Today's News

  • Waste Connections donates bikes for Toys for Kids

    Waste Connections Inc., Taylor County's garbage service provider, recently donated six bicycles to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department Toys for Kids drive. From left are, vehicle enforcement officer Jason Morris, firefighter Alex Johnson, fire department staff Connie Wooley, Taylor County Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighter Keith Bricken, Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, Waste Connections Inc.

  • TRH to offer hypnosis class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a class on hypnosis Thursday, Jan. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the TRH Learning & Resource Center, 125B Kingswood Drive.

    The class will be presented by John Ferguson, hypnotherapist and trainer.

    Hypnosis could be the best way to find and release the origin of migraine headaches or to find the cause of a life-long fear.

    The class is free, but pre-registration is required by calling the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 789-5862.


  • Littlest Bell Ringers

    Anna Grace Eades, left, and Joshua Gaddis ring the Salvation Army bells Monday afternoon at Walmart.

    The pair were there representing Stoner Creek United Methodist Church.

    In all, about 80 people volunteered for this year's Red Kettle drive, which ends today.

    Riley Fuson drops some money into a Red Kettle with the help of his mother, Stephanie.

  • Furkin-England

    David and Tina Combs announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Furkin, to Michael Ryan England, son of Gary and Diane England.

    Furkin is also the daughter of the late Eddie Furkin.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 at Lindsey Wilson Chapel in Columbia. A reception will follow at the Hill and Valley Red Barn.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.


  • A few of my favorite things

    I love to go to movie theaters. There's just something about seeing a movie on the big screen that is exciting to me. Surround sound speakers and larger-than-life picture make the stories seem so much more real than watching at home.

    I also love to read mysteries, crime dramas and real-life survivor and hero stories. You can escape to anywhere in a good book.

    And I love to listen to all genres of music, but my favorite is country. Give me anything by Sugarland, Keith Urban and Little Big Town, and I'm set.

  • Grace Notes

    I'm trying to remember Jesus. Not that I've ever really forgotten him. But there once was a time when he was my first and highest thought.

    There once was a time when my relationship with him took priority and precedence over everything else.

    Somewhere, sometime, somehow in the past 30 years I pushed him aside, although that sounds harsh, a violent, one-time shove.

    I think it was more of a gradual crowding out by all the other stuff in my life, like a well-worn pair of pants that gets relegated to the back of the closet. Not tossed out, just pushed aside.

  • Cox generations

    Five generations of the Cox family are pictured. They are, front, from left, great-grandfather Robert Don Cox holding Zachary Garrett and Hallie Ratcliff, great-great-grandmother. Back: Brandon Garrett, father, and Shelly Garrett, grandmother.

  • KCS students support Galilean Home

    Kentucky Christian School's fifth grade Sonbeams recently gathered much needed items for the Galilean Home in Liberty. Pictured is the third grade class with the donated items. Fourth and fifth grade students personally delivered the items on Wednesday, Dec. 16. This is part of the students' mission project for the month of December.

  • Tigers get 11th win over Shawnee State

    Campbellsville University rang up its 11th win Friday night in Warsaw, Ky. by defeating Shawnee State 75-68.

    It was the second time in three weeks that the Tigers (11-3) got the better of Shawnee State (4-8), having defeated them 62-58 in Portsmouth, Ohio on Nov.  24.

    Tigers’ Coach Keith Adkins thinks Shawnee State may be just a few pieces away from competing when they join the Mid-South Conference next season.

    “They’re just young,” said Adkins. “They play mostly freshmen and sophomores.”

  • TC falls in first round

    Taylor County lost its opening game, but bounced back to upend Ballard Memorial 58-45 on Tuesday in the T.J. Samson Holiday Classic at Barren County High School.

    The Cardinals saw a 13-point lead shrink to four in the first half before Cody VanMeter’s three-point play enabled TCHS to move the lead back out.

    In the third frame, the Bombers again moved within four, but a Lloyd Stotts’ trey and VanMeter’s lane jumper spearheaded Taylor County’s double-digit win.