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Today's News

  • Annual lakeshore cleanup is Sept. 20

    This year's annual Green River Lakeshore cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Those who would like to participate in the trash pickup should come to the Smith Ridge Boat Ramp, State Park Pavilion, Site One Boat Ramp or the Holmes Bend Boat Ramp.

    Lunch will be served and prizes given away at 12:30 p.m. at the Green River Lake State Park picnic shelter at the state park.

    Volunteer boat drivers are needed to man boats for the event. Drivers are also needed for the fishing with a veteran event on Saturday, Oct. 4.

  • CU to host auditions for 'Dolly Parton's 9 to 5!'

    Campbellsville University's Theater Department will host auditions for the musical, "Dolly Parton's 9 to 5!" on Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at CU's Russ Mobley Theater.

    The musical is based on a movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The plot involves three women - an overworked office manager, a jilted wife and an objectified secretary - who conspire to depose their smarmy boss and begin making woman-friendly changes in the workplace.

  • The face of farming takes on a new look

    When you think about farmers, what do you picture?

    For many, the word likely conjures images of a middle-aged man in overalls driving a tractor.

    Quint Pottinger is not that farmer.

    Recently, Pottinger was named an agriculture Champion of Change by the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture for his efforts to grow the next generation of farmers, his initiatives and his involvement in state agricultural organizations.

  • Reaching out to serve the world

    "And he said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.'"

    -Mark 16:15

     

    In today's issue, you can read a story about Zion Separate Baptist Church and their support for the Village of Nassian on Africa's Ivory Coast.

    Although the congregation is fairly small, with about 70 who attend every Sunday, their donations have funded 95 percent of the construction of a new church in Nassian.

  • Central Kentucky Arts Series set for start of new season

     

    The goal is to expose residents to something they don't see every day. And the group believes, with what they have planned for this season, they will do that.

    Central Kentucky Arts Series members have been working this summer to plan their upcoming season. Dr. Tony Cunha, president, says this year's events are a mix that everyone can enjoy.

    "Our goal is to provide programs as diverse as possible that all bring the arts to our community," he said.

  • Former 'Survivor' contestant speaks at library

     

    Even though she had never been so hungry in her life and didn't like being away from her family, Jefra Bland Hines said she would participate in the "Survivor" challenge again.

    Bland Hines spoke on Tuesday night at Taylor County Public Library about her experiences on the "Survivor" reality television show.

  • Fewer teens smoking, state report says

     

    Fewer high school students are smoking today, and local high school officials say they see that trend at their schools.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office released a report recently stating that smoking among Kentucky high school students has dropped significantly.

    And, Kentucky now ranks sixth in the amount of high school students who smoke as opposed to first in 2011.

  • Local church has world-wide reach

     

    It started small, with the congregation's children marching around carrying buckets while the adults sang hymns, hoping to fill them with coins and maybe a few dollar bills.

    They had learned about the tiny grass hut that served as a church for the village of Nassian on the Ivory Coast, and they wanted to raise money to provide the church with a floor.

    Six years later, Zion Separate Baptist Church in Taylor County now serves as primary sponsor for the construction of a new church in Nassian.

  • Trail Town becoming a reality

     

    It's been two years in the making, but soon, the dream will come true.

    Soon, passersby will see construction of a 2.2-mile trail to ultimately lead from City Lake to Taylor County Farmers' Market.

    On Tuesday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town committee members and its partners met to publicly unveil the project.

    Paul Osborne, chair of the trail town committee, told the crowd attending that the trail has been in the works for a while, but soon the fruit of that work will be seen by anyone passing through Miller Park.

  • New groups to help with county emergencies

     

    Though their structure and missions are very different, their goals are quite similar.

    Two groups have formed in Taylor County, both with the goal of helping residents and their families prepare for emergency situations.

    Taylor County Community Watch formed about four weeks ago and had a public meeting on Saturday in hopes of garnering more members.

    Kentucky Family Protection Group formed a little more than a month ago and had its first public briefings two weekends ago to gauge community interest.