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Today's News

  • School attendance OK, despite illness

    Attendance at local schools remains strong as the flu season kicks into gear.

    Attendance rates have dropped at some local schools but are not at severe levels.

    "Actually, our attendance has been a little better," said Kirby Smith, Campbellsville High School principal. "We still have some kids out sick, but I think as a whole our students are getting better."

    Campbellsville Middle School Principal Chris Kidwell said attendance had dropped a few days, but otherwise has been strong.

  • Handmade Christmas Cards

    This upcoming holiday season, residents will likely get dozens of cards with Christmas wishes. But some may get a card made close to home - by a Taylor County Elementary School student.

    Students in a social skills class, made up of a group of children with autism and related disabilities, have made Christmas cards and they will soon be for sale to the public.

    The students made the cards under the guidance of TCES teachers Brandy Close, an occupational therapist, and Jennifer Houk, a speech therapist.

  • Playing for 'the marbles' starts Friday

    It doesn’t matter who won the cross-town battle between the Eagles and Cardinals or that each team got shellacked last week in games with area rivals. It’s all thrown out the window when district play begins tomorrow for Campbellsville and Taylor County and the shuffling begins for post-season action.

    For the next two weeks, CHS and TCHS will play district road games, with the Eagles visiting Lynn Camp tomorrow and Berea next Friday and the Cardinals playing at Jackson County tomorrow and at Somerset next week.

  • Library to host 'summer memories' event

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library will host a "summer memories" event at the library Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

    Many activities will be available for children, including summertime stories, crafts for children to give to their teachers, snacks and a scrapbook page for photos from summer vacations. Those who wish to attend should bring photos from their summer vacation.

    For more information, call the library at 465-2562.

     

  • Flu clinic scheduled for Oct. 3

    The Taylor County Health Department will offer a flu clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Taylor County High School from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a walk-in clinic and no appointments will be made.

    The flu shot offered is for the "seasonal" flu, not the 2009 H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. The vaccine for that strain is not expected to be ready until mid October.

  • Tigers drop home opener to No. 10 Lambuth

    10th-ranked Lambuth University moved to 3-0 to start the season with a 28-13 victory at Campbellsville University’s Ron Finley Stadium on Saturday.

    Lambuth opened its third road game of the season with a 10-play, 58-yard drive to take a 7-0 lead on a four-yard touchdown run by Ben Stallings. While the Tiger offense stalled in four plays, the CU defense put the Tigers on the board when Jeffery Demary returned an interception 35 yards for a game-tying touchdown with 4:54 to play in the opening quarter.

  • CU faculty colloquium is Sept. 24

    Dr. Jarvis Williams, assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at Campbellsville University, will deliver a faculty colloquium at CU on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Room 15 of the Administration Building.

    The title of his address is "Jewish Martyrdom as Yom Kippur in 2 and 4 Maccabees."

    Williams said, "In 2 and 4 Maccabees, the Jewish martyrs function as Yom Kippur during the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes IV.

  • Annual Giles Society festival is Oct. 3

    The annual Arts and Crafts Festival at The Giles House in Knifley will be Saturday, Oct. 3.

    The festival will begin at 10 a.m. ET and end at 5 p.m.

    Vendors will include card makers, potters, quilters, jewelry makers and wood workers. Authors will sign their books and book sellers will sell books.

    Don Parrish of Bardstown will be available to appraise old books and small antiques. Artists will demonstrate basket weaving, pottery making and rock painting.

  • CU to host speaker for chapel, revival

    Dr. Joel Carwile will speak at Campbellsville University's chapel Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel.

    Senior pastor of the Valley View Baptist Church in Louisville with more than 4,500 members, Carwile will be speaking nightly during the week of Campus Revival on Monday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 in Ransdell Chapel.

  • Faith Column

    In Genesis 2, we can read that God brought the trees up from the earth; trees that were good for food and beautiful to the landscape.

    God gave us the bing cherries, sweet limes, possibly all 16 varieties of bananas found in South America, coconuts, maybe the wide variety of apples found throughout the United States, grapefruit, kiwi, date figs and so many more. The orchards that stretched across the Garden of Eden controlled the landscape indeed.