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Today's News

  • Taylor weightlifters do well

    Taylor County finished in a third-place tie in Class 3A at the Kentucky High School State Weightlifting Meet on March 15 at Central Hardin.

    The Cardinals tied Elizabethtown behind Russell and Spencer counties in a competition with more than 380 participants.

    Junior Chris Thomas paced Taylor County to its high finish by winning the 205-pound weight class with lifts totaling 920 pounds - 340 on bench press and a dead lift of 580 pounds.

    Other Cards performers were:

    - Sophomore Huston Bragg, 14th in the heavyweight class (710, 250-460)

  • Blood drives is April 11

    The official World Health Day 2008 celebration is Monday, April 7, but you can help make the world a healthier place all month long by donating blood.

    This year's World Health Day theme is "Protecting health from climate change." Extreme weather-related disasters are just one concern related to climate change.

  • KCS students compete in science fair

    Kentucky Christian School students recently competed in the Association of Christian School International Regional Science Fair in Lawrenceburg. Pictured are, from left, front: Cory Pace, third grade, superior ribbon; and Lynsey Smith, fourth grade, superior ribbon. Back: Cole Frazier, second grade, blue ribbon; Korri Briggs, fourth grade, blue ribbon; and second graders Faith Gaddis and Mattison Blakeman, blue ribbons, and Sara Clark, red ribbon. Pace and Smith also received the judges' award for their grades.

  • Third-graders stage Shakespeare's most famous play

    Staff Report

    Students in Rebecca Grant's third-grade class at Taylor County Elementary finished up a unit on William Shakespeare recently by performing one of his most famous plays.

    On Sunday, March 16, the students performed "Romeo & Juliet" for their parents and the community. Students performed selected scenes from Act I, Act III, Act IV and Act V.

    But the unit was not simply about performing in a play, according to Grant.

    "The students created their own advertising by making their own posters," she said. "They also made their own programs and invitations."

  • Judge revokes man's probation

    A Kentucky man has had his probation revoked and will spend five years in prison on burglary and theft charges.

    Jason James Christopher Moore, 28, of Viper, Ky., appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 18.

  • Fourth of July theme announced

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration Committee recently announced that the theme for the 2008 celebration will be "Celebrating the Life of Lincoln."

    The theme is a natural tie-in with the national 200th Anniversary Commemoration of the birth of Abraham Lincoln now under way.

  • Thomas-Smith

    Ashley Rae Thomas and Zachary Smith, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Friday, April 4.

    Thomas is the daughter of Bobby and Pam Thomas of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Smith is the son of Fred and Diane Smith of Campbellsville.

    He is a 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School and is currently attending ITT Technical Institute. Smith is employed at UPS Worldport in Louisville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at New Life Church in Campbellsville. A reception will follow.

  • Princess DIaries

    Isn't it so like God to ruin a good bout of cynicism? For a few months I've been down on religion. Very bah humbug and all, struggling to get to church on time, or at all for that matter.

    Most often, I'd detour into Wal-Mart and dawdle in the shampoo or office supply aisle. Then I'd get to church late and sit not in my usual place in the front but way in the back off to the side where I'd hope to be invisible.

    The problem is the people at my church are all so dang friendly that it's difficult to not reciprocate. But I'd give it my best shot.

  • Morel mushrooms should be popping up

    Morel mushrooms should be popping up soon. This year's wet late winter and early spring should lead to a good mushroom crop if warm, sunny days appear over the next few weeks.

    Veteran "shroomers" say a late snow also forecasts more morels, and we met that qualification this year. Hopefully, this will be a good mushroom season as the past several have been less than bountiful.

  • Housing Authority named tops in state

    Campbellsville Housing Authority was named Public Housing Authority of the year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the large housing authority district recently.

    An award was presented to Housing Authority staff at a workshop in Louisville on Feb. 19. Campbellsville's Housing Authority also manages the Lebanon Housing Authority.

    The award is based on high performance in all aspects of a housing authority's practice and procedures.