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Today's News

  • Forcht Bank names new president

    Forcht Bank recently announced the selection of Mark Boison as its new president.  

    Boison has 34 years of banking experience, most recently as regional manager of specialized industries for JPMorganChase. In his position at Chase, he managed a business team of bankers, underwriters and client support personnel in seven cities across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. He previously was market manager of the Commercial Banking Group at JPMorganChase in central Kentucky. 

  • Birth Announcements

    Kenny and Jackie Fair of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Jaelyn Marie, at 3:18 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Kim and Donna Clark and Delora Akin, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Jack and Marie Garnett, Jean Clark and Sonny and Phyllis Lyons, all of Campbellsville, and the late Tom Clark.

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  • 'Working Trees: Kentucky's Renewable Future'

    The Taylor County Conservation District has announced the winners of the Conservation Art and Writing Contest for 2008.

    The theme was "Working Trees: Kentucky's Renewable Future."

    All Kentucky students in grades six through 12 are eligible to compete in the writing contest. Only students through grade five may compete in the art contest. The contest is sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

  • TRH to host first aid course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid course on Wednesday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    This class will provide participants with a sound foundation in the techniques of pediatric first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

  • Girl Scouts go ice skating

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troop #222 went ice skating in Lexington on Saturday, April 18. Pictured are, from left, Rylee Beard, Sara Clark, Samantha Clark, Meredith Johnson, Brittany Rose and Sydnee Beard.

  • Chief Justice speaks at First United Methodist

    Chief Justice John Minton Jr. spoke on March 29 at Campbellsville First United Methodist Church on the subject that all Christians are called to ministry within their communities and the world according to their particular skills and gifts. Several from the Taylor County Bar Association and others within the justice system were in the audience.

  • Beams joins Malone Realty

    Steve Beams has joined Malone Realty & Auction Co. as a sales associate. Beams is also a licensed apprentice auctioneer. He and his wife Rhonda have three children: Ashley Burton, Daniel Beams and Brenna Beams.

  • Campbellsville Baptist begins new sermon series Sunday

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will host a four-week sermon and Bible study on Sunday mornings beginning this Sunday.

    During the difficult financial times, lay-offs, unemployment and pay reductions, most are trying to decide which bills will go unpaid.

    The sermon series "It's a New Day" aims to promote financial freedom.

    Each Sunday will feature a different topic:

    May 3 - Who's in control? - God's responsibilities and our responsibilities.

    May 10 - Giving back - Investing for eternity.

  • Citizens donates to Hiestand House

    Citizens Bank made a $2,500 donation to the Hiestand House for ongoing support of the museum and its significance to the local tourism industry. Pictured are, from left, Mark Johnson of Citizens Bank, Robert McMahan, Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, Connie Walker of Citizens Bank and Debbie Parrish.

  • What up, homies?

    My daughter, Alison, is still laughing. Her 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, was out on the deck the other day hollering to her friends, "Yo! What up, homies?"

    Alison said she was both horrified and amused. "I don't remember giving birth to a gangsta," she said.

    I reminded her of the time we walked to her elementary school to see who her first grade teacher would be that year. The lists weren't posted yet and she shook her head and said, "What a bummer."