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Today's News

  • County will return to paper ballots for voting

    Taylor County residents will cast their votes this November on paper rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates accepted $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment. The grant is part of the Help America Vote Act through which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to counties at the state's discretion.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney addressed Taylor Fiscal Court about the use of the grant money at Tuesday night's regular meeting.

  • Hospital lawsuit settled for nearly $100,000

    The lawsuit a Campbellsville woman filed against Taylor Regional Hospital alleging hospital staff were negligent in treating her has been settled for nearly $100,000 and dismissed.

    Phyllis A. Cox of Cherwood Drive alleged in a lawsuit filed in Taylor Circuit Court in February 2007 that TRH failed to follow the standard care for a hospital, which resulted in the amputation of one of her fingers.

    The suit was filed on Cox's behalf by Campbellsville attorney Byron D. Wood and Louisville attorney Theodore L. Mussler Jr.

  • Green River among top 100 campgrounds

    Green River Lake State Park is among the five Kentucky campgrounds to make ReserveAmerica's Top 100 Family Campgrounds list.

    ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider.

  • Green County Fair pageants are June 16-17

    The Miss Green County Fair pageant is scheduled for Monday, June 16.

    The pageant is open to female Kentucky residents ages 16-21. Contestants must have reached their 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and can't have reached their 22nd birthday by Oct. 31.

    Contestants will participate in a one-piece swimsuit and formal wear competition, both with heels.

    The contestant must be single and have never married. Contestants must have also never had a marriage annulled and never had children.

    Registration is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET. The pageant will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Abraham Lincoln to be portrayed at Giles House

    Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg will portray Abraham Lincoln at Giles House on Spout Springs Road in Knifley on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

    Sayre, who has been studying and portraying Lincoln for several decades, has traveled throughout Kentucky giving presentations to school groups and to the general public.

    Lincoln, who was recently named by a panel of historians as the most influential American who ever lived, always had Kentuckians around him.

  • Drivers Safety course is June 11-12

    Dennis and Judy Surna, certified AARP instructors, will offer a two-day Drivers Safety class on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12.

    The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Drivers Safety is particularly designed for those ages 50 and older. Some auto insurers give a discount on premiums for graduates of the course. Attendees will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

  • Relay for Life

    This year’s Relay for Life had a goal of $77,000. Teams met that goal by bank night and had increased the total to more than $80,000 by the event.

    Watch Thursday’s newspaper for more photos from the event along with team winners and sponsors. Plans are already being made for next year’s Relay, with a kickoff sponsored by Murakami Manufacturing in the coming months.

  • Advertising pays dividends

    "The codfish lays ten thousand eggs,

    The homely hen lays one.

    The codfish never cackles

    To tell you what she's done.

    And so we scorn the codfish,

    While the humble hen we prize,

    Which only goes to show you

    That it pays to advertise."

    -Anonymous

    A recent story in the Courier-Journal reminded me why we publish a newspaper - not that I'd forgotten.

    A 29-year-old candidate for Jefferson County District Judge made the news (which can also sometimes be good) because she bucked the trend on the experience-o-meter.

  • State fair artwork competition deadline is July 1

    The chance to have blue ribbon artwork showcased at The White House and more ways to enter online are all expected to increase the number of competitive entries at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair.

    One talented Kentucky artist will be honored as his or her blue ribbon Kentucky State Fair artwork is displayed at The White House. The winning entry in the new decorated Kentucky egg category will be added to The White House's prestigious Easter Egg Collection, which showcases an egg representing each state and the District of Columbia.

  • Lawn and garden tour is Saturday

    The annual lawn and garden tour sponsored by the Campbellsville Woman's Club will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Ten sites will be on the tour, including:

    - Campbellsville University, gazebo and campus.

    - Billy B and Vonda Smith, 205 Skyline Drive.

    - Tommy and Peggy Hayes, 330 Warren Place.

    - Pam Merkle, 316 Warren Place.

    - Junior and Patty Southern, 130 Warren Place.

    - Lanny and Joyce Cox, 128 North Shore Drive.

    - Larry and Kaye Legg, 102 Landon Drive, Cox Cove.

    - Mrs. Charlie Cox, 103 Landon Drive, Cox Cove.