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Today's News

  • Tourism, EDA need to 'communicate'

    A committee formed to help build coordination between local economic development and tourism entities says the two simply need to communicate more with each other.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Taylor County Economic Development Authority, addressed magistrates at last month's regular Fiscal Court meeting about the relationship between the EDA and the Taylor County Tourist Commission.

    Johnson told magistrates that the EDA needs more input from the Tourist Commission, and the group asks that the Court help in creating a more cooperative spirit with the Commission.

  • Campbellsville pilot honored by Air Evac Lifeteam

    Al Wilson, pilot for the Campbellsville Air Evac Lifeteam crew, was selected as the 2008 Regional Pilot of the Year during the company's regional awards banquet in Nashville, Tenn. on June 28.

    The awards banquet honored employees from the company's Nashville region, which includes bases in Kentucky and eastern Tennessee.

  • Rucker honored with bridal shower

    Kristin Rucker was honored with a bridal shower on July 20 at the home of Binky and Rhonda Smith. Rucker married Benson Sexton at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Pictured are, from left, Arletia Rucker, the bride's mother; Ashley Bohanon, hostess; Rucker and Raina Hansford, hostess.

  • 'American Idol' grant helps fund local BackPack Program

    America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland Food Bank has received a grant for $16,454 to combat child hunger in central and south central Kentucky.

    The grant will be used to help fund a BackPack Program, sponsored in partnership with the Taylor County Ministerial Association and the Taylor County School System.

    The program provides a bag of food to at-risk children to ensure they have adequate food over the weekends and during school breaks when school meals are not available.

  • Serving Our Nation

    Senior Airman William "Scott" Seaborne of Campbellsville, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic mechanic, hugs his 5-year-old daughter Riley at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota on July 22. Seaborne, who has been stationed at Ellsworth for four years, was deployed recently to Southwest Asia. This is his second deployment. He is married to Shaina Masters, also from Campbellsville. His parents are Teresa Ralls and Donnie Seaborne, both of Campbellsville.

  • Jessie

    Titus Howard and Eula Fudge Jessie will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

    The Jessies had two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kimble and Julie Jessie of Campbellsville, and the late Keith Jessie.

    They have five grandchildren, Katie Moss and her husband Tracy, and Scott Jessie and his wife Jenny, all of Campbellsville; Adam Jessie and his wife Ashley of Knoxville, Tenn.; Blake Jessie and his wife Emily of Greensburg; and John Jessie of Lexington. They also have six great-grandchildren.

  • Warren-Parnell

    Monica Ann Warren of Campbellsville and Noland Ryan Parnell of Gradyville exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 7 at Elk Horn Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Frank Fishback performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Tammy Warren of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Mark Parnell of Gradyville and Kim Murphy of Breeding.

    The bride wore a white gown featuring a cathedral-length train.

    Alexis Pike of Campbellsville served as the maid of honor. She wore a black gown.

  • Tests aren't always the definitive answer

    Report cards - you gotta love 'em. They keep parents informed about how well our children are doing in school. They also let us know the areas in which our children may need help.

    And good report cards are a sign that our schools are indeed teaching our children what they need to know in their journey to adulthood.

    A story on today's front page tells us about local results for the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014.

  • Man sentenced to two years

    A Campbellsville man accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl has violated the terms of his diversion and will spend two years in prison.

    David Michael Lowe, 20, of 401 Lula Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    In May 2006, Lowe pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He originally faced 12 counts of second-degree rape. Eight counts of second-degree sodomy were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

  • Credit reports offer peace of mind

    I'll admit, I was a little worried. The cell phone call came at 4:30 Friday afternoon. A robotic voice told me of a problem with my Taylor County Bank card and that I should call back to sort out the problem.

    I didn't think much about that first call. After all, I don't have a Taylor County Bank card. Still, stories of identity theft began circling around my brain. The thought of someone taking advantage of my limited financial resources for their own gain has been a long held fear of mine.