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Today's News

  • Lindsey Wilson to host concert Nov. 30

    Selections from the music of Franz Joseph Haydn will be featured at a concert at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The concert - which is part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - will be at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 30, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

    The concert celebrates the coming bicentennial of Haydn's death. Haydn, who lived from 1732-1809, was among the 18th Century's most important composers.

  • Beard is guest speaker at woman's club meeting

    Campbellsville Woman's Club met Monday, Nov. 17 at the home of June Bishop.

    Ann Beard, manager of member services at Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. presented the program. Beard told club members about ways to save money and electricity by using better efficiency of products, including light bulbs. She gave each member a light bulb, electric switch and plug sealer.

  • Birthday celebration is Nov. 27

    An 80th birthday celebration is planned for Lennie Newton on Thanksgiving Day at the Family Life Center of Good Hope Baptist Church.

    A traditional Thanksgiving meal and special birthday celebration will be hosted from 2 to 4 p.m.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. Organizers hope to collect at least 80 cards. They may be sent to Judy Dabney at P.O. Box 426, Campbellsville, Ky. 42719.

  • Domestic violence association to participate in charity program

    The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association recently announced its participation in an online charity voting initiative.

    The Your Choice Charity program allows consumers to vote for which charity will receive a donation from Allstate by voting online at www.allstate.com/yourchoicecharity.

    The charity that generates the most votes will receive a $15,000 donation. KDVA is competing against two other charities, based in Louisville, for this award.

  • Phillips-Cox

    Angela Marie Phillips of Madisonville and John Alvin Cox of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Phillips is the daughter of Gary and Donna Phillips of Madisonville.

    She is a 2001 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School and a 2005 graduate of Bellarmine University. Phillips will graduate in May from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

    Cox is the son of Dannie and Mary Cox of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Helen Rafferty Embry of Campbellsville and the late Ben Rafferty and Houston and Beechel Cox.

  • Moss named Kentucky State Grand Supreme winner

    Alexia Hope Moss was recently crowned the 2008 Kentucky Festival State Grand Supreme Winner.

    Moss participated in the Kentucky Festival State Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 22 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. She competed with 72 other contestants ages 4 to 9 and was crowned overall winner.

    She was also awarded a $1,000 savings bond, a jewelry package, crown, 4-foot trophy, scepter and robe.

    Moss will be involved in several upcoming events and making appearances at other pageants, festivals, fairs and parades to represent her hometown.

  • Where were all the voters?

    Where were the other 6,000 voters?

    On Nov. 4, Taylor County saw a record number of residents heading for the polls and casting their votes.

    In all, 65 percent, or 10,997, voters voted. However, the county also saw a record number of registered voters with 17,023.

    It stands to reason that there will always be a percentage of registered voters who don't vote, but 35 percent?

  • Take time to be thankful

    "Dear Lord ... Humble our hearts and make us truly thankful for these and all thy blessings. And bless our dear ones, wherever they may be. For Christ's sake ... Amen."

    Those are the words to my family's dinnertime blessing. I've known those words for all of my life, as have my children. My mother has said them all of her life, as did my grandmother before her.

    Most of the time, I simply say the words by rote, without really thinking of their meaning. But there are certain times during the year that it means more to me than others.

  • Black Friday

    A sluggish economy didn't keep shoppers away from Campbellsville stores "Black Friday" morning in search of a good deal.

    Several local business managers and owners say this year's Black Friday shopping crowds were busy, and they hope the large crowds remain throughout the holiday shopping season.

    Dakota Farms owner Julie Pippin said Friday was a good day for her business, which opened its doors at 7 a.m. She said the store didn't have a day-after-Thanksgiving sale last year.

  • Economic status better than most

    Taylor County seems largely untouched by the nationwide economy's downward spin. The unemployment rate remains among the lowest in the region and two companies have located in the county this year.

    "Taylor County has been very blessed," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County. "In September 2008, we had the lowest unemployment rate of all the counties surrounding us. We also have the lowest unemployment rate of any county in our planning region, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District."