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Today's News

  • Taylor County releases school calendar for 2008-2009

    Taylor County School District has released its calendar for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Professional development will be from July 28 through July 31 with opening day on Aug. 1.

    First day for students is Monday, Aug. 4.

    Other dates to remember are:

    Sept. 1 - Labor Day

    Oct. 6-17 - Fall break

    Nov. 3 - Kentucky Education Association Day

    Nov. 4 - Election Day

    Nov. 26-28 - Thanksgiving break

    Dec. 22-Jan. 1 - Winter break

    Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King Day

    Feb. 16 - Presidents' Day

    April 6-10 - Spring break

  • Public record for March 20

    Traffic

    James Adam Hogan, 26, of Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, $25; failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, proof filed, dismissed.

    Debra Janes, 50, of Academy Street in Greensburg, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148; failure to produce insurance card, dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $500, $400 probated if defendant maintains insurance.

    Herman G. Jones, 45, of Jones Road in Columbia, speeding, amended to improper equipment, $148.

  • Holmes playing Tavistock Cup after Miami

    After competing in the World Golf Championships/CA Championship through Sunday in Miami, John "J.B." Holmes will play in the fifth annual Tavistock Cup at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando on Monday and Tuesday.

    The Cup showcases the touring golf professional members of Isleworth and Lake Nona, two of the finest golf and country clubs in the world, in a head-to-head team competition.

  • Citizens gives to Hiestand House Museum

    Citizens Bank & Trust donated $2,500 to the Jacob Hiestand House Museum. Mark Johnson makes the check presentation to Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • KCS hosts Lincolnfest

    Kentucky Christian School recently celebrated Abraham Lincoln's 200th celebration with "Lincolnfest." They pieced and quilted a quilt for their presentation. All the boys in the school were dressed as President Lincoln and the girls as Mary Todd Lincoln. Pictured are students in Elizabeth Wigginton's fourth grade class, from left, front: Kelsey Woodrum, Lynsey Smith, Jilly Bruns, Grace Bertram and Danielle Dickens. Back: Wigginton, Sarah Dickens, Christian Pace, Bryce Steele, Jack Miller and Payton Howard.

  • Wherefore art thou?

    I'll admit, it was a little odd to be talking Shakespeare with a class of third-graders. Especially since they knew more than I did.

    I was a guest Monday of Becky Grant's third-grade class at Taylor County Elementary School. I was there to talk with the students about their performance the day before of Shakespeare's infamous tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet." And what a performance it was.

  • Taylor County Bank gives to Hiestand House

    Taylor County Bank donated $1,000 to the Jacob Hiestand House Museum. Melinda Thompson makes the check presentation to Debbie Gilpin and Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • Turner builds fire truck from recyclables

    Merick Turner, a first grader at Taylor County Elementary School, accepted the challenge of recycling ordinary items from his teachers, Janet Woodcox and Shelia Roution, and passed with flying colors. He recycled straws, water bottles, bottle lids, yogurt cups, forks and various other items to make a fire truck.

  • Wright celebrates birthday

    Mason Wright celebrated his eighth birthday on Feb. 22 at Holiday Inn Express with a pool party. Pictured are, from left: Shawn Lamkin, Ben Leitchfield, Caleb Southern, Blake Herron, Trent Jones, Bradyn Wright, Mason, Evan Davis, Marcus Moore, Treyce Mattingly, Brandon Florence and Ty Jones.

  • Crystal ball sees Carolina over UCLA

    It's happened once, twice, maybe three times during its previous 22-year trial-and-error run on the national tournament scene.

    The old crystal ball was wiped off and made his/her/its picks just after the selection committee revealed the 65 teams on Sunday night.

    It's one of those deals that the crystal ball normally changes the January picks for the entire year and this March is no different.

    The crystal ball's picks in January of Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA to make the Final Four were exactly the number-one seeds the committee tabbed on Sunday.