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Today's News

  • Cox-Neal

    Dawn K. Cox and Bryan David Neal, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 15.

    Cox is the daughter of Alice Kay Nicolet and Paul Leroy Trout. Her step-parents are Jonita Trout and David Nicolet.

    She is the owner of Dawn's Childcare in Campbellsville.

    Neal is the son of the late Juanita and the Rev. Kermit Neal.

    He is employed at Ernie's Carpets in Campbellsville.

  • Campbellsville man acknowledges he set fire to a home on purpose

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a home.

    Robert Kevin Rhodes, 29, of 100 Arbor Lane appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    Rhodes pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief. He originally faced a charge of second-degree arson.

    According to court records, Rhodes was working for a construction company that was building a new home. Records state Rhodes told police he was fired for no reason and set the home on fire because he was angry with his employer.

  • Students compete in 4-H Talk Meet

    Fifty-four 4-H members presented speeches at the Taylor County 4-H Talk Meet competition on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Taylor County Middle School. Many more participated on a classroom level.

    For the competition, 4-H members were grouped in age divisions. A large number of participants came from the 10- and 11-year-old divisions. Both of these age divisions consisted of more than one room of competition. The top two speeches were selected from each room. These individuals advanced to the finals for selection of the overall winner.

    Winners and runners-up are as follows:

  • World Day of Prayer is March 7

    People in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 7.

    World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of women and men of many faith traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March each year.

    The event will be celebrated locally at St. Mark United Methodist Church, located at 400 Meader St., beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Enjoy a good book with friends

    Do you enjoy a good book? Would you love to have a chance to talk to others who're reading the same book? Well, you may soon get that chance.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is interested in sponsoring a community book group. With help from the Taylor County Public Library and the Taylor County Extension Office, the group would meet once every few months.

    There would be no membership or mandatory attendance or even dues. Just a group of people getting together to talk about a great book.

  • TCMS cheerleaders take first place

    Taylor County Middle School Cheerleaders competed in Washington County on Saturday, Feb. 2. They won first place in the middle school medium division and received the highest honor, being named grand champion of the competition. Pictured are, from left, front: Kori Richerson, Megan Hedgesbeth and LeAnna Kirtley. Middle: Alyssa Young, Brittany Salmon, Macayla Bertram, Shalyn Thompson and Brooke Gregory. Back: cheer sponsor Shelly Breeding, Kim O'Brien, Jessie Cash, Megan Skaggs, Hannah Shoemaker, Kassandra Richerson, Katelyn Gosser, Jenna Ferrante and cheer sponsor Lindsey Atwood.

  • Grant will fund new after-school program

    James Roberts

    Staff Writer

    This fall, Taylor County Schools will offer a new after-school program thanks to a state grant.

    The District has received a 21st Century grant, which awards the District $150,000 a year for three years. After three years, the District can apply for a continuation grant which provides $112,500 for a fourth year and $75,000 the fifth year. After five years, the District would have to apply for another grant, according to Susan Kilby, instructional supervisor.

  • Skinheads send message about child cancer

    Whether it's through a parent, a spouse, a child, a grandparent, a friend, or even ourselves, cancer will reach out its deadly hand and touch us all. And that's why we should all be concerned with research into its cure.

    What would have killed us 50, 20 or even just five years ago, is now treatable - thanks to research.

    And that's what gives us hope.

    As the second leading cause of the death in the U.S., cancer will affect all too many of us. We each have a risk - experts say half of all men and a third of all women will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

  • Robins says CU made 'difference' in students' lives

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has made such a difference in students' lives, and "I'm in awe of where you were and are now," said E. Claiborne Robins Jr., president of The Robins Foundation, as he spoke at an appreciation dinner for the "friends of Campbellsville University" at CU on Jan. 21.

    "I am thrilled as to what I am seeing," Robins said, after his visit to CU.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students who were recognized recently as Writers of the Week for their grade are, from left, Brooklyn Harris, Chloe Holt, Megan Januski, Chass Isabelle, Jeana Mace and Eito Moriuchi.