Today's News

  • White celebrates first birthday

    Isaiah Clark White celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 17 at his home with friends and family. He is the son of Brandon and Kim White of Campbellsville. Isaiah, in front, is pictured with Kaleigh Hunt, Braxton Skaggs, Jacob Boils, Taegan Montgomery, Nicholas Boils, Cody Hunt, Megan Skaggs, Kendra Arms holding Kayden Grady, Taylor Montgomery, Mollie Williams, Zachary Boils and Nicole Lacey.

  • Local briefs

    Holiday closings

    Taylor County Sheriff's Department and Taylor County Clerk's Office will be closed today and tomorrow. The Sheriff's department will accept walk-ins to pay property tax bills on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

    Pasture renovation signups start

    The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission will resume State Cost Share sign-ups for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 25.

    The January cost share applications should be submitted to the Conservation District by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

  • Spreading Christmas cheer

    Five hundred. That's the number of children whose Christmas prospects were improved this year because of Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids.

    We are a giving community, but we're also an active community with many active participants. All the giving in the world does not necessarily compute to a good project. But we're blessed to have a couple of great coordinators - Sharon Dobson at the fire departments and Denise Gupton at Rescue.

  • Holiday Hoops

    Taylor County defeated Clinton County 61-52 in the last opening round game of the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic at Campbellsville High.

  • Ominous start to 2008

    As Ross Perot would say (paraphrased): "That giant sucking sound you hear is the $300 million shortfall in Kentucky's finances."

    The sabers are being rattled early, I presume to put legislators on notice prior to the Jan. 8 General Assembly. Sabers make a distinctive clanking noise and are about as irritating as the sound of money being sucked out of the state budget.

    If form holds true, the next six months will be lean ones - with potential spending cuts and a hiring freeze.

  • Public record for Dec. 31

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-027, filed 1/12/07; Capital One Bank v. Walter Murphy of Pine Church Grove in Elk Horn. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $3,516.73, interest, court costs and $527.51 in attorney's fees. The defendant was served 12/8/07.

    07-C-479, filed 10/29/07; Spring View Hospital v. William Edward Berry of Calvary Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for services rendered, $3,799, interest and court costs. The defendant was served 12/8/07.

  • Officials make New Year's resolutions

    From losing weight to improving Taylor County's prosperity, local officials are offering up their own New Year's resolutions as 2007 rolls into 2008.

    The origins of the tradition of making New Year's resolutions vary, according to the Kansas City Public Library.

    The Babylonians began celebrating the New Year 4,000 years ago. For the Babylonians, the New Year began on March 23, and they marked the occasion by making resolutions. The most common resolution was to return something borrowed.

  • Chappell-Smith

    Bobby and Janice Chappell of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Robin Renee, to Kyle David Smith, son of David and Julie Smith of Campbellsville.

    Chappell is the granddaughter of G.L. and Phyllis Wise and Margaret Chappell, all of Campbellsville, and the late Bobby Chappell Sr.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and will graduate from Campbellsville University in May with a degree in business administration. Chappell is employed at Taylor Regional Hospital as a patient registration clerk.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys mobile home

    Their home was gone, along with almost all of the belongings and memories. But the thing that seemed to hurt Miranda Gadberry the most was the fire that consumed her home on Christmas Eve also destroyed her daughter's Christmas gifts.

    Gadberry, her husband, David Newcomb, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Breanna Newcomb, were visiting Gadberry's father, John on Christmas Eve. At about 8 p.m., a family member called and told them their Long Branch Road mobile home was on fire.

    Gadberry's initial thought was that she was glad her husband was with her.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass event is Jan. 4-5

    Gary "Biscuit" Davis, Kevin Moore and Phil Leadbetter will headline the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5 in Lebanon and gives the state's official music a rollicking start for 2008.

    In March 2007, House Bill 71 was signed into law, designating bluegrass music as the official state music of Kentucky. Leadbetter will bring his new super group, Grasstowne, to Lebanon to help christen this exciting moment in Kentucky history.