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Today's News

  • 'Relay Kid' contest deadline is July 11

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography are hosting a "Relay Kid" contest as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

  • Taylor County Fair: Chock-full of activities this year

    Are you looking for good family entertainment that's close to home, has something for every member of the family and offers a solid bang for your buck? Then look no further than the 11th annual Taylor County Fair at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    New this year will be a corn hole tournament on Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m., according to Harold Young, Taylor County Fair Board president.

    Kissel Entertainment will also bring several different rides to the midway June 23-28, Young said.

    Admission to the fair is $8 per person and that includes all rides and shows.

  • Beasley-Hardin

    Samuel I. Beasley and Mary E. Beasley, both of Danville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda Denise Beasley, to Ryan LaCaine Hardin of Campbellsville, son of William P. Hardin and Shirley Hardin, both of Somerset.

    Beasley is a 1993 graduate of Danville High School and a 2005 graduate of National College. She is employed at Kentucky State University.

    Hardin is the grandson of Mattie Hardin of Campbellsville.

    He is employed at Boone's Butcher Shop in Bardstown.

  • Durham-Jones

    Kathy Durham of Campbellsville and Joey Jones of Greensburg will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 28.

    Durham is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Durham of Campbellsville. She is a 1999 graduate of Campbellsville High School and a 2006 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. She is employed at Tri-Generations as a residential manager/coordinator.

    Jones is the son of Loy "Mann" Jones and Laney Jones of Greensburg. He is a 1997 graduate of Green County High School and a 2002 graduate of Elizabethtown Community College. He is employed as a safety coordinator at UPS.

  • Gannon undergoing therapy

    Neely Nichole Gannon, the 4-year-old daughter of David and Beth Gannon of Pensacola, Fla., is currently undergoing therapy at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where she had hip and leg surgery for a birth defect on April 1.

    She will be there until late July. Her address is: Neely Gannon, Room 108, Hackerman-Patz House, 2434 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21215.

    Neely's grandparents are Nolan and Rita Underwood of Campbellsville and Jack and Helen Gannon of Hickman, Ky.

  • Property transfers for June 19

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

    Clyde Randal and Wanda Keltner of Friendship Pike in Campbellsville to Andrea Lotter of Friendship Pike in Campbellsville, a tract of land in Taylor County, 7.9647 acres, a gift, fair market value $20,000.

  • The fairest of them all

    Summertime. The word alone conjures up visions of ice cream, fishing, swimming, picnics ... and county fairs.

    Kentucky is famous for its county fairs. And now that it's back in full swing, the Taylor County Fair continues to get bigger and better.

    This past Saturday marked the first events for this year's fair - the annual Taylor County Youth Horse Show and Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show. Tomorrow, fairgoers will start with dairy and goat shows, and Saturday features a beef show and - new this year - a corn hole tournament.

  • Warren celebrates birthday

    Ethan Jacob Warren celebrated his fourth birthday recently with family and friends. He is the son of Eric and Marsha Warren. His grandparents are John and Janet Deener and Greg and Sandra Warren. Great-grandparents are George and Pat Morris, Roy and Juanita Graham, Barbara Deener and Howard and Shirley Brewer. Pictured are, from left, front: Landon Robison, Ethan, Ali Herron and Chase Burton holding Reese Burton. Back: Eli Warren, Liam Cook, Morgan Bryant, Faith Gaddis and Josh Gaddis. Not pictured are Evan Bryant, Nathan Patterson and Noah Patterson.

  • Renovations begin at City Schools

    Staff Report

    Construction started this week on nearly $5 million in renovations planned at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

    At the June 9 meeting of the Campbellsville Independent School Board, District facilities manager Keith McMahan told Board members that construction was set to begin on June 16. There will be progress meetings on the third Tuesday of each month beginning in July, McMahan said, and Board members are encouraged to attend.

  • Dancing with Fair Stars is Monday

    Local celebrity couples will put on their dancing shoes and boogie for prize money on Monday evening.

    Q-104 and the Taylor County Fair will host Dancing with the Fair Stars at the fairground's grandstand.

    This year marks the second for the Dancing with the Fair Stars event. Some couples have polished up their routines and will be returning after competing last year, with new couples also in the competition mix.