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Today's News

  • Howard honored with baby shower

    Lindsey Howard was honored with a baby shower Sunday, Jan. 25 at the home of Carla Bennett. She and her husband, Clark Howard, are expecting their first child in late March. Pictured are, from left, Leah Magers, hostess; Debbie Nunery, grandmother-to-be; Lindsey; Bev Noe, hostess; Tona Tudor, grandmother-to-be; and Bennett, hostess.

  • Benefit planned for family who lost home

    A benefit supper and auction has been planned for Truman and Ruby Jessee and Mike England who lost their belongings in a fire.

    The benefit will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at Breeding Volunteer Fire Department.

    Soups and chili will be served. There will be a cakewalk and auction and singing by the Gospel Sounds of Edmonton.

    For more information, or to donate items, call Sandy Coffey at (270) 378-6019 or Wilma Firkins at (270) 432-5684.

    In case of inclement weather, the benefit will be moved to Red Lick United Methodist Church basement.

  • Annual Homeplace meeting rescheduled

    The annual meeting of The Homeplace on Green River originally set for Jan. 29 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 at noon.

    The meeting, which will be at the Taylor County Extension Office, was rescheduled because of the recent ice storm.

    The public is invited to learn about accomplishments in the past year and plans for the coming year. In addition to reports, board officers will be elected.

  • TRH to offer food safety class

    As food service professionals know, awareness and commitment to promoting food safety is a primary obligation. Proper training is one of the best ways to install food safety procedures with the establishment.

    That's why Taylor Regional Hospital Nutritional Services Department will be offering ServSafe Classes beginning this spring. 

  • Celebrating 109 years ... But who's counting?

    The sunlight streams through the window, casting a glow on her silver white hair. She sits contently in her comfy chair, a bundle of hot pink yarn in her lap that will soon become a crocheted bookmark - one of many that she gives to her visitors.

    It's a usual day for Lera Williams. Except, perhaps, that she has just received 11 more birthday cards in the mail. That totals 33 so far. And, as of Thursday, her birthday was still four days away.

    Today, Williams turns 109 years old.

  • Keep the mail coming

    Do you have a mailbox? If so, there's a proposal before Congress right now that could affect you.

    Postmaster General John E. Potter has asked Congress to lift a federal mandate requiring six-day mail delivery. Apparently, the United States Postal Service is facing a loss this year of as much as $6 billion.

    And this is their attempt to save money.

  • Grand jury indicts man on identity theft charges

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with stealing someone's identity and using that person's credit card to buy a plane ticket.

    Benjamin L. Bolden, 19, of 109 Mayflower Drive in Campbellsville was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit card within a six-month period and identity theft.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Bolden could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

  • One injured in KY 70 collision

    A Taylor County resident was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle collision on KY 70.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report by Deputy Rodney Cox, Brittany Cook, 18, was traveling west on KY 70 at 9:10 a.m.

    The report states that Cox lost control of her 2000 Ford Mustang on the slick road, crossed into the eastbound lane and drove through a fence.

    Cox and her passenger, Taylor Cook, 14, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for head and back injures. As of press time, no information was available as to their condition.

  • Mother Nature tests our resolve

    For the second time in just six months, Mother Nature has again tested our resolve. The destructive winds that swept across Kentucky in September have been replaced by snow, ice and bitter cold. Although very different storms; the end result is much the same.

    A record number of Kentucky families are again without power, homes are damaged, lives have been lost and Kentucky is in a state of emergency. My thoughts and prayers are with the more than 600,000 families who lost power in the wake of this devastating winter storm.

  • A family found ... 59 years later

    You can go home again. Just ask Patty Martin.

    Martin, 59, was given up for adoption when she was just 10 months old. Nearly six decades later, she has found her birth family and says she feels like she has known them forever.

    Martin now lives in Littleton, Colo.

    Several of her aunts and uncles live in Campbellsville, and, after searching for her family for several years, she has reconnected with them.

    Martin says her adoptive parents told her at a young age that she had been adopted.