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Today's News

  • Relay for Life fundraiser is March 26

    The Green Room on Main Street will host a Gallery Fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life on Thursday, March 26.

    The 130-year-old historic building will be transformed into an art gallery featuring local artists and several from Campbellsville University.

    A silent auction will offer autographed items and destination packages.

    Advance tickets are $15 and are available at The Green Room, Mitchell's Men's Wear and Taylor County Bank's main branch. At the door, tickets will be $20.

  • Library hosts 'March Math Madness'

    It's March and that means it's March Math Madness time.

    Friends of the Taylor County Public Library are highlighting math for the month of March. Pick up a math packet for your grade (or a higher grade if you like a challenge). Make sure you sign your name to a paper basketball and add it to the wall as well.

    Once your packet is complete, bring it back to the March Math Madness open house at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 in the library basement.

    Every child who turns in a packet will receive a prize. There will also be stories, games, crafts and snacks.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest deadline is March 27

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography are hosting a "Relay Kid" and "Relay Teen" contest as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" and "Relay Teen" are online voting contests to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning children will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting and in other area newspapers.

  • CU to host choir

    Immanuel Baptist Church's Hallelujah Singers of Lexington will perform at Campbellsville University's chapel service Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The Hallelujah Singers perform a variety of styles including hymn arrangements, standard anthems, gospel music, spirituals, contemporary anthems and patriotic music.

    The average age of the singers is 70.

    The Hallelujah Singers have performed as the featured choir at the Bowling Green State Music Festival, a conference at Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and a conference at Ridgecrest, N.C.

  • Perry completes clerk course at Camp Lejeune

    Marine Corps Pfc. Ashley M. Perry, daughter of Lisa A. Bradshaw of Russell Springs and Bobby R. Hayes of Campbellsville, recently completed the administrative clerk course at Personnel Administration School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    During the eight-week course, Perry learned basic skills and knowledge in personnel management and administration procedures.

  • A little bit about a lot

    A few topics have been weighing on my mind lately, so I thought I would address them all at the same time.

    First up, the Fiscal Court contracting with Campbellsville Baptist Church to operate Veterans Memorial Park.

    I have to say that when I first heard that magistrates wanted to investigate whether leasing the park could save them some money, I immediately thought, don't we have bigger - and more costly - issues to worry about?

  • Documenting history

    The history of local African-Americans is being recorded for posterity's sake, thanks to Greater Campbellsville United.

    Oral history interviews with 32 African-Americans in Taylor and Green counties were presented on CDs recently to Taylor County Public Library, Campbellsville University, the Heistand House, the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Green County Public Library.

    The presentation was the result of a grant obtained by Greater Campbellsville United. Jon Allen interviewed key individuals who were knowledgeable about the African-American community.

  • Fruit of the Loom unit gathers for reunion

    Fruit of the Loom's 1000 Unit met for a reunion on Feb. 28 at Ponderosa Restaurant.

    Those attending were Gilda Keltner, Joyce Tungate, Rosie Hurt, Wanda Pierce, Jean Milby, Wanda Curry, Leora Wilson, Betty Powell, Shirley Garrett, Mildred Raikes (floor boss), Joyce Bagby, Nancy Blandford, Alma Wise, JoAnn Wethington, Brenda Popplewell, Bernice Stillwell, Joyce Baker and Aleda Thompson.

  • Incarcerated man speaks of life choices at CU

    "The lifestyle of drugs and alcohol can send your life spiraling out of control," said Eric Berry, the speaker for Campbellsville University's March 4 chapel.

    Berry, a former construction worker, T-ball and basketball coach and father to a 16-year-old son, spoke to CU's students, faculty, staff and coaches about how drugs and alcohol had taken over his life, and how he now has his life under control with the help of Jesus Christ.

  • Take your pick

    So many times, we hear complaints that there's nothing to do. Well, we don't want to hear that for at least the next few weeks, because judging from our Calendar of Events page, there's no possible way anyone couldn't find something fun to do.

    This past Tuesday night alone was a treat - with a performance by the renowned Vienna Boys' Choir and then a public meeting to discuss proposals for the Heartland Parkway.