Today's News

  • Virtuous Woman's Conference is Saturday

    New Life for the Nations will host a "Virtuous Woman's Conference" on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. until after lunch.

    Conference speakers will be Kim McAfee of Campbellsville and Geri Coulter of Missouri.

    The program's theme will be "Let us Grow up" and "Embrace the Truth," based on Ephesians 4:11-16.

    The New Life Praise Team will lead praise and worship.

    Ladies and youth are invited. A $10 registration fee includes lunch.

  • Avon reps warned of fake check scams

    The Better Business Bureau is warning Avon representatives to be on the lookout for fake check scams.

    A woman who sells Avon contacted the BBB after she received an e-mail for a large order and a check totaling more than the actual cost of the Avon products. The products totaled $600 and the check totaled $2,500. The representative was instructed to deposit the check and wire the difference, via Western Union, to an orphanage that was supposedly expecting a donation from the individual.

  • Opposition to President's speech ridiculous

    We're having trouble getting it. On today's Opinion page, you will see the remarks made by President Barack Obama to American's schoolchildren on Tuesday.

    He talks about responsibility to one's self, the importance of education, hard work, opportunities, responding to challenges, commitment, success, strength and courage.

    Why would anyone object to a child hearing such words of encouragement?

  • Book features local funeral director's recollections

    The life of a funeral director is often thought to be a solemn one. However, as a new book suggests, it can be a humorous one as well.

    "Tales From Kentucky Funeral Homes" by Western Kentucky University Professor Emeritus of folk studies William Lynwood Montell collects stories from two dozen Kentucky funeral home directors and embalmers, including Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Along with his wife, Judy, Dabney has owned Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home since 1981.

    "It's just a very humanizing book," Dabney said.

  • We've got to promote our community

    The Kentucky State Fair is a showcase for what Kentucky has to offer. That's why we were disappointed to find that Taylor County wasn't represented in the "Pride of the Counties" display.

    The Tourism Commission and Chamber of Commerce boards of directors elected not to participate this year. And neither City nor County governments nor any other local agency chose to pick up the ball.

  • Green River Lake water levels to be drawn down early

    Green River Lake water levels will be drawn down early in order to complete a construction project.

    A construction contract has been awarded to place riprap stone overlay on the upstream slopes of the Green River Lake dam and, in order to complete the work in a timely manner, the lake must be drawn down.

  • Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians event is Saturday, Sept. 19

    Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians is an annual event hosted by the Giles Society that attracts writers from far and near who have connections to Kentucky.

    At the event, which is Saturday, Sept. 19, writers will read their own works. Non-writers read works by their favorite Kentucky writers.

    The event is a time for people to gather and listen to oral interpretation of fiction and nonfiction.

    Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians begins at 10 a.m. ET at the Giles House in Knifley, breaks for lunch and continues until about 5 p.m.

  • Handwriting a dying skill?

    My 9-year-old daughter has better cursive handwriting than I do. She can also print better, when she takes the time.

    Most of the time, my handwriting is a messy combination of cursive and print and, according to various teachers over the years, I've never been able to write the cursive "Q" or "Z" correctly.

  • Survey shows youth drug use declines

    Drug and alcohol use among local students is declining but remains a concern, according to recent data from the Kentucky Incentive for Prevention survey.

    Conducted in the fall every two years, the survey asks students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades various questions about drug and alcohol use and perceptions, as well as school safety.

  • CU to host roundtable on Christian public policy

    Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy will host Dr. Ron Sider leading a "Roundtable on Christian Public Policy Perspectives: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christians in Politics and Public Policy Debate," on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    Sider is professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy and director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.

    The event will be at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall and is open to the public.