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Today's News

  • Relay for Life auction items announced

    The items for auction at this year's annual Relay for Life event have been announced.

    The auction will begin at about 11 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at Taylor County High School right after the luminary ceremony.

    The live auction will include items from Maker's Mark, Louisville Slugger Museum, Holiday World, the Corvette Museum and Campbellsville University.

    Organizers will also auction Microsoft Zunes and Webkinz packages.

  • CU's Clay Hill Memorial Forest supporters honored

    Campbellsville University recognized corporate sponsors and volunteers who help to keep Clay Hill Memorial Forest growing with a donor appreciation event recently.

    Special guests were Jan Rose Coleman, Shiela Newcomb and Jacki Bennett representing management of E.ON U.S., which has provided for the new alternative energy center and teacher sponsorship.

  • Students see re-enactment of Battle of Tebbs Bend

    The 2008 Central Kentucky's Civil War Trail included the reenactment of the Battle of Tebbs Bend on May 13.

    Local historian and author Betty Jane Gorin-Smith and the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association with the assistance of several re-enactors, relived the Battle of Tebbs Bend for visitors, which included 300 students from Taylor County and Campbellsville middle schools.

    Bruce Loveall, a Civil War re-enactor from Greensburg, recruited other re-enactors including John Gatton, Vestal Rogers, Allen Rowe, Charles Lemons, Leonard Lay and Paul Withington.

  • TRH names Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year

    Taylor Regional Hospital had its annual Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year Awards on May 5 in conjunction with the Blessing of the Hands Ceremony. The Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year are chosen by their peers.

    The Nurse of the Year is Nichole Gwilliam. Other nominees were: Erin Albertson, RN; and Kim Bowman, RN.

    Gwilliam has been a team member at TRH since 2007 and is a charge nurse. She and her husband Will have two children, Alaina and David.

    Some comments made about Gwilliam were:

  • Wise, Jones honored with wedding shower

    Hannah Wise and Weston Jones were honored with a wedding shower on April 25 at the home of Charles and Mina Hedgespeth. Pictured are, from left, Vienise Hash, hostess; Doris Hansford, the groom's grandmother; Karen Jones, the groom's mother; Weston and Hannah; Carla Milsap, the bride's mother; Wanda Carroll, the bride's grandmother; Shirley Underwood, Glenda Frost, Mina Hedgespeth and Connie Edelen, hostesses.

  • Public record for May 22

    Traffic

    Nathan A. Bell, no age given, of Campbellsville Road in Liberty, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $667, alcohol drug education program, license suspended for 90 days.

    Dustin Bond, 19, of McClelland Court in Campbellsville, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $158, state traffic school; failure to wear seat belts, license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Timothy A. Bragg, 38, of North Jackson Street in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof filed, dismissed.

  • Reality comes to town

    Staff Report

    Nearly 300 middle school eighth-graders participated in an exercise last week that tested their ability to face reality.

    Called Reality Town, the annual project pretends that each student is 28 years old and is the sole supporter in their household. Some students were lucky enough to have children, but maybe not so lucky when it came time to come up with the money to help raise that family.

  • Journalism students bring home 11 awards from state contest

    The Taylor County High School Journalism Department won 11 awards at the 2008 Kentucky High School Journalism Association State Contest on May 7 at the Clarion Conference Center in Louisville.

    The school's 2007 yearbook, the Cardinal, finished third place overall in Class AAA behind Bowling Green and Louisville Assumption.

    The school's broadcast, Taylor News Today, finished third overall in Class AAA behind Louisville Waggoner and South Oldham.

    TCHS also received the following:

  • Grace Notes - The last get first dibs

    Recently, I cleaned out the kitchen junk drawer and came across the coveted Granola Eating Spoon. Technically, it's a sugar spoon: short and round, the perfect size for eating cereal, especially granola, because the raisins don't fall off the sides.

    Years ago, for some reason everyone in my family constantly fought over that spoon, and one person in particular went so far as to deliberately get up earlier than anyone else just to be the one to get it before anyone else could.

    It was utterly childish and sparked even more childish squabbles:

  • Allen generations

    Five generations of the Allen family are pictured, from left: McKayla Mardis, Brandon Mardis, Diana Mardis, Mary Helen Sprowles and Emma Allen, who is 95 years old.