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Today's News

  • Knights of Columbus hosting poster contest

    Students age 8 through 14 are invited to participate in the 2008 Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.

    Participants will develop an original poster and slogan designed to discourage their peers from experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

    The first place overall winner will be awarded a $25 gift card and will advance to the district level. The competition progresses to state and international levels.

    All contestants will be recognized for their participation.

  • Man with local connection named for bridges project

    Gary Valentine has been appointed as new project manager for the Ohio River Bridges Project.

    An Elizabethtown engineer, Valentine will replace Matt Bullock, who has served as the state's interim project manager since May 2007, after the previous manager retired.

    Valentine, who started the job on Sept. 2, will be the state's chief representative on a committee of Kentucky, Indiana and federal officials overseeing the $4.1 billion plan to build two new Ohio River bridges and redesign the Spaghetti Junction interchange in Louisville.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School named its Students of the Week for Sept. 22. Pictured are Christin Shofner, Wes Ward, Nolan Slinker, Lee Heath, Zack Mackie, Jenna Ferrante, Brooklyn Roby, Seth Wheatley, Daniel Beams, Lee Underwood, Jasmine Skaggs, Josh Sullivan, Allie Shae Hash, Brandon Hicks, Tim Gillam, Stephen Benningfield, Leonard Macon, Brittany Gaddis, Alex Hezik, Lakeisha Wilkcoxson, Meleigha Pollock, Demetrius Malcomson, Brock Loudon, Dylan Ford, Tim Bishop, Ethan Spencer, Austin Burress, Russell DeSpain, Hunter Grisso, Matt Feather, Kent Sexton, Ben Spencer and Breanna Thompson.

  • One injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Campbellsville resident was injured Sunday after she wrecked her motorcycle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Cassie Bertram, 24, of 1028 Old U.S. 68 was driving a 2003 Kawasaki at about 6:15 p.m. on New Columbia Road.

    The report states that Bertram told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Dickens that she lost control of the motorcycle because of wind from passing vehicles.

    Bertram told Dickens she had to lay her motorcycle down on the ground, and by doing so, injured her leg. She was treated at the scene by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

  • Birth Announcements

    Nathan and Elisha Rhodes of Elk Horn announce the birth of a son, Tye Landyn-Dean, at 9:17 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Dean and Sherri Rhodes, Lloyd and Laura Wilds and Steve Ball, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Agnes Rhodes and Paul and Marina Smith, all of Campbellsville, Alta Ball of Athens, Mich., Martha White of Tekonsha, Mich., and Don Ball of Burlington, Mich.

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  • Conservation writing and art contests continue in new format

    For 64 years, young Kentuckians have been participating in the Writing and Jim Claypool Conservation Art contests. And this year, with only a few changes, students will once again have that opportunity.

    Partners in the project, the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and Kentucky Farm Bureau, decided there was no more appropriate time to "go green" than for the 2008 edition - "Working Trees: Kentucky's Renewable Future."

  • Five streams in county deemed unfit for swimming

    The Division of Water is warning residents of five counties to avoid swimming in 20 Upper Green River waterways deemed to be unsafe.

    Among the waterways the report listed as polluted are five in Taylor County - a 5-mile section of Big Pitman Creek, two sections of Little Pitman Creek totaling about 11 miles and two sections of Middle Pitman Creek totaling about 10 miles.

    According to Eric Liebenauer, environmental engineering assistant with the Division of Water, these streams exceed the maximum allowable pollutants.

  • Taylors Chapel to host VBS

    Taylors Chapel United Methodist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on Saturday.

    Registration is from 8 until 9 a.m. VBS will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

    Commencement activities will take place on Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service.

    The youth group from South Greensburg Baptist Church will visit on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

    Call 465-1230 for information on either of these events.

  • Grace Notes: God, Not even sick

    I was 11 years old when God died. The April 8, 1966 cover of Time magazine declared his death, or at least speculated by asking "Is God Dead?"

    I was too young to pay attention to the question. At 11, I only wanted to beat Paul Pechner in spelling. But it's a question that lots of people have been asking in one form or another throughout history. Maybe not, "Is he dead?" but "Is he relevant to my life?"

    We are, above all, supremely self-absorbed.

    Today, I looked up the 1966 Time cover story, "Toward a Hidden God," and read it. It could've been written in 2008.

  • Local cleanup week continues through Saturday

    October is Roadside PRIDE Month in southern and eastern Kentucky. With a team effort, communities can share the rewards of clean roads, satisfied tourists and even a trophy.

    Throughout October, volunteers will pick up roadside litter, local governments will collect the trash, and PRIDE will provide the garbage bags and pay trash disposal fees.