Today's News

  • TCHS will crown homecoming king and queen Thursday

    Taylor County High School is celebrating its homecoming this week. A parade is set for 5 p.m. today with the Cards taking on Hart County, beginning at 7:30 p.m. During halftime, the TCHS homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Candidates are, from left, front: Andi Graham, Maci Christie, Haley Kirtley, Ashley Powell, Elizabeth Haines, Farrin Marlow and Mary Colvin. Second row: Kent Sexton, Weston Dicken, Ian Brothers, Chris Thomas, Andrew Ford, Zachery Sharp and Jordan Boils. Third: Megan Perkins, Kristen Burton, Erica Cowan, Lisen Gunnarsson, Kayla Cash and Rachelle Wooley.

  • A great aunt

    Earlier today, I talked with my Aunt Gladys. In our family she's the matriarch, my mom's older sister.

    She never married and in many ways considers her 12 nieces and nephews her children. She's the one who introduced us to such things as putting garnish on dinner plates (we always called parsley "garni"), dressing up to go to "the city" (San Francisco) and ordering in a fine dining restaurant.

    Once it was my cousin Maureen's and my turn to go out to eat, and Maureen decided that she would have "chatty obrien bookaterry."

  • Parsons celebrates 90th birthday

    Pauline Parsons was honored with a 90th birthday celebration on Sunday, Oct. 5 at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The event was hosted by her three children, David Parsons, Sam Parson and Glenda Lawson.

  • Asbury United Methodist celebrates 105 years

    Asbury United Methodist Church celebrated 105 years in ministry on Sunday morning, Sept. 14.

    More than 150 people gathered at the church at 9600 New Columbia Road on the Adair-Taylor county line to celebrate.

    Cal Turner Jr., chairman of the Cal Turner Family Foundation, Lindsey Wilson College trustee and retired CEO, chairman and president of Dollar General Corp., was the featured speaker.

  • Pastor to speak at CU convo Oct. 29

    The Rev. Matthew E. Smyzer Jr., executive director of the Baptist Fellowship Center and pastor of Beargrass Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, will be the speaker at Campbellsville University's chapel series Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Ransdell Chapel at 10 a.m.

    The public is invited to attend.

    The Baptist Fellowship Center is a missions center that is noted as a national model for cooperative ministries between all races of people, with a major focus on Angelo and African-American relationships.

  • Hash Kids Corner

    Brady Len Hash is the 7-month-old son of Troy and Susie Hash of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Harlan and Nell Hash and Merle and Aileen Benningfield, all of Campbellsville.

  • Early Days


    Oct. 22, 1998

    Cheryl Lynne Williams and John Deason announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, Oct. 24.

    Holly Marie Jones, daughter of Gary and Melissa Jones, was named Campbellsville Cover Girl for ages 10-12. She will compete in the state finals in April.

    Thomas and Elender Cox recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Marcus Whitley, a 1989 graduate of Taylor County High School, was a recent guest speaker at the 1998 Kentucky Coordinated School Health Program.

  • Our children are the reason we Relay

    Each year, the American Cancer Society hosts its Relay For Life fundraising event in cities across the nation to support the fight against cancer.

    Teams of supporters gather for this overnight event to raise funds and walk all night to show their commitment to finding a cure for cancer. If you talk to cancer survivors at Relay, most will tell you that they walk not only for themselves but for their children. Their hope is that their children will never be diagnosed with cancer.

  • Ferriell-Long

    Elizabeth Ann Ferriell and Gary Mitchell Long Jr. were married on Friday, June 20 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

    Fr. Bill Medley performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Laura Ferriell of Loretto. Her grandparents are Rose Hall and Dorothy Medley, both of Loretto, and the late Joseph Rollie Hall, Charles Raphael Ferriell and James Werner Medley.

  • The late Dr. Bobby Himes honored

    The late Dr. Bobby Himes was honored posthumously during Kentucky Weslelyan College's annual alumni awards celebration on Friday, Sept. 26 at the country club in Owensboro.

    Following the meal, a musical performance was given by Dr. Diane Earle and Alfred Abel.

    KWC President Dr. Cheryl D. King presented the awards.

    Himes' daughter, Renee Abell, accepted the Alumni Achievement Award on behalf of her father. Himes died on June 28.