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Today's News

  • Reading group meets Sunday

    It's official: We have a reading group!

    In February, I wrote a story and a column, asking readers what they thought about the possibility of beginning a community book group.

    Well, the response was much more than I expected. And I'll admit I'm thrilled.

    Our first get-together is planned for Sunday afternoon, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office. We will have refreshments and a conversation about the book "Marley & Me."

    We will also agree on the group's next book selection.

  • Werner-Lanham engagement

    Brian and Shirley Werner of Batesville, Ind. announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Marie Werner, to Glenn Eric Lanham, son of Glenn and Beverly Lanham of Campbellsville.

    Werner is the granddaughter of Ethel and Fran Werner and Marita and Charles Billman, all of Batesville.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Batesville High School and is attending Ivy Tech Community College as a medical assistant specializing in phlebotomy. Werner is employed as a medical assistant at Oncology Hematology Care in Cincinnati.

  • The wart called homelessness

    Clad in several layers of mismatched clothing and a hat hiding her face, the woman pushed a shopping cart along North Columbia Avenue. She collected items that might be of use at some point and asked people for money.

    Many people avoided her, and most did not make eye contact.

    She continued to push her cart along the street toward the large grouping of cardboard boxes, where various people were covering themselves with threadbare blankets and plastic to keep the rain out.

    They were homeless, and the boxes were their beds for the night.

  • Home sweet home?

    They slept in small cardboard boxes on a cold, rainy night.

    They didn't have cell phones, laptop computers, access to an unlimited amount of food or even pillows. They were homeless.

    Campbellsville University students and community members participated in "Cardboard Nation" this past weekend to raise public awareness of homelessness in Taylor County.

    CU's Carver School of Social Work sponsored the event, which began Friday on Stapp Lawn at 7 p.m. and ended at 7 a.m. the next morning.

  • Property transfers for April 24

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Eric and Marsha Warren of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville to Kerry and Jeanie Matney of Pitman Avenue in Campbellsville, Lot 78 in Section E of the Hidden Meadows Subdivision, $35,000.

    Mouin N. and Jozette S. Sayegh of Nottingham Court in Campbellsville to Cartus Financial Corp. of Danbury, Conn., Lot 175 of the Forest Hills Subdivision, Section G, $237,000.

  • Rodgers honored for 53 years with Farm Bureau Federation

    Clay Rodgers recently began his 53rd consecutive year as a director for the Taylor County Farm Bureau Federation, serving the past 30 years as vice president.

    Rodgers was joined by Jeremy Roy, area program director; Danny Wilkinson, District 7 state director; and Chad Sullivan, current president, when being honored.

  • Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, other charges in Circuit Court

    A Campbellsville resident charged with kidnapping and assaulting a girlfriend has pleaded guilty to charges against him.

    Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. and co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 34, of 109 Candace St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, April 8.

    Cox and Brockman were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July on charges stemming from an alleged kidnapping incident.

    Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Harper with Dart for 10 years

    Sam Harper, right, an electrician, recently received his 10-year service award at Dart Container in Elizabethtown. Presenting the award is Steve Rigg, Thermoform maintenance supervisor.

  • Food pantry faces shortage

    Every month, about 250 Taylor Countians look to the local food pantry to help feed their families. However, with funds running low, the pantry is about a month away from halting services.

    At the moment, the pantry has about $4,000 dollars on hand, said Taylor County Ministerial Association President Michael Goodwin. The ministerial association oversees the pantry.

    With an average weekly expense of $1,000, Goodwin said, there is only enough money to provide food to the needy for one more month.

  • TRH holds health fair

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted a community health fair on Saturday, April 19. There were 400 individuals who attended, with 170 receiving the free blood testing.