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Today's News

  • Taylor Regional Hospital names winter 2010 ambassador

    Heather Griffiths has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for winter 2010. Other nominees were Carol Elmore, Christy Rucker and Rosie Sullivan.

    Griffiths was nominated by a team member. The following was written on her nomination forms.

    "Heather is a conscientious nurse who possesses excellent patient care skills. She always acts in the patients' best interest and stands as their advocate. Heather has worked with the cardiologists for several years and has gained their respect.

  • Taylor County girl will sing at national truck show

    Daley Sapp, 17 and a senior at TCHS, has been chosen by the directors of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center to sing the National Anthem at the National Farm Machinery Show Truck and Tractor Pulls at Freedom Hall in Louisville on Feb. 10-13.

    Sapp, a senior at Taylor County High School, is the daughter of Jackie Willis Sapp and Mark Sapp, both of Campbellsville.

    Sapp will sing at each show during the event. Shows are set for 7:30 each evening and also at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Doctor brings new specialty to Campbellsville

    Her office is somewhat bare, except for some scattered paperwork and plastic models of feet and other bones of the body.

    A book on fractures in children sits on the corner of her desk, with many pages dog-eared for future reference.

    Dr. Kenyatta Norman is Taylor Regional Hospital's new orthopedic oncologist at the Taylor Regional Orthopedic Center.

    And, according to Cindy Rose, TRH's public relations and hospitality services director, Norman is one of only two such surgeons in Kentucky. The other works in Louisville.

  • Rain barrel demonstration is Feb. 11

    The City of Campbellsville will offer a rain barrel demonstration as part of its storm water education efforts.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from a roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams.

  • Why not give it a try?

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Those are the code words these days. With the push in recent years to "go green" in order to save the nation's vital natural resources for generations to come, it's time we all started taking at least small steps to help the environment.

    And some have found it's not quite as hard as it might seem.

    If you don't already know, both the City of Campbellsville and Waste Management have recycling bins available.

  • Man with local ties publishes fourth novel

    Michael Embry's fourth novel, "A Confidential Man," offers mystery and intrigue in a newsroom as a reporter faces an ethical dilemma involving friends and colleagues.

    Embry, of Frankfort, lived in Campbellsville from 1959 to 1965 and still has many friends in the area.

    In the book, sports columnist Chase Elliott has earned a reputation around the newsroom of being a person in which others can confide their deepest problems. What happens when someone goes over the line? And what if a fellow worker dies from mysterious circumstances?

  • CU to host book review, discussion

    Campbellsville University's School of Theology will host a review and discussion of Dr. Jarvis J. Williams' new book "Maccabean Martyr Traditions in Paul's Theology of Atonement: Did Martyr Theology Shape Paul's Conception of Jesus's Death?" on Monday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    CU will also host a book signing at the Campbellsville University's Barnes & Noble College Bookstore for Williams' book on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

    The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.

  • BPW meeting

    Susan Wise was the guest speaker at the monthly Business & Professional Women's club meeting. Wise, left, is pictured with Renay England, BPW president. The club meets the second Thursday night of each month at Creek Side Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. The club's next meeting is Feb. 11 with Yvette Haskins as guest speaker.

  • Court hears cases stemming from drug crime ring

    Several of the 19 people charged last year with operating a crime ring formed to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties have pleaded guilty to their crimes.

    And as a result, the defendants have received jail time, probation and diversions, and some still face charges against them.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

  • Some is better than none

    On garbage day, Pat Webster's driveway sticks out like a sore thumb. While large cans line the street, Webster has only a tiny one. And it's often just half full.

    An avid recycler, Webster take two trips a month to the recycling center at Miller Park. She picks up recyclables from two friends along the way as well.

    "I guess I've just always been a recycler," she said. "I think we need to help our environment as much as possible."

    Webster is one of several people helping to push the importance of recycling in Taylor County.