Today's News

  • White anniversary

    Darriel and Linda White, of Pensacola, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16.

    Their "bucket list" for the past year included a return trip to Campbellsville University where they met and a visit to the church where they were married.

    Next, they went on an Alaskan cruise and, finally, a week in Houston, Texas, with their daughter, Rachel White Alexander, and son, Mark H. White, of Agoura, Calif.

    Linda is a Santa Rosa County retired teacher, and Darriel is the court liaison for the Escambia County School District.

  • Barnett anniversary

    Richard and Virginia Barnett of Campbellsville are celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary.

    The Barnetts were married on Aug. 6, 1948.

    They have a son and a daughter, Ricky Barnett and Tiny Sanders, both of Campbellsville.

  • Pleasant Union Baptist hosts scholarship gala

    Pleasant Union Baptist Church had its first Scholarship Gala on July 9 at Campbellsville University.

    James A. Davis of Roswell, Ga., said the event was the brainchild of Lisa Scott and Phyllis Mattingly and supported by Pastor Michael Caldwell and many others at Pleasant Union Baptist.

    "It was wonderful to see such enthusiastic support by the community to raise scholarship money for young people to continue their education," Davis said.

    As people arrived, it resembled Oscar Night in Hollywood.

  • Early Days


    Aug. 1, 2001

    Martha Schuhmann, 79, of Ferrell Lane in Campbellsville died Monday, July 30 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

    Lindsay Rae Chandler, a junior at Campbellsville High School, has been chosen as a 2001 participant in the Center for Rural Development's Rogers Scholars Program.

    Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Jonathan R. Walker recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

  • Birth announcements

    John and Tina Morris of Simpsonville announce the birth of a daughter, Breanna Rose Morris, at 7:59 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long

    Grandparents are Dennis and Frances Morris of Campbellsville, and Jackie Rose and Debbie and Gary Wellman, all of McKee. Great-grandparents are Datha Davidson and Owen and Bernice Rose, all of McKee, and the late Dewey Davidson, Thurman and Hortense Watson and Thomas and Ruby Morris.


  • The end of the world as I know it

    Another store is closing ... this time one of my absolute favorites. And I'm crushed. Plain and simple.

    I wrote in this space in March about the closing of some Borders bookstores and how sad that made me. Well, Borders is now closing all of its doors.

    Here is my eulogy to the store that housed some of the greatest stories ever.

    I told you in my March column that I wouldn't be going back to Borders. And I didn't plan to. It was just too sad to know that my favorite Borders store was no longer in business.

  • A crime against the community

    Those who broke into the Taylor County Fairgrounds and stole more than $10,000 worth of equipment committed a crime against the entire community.

    There's a feeling of violation that accompanies such a theft. So many of those who attend the fair each year are children, and crimes against children are especially vile.

  • You’re probably from Taylor County if ...

    We wanted to provide a way for readers to share their memories of growing up in Taylor County, and we’ve discovered an easy way to do that.

    So many people have Facebook pages these days, so we created a Facebook group called “You’re probably from Taylor County if ...” And you’ve responded at an amazing rate. There were more than 800 members added in the first 36 hours. The posts totaled more than 1,400 by Wednesday morning with three and four times as many additional comments added.

  • New water tower plans on hold

    Plans to build a new water tower are temporarily on hold.

    During Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting Monday, Mayor Tony Young told Council members that the city will not receive the $1 million state Community Development Block Grant it had applied for. And the reason why left Young and a few council members upset.

    "[Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder] told me we're not going to get it. He said our water rates were too low," Young said.

  • Murder trial expected to start on Aug. 22

    The Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, is scheduled to appear in court at least one more time before facing a jury.
    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday for another hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.
    Tuesday's hearing before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly lasted five minutes.
    Ford is scheduled to appear in Taylor Circuit Court for a final preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Her trial is set to begin Monday, Aug. 22.