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Today's News

  • Moss named Kentucky State Grand Supreme winner

    Alexia Hope Moss was recently crowned the 2008 Kentucky Festival State Grand Supreme Winner.

    Moss participated in the Kentucky Festival State Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 22 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. She competed with 72 other contestants ages 4 to 9 and was crowned overall winner.

    She was also awarded a $1,000 savings bond, a jewelry package, crown, 4-foot trophy, scepter and robe.

    Moss will be involved in several upcoming events and making appearances at other pageants, festivals, fairs and parades to represent her hometown.

  • Where were all the voters?

    Where were the other 6,000 voters?

    On Nov. 4, Taylor County saw a record number of residents heading for the polls and casting their votes.

    In all, 65 percent, or 10,997, voters voted. However, the county also saw a record number of registered voters with 17,023.

    It stands to reason that there will always be a percentage of registered voters who don't vote, but 35 percent?

  • Take time to be thankful

    "Dear Lord ... Humble our hearts and make us truly thankful for these and all thy blessings. And bless our dear ones, wherever they may be. For Christ's sake ... Amen."

    Those are the words to my family's dinnertime blessing. I've known those words for all of my life, as have my children. My mother has said them all of her life, as did my grandmother before her.

    Most of the time, I simply say the words by rote, without really thinking of their meaning. But there are certain times during the year that it means more to me than others.

  • Black Friday

    A sluggish economy didn't keep shoppers away from Campbellsville stores "Black Friday" morning in search of a good deal.

    Several local business managers and owners say this year's Black Friday shopping crowds were busy, and they hope the large crowds remain throughout the holiday shopping season.

    Dakota Farms owner Julie Pippin said Friday was a good day for her business, which opened its doors at 7 a.m. She said the store didn't have a day-after-Thanksgiving sale last year.

  • Economic status better than most

    Taylor County seems largely untouched by the nationwide economy's downward spin. The unemployment rate remains among the lowest in the region and two companies have located in the county this year.

    "Taylor County has been very blessed," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County. "In September 2008, we had the lowest unemployment rate of all the counties surrounding us. We also have the lowest unemployment rate of any county in our planning region, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District."

  • Biology class adopts endangered animal

    Students in advanced biology classes at Taylor County High School have a new classmate. The new classmate is short, furry and has a white handlebar mustache.

    The classmate could be a male but is most likely female. The classmate's name is Hailey. Or Charley. Or maybe Harley or another combination of Hailey and Charley. Hailey/Charley has never uttered a word but has become fast friends with his - or her - classmates.

    As a matter of fact, the classmates have adopted it.

  • Annual Thanksgiving dinner is Thursday, Nov. 27

    Thanksgiving is about being thankful - and giving. And one local church spends the Thanksgiving holiday doing both.

    For many years now, Bethel First Presbyterian Church has hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

    And many volunteers from all over the community come together to help.

    The dinner is free. It is for those in need, for those who are alone, or for those who would just like to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with others.

    The traditional meal will be served in the church's fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Cards next gridiron foe nearly perfect

    When 8-3 Taylor County hosts Estill County tomorrow (7:30) on Clay Marcum Field at Thomas Porter Stadium in the second round of KHSAA Class 3A playoffs, the Cardinals are close to facing an undefeated squad.

    The Blue and White Engineers from Irvine are 10-1 with only a 7-6 setback at district champion Breathitt County (9-2 with season-starting losses to Johnson Central and Prestonsburg) on Sept. 19 ruining a perfect campaign.

  • KSP gears up for increased Thanksgiving holiday traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, Kentucky State Police officers expect increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The four-day holiday driving period includes heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips, which combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving.

  • Public record for Nov. 27

    Traffic

    James T. Fulks, 17, of Spring Meadow Circle in Campbellsville, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light, completed diversion, dismissed.

    Emily A. Major, 19, of Southside Avenue in Campbellsville, careless driving, dismissed.

    Joseph B. McCubbin, 21, of Longview Drive in Campbellsville, leaving scene of accident, hit and run, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Shawn T. Myers, 18, of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, speeding, completed diversion, dismissed.