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Today's News

  • Church to host health fair

    First Baptist Church will host a health fair at its Imani Community Center on Sunday, June 8.

    The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will help residents learn about their physical health.

    Businesses and organizations will provide educational materials, free screenings, food and prizes.

    Services offered include glucose monitoring, high blood pressure checks, HIV testing, and information on skin cancer, elder abuse, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, physical therapy, fire prevention and death and dying counseling.

  • Vote count off by 132 ballots

    More than 100 votes from Tuesday night's primary election were not counted, but while the votes narrowed a few victory margins, election results remain the same.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney noticed a zero from the New City East precinct when putting together his voter turnout list Thursday morning.

    "I realized that the card from one of the new machines had not been read," Carney said.

    Carney checked the machine and found the card still inside. He contacted the State Board of Elections, who assured him everything was OK.

  • Grant funds help local cemeteries

    "Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have."

    -Benjamin Franklin

    They're our final resting places and where loved ones gather throughout the years to remember the dead. Many will meet there today.

    They're also the focus of a five-member committee created to help preserve the nearly 350 local burial grounds.

    The Taylor County Cemetery Preservation Committee was formed during former Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton's administration.

  • Hedgespeth

    Charles T. and Mina Hedgespeth of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 1.

    The couple were married on June 1, 1958, at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    A reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church, located on the Campbellsville/Hodgenville Road.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. They request no gifts.

  • Spoon-Mattingly

    Kelly Simpson Spoon and Joseph Eric Mattingly will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 7.

    Spoon is the daughter of Kay and Richard Kazsuk of Russell Springs and Tommy and Charlotte Simpson of Knoxville, Tenn.

    She is a 1992 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 1998 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology with secondary education. Spoon completed her master of arts in special education at Campbellsville University in 2005. She is employed by the Taylor County Board of Education.

  • Wise-Jones

    Hannah Sue Wise of Elk Horn and Weston Drew Jones of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 7.

    Wise is the daughter of Tommy Bland of Campbellsville and Carla Milsap of Elk Horn. Her grandparents are Wanda Carroll and the late Carson Carroll and Hurshel and Louise Bland.

    She is a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University.

    Jones is the son of Mitchell Jones and Karen Jones, both of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Rufus and Doris Hansford of Campbellsville and the late Rex Jones and James and Maggie Bell.

  • Grand jury indicts couple who had venomous snakes at home

    The Campbellsville couple who were arrested in March when Fish and Wildlife officers found venomous snakes and alligators at their home have been indicted on criminal charges.

    Freddie E. Stone Jr., 36, and Amy Rae Stone, 37, both of 552 Mt. Carmel Road were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The Stones were both charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Benefit poker run is June 7

    A Lil' T's & Hillbilly Choppers benefit poker run for Gerald Myers is set for Saturday, June 7 beginning at Lil' T's Traffik Stop.

    Signup is from 11 a.m. to noon with the ride beginning at noon.

    Cost is $10 per hand and prizes will be given for the best hand, worst hand and the largest group.

    All proceeds will benefit Myers' cancer treatments.

    For more information, call Gary Porter at 849-2025 or Mark McFarland at 465-1514.

  • City puts EDA funding request on hold

    The local industrial recruiter's funding increase request is back on the table, but only provisionally.

    In a special meeting Wednesday, Campbellsville City Council opted to include in its $15.5 million 2008-2009 budget the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's request for a $50,000 annual increase. However, Council members voted to only consider the request after Taylor Fiscal Court reconsiders it in January.

    Mayor Brenda Allen said "it would be up to the City Council" to decide what to do after the Fiscal Court revisits the request.

  • Russell-Gay

    Debbie and Charles Russell of Mackville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Russell, to Travis Gay, son of Jeanne and Bill Gay of Floyds Knobs, Ind.

    Russell is a 2002 graduate of Washington County High School and is a graduate of Campbellsville University. She is employed at Mercer County Elementary School in Harrodsburg.

    Gay is a 2000 graduate of Floyd Central High School and a graduate of Campbellsville University. He is employed at Anderson County Schools in Lawrenceburg.