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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Buy a paper clover and support local 4-H youth

    The cashier at Southern States may ask you to part with an extra dollar this month. But don't worry, it's not inflation, it's for a good cause.

    Southern States is supporting local 4-H clubs by selling paper clovers for $1. The campaign takes place Oct. 5-19.

    "We are proud to partner with Southern States Cooperative and their customers during National 4-H Week and the week after. The 4-H clover promotion is a great opportunity to highlight 4-H in retail outlets while raising funds for local clubs," said Donald T. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council.

  • TCMS honor roll

    Taylor County Middle School has released its first six-week honor roll. Students listed follow.

    Sixth grade

  • Raikes Hill Baptist to have bake sale Oct. 10

    Raikes Hill Baptist Church is hosting a bake sale at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Friday, Oct. 10 beginning at 9 a.m.

    Proceeds from the bake sale will go towards the purchase of new hymnals.

  • Honoring Grandparents

    Bible Baptist Tabernacle of Campbellsville honored 27 grandparents with a special service on Sunday, Sept. 7, Grandparents Day. All grandparents present were given a special gift. Also, Richard and Gracie Jeter of Campbellsville were honored as Bible Baptist's first Grandparents of the Year. A letter of appreciation from their granddaughter, Erin Arnett, was read in their honor.

  • TCES students receive Lincoln magazines

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers presented a Commemorative Kentucky Edition of the Lincoln Bicentennial Magazine to Taylor County Elementary Principal Brian Clifford and each fourth grade student. The recently released edition chronicled Abraham Lincoln's life both in his early years and his years as 16th president. Shown here with Rogers, Clifford and Allen are, from left, Collin Watson, Chandler Steward and Seth King on the front row and Kasey Nelson, Carly Bland and Sabrina Garrison on the second row.