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Today's News

  • TCHS athletic sponsors recognized

    Taylor County High School Athletic Department recognized radio sponsors for the 2008-2009 school year on Friday, Jan. 23 at the homecoming basketball game against Marion County. Pictured are, from left: Dr. Randy Smoot of Randy Smoot Dentistry, Bam Carney, State Representative 51st District; Kimble Jessie of Jessie Insurance, Terry Pennington of Creek Side Restaurant, Doug Rodgers of Lucky Day Cleaners, Dr.

  • Lincoln event comes to TCES

    The Center for Rural Development's Arts Education and Culture Outreach Program is bringing a free arts education program to Taylor County Elementary School in celebration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth.

    On Friday, Feb. 13, the National Park Service will present a multimedia show that will show students the effects of slavery on Lincoln during his formative years in Kentucky from 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

  • Study aims to help smokers quit

    Who wants to kiss a smoker on Valentine's Day? And who needs an empty bank account in these tough times?

    If you are age 18 to 30 and ready to quit smoking, the Young Adult Quit research study is for you. Join the study to receive free materials to help you stop smoking, including two weeks of free nicotine patches and two gift cards.

    To enroll, visit www.yaqstudy.org. On the Web site, more information is listed about the study.

  • CU chapel focuses on marriage

    "Having a Christian Marriage" is the topic of the Rev. Jeff and Julie Winn Eaton's Campbellsville University's chapel address Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Eaton, of Lawrenceburg, is lead pastor of Hope Community Church in Frankfort; he has pastored four other Kentucky Baptist churches in the last 21 years.

  • Blood drive is Feb. 13

    Rare blood types are found in all communities, regardless of ethnicity.

    During Black History Month, the American Red Cross celebrates the critical contributions black people make to helping the Red Cross maintain a diverse and stable blood supply for patients across the United States.

  • Cancer Center nurses receive providership

    The entire oncology nursing staff at Taylor Regional Hospital's Cancer Center recently attended and passed the two day intensive course given by the Oncology Nursing Society in order to become chemotherapy/biotherapy providers.

    The Oncology Nursing Society's chemotherapy and biotherapy course provides a comprehensive review of the knowledge needed to administer cytotoxic and biotherapeutic agents. Each participant is required to score 80 percent or above to pass the course and then must update and renew every two years.

  • Family Eyecare opens full surfacing lab

    Dr. Arthur A. Haley and his staff at Family Eyecare as well as members of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the grand opening of Haley's new full surfacing lab. The new lab will allow same-day service on nearly all prescriptions. Haley has more than 20 years' experience and has been at his current location in Green River Plaza since 2004.

  • Nineteen charged in crime ring case

    Nineteen people have been charged with 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.

    According to the indictment, the 19 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.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Feb. 3
    UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL — Rio Grande at Campbellsville (8:00).
    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Rio Grande at Campbellsville (6:00).
    Friday, Feb. 4
    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (6:30) and Taylor County at Marion County (7:30).
    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Adair County (8:00) and Taylor County at Marion County (6:00).
    Saturday, Feb. 5

  • Learn from the past to change the future

    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

    — From Maya Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning”

    If you’re not a regular subscriber, you may have missed the beginning of our annual four-part series in honor of Black History Month.