Today's News

  • Arts series to host Vienna Boys' Choir

    The final performance for the 2008-2009 Central Kentucky Arts Series will feature the world-renowned Vienna Boys' Choir. This performance will be Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The origins of the Vienna Boys' Choir date back to 1498 during the reign of Emperor Maximillan I of the Hapsburg Empire. The Emperor instructed there to be six boys among his court musicians.

  • UPDATE: Superintendent search down to three

    The superintendent's search at Campbellsville Independent Schools has been narrowed.


    After a three-hour closed meeting Monday night, Board Chairwoman Angie Johnson made the announcement that they had chosen to interview just three of the 17 applicants who applied for the position.

    Johnson declined to name the three finalists, saying those names wouldn't be made public until the Board's regularly scheduled meeting on April 13.

    Candidate interviews are set for April 14-24 with a new superintendent expected to be announced on May 1.

  • General Assembly approves replacement of CATS

    For a decade, the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System was the measure of success for Kentucky schools. Now, it is no more.

    After mulling over the issue for the last few years, state lawmakers approved a bill on the last day of this year's regular session that scraps CATS in favor of a new, streamlined assessment system.

    Gov. Steve Beshear hasn't yet signed the bill into law but has said publicly that he will.

  • Blair-Slinker

    Terri Blair and Russ Slinker, both of Campbellsville, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, April 4.

    Blair is the daughter of the late Beatrice Jones and Boyer Jones. She has two daughters, Cassidy Blair and Caylie Blair, both of Campbellsville.

    She is employed at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Slinker is the son of Curtis and Alice Slinker of Greensburg. He has a son, Nolan Slinker of Campbellsville.

    He is employed at Saver Group Inc.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Campbellsville.

  • Kessler wins auctioneering contest, re-elected to board of directors

    John Wayne Kessler took top honors in the state auctioneering contest, junior division, at the Kentucky Auctioneers Convention.

    The contest was in conjunction with the 52nd Kentucky Auctioneers Association Convention on Feb. 13-16 in Louisville. The contest features a live auction with contestants competing in two divisions.

    The junior division is open to licensed auctioneers with less than five years of experience.

    Contestants were judged on their ability to catch bids, chant, appearance and how they handled themselves on stage.

  • England demonstrates how to use ATM

    Taylor County Bank's Renay England demonstrates the correct way to use an ATM machine at the Ravine Way Community Center.

  • Farm, home and garden show is April 4-5

    The Heart of Kentucky Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5 in Lebanon.

    The show will feature displays of nursery and landscaping, agriculture and livestock exhibits, outside and inside home use products and educational seminars.

    The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show is free.

    Several free educational seminars on Saturday and Sunday are:

  • Benefit planned for local family

    A benefit has been planned for a Columbia family whose father died last month in a four-wheeler wreck.

    The event, which will benefit the late David Irvin, will be Sunday, March 22 at the Campbellsville Community Center from 1 to 6 p.m.

    There will be a chili supper, live gospel music and a cake walk. Groups performing will be True Gospel Band, Anthony Meadows, Russ Milby and more.

    A $5 donation will be collected at the door. The cost to enter the cake walk will also be $5.

  • A Day in the Life

    It might have been unlucky for some, but John "Bam" Carney says Friday the 13th was a milestone day for education in Kentucky.

    Carney, who was elected last November as 51st District State Representative for Taylor and Adair counties, has just about completed his first General Assembly. And, on Friday, March 13, Carney signed his first piece of legislation - a bill that will completely revamp Kentucky's education program.

  • April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

    April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in southern and eastern Kentucky and Debra McNear, the Taylor County PRIDE Coordinator, is organizing local cleanup activities.

    "Let's encourage each other to strive for a better community," stated McNear, who is also the county's solid waste coordinator and finance officer. "Volunteering is important because we need to get together. As individuals and a community, we need to move toward recycling and stopping the litter."