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Today's News

  • Rodgers-Schulten

    Jenna Marie Rodgers of Campbellsville and John J. Schulten III of Louisville will exchange weddings vows on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Rodgers is the daughter of Ricky and Ann Rodgers of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Mitchell and Mildred Rodgers and Ann Ball, all of Campbellsville, and the late William Garland Ball.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville. Rodgers is currently attending the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

  • Baker records 'gospel rap' CD

    Brandon Baker is shopping around his first "gospel rap" CD.

    Using the moniker "B-Roc," Baker, 30, recorded his CD "The Wraith" in Campbellsville over the course of a month. Baker wrote all 12 tracks on the disc.

    "It's a very positive perspective on God."

    Baker, who grew up in Elizabethtown, has lived in Campbellsville for the last 16 years.

    His music mixes gospel and street rap to form a positive perspective on his life experiences.

  • High school students invited to apply for LeadAmerica Conference

    LeadAmerica, the nation's premier youth leadership organization, is offering 200 high school students from the across the country an opportunity to participate in the 2008 Presidential Youth Leadership Conference in Denver during the Democratic National Convention.

    "This is a great opportunity for high school students to be part of a historical event," said Jennifer Moore, Kentucky Democratic Party chair. "We're hoping a large number of the young leaders in Denver will be representing Kentucky."

  • Robinson Chapel plans homecoming for Sunday, Aug. 10

    Robinson Chapel Church will be hosting homecoming services and welcoming its new pastor, Bro. and Mrs. Bobby Sinclair and family, on Sunday, Aug. 10.

    The day will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

    Featured singers will be "The Chimney Rock" from Somerset. There will be a potluck meal after the service.

    Call 465-7151 for more information. The church is located on KY 551 near Knifley.

  • Junior Miss participants 'take tea'

    Taylor County Junior Miss participants were honored with a tea on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Caf Bonin.

    Junior Miss participants were treated to a sampling of foods and a variety of teas before traveling to Lebanon to attend the Marion County Junior Miss program.

    Nineteen young ladies will be competing in Taylor County's 2009 "Celebrate Your True Colors"-themed program, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hamilton Auditorium.

  • Scouts take hiking trip in Red River Gorge

    Boy Scout Troop 145 members took a trip to Natural Bridge Red River Gorge State Park for hiking and backpacking in June.

  • Kids 'Pig Out On Reading'

    Staff Report

    Farmer Minor and Daisy travel around the country encouraging children to have a love for reading. Last week, they stopped at the Taylor County Public Library to promote the "Pig Out On Reading" program.

    Daisy has been on a national TV show and brought her collection of library cards with her. The purpose of the program was to offer a fun way to promote the importance of reading.

  • CU raises $12,000 at annual athletics auction

    Campbellsville University raised $12,000 - the largest amount ever - at the fourth annual Big Maroon Club Athletic Boosters' auction and dinner July 31 in Winters Dining Hall with 230 people in attendance.

    Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club, said the record amount was raised even though there were fewer auction items, but the items sold for more.

    Vaughn said the organizers made a change this year to include fewer items in the "live" auction and to add more to the "silent" auction.

  • CHS graduates reunite

    Campbellsville High School graduates met for a reunion on July 18-20 with a banquet on Saturday night. Attending were, from left, front: Phyllis Woodward, James Secrest, Frances Faulkner and Betty Carol Coles. Back: Bill Tapscott, Don Wilkinson, Bobby Durham, Bill Bishop and George Morris.

  • Dowell earns nursing degree

    Gayle Dowell graduated from McKendree University on June 14, earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

    A 1979 graduate of Taylor County High School, Dowell worked at Fruit of the Loom for 18 1/2 years until the plant closed in June 1998. With the retraining program, she completed her first nursing degree as a licensed practical nurse at Kentucky Technical College in Elizabethtown in May 2000.

    While working full-time at local nursing homes, Dowell went on to complete a registered nurse degree at Spencerian University in Louisville in September 2005.