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Today's News

  • Pickett's Chapel hosting youth revival

    Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church will host a spring youth revival from Sunday, March 9 through Friday, March 13.

    Services will begin nightly at 7:30 ET.

    The evangelist will be Pastor Eric Gilbert, and special music and drama is planned. A line-up of performances follows.

    - Monday, March 9 - Benson Sexton and St. Andrew's youth team.

    - Tuesday, March 10 - Behind the Cross and 20/20 from Elk Horn Baptist.

    - Wednesday, March 11 - First Service Band and Columbia Baptist Creative Ministry team.

  • Two more arrested in crime ring case

    Two more people have been arrested in a case involving 19 defendants accused of operating a crime ring to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

    The indictment state that the defendants are accused of operating a criminal syndicate beginning June 27, 2007, and continuing through Jan. 7, 2009, in Taylor and surrounding counties and other states.

  • Black History Month: 'A gift from the Lord and I praise him for it every day'

    She can often be found tapping the ivory keys for a church or a number of choirs.

    But while Letha Johnson is known for her piano playing ability, she says she doesn't know how to read music - she learns songs simply by hearing them.

    Johnson, 63, was born and raised in Greensburg, where she lived off and on with several of her relatives.

    Her mother was sick when she was a child, Johnson said, so she was raised mainly by her aunt and uncle, George and Mary Taylor, who weren't able to have children of their own.

    "They wanted me," she said.

  • Smith is winter ambassador at TRH

    Mary Tena Smith has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital Ambassador for winter 2009. Other nominees were Greta Caldwell, Frances Edwards, Kim Spalding, Sheila Thomas and Lindsay Walker.

    Smith was nominated by a team member. The following was written on her nomination forms.

  • Jake and Julie and me

    Marley’s got nothing on my cats. For those of you who have seen the movie “Marley & Me” or read the book of the same name by John Grogan, you know that Marley isn’t a good dog. He chews on just about everything, doesn’t mind his owners’ reasonable requests and generally destroys everything in his path.

    Sounds a lot like my two cats, Jake and Julie.

    I’m not complaining, but seriously, how many times am I going to have to replace my blinds?

  • Black History Month: 'If we want to get to heaven ...'

    Peggy Anderson and her sisters have always been close - from all three purchasing their first home together to battling cancer.

    The daughter of S.F. and Ruth Anderson of Green County, Anderson moved back into her parents' home in May 1978, after having attended Campbellsville College for 2 1/2 years, getting married and later divorcing.

    She says the house was tight on space with three young women living at home, so the sisters decided to buy a house together in Campbellsville.

  • TRH installs health information board at Campbellsville Apparel

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently installed a community education board at Campbellsville Apparel. This board features information about current health issues, disease prevention and treatment as well as community services. TRH provided this educational tool in conjunction with the Campbellsville Apparel health and wellness program, which they recently launched. Pictured are, from left, Melissa Graham, Chris Reynolds and Dedra Bradshaw.

  • TRH honors members for first 90 days

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor. Those honored were: Lauryn Cox, patient registration; Millie Foster, nutritional services; Sarah Harris, home health; Edie Killian, ESD; Drema Murphy, laboratory; Brittany Richerson, radiology; Susan Roman, clinical administration; Jo Marie Segura, ESD; Lyndi Tarter, chemotherapy; Connie Tucker, med/surg; and Leann Wilcher and Jackie Woods, nutritional services.

  • Three charged in sealed indictments

    Three Campbellsville residents have been charged with drug and other crimes in four indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Indicted were:

    - Srivivas Veerareddy aka Sean V. Reddy, 44, of 161 Carter Road was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Bond was set at $20,000 cash. If convicted, Veerareddy could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

  • Farms fewer but larger

    There may be fewer farms in Taylor County today, but the average size of those farms has grown.

    According to the recently released Census of Agriculture data, there were 941 farms in Taylor County in 2007, down just 2 percent from the previous census, which was conducted in 2002.

    "I would have thought we would have lost more," said Taylor County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Pat Hardesty.