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Today's News

  • Families gain hope for their financial future

    Financial Peace University, the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 650,000 families positively change their financial future.

    This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. FPU is available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups.

  • Hudgins crowned Miss Cumberland County Teen

    Taylor Hudgins of Campbellsville was crowned Miss Cumberland County Teen on July 31. She will advance to the state competition in Louisville in October. She is the daughter of Tim and Cynthia Hudgins of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Rachel Hovious of Campbellsville and Bernice Hudgins of Greensburg.

  • PTSO selling Calloway cards

    Taylor County Middle School PTSO is selling Calloway Value Cards as a fundraiser.

    The discount card can be used each day for a year, with an expiration date of Aug. 11, 2009.

    Several local businesses and restaurants are featured on the card.

    The cost of the card is $10.

    For more information, call Denise Walsh at 403-1062.

  • By the Numbers

    First week school enrollment numbers have provided few surprises for administrators this year.

    Attendance is up at both districts. Taylor County Schools' attendance rose 69 students from last year to 2,688. Campbellsville Independent gained 35 students for a total of 1,093.

    At Taylor County, the only school to increase individual enrollment so far is the elementary, which added 80 students, according to Angela Wheat, Taylor County director of pupil personnel. After the first week of classes, the school has 1,190 students.

  • Streeval-Wooley

    William and Dorinda Streeval along with Ron and Peggy Wooley announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Streeval and Willie Wooley.

    Streeval is the granddaughter of Jr. Streeval of Columbia and the late Joan Streeval and James H. and Jewell E. Burton. She is the great-granddaughter of Versie Streeval of Columbia.

    Wooley is the grandson of Willie and Redith George of Columbia and the late Willie and Dorothy Wooley.

  • STF Custom Stairs purchases building for expansion

    STF Custom Stairs, a locally owned manufacturer of custom staircases, MDF cabinet doors and other specialty millwork items, is planning now for growth in 2009.

    According to owners Jack Franklin and T.K. Sapp, business is good, even in the current economic environment.

    They have purchased a 9,000-square-foot freespan building that will improve their manufacturing workflow. The total capital investment in land, building and improvements will be $195,000. Currently, the company employs eight people.

  • Taylor County man is Air Evac regional mechanic of the year

    Air Evac Lifeteam selected Lanny Thompson of the Campbellsville base as the 2008 Regional Mechanic of the Year on June 28 during the company's regional awards banquet in Nashville, Tenn.

    The awards banquet honored employees from the company's Nashville region, which includes bases in Kentucky and eastern Tennessee.

    The Regional Mechanic of the Year of the Year is presented to the employee who has contributed to the performance of the assigned base/region and to the overall mission of Air Evac Lifeteam.

  • I'm a self-professed Olympic Games junkie

    The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming!

    Actually, they've already arrived and the world has taken notice. For the 29th games, the Olympics are taking place in Beijing, China. The city is 12 hours ahead of Bardstown so most of what we see will have already taken place. But the excitement is still there, regardless of the time difference.

  • Campbellsville University students participate in Good Governance Forum

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Two Campbellsville University students, Aimee Hedges, a junior from Clarksville, Tenn., and Brittany Pelly, a senior from Campbellsville, were among 200 students selected across the world to participate in a Good Governance Forum at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., on July 8-11.

    The two students were chosen to attend the forum after a "highly competitive international selection process," Max Wise, assistant professor of political science, said.

  • Benefit planned for Milby family

    A gospel singing and benefit auction has been planned for Dawson Milby, the 18-month-old son of Jennifer and Jason Milby of Greensburg, who underwent a heart transplant in June.

    The benefit is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. ET at Green County Middle School.

    The event is sponsored by Allendale Missionary Baptist Church and family and friends.

    For more information, call Billy McCrady at (270) 324-4935 or Walter Milby at (270) 932-4147.