $41 in court costs. The defendant was served 1/23/09.

    08-S-130, filed 11/17/08; Rent-A-Center of Campbellsville Bypass in Campbellsville v. Steven M. Wilson of Highland Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes $1,500 and $91 in court costs.

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  • Storm cleanup continues

    A handful of Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and Inter-County Energy Cooperative customers in Taylor County were still without power on Friday.

    According to Nolin's Web site, crews were still working to restore power at numerous substations, including the Magnolia substation in LaRue County, which serves Taylor County families along KY 210.

    Inter-County's Web site reported numerous outages in its service area, with the heaviest concentration in Marion County. Inter-County serves 85 Taylor Countians along the Marion/Taylor border.

  • Choir in need of vocalists and dancers

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir will present Honoring Baptists, a community service celebrating the 400th anniversary of Baptists, early in 2009. 

    The service is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel and Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. at Elizabethtown Baptist Church.

  • National Wear Red Day is Feb. 6

    February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association has designated Feb. 6 as National Wear Red Day - part of Go Red For Women.

    Six years ago, the association launched Go Red For Women, a campaign to alert women to the fact that heart disease is their number-one health threat. Now, many more know that heart disease is not only a man's disease; indeed, it actually kills more women than men, about 460,000 per year, about one per minute, more than the next five leading causes of death, including all forms of cancer, combined.

  • Howard honored with baby shower

    Lindsey Howard was honored with a baby shower Sunday, Jan. 25 at the home of Carla Bennett. She and her husband, Clark Howard, are expecting their first child in late March. Pictured are, from left, Leah Magers, hostess; Debbie Nunery, grandmother-to-be; Lindsey; Bev Noe, hostess; Tona Tudor, grandmother-to-be; and Bennett, hostess.

  • Benefit planned for family who lost home

    A benefit supper and auction has been planned for Truman and Ruby Jessee and Mike England who lost their belongings in a fire.

    The benefit will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at Breeding Volunteer Fire Department.

    Soups and chili will be served. There will be a cakewalk and auction and singing by the Gospel Sounds of Edmonton.

    For more information, or to donate items, call Sandy Coffey at (270) 378-6019 or Wilma Firkins at (270) 432-5684.

    In case of inclement weather, the benefit will be moved to Red Lick United Methodist Church basement.