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Today's News

  • Local FFA sees uptick in membership

    Taylor County FFA members are seeing more people join their group or otherwise learn about agriculture.

    “We know there’s been a lot of negativity against the agriculture industry in the last few months, directly related to FFA and 4-H in the last couple of weeks,” said Taylor County FFA President Korri Briggs.

    At a Taylor County Ag Council meeting earlier this month at the Taylor County Extension Office, local FFA (Future Farmers of America) talked about their activities over the previous year.

  • Bible Belt Medium is open for business

    A new business in Campbellsville is taking off and touching many people in the process.

    Travis Bright, the self-proclaimed Campbellsville Medium, is helping people reconnect with loved ones that have passed.

    Bright feels there is a big misconception to what it is he does and what a medium actually is.

    “This is my own self description; it’s a sixth sense that we have that allows us to be more observant, to be more aware of seeing, feeling and hearing than what the average person can do,” he said.

  • Renovation work happening at Trace Creek Softball Park

    Improvements to the Trace Creek softball complex should be complete in time for the first tournament of the year.

    Jamie Browning of Trace Creek anticipates work being done by April 1. The first travel ball tournament will be held there the next day, and the softball league starts playing by the end of April.

    “These improvements will be really great for the kids,” said Browning.

  • Wet/dry vote possible for Taylor County

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney thinks it quite likely that an alcohol referendum could happen this year.

    “I’ve already met with some people who had some questions, given them the numbers they would need,” Carney said. “If we are going to have (an alcohol election) this year, it’ll have to be before Oct. 8.”

    If it does happen, it could still happen earlier than that, if interested parties go through with what they’re talking about doing, Carney added.

  • Faulkner edges Goodin for Fifth Region Player of Year

     

  • Early Days February 18, 2016

    TEN YEARS AGO

    February 16, 2006

    Russell Overstreet was recognized Thursday, Jan. 12, at Pitman 124 Masonic Lodge for his 40 years of membership.

    Kristen Earhart and Phyllis Webster are the two lucky winners of Gatlinburg packages that were given away as top prizes for Amazon.com employees during the 2005 holidays at the Campbellsville facility.

    Michael Green and Crystal Rooker, representing the senior class, were named 2006 Taylor County High Homecoming King and Queen on Feb. 10.

  • Heating assistance available through LIHEAP program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, Inc., continues to operate the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. The program is operated on a first-come, first-served basis until federal funds are exhausted, or March 31, 2016, whichever comes first.
    LIHEAP assists households that are in a home heating crisis. The deepening of cold winter weather, combined with rising utility costs, leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.

  • Gilpin collection made up of nearly 1,000 antique bottles

     

    At Tuesday’s Taylor County Historical Society meeting, Taylor County native Aaron Gilpin showed some of his antique bottle collection.

    “You might wonder how a 26-year-old accumulates these 100-plus-year-old bottles,” Gilpin said. “The historical part of it is what got me collecting the ones from Campbellsville. But then, I started all Coke bottles from Kentucky, and it just kind of spread.”

  • Racial history a learning experience for teen

     

    Race and a general understanding of our backgrounds for the most part comes naturally for most people, with no questions asked. But for 17-year-old Sierra Young, the understanding and knowledge of her African-American background started later in life.

  • No bond decision for Brianna Brucker

     

    Two co-defendants in a three-and-a-half-year-long murder case will be tried separately, though dates for their respective trials have not yet been set.

    At a pre-trial conference Tuesday afternoon, Brianna Brucker's attorney, Donald Thomas, told Taylor Circuit Judge Allen Bertram he wanted bail for Brucker.

    It's still the intention of the court to have Dale Brucker tried before Brianna Brucker, but no decision was made Tuesday about either trial dates.