Today's News

  • Boy Scouts to sponsor food drive

    Scott Nutt, program chairman for the Frontier District of the Boy Scouts of America, which includes Taylor County, has announced that the 21st Annual Scouting for Food Drive will take place over the next two weeks.

    Some 2,400 Scouts and 7,000 adult volunteers throughout the nine-county area will participate in this food drive.

    Last Saturday, Nov. 8, the Scouts canvassed local neighborhoods and placed flyers requesting that residents place non-perishable food items on their doorsteps the following Saturday, Nov. 15.

  • Vaughn Kids Corner

    Lily Aliceson Vaughn, born on Oct. 28, is the daughter of Chad and Shayla Vaughn of Campbellsville. She also has a big brother, Benjamin Allen Vaughn. Her grandparents are David and Alice Vaughn of Campbellsville, Debbie Bowles of Louisville and Benny and Mary Susan Judd of Russell Springs. Great-grandparents are Nell Vaughn of Campbellsville, Delbert and Alice Bowles of Louisville, Ruhel and Ruth Judd of Greensburg and the late Nadine Judd, Marshall Vaughn and Elbert and Pauline Rafferty.


  • Residents to collect shoeboxes for children

    Local volunteers are collecting simple shoebox gifts personally packed by hundreds of children, families and individuals here in Campbellsville.  

    From Campbellsville, the shoe box gifts will be sorted and hand-delivered using whatever means necessary - sea containers, trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, camels, even dog sleds - to reach children in desperate situations around the world. In many cases, a shoebox will be the first gift a child ever receives. 

  • Malone-Gardner

    Shawna Marie Malone and James Brandon Gardner will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Malone is the daughter of Larry Malone and Richard and Sharon Knopp and a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Gardner, the son of Ray and Judy Gardner, is a 2003 graduate of Marion County High School.

    The couple have a son, Ethan Michael Gardner.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Loretto. A reception will follow at St. Joe Community Center.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Kilby family gathers for annual reunion

    The annual Kilby family and friends reunion was hosted on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Acton Retreat Center with 49 present.

    Those attending from out of state were Allen and Christine Kilby of Baltimore, Md., Don and Carol Kilby Edwards of Abingdon, Md., John and Betty Rogers and Dennis Farris, all of Bristol, Tenn., Peter and Sharon Wagner Mai and Ella Kilby Wagner, all of Ocala, Fla., Larry Wagner of Jacksonville, Fla., Bill and Ruth Kilby Van Cleave of Boulder, Colo., and Stan and Dr. Vicki Van Cleave-Lawrence of Midlothian, Va.

  • 'I have totally accepted in my heart that these are my children.'

    Eleven spoons, forks and knives. Eleven plates, cups and napkins. Dinner at the home of Fred and Donna Sheridan can get complicated.

    The Sheridans moved to Taylor County nearly 10 years ago. They say God called them here - and to caring for children.

    "We left everything we had," Mr. Sheridan said. "We gave it all up."

    Today, the Sheridan home is full of children - nine to be exact. The couple has a dozen children in all - nine are adopted, three are their birth children. Three of the 12 are now grown and have homes of their own.

  • It's best to be prepared for flu season

    It may start with a sneeze or a cough, but it gets much worse.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year from complications of the flu virus and more than 36,000 die annually. That's why health officials are urging residents to get flu shots.

    Health departments in the Lake Cumberland District Health Department area, which includes Taylor County, hosted flu shot clinics in October.

  • Woman pleads guilty to selling oxycodone

    A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and could spend five years in prison for her crimes.

    Betty Ann Harris, 54, of 10331 Saloma Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Friday, Nov. 7.

    Harris pleaded guilty to first-degree selling oxycodone.

    The prosecutor has recommended that Harris be sentenced to serve five years in prison and pay $690 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

  • Heating assistance available

    For Bonnie Cross, paying her electric bill is about more than staying warm in the wintertime. A single mother of four, one of Cross' children has asthma and must use a breathing machine. When her electricity is shut off, and it has been, the machine is useless.

    For the last few years, Cross has been getting help with her bill through Community Action's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

    "Our bills are really high," Cross said. "We live in an old farm house and it is drafty. Without Community Action, there is no way we would make it."

  • Zach (Allender)'s back for CU Tigers

    It was May 24, 2007. His team just two months earlier had ended a successful season with a run to the NAIA National Tournament Sweet 16 and a 27-7 record. Zach Allender had been dominant for Campbellsville University in its two games in Kansas City. In fact, he'd been so dominant that he was named to the all-tournament team and tabbed a second-team All-American after averaging 33 points and 16 rebounds in the tournament and 20 points and 9 rebounds for the season.