Today's News

  • CU grad student to be on WHAS

    Matt Hodge, a Campbellsville University graduate student in music, will be showcasing his song, "What is Christmas?" on Tuesday, Dec. 22 on WHAS-TV, Channel 11, at noon.

    Hodge will discuss the song and the reason for dedicating it to the troops along with Dr. Frieda Gebert, associate professor of music at CU, whose idea the song was.

    Hodge said he and Gebert are "really excited" about appearing on Rachel Platt's broadcast to discuss "Carol for the Troops."

  • CU to host 'The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus'

    Campbellsville University will offer a workshop titled "The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus" on Friday, Dec. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the CU Brockman Center, 813 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

    The workshop will help participants learn how to "get big things done in your 'workshop' all year long," according to Carol Sullivan, director of the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center, who is hosting the workshop.

    Sullivan said the workshop will teach "effective leadership to all, and to all a good year."

  • Cheatham, Walters interview to air on "Dialogue on Public Issues"

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, left, vice president for academic affairs, and Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, center, were guests recently on Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" hosted by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    The show will air on WLCU TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10, on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m.


  • Magistrates approve budget amendment

    Magistrates had a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss several budget amendments and transfers.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney presented magistrates with an amended 2009 budget, which he said includes $30,000 to $40,000 more in excess fees than the County originally budgeted. Carney said some line items are different than originally budgeted, such as the salary, license transfer and usage fee amounts.

    An amount that has increased, Carney said, is the cost to offer credit card payments for customers. He said the cost is now about $5,000 each year.

  • GCU donates to detention center

    Greater Campbellsville United donated 200 pairs of socks to the Taylor County Detention Center on Thursday as part of a community outreach program.

  • Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the Taylor County Clerk's office for 2008.

    The audit found County Clerk Mark Carney's financial statement to fairly represent the revenues, expenses and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk's Office in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Deadline to switch political party affiliation is Dec. 31

    Voters who want to change their political party affiliation before the May Primary have until Thursday, Dec. 31 to do so.

    However, the Taylor County Clerk's office will be closed that day. Voter registration cards may be submitted in person by Dec. 30. Registration cards that are mailed must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Voter Registration cards are available at county clerks' offices or on the Vote! Kentucky Web site, located at www.vote.ky.gov/register.

  • One year later: Taylor County jail

    The women, dressed in gray sweats and orange stripes, take turns reading verses from the Bible. Tonight, they're discussing the Christmas story.

    They sing together, hold hands and huddle in a circle to pray for each other and for the strength to make it home.

    There's a class or church service for inmates at the Taylor County Detention Center just about every day of the month, according to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield.

  • Picture Perfect

    Taylor County residents who purchase a 2010 calendar of Kentucky scenery might see a site that's familiar to them. Green River Lake is featured in the Wild and Scenic Kentucky 2010 calendar.

    BrownTrout Publishers Inc., based in San Francisco, Calif., publishes the Wild and Scenic calendars each year.

    According to Barb Hales, an editor with BrownTrout Publishers, the majority of the United States are each featured in a calendar each year, with the exception of Vermont and Rhode Island.

  • Taylor gets OK for elementary and high school projects

    Taylor County School District is proceeding with plans to build a new high school and renovate the current elementary school.

    During a special meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Roger Cook told School Board members that Kentucky Department of Education officials have given the District the OK to proceed with plans for a new high school and a renovated elementary school.

    This allows the District to amend its facilities plan, which currently calls for a new elementary school that could be modified into a new high school.