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Today's News

  • Early Days May 14, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 12, 2005

    About 50 nurses at Taylor Regional Hospital gathered Monday morning for the first of two Blessings of the Hands ceremonies.

    Beth Harrell was honored with a bridal shower at the home of Elsie Miller on April 17. She is bride elect of John Robert RoBards.

    Lisa Appleby and Gwendolyn Smith earned practical nursing degrees during ceremonies on April 29 at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green.

  • Former CKNJ news editor honored

    Steve Lowery, former news editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, was a visionary. He could see the potential even before most of us could even fathom what could lie ahead. Even though we lost Lowery too early in life, at the age of 54, his contributions across the state, newspaper industry and the communities where he worked are still being felt and recognized.

  • A gardner's dilema: Should I stay or should I go?

    A friend and gardening mentor told me when I first ventured into this labor of love called gardening that this hobby should be relaxing. "If it's stressful," he told me, "you're taking it too seriously."

    His words echo in my ears as I stare at the freshly plowed ground, that chore the courtesy of a friend kind enough to break up the soil for me.

    It happens every year: "Can I do this? Do I really want to start with the planting, the cultivating, the weeding?"

  • Racism a problem, no matter your race

    In journalism, if you need a source for a story, you talk to someone who has a point of view to share for your story. You do that regardless of the person's background, and particularly regardless of their race.

    Usually, I find myself on the side of the news story where I'm the one asking the questions. Rarely have I been the one interviewed. But Monday morning, I received a telephone call that placed me as a source for a story to be aired on television.

  • Allen surprised with Kentucky Colonel honor

     

    When Garry Gupton, executive director of the honorable order of Kentucky Colonels, found out that former Campbellsville mayor Brenda Allen was not a Kentucky Colonel, he appealed to the governor’s office to “correct that oversight,” which they approved. However, he still wanted to think of a creative way to present Allen with this award, so he came up with “a little bit of a ruse.”

  • Two Democrats seek gubernatorial nod

     

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway's opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey "Geoff" Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Local man arrested for drug-related crimes, DUI in Lebanon

     

    A Taylor County man faces charges, including drug possession and DUI, following a traffic stop near Lebanon Monday, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.

  • Citizen lashes out at fiscal court

    An outburst from a resident about crops grown on Taylor County Airport property capped off Tuesday night's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Lewis "Cy" Parrish, 83, said he asked magistrates and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers to do something about those crops and told them they didn't do anything.

  • Tourism spending hits $35 million mark locally in 2014

    A recent report on tourism spending in Kentucky indicates a small increase in such spending in Taylor County in 2014.

    According to Alisha Nelson, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, direct spending on the part of tourists amounted to $35 million, a 1.2-percent increase from 2013.

    The overall economic impact of the tourism industry in Taylor County last year, which includes direct and indirect expenditures, was $55 million.

  • Storm downs trees, house hit

     

    Straight-line winds from a storm on Tuesday hit at least three of Charles Shaw's trees, one of which was roughly 100 years old, and hit the roof of his house in Forest Hills. However, only the outside of the house was damaged. Another tree barely missed his SUV, and yet another fell in his backyard. No one was injured. That same storm downed power lines and trees on Meader Street and elsewhere. Across town, a tree near Miller Park was uprooted.