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Today's News

  • President's budget: Taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much

    Many Kentuckians, just like many across the country, are struggling to get by during this economic crisis. Unemployment is at a 25-year high. Too many have seen their hard-earned savings dwindle. And people are worried about paying for education, health care or the mortgage.

    At a time like this, Americans have a right to expect that as they are cutting back, so is their government.

  • Cox attends leadership conference

    Paulette Cox, an independent designer with Home and Garden Party for 8 1/2 years, attended a leadership conference for the merger of two direct selling company giants - Home and Garden Party and Home Interiors.

    In December, HGP purchased Home Interiors. HGP owners Steve and Penny Carlile founded their successful company and built it up for the opportunity to create jobs and change lives all across America with their Home and Garden Party plan.

  • Cash celebrates 90th birthday

    Mattie Cash celebrated her 90th birthday on March 7 with four generations in attendance. She has five children, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is pictured with her brother, Russell Underwood.

  • Smiley retires from radio

    Phillip Smiley, an account executive for Q-104/K-Country 105.7/ESPN AM-1450, was honored with a retirement reception on Tuesday, March 3. Smiley was honored for more than 20 years of service to WCKQ/WGRK/WTCO and the community of Campbellsville. Pictured are, from left, Greg Gribbins, sales manager; Barb Smith, regional manager; Smiley and Steve Newberry, president and CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corp.

  • Prayer for pooped pastors

    Pray for your pastor. When religion is your living, it's easy to grow weary.

    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First I have to think of something that's not only entertaining and worth saying, but something that I feel God wants me to say.

    Then I have to make sure I'm as biblically accurate and as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case, reformed theology - Go, Martin Luther!) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics and Pentecostals, etc.

  • Eye surgeon named one of Louisville Metro's most influential health care leaders

    Dr. E. Britt Brockman, who treats cataract and other eye care patients each week at Patterson Eye Care in Campbellsville, has been named one of the most influential healthcare leaders in the region by Business First of Louisville for the second consecutive year.

    Brockman, who travels to eye clinics throughout Central Kentucky, is managing partner of John-Kenyon American Eye Institute.

  • Hiestand House to host Spring Fling

    The Hiestand House will host a Spring Fling fundraiser Saturday, April 4 at the Campbellsville Community Center from 7 to 10 p.m.

    The event will benefit the Hiestand House's building projects and will feature Rick and Linda Sparrow as well as local dancers. The Sparrows have been one of Louisville's most prominent and popular entertainers for years. Linda's vocal and piano abilities range from old standards to classic rock, country, and the couple leads big band swing and old-fashioned sing-along.

  • TCHS girls win over Washington

    Taylor County High girls’ softball team won over Washington County on Monday afternoon.

    The girls played Barren County on Tuesday and will face Hart County on Monday.

  • Knifley wins Alaska cruise

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Knifley of Taylor County Tire Sales Inc. of Campbellsville recently won a cruise to Alaska for being one of the top Exmark dealers in a five-state region.

    R.W. Distributors Inc., the Exmark distributor, awarded this trip for outstanding sales of Exmark mowers.

    Ronnie Knifley was honored with an Exmark plaque during the awards banquet in Alaska.

  • Campbellsville Christian plans 125th anniversary

    Campbellsville Christian Church will begin a celebration of its 125th anniversary on Sunday.

    The church was organized on March 30, 1884.

    "Serving Christ: Past, Present and Future" has been chosen as the anniversary theme. A series of four celebration Sundays have been planned.

    The kickoff event on Sunday will feature guest speakers Ivan Tucker, Jimmie Knifley and Richard Martin. A historical slideshow and history display will also be featured. Following the 11 a.m. service, a balloon launch will take place across from the Maple Street entrance.