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Today's News

  • FFA members attend camp

    Taylor County FFA members attended FFA Camp along with other chapters throughout the state at the Kentucky Leadership Training Center on June 16-20. Seventeen local FFA members attended along with two advisers and chaperone help from Brittany Wilkenson and Patty Evans. Two were named All-Star Sports Members - Chris Thomas in basketball and Samantha Jones in volleyball. Dylan Barber received second place in tractor driving, and Austin Hardin will be going on to compete in the creed contest.

  • CU to offer 27-hour online certificate in Christian ministry program

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering an online 27-hour program for a certificate in Christian ministry beginning with the fall 2008 semester.

    "We are very pleased to be offering the certificate in Christian ministry as an online option," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

    "This illustrates Campbellsville University's commitment to serving the needs of pastors and church leaders in Kentucky and beyond with an additional option to secure good theological training while continuing their ministry and careers."

  • Benefit planned for Deason family

    A benefit auction and fundraiser for the Deason family will be Saturday, July 26.

    Twelve-week-old Laci Deason, the granddaughter of Campbellsville resident Buster Williams, has been diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma and will be undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the next year.

    A meal will begin at 6 p.m. at the former Living Grace Church location on Old Columbia Road. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

    For more information, or to donate, call Jennifer Taylor at 789-3129 Ext. 1306.

  • Lebanon concert series continues Saturday

    The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in downtown Lebanon on Saturday, July 26.

    Hear country western favorites with a performance by Kentucky Thunder from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet at 212 W. Main St.

    There is no admission charge and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

    For a complete Live in Lebanon schedule, visit www.visitlebanonky.com.

    For more information, call (270) 692-3970 or e-mail bigjims@alltel.net.

  • Miss Kentucky title no surprise

    We guess we should say we're surprised. But we're not. Campbellsville is celebrating yet another Miss Kentucky title.

    Emily Cox was handed this year's crown over the weekend at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. She is the fifth Miss Kentucky from Campbellsville and the second in her own family.

  • Property transfers for July 24

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Gary and Terri Lyons of Brooke Way in Campbellsville to Ronald Evan and Marian Claire Parker of Rambling Road in Lumberton, N.J., tracts 15 and 16 of the James and Margaret Dowell Agricultural Division, $278,000.

    Pauline Parson of Jan Street in Campbellsville to James H. and Deborah G. Wentworth of Jan Street in Campbellsville, Lot 2F of the Green Acres Subdivision, $10,000.

  • Public record for July 24

    Traffic

    Laura A. Kirtley, 20, of Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $138, state traffic school; failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

    Kenneth Nicholas Ryan Agee, 20, of Taylor Boulevard in Campbellsville, careless driving, dismissed; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $743, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days.

  • 'Most famous pig in the world' coming to library

    The "most famous pig in the world" is coming to the Taylor County Public Library.

    Farmer Minor and Daisy, his pot-bellied pig, will be at the library on Wednesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. for a "Pig Out On Reading" program.

    Daisy has been on a national TV show and will bring her collection of library cards with her.

    Everyone is welcome to attend and may bring cameras to have pictures taken with Daisy. Those who attend may even see a librarian kiss Daisy.

    The purpose of the program is to offer a fun way to promote the importance of reading.

  • BBB receives complaints of mysterious credit card charges

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to closely check their credit card statements for mysterious charges cropping up by the thousands across the country.

    Upset online shoppers have contacted the BBB about unwanted credit card charges that are being traced back to Connecticut-based Affinion Group, an affinity-marketing company that recently changed its name from Trilegiant.

  • What to know for heading back to school

    Students in local school systems will soon set their alarm clocks and pack up their pencils and paper to head back to school.

    Taylor County students will begin the new school year on Monday, Aug. 4. Campbellsville and Kentucky Christian students will head back to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

    Orientations have been planned at all local schools to help students and their parents start the new year.

    Taylor County Schools