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Today's News

  • Students judge decorating contest

    Kentucky Christian School's fifth graders were guest judges for Amazon's Christmas decorating contest.

  • Why not dream big?

    I'm a big planner. I have lists everywhere, at home, at work, in the car, you name it. Most of those lists, though, are for everyday things I don't want to forget.

    But I also have a "Someday" list. Someday ... I want to travel to Europe. Someday ... I'd like to take a cruise. Someday ... I'll clean out the basement.

    Who doesn't have a list like that, even if it's not written down on paper?

  • Newest safety net is promising

    Thanks to technology, our families will soon be safer.

    A new "One Call Now" program, already in use at some local schools, will notify us by telephone in the event of an emergency in Taylor County.

    The one-call system can send a pre-recorded message to as many as 5,000 phone numbers in a minute's time. In less than 10 minutes, all of Taylor County could be warned of an approaching storm.

  • Students attend KYA winter convention

    Recently, 23 students from Campbellsville Middle School ventured to Louisville to take part in the annual three-day Kentucky Youth Assembly Winter Conference.

    This is the largest student in government program in the United States, and it allows students from across Kentucky the chance to debate the current issues facing youth and government.

  • The Joymakers celebrate 50 years in gospel music

    Staff Report

    The Joymakers are celebrating their 50th anniversary of playing gospel music.

    Founded by Buddy Lowe of Greensburg in 1957, the Joymakers have traveled all across Kentucky and nationally from Florida to Wisconsin and Virginia to Iowa in their 50 years together.

    Original members included Lowe, Joe Tommy Hughes, Garland Milby, Bill Bradshaw and Betty Jo Larimore, who played the piano.

    Lowe said that in the group's early days, church music rarely featured instruments other than the piano.

    "In those days, you didn't use guitar and drums."

  • Kids Corner

    Breanna Raye Draper, 9, and Abigail Grace Draper, 7 months, are the daughters of Tim and Angie Draper of Campbellsville. Their grandparents are David and Brenda Rice and Richard and Judy Draper, all of Campbellsville. Great-grandparents are Stanley and Lula Sallee and Helen Rice, all of Campbellsville, Nancy Dixon of Knifley, Ocra Draper of Columbia and the late Eugene Rice, Wayne Dixon and Elmer Draper.

  • Council approves one-call plan

    A tornado has been spotted in the northern tip of Taylor County. With a few clicks of a computer mouse, 911 dispatchers record a message and 10 minutes later, the entire county has been notified of the approaching danger.

    Though it may be a scenario few hope to experience, it will be possible thanks to a new tool local emergency personnel will soon have for notifying residents of emergencies.

    The program, One Call Now, can send out a pre-recorded message to as many as 5,000 phone numbers per minute.

  • Legion Post 82 hosts Christmas dinner

    Edwards-O'Banion Post 82 American Legion hosted its annual family dinner during the Dec. 6 meeting. Masters of ceremony Adj. Mike Dishman, left, and Cmdr. Robert Bryant, right, kept the event in order. Members were recognized for their service to the Legion.

  • Walters earns degree at WKU

    Jesse Walters graduated from Western Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

    Walters is continuing his education at Western, pursuing his master's.

    He is the son of Gary and Denise Walters. His grandparents are Donald and Vivian Christie, Hazel Walters and the late Charles Walters and Connie Christie.

  • Thomas-Clark

    Shannon Thomas and Chris Clark, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, March 29.

    Thomas is the daughter of Richard and Vivian Thomas of Princeton. Her grandparents are Don Thomas and Doris Thomas, both of Princeton, Mariam Haile of Bonita Springs, Fla. and the late Zane Haile.