Today's News

  • Cumberlands clips CU 71-69

    Campbellsville University's men could never get over the hump and dropped a 71-69 Mid-South Conference decision at home to the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday night.

    The 7-12 Tigers trailed 40-26 in the first half and 40-31 at the intermission, but tallied 13 straight points to trail by only one (40-39) early in the second half.

    However, the Patriots used an 11-2 run of their own to go back up by 10 (51-41) before CU tied the game at 51-51 on Zach Allender's three-point play and a Hristo Petkov lay-up from Shawn Savage.

  • Lady Knights upend Lady Cards to clinch top district seed

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals dropped their fourth straight game when Marion County pressed and sprinted to a 70-34 romp on Friday night.

    Freshman Breanna Elder and eighth-grader Makayla Epps led Marion County (15-2 overall and 5-0 vs. district opponents) with 21 points apiece while eighth-grader Kyvin Goodin-Rogers added 14.

    Sophomore Hope Wigginton's 15 points was tops for Taylor County (8-9, 1-3).

    The Lady Cardinals visit Adair County tomorrow for a girl/boy doubleheader before hosting Russell County on Friday in junior varsity/varsity action.

  • Lindsey Wilson kicks off 'Lincoln Month'

    Lindsey Wilson College will kick off what's been unofficially dubbed "Lincoln Month" five days early when it sponsors a talk about the nation's 16th president.

    This February marks the bicentennial of Lincoln's Feb. 12 birth near Hodgenville, and scores of events are planned nationally and throughout Kentucky to celebrate the Kentucky native's life.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Lindsey Wilson will host "We Love Him Now: Lincoln the Unloved," a talk by Berry Craig, a professor at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah.

  • Benefit planned for Feb. 7

    A soup supper benefit has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 7 for Kenny and Ann James who are adopting a baby.

    The benefit will be at Spurlington United Methodist Church at 5 p.m.

    The cost to eat will be a free will offering. For more information, call 789-0886.


  • Blood drive is Jan. 29

    As the new year begins, people all over the United States are making resolutions. The American Red Cross encourages all eligible individuals to include donating blood on their list of New Year's resolutions.

    "Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time," said Dr. Yenshen Hsueh, CEO of the American Red Cross River Valley Region. "If you include blood donation on your list of resolutions, it could be the easiest one to keep."

  • Annual Homeplace meeting is Jan. 29

    The annual meeting of The Homeplace on Green River will be Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    The public is invited to learn about accomplishments in the past year and plans for the coming year. In addition to reports, board officers will be elected.

    The Homeplace on Green River Inc. is an Adair, Green and Taylor county nonprofit board that manages 220 acres of farmland and historic buildings on KY 55 near Tebbs Bend.


  • Greensburg church taking Angel Food Ministries orders

    Greensburg United Methodist Church will continue taking orders for Angel Food Ministries through February.

    This month, the regular menu, which costs $30, consists of 1 1/2 pounds of sirloin strip steaks, 2 pounds chicken breasts, 1 pound boneless pork chops, 2 pounds chicken nuggets, 28 ounces Salisbury steak, 12 ounces sliced bacon, 1 pound hot dogs, 1 pound stir fry, 1 pound carrots, 10 ounces peanut butter, 32 ounces shelf stable milk, 35 ounces French fries, 7 ounces macaroni and cheese, 1 pound rice, 1 pound bean soup mix, dozen eggs and a dessert item.

  • CU convo to feature Brazilian speaker

    Campbellsville University will host Dr. Neda Bezerra as the speaker for CU's chapel Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Bezerra is the director of international education at the University of Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil. According to Bill Holmes, director of international education at CU, the program will include a presentation on the new spiritualist movement in Brazil and music and singing from Brazilian students in the department.

  • Murakami presents check for Toys for Tots

    Murakami Manufacturing USA presented a check for $5,000 to the Q-104/Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Toys for Tots program on Dec. 10. Murakami employees hosted fundraisers throughout the year and raised $2,500 and funds were matched by the employer. Pictured are, from left, front: Michael Stewart, CTCR; Cathy Gregory, Adrienne Turner, Nancy Vaughn and Suzi Paxton, all Murakami employees; and Rob Collins of Q-104. Middle: Sue Rawsky, Elaine Caffee, Tonja Rogers, Andrea Coslow and Gwen Walker, Murakami employees. Back: Barb Smith and Kevin "KJ" Johnson, both of Q-104.

  • Let's not go there ... on Sundays

    I voted "no" last year to alcohol sales in Campbellsville. I was, and will likely always be, against the sale of alcohol in our town.

    I understand the reasons people have given to approve the sale of alcohol in our town, but I honestly think the reasons against it are more convincing and protect the sanctity and peace of our community.

    But that's not really what this column is about.