Today's News

  • Blood drive is Jan. 29

    As the new year begins, people all over the United States are making resolutions. The American Red Cross encourages all eligible individuals to include donating blood on their list of New Year's resolutions.

    "Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time," said Dr. Yenshen Hsueh, CEO of the American Red Cross River Valley Region. "If you include blood donation on your list of resolutions, it could be the easiest one to keep."

  • Annual Homeplace meeting is Jan. 29

    The annual meeting of The Homeplace on Green River will be Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    The public is invited to learn about accomplishments in the past year and plans for the coming year. In addition to reports, board officers will be elected.

    The Homeplace on Green River Inc. is an Adair, Green and Taylor county nonprofit board that manages 220 acres of farmland and historic buildings on KY 55 near Tebbs Bend.


  • Greensburg church taking Angel Food Ministries orders

    Greensburg United Methodist Church will continue taking orders for Angel Food Ministries through February.

    This month, the regular menu, which costs $30, consists of 1 1/2 pounds of sirloin strip steaks, 2 pounds chicken breasts, 1 pound boneless pork chops, 2 pounds chicken nuggets, 28 ounces Salisbury steak, 12 ounces sliced bacon, 1 pound hot dogs, 1 pound stir fry, 1 pound carrots, 10 ounces peanut butter, 32 ounces shelf stable milk, 35 ounces French fries, 7 ounces macaroni and cheese, 1 pound rice, 1 pound bean soup mix, dozen eggs and a dessert item.

  • CU convo to feature Brazilian speaker

    Campbellsville University will host Dr. Neda Bezerra as the speaker for CU's chapel Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Bezerra is the director of international education at the University of Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil. According to Bill Holmes, director of international education at CU, the program will include a presentation on the new spiritualist movement in Brazil and music and singing from Brazilian students in the department.

  • Murakami presents check for Toys for Tots

    Murakami Manufacturing USA presented a check for $5,000 to the Q-104/Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Toys for Tots program on Dec. 10. Murakami employees hosted fundraisers throughout the year and raised $2,500 and funds were matched by the employer. Pictured are, from left, front: Michael Stewart, CTCR; Cathy Gregory, Adrienne Turner, Nancy Vaughn and Suzi Paxton, all Murakami employees; and Rob Collins of Q-104. Middle: Sue Rawsky, Elaine Caffee, Tonja Rogers, Andrea Coslow and Gwen Walker, Murakami employees. Back: Barb Smith and Kevin "KJ" Johnson, both of Q-104.

  • Let's not go there ... on Sundays

    I voted "no" last year to alcohol sales in Campbellsville. I was, and will likely always be, against the sale of alcohol in our town.

    I understand the reasons people have given to approve the sale of alcohol in our town, but I honestly think the reasons against it are more convincing and protect the sanctity and peace of our community.

    But that's not really what this column is about.

  • Taylor County Bank sponsors TRH's transportation service

    Taylor County Bank recently became a sponsor for the Taylor Regional Hospital Transportation Service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or cancer center. The money collected from the sponsors will assist in maintaining this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

    If you would like more information about this service or would like to become a sponsor, call the public relations department at 789-5814.

  • Library to host 'Jurassic January' open house

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library will host a "Jurassic January" open house Thursday, Jan. 29.

    The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the library's basement. Dinosaur stories, coloring pages, puzzles and crafts will be available.

    For more information, call the library at 465-2562.


  • Waste Connections donates bikes for Toys for Kids

    Waste Connections Inc. donated 10 bicycles to be distributed by County employees for the Toys for Kids campaign. Pictured are, from left, front: Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Amanda Burris, Betty Moss, Amy Southern, Tonya Mann and Debbie McNear. Back: Connie Wooley, Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hall, Rodney Burris, Tom Fisher, John Harris, Jerry Campbell and Robert Buck.

  • Send us your snow photos!

    If you have photos of the snow and ice storm, send them our way.

    We will use them for a slide show on our Web site.

    Email photos to editor@cknj.com.