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Today's News

  • Vienna Boys' Choir

    A performance by the Vienna Boys’ Choir Tuesday night closed out the 2008-2009 season for the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    The origins of the Vienna Boys’ Choir date back to 1498 during the reign of Emperor Maximillan I of the Hapsburg Empire. The Emperor instructed there be six boys among his court musicians.

    Over time, the size and scope of the choir has changed dramatically. Today, there are about 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs of equal standing.

  • Some laws are flat-out stupid

    I've written before about the uselessness of antiquated laws still in existence. Remember the duties of a Kentucky constable?

    According to state law, constables are to be paid 50 cents for making an arrest for a violation involving a motor vehicle on the highway or "taking up a vagrant." The price goes up to $1 for killing a mad dog or "altering a stud, jackass or bull." The fee is $2 for killing and burying a cow and $3 for killing and burying a distempered horse, ass or mule.

  • Duplantis celebrates sixth birthday

    Nicole Duplantis celebrated her sixth birthday on Feb. 16 with a party attended by family and friends. Pictured are, from left, her sister Chelsea Duplantis holding their cousin MaKayla Sizemore, Michael Lyons, Nicole, Sarah Sanders, Savannah Sanders holding Deven Sanders and Jaleen Lyons. Nicole is the daughter of Renee Duplantis and Morgan Duplantis. Her grandparents are Cindy and Jerry Williams of Elk Horn and the late Patsy Duplantis.

  • Parkway alternatives announced

    It may be nearly 10 years before construction actually begins, but local residents are having their say now in what path the Heartland Parkway will take.

    On Tuesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public informational meeting to announce the stage 1 conceptual alternatives for the parkway's route.

    The meeting, which was at Taylor County High School's cafeteria, attracted more than 300 local residents who came to cast their votes as to which route they believe is best.

  • March 24 is Diabetes Alert Day

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health wants residents to recognize the American Diabetes Alert, an annual event that serves as a one-day wake-up call to remind everyone about the seriousness of diabetes.

    DPH and the American Diabetes Association are working to encourage people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they or their loved ones are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Current estimates show the disease affects millions of people.

    Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 24.

  • Two couples complete prenatal class

    Two couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital in January. The classes are on Tuesdays at the hospital's meeting room. The five-week series is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE. For more information on these classes, call the TRH Women's Center at 465-3561 Ext. 2232. Pictured are Melissa and Ricky Green and Lisa and John Harris, all of Campbellsville.

     

  • Smoking committee irons out details

    Smokers may soon face a penalty if they light up in a public building.

    The City's smoking committee met Tuesday night to iron out the details of an ordinance that will ban smoking in all public buildings within the City limits.

    Councilman David Nunery presented two versions of an ordinance to committee members Councilmen Randy Herron and Stan McKinney. Councilmen Richard Jeter and Terry Keltner, who also serve on the committee, did not attend the meeting.

  • TCMS Girl's Volleyball

     

    The Lady Cardinals defeated Campbellsville 21-19 and 21-12 in the seventh-grade match and 21-11 and 21-9 in the eighth-grade encounter on March 17.

    Taylor County Middle School girls' volleyball roster

    Sixth grade

    Taylor Blevins

    CeeAnna Cowherd

    Rachel Hinton

    Ashlee Long

    Josie Wallace

    Seventh grade

    Kelsey Brockman

    Katie Cave

    Whitney Crain

    Chelsea Duplantis

    Brooke Dyer

    Taylor Kent

    Kaitlin Rogers

    Brittany Underwood

  • Edelen speaks during Friends of Scouting dinner

    Adam Edelen, chief of staff for Gov. Steve Brashear, spoke during the Friends of Scouting dinner on March 12 in the Student Activity Center at Campbellsville University. Edelen said, "Boy Scouts grow up to be presidents, business leaders and ministers. More than ever, the Boy Scout program needs to be supported by community citizens."

  • Arts series to host Vienna Boys' Choir

    The final performance for the 2008-2009 Central Kentucky Arts Series will feature the world-renowned Vienna Boys' Choir. This performance will be Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The origins of the Vienna Boys' Choir date back to 1498 during the reign of Emperor Maximillan I of the Hapsburg Empire. The Emperor instructed there to be six boys among his court musicians.