Today's News

  • Lottery money helps to fund college

    Kentucky Lottery proceeds awarded Taylor County students nearly $2 million in higher education scholarships and grants last year.

    According to figures released by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, $1.8 million was paid to Taylor County students in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

    About half of the money - $850,114 - went toward Kentucky Tuition Grants, a needs-based grant program for students who attend independent colleges, which 329 students received.

  • Two newcomers want State Representative's seat

    Voters will decide between two men with plenty of local ties when choosing the next 51 District State Representative next month.

    Republican John "Bam" Carney of Taylor County and Democrat Billy Joe Fudge of Adair County are seeking the seat that incumbent Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, will vacate when his term ends this year.

    Mobley is not seeking re-election. In a press release issued earlier this year, Mobley cited health issues as his reason for stepping down after eight years in office.

  • Hiestand House Springhouse dedication is Oct. 25

    On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum will host a dedication of the museum's springhouse.

    A tour of the museum, springhouse and the newly constructed two-pen log servants' quarters will follow.

    The springhouse was given in memory of Richard Stewart Hiestand, son of Dr. C.V. Hiestand, by his daughters, Jonna Hiestand Mendez, Holly Hiestand Richardson and Heidi Hiestand Valbusa.

  • An evening in Italy

    More than $40,000 was raised at this year's H.O.P.E. Gala sponsored by Taylor Regional Hospital.

    According to hospital CEO Jane Wheatley, the money will be used for renovation of the surgical services waiting room.

    "I feel very fortunate to be involved in an organization that has the wonderful community support that Taylor Regional Hospital continues to experience," Wheatley said.

    "With a record crowd of over 220, including local student volunteers, we were able to raise over $40,000 for the renovation of our surgical waiting area."

  • Republicans host two local rallies

    With the General Election just two weeks away, Republican candidates drummed up local support with a pair of Campbellsville rallies.

    The rallies started Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Park community center where State Representative candidate John "Bam" Carney and 4th District Magistrate candidate Matt Pendleton addressed a crowd of about 60. A representative spoke in support of U.S. representative candidate Brett Guthrie, who was unable to attend Saturday's event.

  • On the record for Oct. 23


    Trenton L. Nunn, 21, of Edmonton Road in Greensburg, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, proof filed, dismissed.

    Daniel W. Ralston, 19, of Highway 1247 in Waynesburg, no/expired registration plates, proof filed, dismissed.

    Joshua L. Read, 24, of Shady Lane in Greensburg, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, dismissed.

  • Bank scams hit County again

    Several Taylor County residents have reported receiving automated calls claiming to represent one of several local banks.

    According to Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Supervisor Anne Sanders, 911 operators have fielded several calls from concerned residents. She said those who have received the calls should contact their bank.

    The calls are similar to those that hit the county in August in which residents received a pre-recorded message warning about a problem with their bank account and asking them to call a phone number.

  • Golf tournament is Oct. 25 in Lebanon

    Great fun for players of all skill levels, the DIS-Conformity Tour will arrive in Lebanon on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    The open disc golf tournament will be played at Graham Memorial Park's 18-hole course.

    There are two stages of competition - singles and doubles. Singles play in the morning and doubles play a scramble format in the afternoon. Players can compete in one or both events.

  • Write-in deadline for upcoming election is tomorrow

    Candidates who want to be eligible to have their votes counted as a write-in candidate for the upcoming election have until Friday, Oct. 24 to file with the appropriate filing officer.

    "As we head into the homestretch of the 2008 election cycle, I want to encourage those individuals who are considering running as a write-in candidate to file to run as soon as possible," Secretary of State Trey Grayson stated in a press release.

  • LWC to host stress workshop

    If you have been feeling a bit stressed lately, an upcoming event at Lindsey Wilson College may be just what you need.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the college will offer "Cooling Down the Stress Soup," a workshop designed to help busy people learn how to manage stress.

    The event will begin at 8 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The workshop - which is part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.