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Today's News

  • Junior Miss participants 'take tea'

    Taylor County Junior Miss participants were honored with a tea on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Caf Bonin.

    Junior Miss participants were treated to a sampling of foods and a variety of teas before traveling to Lebanon to attend the Marion County Junior Miss program.

    Nineteen young ladies will be competing in Taylor County's 2009 "Celebrate Your True Colors"-themed program, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hamilton Auditorium.

  • Scouts take hiking trip in Red River Gorge

    Boy Scout Troop 145 members took a trip to Natural Bridge Red River Gorge State Park for hiking and backpacking in June.

  • Kids 'Pig Out On Reading'

    Staff Report

    Farmer Minor and Daisy travel around the country encouraging children to have a love for reading. Last week, they stopped at the Taylor County Public Library to promote the "Pig Out On Reading" program.

    Daisy has been on a national TV show and brought her collection of library cards with her. The purpose of the program was to offer a fun way to promote the importance of reading.

  • CU raises $12,000 at annual athletics auction

    Campbellsville University raised $12,000 - the largest amount ever - at the fourth annual Big Maroon Club Athletic Boosters' auction and dinner July 31 in Winters Dining Hall with 230 people in attendance.

    Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club, said the record amount was raised even though there were fewer auction items, but the items sold for more.

    Vaughn said the organizers made a change this year to include fewer items in the "live" auction and to add more to the "silent" auction.

  • CHS graduates reunite

    Campbellsville High School graduates met for a reunion on July 18-20 with a banquet on Saturday night. Attending were, from left, front: Phyllis Woodward, James Secrest, Frances Faulkner and Betty Carol Coles. Back: Bill Tapscott, Don Wilkinson, Bobby Durham, Bill Bishop and George Morris.

  • Dowell earns nursing degree

    Gayle Dowell graduated from McKendree University on June 14, earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

    A 1979 graduate of Taylor County High School, Dowell worked at Fruit of the Loom for 18 1/2 years until the plant closed in June 1998. With the retraining program, she completed her first nursing degree as a licensed practical nurse at Kentucky Technical College in Elizabethtown in May 2000.

    While working full-time at local nursing homes, Dowell went on to complete a registered nurse degree at Spencerian University in Louisville in September 2005.

  • TCHS names cheerleaders for 2008-2009

    Taylor County High School 2008-2009 cheerleaders attended a four-day camp this summer. The new squad consists of Maci Christie, Rachelle Wooley, Lisa Dinsmore, Zach Sharp, Brittany Mills, Cicely Walters, Chloe Tucker, Cigi Farmer, Tara Wallace, Ariel Beam, Rachel Ralls, Rachel Clements, Katie Brockman, Katelyn Gosser, Hannah Shoemaker, Megan Skaggs, Jenna Ferrante, Kasandra Richerson, Katie Mardis, Jessie Cash and Kim O'Brien. The squad will be coached by Chastity Wright and Laura Hall.

  • England crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair

    Shelby England was crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair on Saturday, July 26. She will compete in the Miss Preteen Kentucky County Fair Pageant on Oct. 17-18 in Louisville. England is the 10-year-old daughter of Trisha and Jeremy Hall and Wes England of Greensburg. She is the granddaughter of Mitch and Theresa Collings of Greensburg and Don and Beverly England of Campbellsville.

  • Sober justice

    To hold the destiny of another human being in your hand - to the extent that one can - is a humbling thing.

    Last week I served my first jury duty.

    Although I'm free to talk about the details of the case, I'm choosing not to. The details aren't relevant to the point I want to make.

    Before the trial, I joked with my friends that I had been practicing.

    "Guilty!" I'd yell and jab my finger in the air. "Off with their heads!"

    I didn't think it would be all that difficult to come to a decision about the case. Yes or no. Guilty or not guilty.

  • CU to host top Baptist leaders at September conference

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Servant Evangelism in the 21st Century Church" is the theme for Campbellsville University's seventh annual Pastors and Church Leaders Conference on Sept. 25-26 featuring Dr. Frank S. Page, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, executive secretary/treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention and executive director of Lott Carey International and former pastor in Campbellsville.