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Today's News

  • Taylor County Chiropractic raising money for Relay for Life

    Taylor County Chiropractic will be selling Lance Armstrong Livestrong bracelets to raise money for Relay for Life.

    The bracelets cost $3 and all proceeds go to Relay for Life.

    For a $3 donation receive a Relay for Life braclet, Bio-Freeze sample, and a free pre-walk computerized foot scan.

    Taylor County Chiropractic is located at 100 Greenbriar Drive and is open Monday through Thursday.

    Dr. Janna Gresham is Relay's corporate fundraising chair.

  • Bryant wins truck-driving competition

    Con-way Freight driver Barry Bryant recently won first place in his division at the Kentucky Truck Driving Championship on May 16-17 at Papa John's Stadium in Louisville.

    Bryant, who is based out of the Campbellsville Con-way Freight terminal, placed first in the 3-axle division.

    This was Bryant's third time taking part in the competition. He also won top honors in 2006. Bryant will move on to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships, which will take place Aug. 19-23 in Houston.

    He has worked as a professional truck driver for Con-way Freight since 1999.

  • Economic development needs to go forward

    I think we could all agree that economic development is important to our community.

    Since Fruit of the Loom packed up its underwear and Batesville Casket Co. its caskets nearly a decade ago, developing the local economy has been one of our few salvations.

    One would think that hasn't changed. Economic development should be job No. 1 on everyone's mind.

    However, local governments can't seem to agree.

  • Kentucky Organ Affiliates display memorial quilt at TRH

    The Donor Family Memorial Quilt will be on display in the lobby of Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville on Tuesday, June 3.

    Viewing hours are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a display in the lobby, near the gift shop.

    This quilt memorializes those people who offered the Gift of Life to others through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Today, in the United States alone, more than 98,000 people are on the waiting list for a life saving organ transplant. Of those people, more than 650 are residents of the State of Kentucky. Some of them may live in our own community.

  • Public Record for May 26

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-046, filed 5/16/08; AmeriGas Propane of Depot Street in New Haven v. Tim Ferrie of West Main Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $350 and $91 in court costs.

    Small Claims Settled

    08-S-040, filed 4/25/08; James D. House of Valley View Drive in Campbellsville v. Amanda J. Colvin of Fuller Harding Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed for damages to car, $306.50 and $91 in court costs. On 5/16/08 a judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $306.50, interest and $91 in court costs.

  • 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.