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Today's News

  • TCHS girls win over Washington

    Taylor County High girls’ softball team won over Washington County on Monday afternoon.

    The girls played Barren County on Tuesday and will face Hart County on Monday.

  • Knifley wins Alaska cruise

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Knifley of Taylor County Tire Sales Inc. of Campbellsville recently won a cruise to Alaska for being one of the top Exmark dealers in a five-state region.

    R.W. Distributors Inc., the Exmark distributor, awarded this trip for outstanding sales of Exmark mowers.

    Ronnie Knifley was honored with an Exmark plaque during the awards banquet in Alaska.

  • Campbellsville Christian plans 125th anniversary

    Campbellsville Christian Church will begin a celebration of its 125th anniversary on Sunday.

    The church was organized on March 30, 1884.

    "Serving Christ: Past, Present and Future" has been chosen as the anniversary theme. A series of four celebration Sundays have been planned.

    The kickoff event on Sunday will feature guest speakers Ivan Tucker, Jimmie Knifley and Richard Martin. A historical slideshow and history display will also be featured. Following the 11 a.m. service, a balloon launch will take place across from the Maple Street entrance.

  • Landfill closure project nominated for award

    Columbus, Ohio-based Malcolm Pirnie Inc. is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies' 43rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for designing the closure of the Campbellsville landfill.

    ACEC is the Washington D.C.-based engineering industry association representing the business and political interests for owners and principals of about 5,700 independent engineering companies throughout the United States.

  • Women bring home state bowling awards

    Several Taylor County residents recently participated in the Kentucky State Women's Bowling Association Tournament.

    The Campbellsville Gals placed 10th in the team handicapped division with a score of 2,929 and brought home $215.

    Glenna Corbin and Elaine Hatfield placed fifth in doubles' handicapped with a score of 1,260. They collected $240. The duo of Mary Rose Humphrey and Judy A. Watson collected $200 for a ninth-place finish with 1,249, while Evelyn Dillingham and Pat Mings collected $110 for their 18th place score of 1,230.

  • Couples complete prenatal class

    Five couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital in March. The classes are on Tuesdays in the hospital meeting room. The five-week series is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE. For more information on the classes, call the TRH Women's Center at 465-3561 Ext. 2232. Pictured are Sierra Soto and Glenda Curry, Kim and David Keown and April and Cole Clark, all of Greensburg; and Daron and Kellie Vaughn of Campbellsville. Absent from photo are Danielle Goad and Dawn Abell of Columbia.

  • Vienna Boys' Choir

    A performance by the Vienna Boys’ Choir Tuesday night closed out the 2008-2009 season for the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    The origins of the Vienna Boys’ Choir date back to 1498 during the reign of Emperor Maximillan I of the Hapsburg Empire. The Emperor instructed there be six boys among his court musicians.

    Over time, the size and scope of the choir has changed dramatically. Today, there are about 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs of equal standing.

  • Some laws are flat-out stupid

    I've written before about the uselessness of antiquated laws still in existence. Remember the duties of a Kentucky constable?

    According to state law, constables are to be paid 50 cents for making an arrest for a violation involving a motor vehicle on the highway or "taking up a vagrant." The price goes up to $1 for killing a mad dog or "altering a stud, jackass or bull." The fee is $2 for killing and burying a cow and $3 for killing and burying a distempered horse, ass or mule.

  • Duplantis celebrates sixth birthday

    Nicole Duplantis celebrated her sixth birthday on Feb. 16 with a party attended by family and friends. Pictured are, from left, her sister Chelsea Duplantis holding their cousin MaKayla Sizemore, Michael Lyons, Nicole, Sarah Sanders, Savannah Sanders holding Deven Sanders and Jaleen Lyons. Nicole is the daughter of Renee Duplantis and Morgan Duplantis. Her grandparents are Cindy and Jerry Williams of Elk Horn and the late Patsy Duplantis.

  • Parkway alternatives announced

    It may be nearly 10 years before construction actually begins, but local residents are having their say now in what path the Heartland Parkway will take.

    On Tuesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public informational meeting to announce the stage 1 conceptual alternatives for the parkway's route.

    The meeting, which was at Taylor County High School's cafeteria, attracted more than 300 local residents who came to cast their votes as to which route they believe is best.