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Today's News

  • Attorney General sues to stop state's inmate early release program

    Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court against the Kentucky Department of Corrections to block the agency from continuing to release prisoners, some of whom are dangerous felons.

    Conway is also seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Corrections from retroactively granting "street time" credit to parolees so that they are released early from parole supervision.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 24 are, from left, Connor Wise, kindergarten; Riley Thompson, first grade; Kailey Thompson, second grade; Ashley Smith, third grade; Kaitlyn Lee, fourth grade; and Mark Manning, fifth grade.

  • Grace Notes: Word from a rickety boat

    As I paddled my rickety rowboat - I was on a rushing river somewhere - a couple of humungous alligators came up underneath, flipped me over and started biting my feet.

    I've always hated that about alligators.

    It was 2:14 a.m. and thankfully only a dream. I tried going back to sleep, but the alligators were waiting to finish me off so I turned on the TV and listened to four yippy dogs disguised as political commentators discuss the current crisis of the day.

  • Southern States employee participates in truck rodeo

    John Marcum has participated in an annual truck rodeo designed to qualify him as a "Certified GrowMaster Applicator" at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Campbellsville.

    Southern States certified applicators are tested annually for equipment application accuracy and participate in product and application technology training to ensure effectiveness.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities makes a difference in child hunger

    America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland has received a $7,380 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities to fund the BackPack program for one month in eight Kentucky counties, including Taylor County.

    Every week, ASHKH partners with county agencies and volunteers to distribute 6,000 bags of child-friendly foods per month to Taylor, Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Marion, Washington, Green and Meade counties.

  • CES names Students of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School named its Students of the Week for individual classrooms at a recent celebration assembly. They are, from left, front: Shelby Smith, Levi Sallee, Brandon Pittman, Colin Harris, Victoria Cox, Ryan Milburn, Abby Kirkpatrick and Travis Nash. Middle: Haley Mitchell, Bryce Richardson, Cody Cox, Keidlan Boils, Alexis Lane, John Michael Netherland, Trayjan Bradley and Taekwon McCoy. Back: Madison Lewis, Ashley Bottom, Darius Bell, Ricky Smith-Cecil, Chanson Atkinson and Mallory Haley.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Oct. 8, 1998

    Green River Lake hosted a national muskie tournament earlier this year, and on Saturday and Sunday bass fishermen will blanket the lake again for a two-day tourney.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wise Jr. will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11.

    Tubby Smith, a man of many expressions and coach of the 1998 NCAA Basketball Champion University of Kentucky Wildcats, was in town Monday night to help Campbellsville University raise money for its men's basketball program.

    TWENTY YEARS AGO

    Oct. 13, 1988

  • Snow-Montgomery

    Meredith Ann Snow of Campbellsville and Bradley Thomas Montgomery of Louisville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Nov. 1.

    Snow is the daughter of Dennis and Barbara Snow of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are the late Louis and Lola Snow and Floyd "Buck" and Irene Short.

    She is a 1999 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2003 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. Snow is employed at the Social Security office in Campbellsville.

  • CU sets record enrollment for 17th consecutive semester

    Christina Miller and Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    For the 17th consecutive semester, Campbellsville University has achieved record enrollment with 2,601 students.

    Beginning his 10th year as president of Campbellsville University, Dr. Michael V. Carter said the increase in enrollment is due to the hard work of the faculty, staff and coaches at CU, and is also due to the atmosphere at CU.

  • Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian to host revival

    Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 4139 Old Columbia Road, will be having revival services from Sunday night Oct. 12 through Wednesday night Oct. 15.

    Services will begin at 7 each night.

    The Rev. Dr. George Estes, who serves as director of missions and new church development for the denomination, will be the evangelist.

    Special music is planned for each night as well.

    The community is invited to attend.