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Today's News

  • Citizens donates to summer reading program

    Citizens Bank donated $1,000 to the Taylor County Public Library Summer Reading Program. Pictured are Bonnie Webster, left, library programmer, and Mark Johnson, president/CEO of Citizens Bank.

  • De Grez joins Taylor County Bank

    Leslie Blevins De Grez is a new assistant vice president and loan officer at Taylor County Bank.

    Her professional career in advertising and marketing began in Bowling Green following graduation from Western Kentucky in 2003.

    In 2005, De Grez returned to her hometown of Campbellsville.

    Since then, she has become well known to the local business community as a sales representative for a local radio station.   

    She met husband Pieter De Grez, a native of Belgium, while at Western. He is employed with Blevins Construction Co.

     

  • Priddy-Cash

    Kellie Priddy and Josh Cash, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 25.

    Priddy is the daughter of Glenn and Kathy Vance of Campbellsville and Darrell and Pat Priddy of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Her grandparents are Vontress and Gladys Jones of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Cash is the son of Tim and Sandy Cash of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Ruby Hines and Paul Cash, both of Campbellsville, and Clarence and Wanda Perkins of Lebanon.

  • Farm Bureau Insurance receives superior rating

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. again received A.M. Best Co.'s superior rating for its financial strength.

    A.M. Best graded the insurance company at A+ for the fifth consecutive year for 2008 performance, despite declines in investment income because of weak economic conditions and $140 million in underwriting losses resulting from record payouts of $227.4 million to policyholders from damages during a year of severe winter, summer and fall storms.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau ended 2008 with more than 1.2 million policies in force and $1.6 billion in assets.

  • Carpenter crowned Miss Teen Hart County Fair

    Megan LeAnn Carpenter was named Miss Teen Hart County Fair 2009 on June 30. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Bryan and Janet Purvis of Green County and Tim Carpenter of Danville. Her grandparents are Gerald and Marjorie Purvis of Green County, Henry and Lela Glover of Liberty and Joe and Mary Carpenter of Danville. Carpenter will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair in October in Louisville.

  • Judd crowned Miss Teen Franklin-Simpson County Fair

    Leah Rose Judd, 15, was crowned Miss Teen Franklin-Simpson County Fair on June 24. She will represent Franklin-Simpson in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant in October. She is the daughter of Mike and Ann Lee Judd, the sister of Reyn Judd and the granddaughter of Rose Parrott, all of Greensburg, and the late Walter Parrott and Zella and Dwight Judd.

  • Beams family gathers for reunion

    Forty-seven family members and friends gathered for fellowship and food at the annual Beams reunion on Sunday, June 28 at the Elk-Pit Masonic Lodge.

    Descendents from five different ancestral families were represented. There were pictures and history shared by all. In recognition of two family members, Rebecca Beams and James Lloyd Beams, who died this past year, pictures were on display.

  • Boxes for troops

    Taylor County has five residents serving in Iraq - Michael Long, John Radabaugh, Pfc. David Cutt, Capt. Bridget Ann Washington and Medic Quantrell Lamont Washington.

    The American Legion is continuing its program of sending boxes to the troops. Its members are requesting help with the collection. Items may be dropped off at the Legion or with any legionnaire.

  • Chamber of Commerce hosts food drive

    In an effort to give back to the community, the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce has established a food drive to ease the burden that has been put on the food pantry by current economic conditions.

    The Chamber challenges all of its investors to participate.

    The deadline to drop off food is Wednesday, July 15.

    Chamber officials have set a goal of collecting 5,000 cans of good. Displays will be set up on Main Street in the windows at the Hieneman Law Office so those interested can drive by and keep up with the progress.

  • Moran

    William Blaine and Wanda Elam Moran of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3 at Bible Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Wanda, a native of McCroy, Ark., met Bill, a native of Greensburg, while working in Chicago, Ill. Upon retirement, they moved to Campbellsville.

    They have four children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Many family members and friends surprised them at a dinner hosted in their honor.