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Today's News

  • EDA ... IDA What's the difference

    The name may have changed, but the focus remains the same.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Industrial Development Authority has been rechristened the Economic Development Authority. However, the switch is really nothing more than a name change, says Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan.

  • Grant writing seminar is April 10

    Taylor County community leaders, governmental officials and managers of non-profit organizations are invited to attend a seminar on grant writing and funding resource identification set for Thursday, April 10 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • Trip is a dream come true for four women

    Working with children often instills great amounts of patience. Four Campbellsville Elementary School employees recently found that this persistence pays off.

    After three years of daily phone calls and e-mails to Oprah's audience department, Lisa Cowherd, Sharon Mills, Gloria Smith and Becky Wood obtained tickets to be members of the studio audience of the Oprah Winfrey show.

    "I had the number programmed into my phone and would repeatedly press it all day," said Sharon Mills, who explained that the line for tickets was always busy.

  • Kevin Spencer & Friends in concert

    Kevin Spencer and Friends will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Tom Clark at 465-4091.

  • Lady Cards start district with 8th-inning win

    After a pair of rain-outs last week, Taylor County High School's Lady Cardinalls posted a pair of victories over Adair County at home Monday and at Nelson County on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 in varsity softball.

    After singles by Samantha Lile and Haley Kirtley, the Lady Cardinals scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to lead Adair County 1-0.

    However, the Lady Indians tied the score in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly and led 3-1 when they tallied two runs in the top of the eighth.

  • TCHS students participate in All-District Band

    On Jan. 26, 14 members of the Taylor County High School Band participated in the Fourth District Band Directors Association's All District Symphonic and Concert Bands.

    The students who participated in this event must have first completed an audition process competing against other students in their district.

  • School menus for April 7-11

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    April 7-11

    Monday - Hamburger, onions, pickles, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, fruit salad, bread slice and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti, tossed salad, green beans, toast, peaches and milk.

    Thursday - Pizza, corn, potato rounds, applesauce, Sunshine Bar and milk.

    Friday - Corn dog, Baked Doritos, carrot sticks, baked beans, fruit sherbet and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    April 7-11

  • Man charged after officers find poisonous snakes

    A Campbellsville man is facing 25 criminal charges after Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers found several venomous snakes and alligators at his home.

    According to a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife press release, Freddie Stone, 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road was charged after the animals were found last Friday at 10 a.m. at his Campbellsville home.

    Stone was charged with 15 counts of transporting protected wildlife into Kentucky without a transportation permit and 10 counts of possessing inherently dangerous animals.

  • Clean Taylor County ends Friday

    This year's Clean Taylor County event ends Friday.

    Unwanted items will be collected at the paved rear parking lot off West Main Street at the former Fruit of the Loom building. Signs will be posted.

    Items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    The service is free to Taylor County residents and is sponsored by Taylor Fiscal Court. Those who participate must show a valid driver's license before they can dispose of their items.

    Items must be separated and easily accessed for unloading. No enclosed trucks or trailers will be allowed.

  • CU to host senior art exhibit

    Campbellsville University's next art exhibit will feature work by senior Alyssa Champagne of North Smithfield, R.I.

    The exhibit, titled "Florence, Form and Figure," will begin today in the Art Gallery.

    Champagne is an art major at CU with a minor in English. She graduated from North Smithfield Junior-Senior High School in 2004.

    "As a New England transplant, I am foremost an observer - a lover of the outdoors and the fresh perspective of travel - while each artistic medium stands as a means to express this beauty that inspires me," Champagne said.