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Today's News

  • TCHS students win at national career development event

     

    Taylor County High School's FFA Chapter was one of 44 teams participating in the National FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event.

    The event was hosted in conjunction with the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville.

    The team, led by advisor Ryan Williams, was awarded a bronze emblem.

    Members also competed for individual awards with 171 other participants.

    Allison Brockman received a silver emblem and Alexandra Zimmerman, Kyle Dockery and Bradshaw Smoot received bronze emblems.

  • TCHS FFA members named national finalists

    Taylor County High School FFA members Tyler Bush and Rachel Hinton were recently named national finalists in the 2014 National FFA Agriscience Fair at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Louisville.

    Hinton finished 17th in environmental services/natural resource systems division 2. Bush finished 16th in the same category, division 1.

    They both received bronze medals.

  • TCES releases honor roll

    Taylor County Elementary School recently released its fourth- and fifth-grade honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Fourth Grade

  • Centre Singers to perform at Bethel Presbyterian Church

     

    The Centre Singers from Centre College in Danville will perform the first concert of their fall tour at Bethel Presbyterian Church on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

    The choir is made up of 26 undergraduate students studying a wide range of disciplines.

    The group has traveled to Spain, Greece, the Yucatan Peninsula, England, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland. Barbara Hall is conductor.

  • Extension office offers piggy bank pageants

    Taylor County Extension Office is offering a chance to go "hog wild" and celebrate the Kentucky Saves initiative.

    Residents can use their creativity to make a piggy bank and save their change.

    Banks in Taylor County are hosting preliminary pageants for separate age groups.

    Take a "piggy bank" to one of the locations below by Jan. 5 to the Taylor County Extension Office for display and judging.

    After Jan. 5, age group and an overall county winner will be selected for the district contest.

  • Hiestand House to host Christmas open house

    Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum will host an open house between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

    Hiestand House was built in 1823 and is one of only 12 German stone houses still standing in Kentucky.

    The house is decorated in Christmas attire and visitors can see period antiques.

    The property includes a detached kitchen, spring house, servant quarters, the Hiestand-Chandler-Gilmore cemetery and more. Also on display is a quilt with the names of 444 early Taylor County settlers.

  • TCHS group selling historic Taylor County calendar

    Taylor County High School Young Historians are selling a Historic Taylor County calendar for $10.

    Calendars are available at Cozy Comforts on Main Street.

    Proceeds will help pay for historic projects in Taylor County, such as the new roof at the Hiestand House and the new hospital exhibit at the Atkinson-Griffin House located near the Green River Lake Visitors Center.

  • Public Record for Dec. 11

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Traffic

    • Clifford T. McDaniel, disregarding stop sign, $168; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $500, $400 probated if defendant maintains insurance.

  • Loys to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

     

    Deloris Barnett Loy and Buddy Loy of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

    The Loys were married Dec. 19, 1964, in Campbellsville.

    Their children are Scot and Beth Cochran and Leslie and Donna Cave of Campbellsville. Their grandchildren are Katie Cave, Amber Cave, Tori Cochran and Emili Cochran, all of Campbellsville.

    Beth Cochran and Donna Cave will host a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robinson Creek Baptist Church's youth building. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Altman, Jackson wed

     

    Caitlin Leigh Altman of Campbellsville and Brittain Cole Jackson of Columbia were married on Sept. 6 at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown.

    Dr. Mike O'Neal and Bro. Al Hardy officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Gerald and JeNie Altman of Campbellsville.

    Her grandparents are James and Nina Lobb of Campbellsville and the late Shirley Tucker Lobb Sizemore and Olyn and Sylvan Altman.