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Today's News

  • Taylor County student to receive scholarship

    Ashley Phillips, a graduate of Taylor County High School, has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of Kentucky.

    Phillips, 18, is one of 27 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's civil engineering scholarship for 2008.

  • Bethel Christian Academy has openings

    Bethel Christian Academy has openings for children age 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Toddler Time/preschool is from 9 a.m. to noon.

    The academy also offers early drop-off and extended care in the afternoon.

    Enrollment can be done anytime during the school year.

    For more information, call Bethel First Presbyterian Church at 465-7091 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or stop by to pick up an application.

  • Veterans from throughout Kentucky honored by South Korean General

    When Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff arrived at the Exposition Center at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to begin preparing for a 2 p.m. ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, James B. Short was waiting for them.

    The Army veteran of Korea and two tours in Vietnam had driven up the night before from Harlan.

    "Nobody ever gave me anything for my service before," he said. "I wasn't about to miss this."

    "This" was the presentation of special medallions and certificates to Kentucky's veterans of the Korean War, from Major General (Ret.) Choi Seung-Woo.

  • Watson attends FCCLA leadership conference

    Carla Watson attended the 54th annual Kentucky Family, Career and Community Leaders of America leadership conference in Hardinsburg on June 10-12.

    Watson, a Taylor County High School student, is the Region 14 FCCLA president.

    The theme for this year's conference was "KY FCCLA: Leadership Island." The Kentucky FCCLA officers learned about their duties with survival skills for leadership.

  • Erickson-Moore

    Karen Michelle Erickson of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Jonathan Talmadge Moore of Long Beach, Calif. will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Erickson is the daughter of Roger and Pamela Erickson of San Jose, Calif. Her grandparents are Orpha Erickson of Peoria, Ill., Jewell Thornton of San Jose and the late Martin Erickson and James Andrew Thornton.

    She is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned her bachelor of arts in history and American studies. Erickson is a video editor for NBC-Universal Television.

  • Roy Kids Corner

    Madelyn Kathryn Roy, born April 28, is the daughter of Reggie and Sarah Roy of Russell Springs. Her grandparents are Nelson and Nancy Pickett of Greensburg and Osburn and Loureda Roy of Russell Springs. Great-grandparents are Stanford and Elnora Pickett of Greensburg.

  • Deweese celebrates 75th birthday

    Christine Deweese celebrated her 75th birthday with her family and friends on July 9 at Elk Horn Baptist Church. She is holding her great-granddaughter, Jaylen Patterson.

  • Whitehouse-Montgomery

    Don and Julie Whitehouse of Crestwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Whitehouse of Lexington, to Philip David Montgomery of Louisville, son of David and Saundra Montgomery of Campbellsville.

    Whitehouse is a 2001 graduate of South Oldham High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is attending the UK M.I.C. graduate program.

  • CU receives $50,000 for Clinkscales Scholarship

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Miss Frances would have been proud.

    Rep. Ron Lewis presented a $50,000 check to Campbellsville University recently in honor of the late Frances Gaddie Clinkscales. The Frances Clinkscales Endowed Scholarship will be used for nursing students and will be awarded in fall 2009 for the first time.

    "God is love," Lewis said, "and there was never anyone who demonstrated more love of God than Miss Frances. When she said 'I love you,' she meant it."

    He said Clinkscales was a servant to man, her church and her community.

  • Thomas attends ag leadership conference

    Christopher Wayne Thomas, a senior at Taylor County High School, was chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference took place June 22-26 on the campus of the University of Kentucky and included special leadership classes and speakers, team building activities and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.