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Today's News

  • Nickel tax petition a go

    Voters will get to decide whether Taylor County Schools can collect an extra nickel tax.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, a count of signatures on a petition seeking to bring the issue before voters was completed Tuesday. Using voter records, 1,575 of 1,773 signatures were validated, Carney said. In all, 819 signatures were required to get the issue on the ballot.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

     

  • MTV ... not just music anymore

    I grew up a part of the MTV generation, watching music videos of celebrities we all wanted to be like.

    But over the past 20 years, the "Music Television" channel changed drastically. No more does the channel feature what it was originally created for - to show music videos. A recent redesign of the channel's trademark MTV logo took away the words "Music Television," which saddened me and countless others.

  • New Legion Auxiliary officers

    Members of the American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary recently elected new officers.

    Pictured are, from left, front, President Brenda Floyd and Secretary/treasurer Sue Miller. Back, First Vice President Barb Davis, Second Vice President Annie Parent, Sergeant at Arms Donna Baker, Sergeant at Arms Martina Corbin and Historian Charlotte Hoots.

  • National Guard soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley Jr., a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was 28 years old. He was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, Ky., according to his stepfather, Alton A. Hardin of Lebanon.

    Sigley is also survived by his mother, Rhonda L. Hardin, and his sister, Kristin Mattingly.

  • New Legion officers

    American Legion Edwards-O'Banion Post 82 elected its new officers recently.

    Pictured, from left, front are Bobby Baker, service officer; Billy Sears Jr., membership chairman; Sylvia Young, chaplain; and Al Smith, finance chairman and adjutant. Back, Chris Wright, second vice commander; Ron Milby, judge advocate; Robert Bryant, commander; Phil Davis, first vice commander; Keith Livermore, sergeant at arms; and Greg Parent, historian.

  • USDA Rural Development kicks off program assisting homebuyers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has kicked off its "All the Way to 20K" campaign to help low- and very-low income families become homeowners.

    Across the nation, USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has about $2.5 billion for the Section 502 Direct Loan Programs, and with these funds, 20,000 families can become successful homeowners.

  • Higdon interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    Higdon, who serves the 14th Senate District, which includes Taylor, Marion, Mercer, Nelson and Washington counties, was interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Warren-Lewis engagement

    Sara Warren and Jason Lewis, both of Memphis, Ind., announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, May 22.

    Warren is the daughter of Greg and Sandra Warren of Campbellsville and the granddaughter of Juanita Graham of Campbellsville and Howard Brewer of Magnolia.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed as a nurse at Sellersburg Rehab.

    Lewis is the son of Bob Lewis and Donna Elliott of Sellersburg, Ind. and the grandson of Ruth Sipes and Cecil Welz, also of Sellersburg.

  • Airport, Community Center to get facelifts

    The Taylor County Airport and Community Center on KY 210 will get a facelift next fiscal year, thanks to a vote at the last regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Magistrates agreed to pay about $86,000 to blacktop parking lots at both locations.

    Airport Manager Carl Watson told the Court that the airport has received $180,000 in state funding to resurface its runway but would like to do the same to the parking lot, which is partially gravel.

  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    It was too overwhelming. This was the place in which Jesus rose from the dead. And one day last month, Gabe Gabehart found himself standing in the very same Garden Tomb.

    "There was a beautiful garden there and several of us fell to our knees when we stepped into that empty tomb," Gabehart wrote in an e-mail. "My eyes are tearing just writing this."

    That was just one of many life-changing experiences for 29 "pilgrims," most of them from Campbellsville, who traveled to Israel from March 16 to 25 to witness the Holy Land in person.