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Today's News

  • Santa's Helper Award given to paramedic

    This year's Santa's Helper is likely the closest any of the past recipients have come to actually following in St. Nick's footsteps.

    Denise Gupton, a lieutenant and paramedic at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, received the award this year for her work with Rescue's Toys for Tots program. The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club presents the award each year at Miller Park just before Thanksgiving. The ceremony coincides with the lighting of Christmas lights at the park.

    Gupton, who always attends the ceremony, came this year thinking she knew whom this

  • A different kind of fire education

    The Taylor County Fire Department has a new $25,000 grant available to help educate the public about fire protection. It may take every penny of it, too.

    In a totally unscientific survey of newspaper employees, 70 percent were not aware that County residents could pay voluntary annual fire dues.

  • Toys for Kids plans fundraisers

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Department has three fundraisers planned to collect money and toys for its "Toys for Kids" program.

    The first event, the annual "Toys for Kids" chili cook-off, was Nov. 17.

    The second event, the 11th annual "Toys for Kids" dance, will be Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the American Legion. Admission is $5.

    The last event, the "Toys for Kids" celebrity auction, is planned for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Eagles face unbeaten Hazard in quarters

    Campbellsville's trip to Hazard tomorrow night will be a venture only two other Eagle football contingents have made.

    Only the 1998 and 1999 CHS teams have won two play-off games in the same campaign.

    The 1998 squad downed Carroll County (45-0), Harrodsburg (21-14) and Louisville Holy Cross (17-16) before being eliminated by Mayfield (38-6).

    A season earlier in 1997, the Eagles conquered Frankfort (53-6) and Holy Cross (34-12) before losing to Harrodsburg (14-7).

  • Bryant-Boone

    Kenny and Bonnie Childers of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Bryant, to Brandon Boone, son of Nick and Suzanne Boone of Hodgenville.

    Bryant is the granddaughter of Virginia Childers and Ruthann Cowherd, both of Campbellsville, and the late George Cowherd.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School and will graduate in December at Murray State University.

    Boone is the grandson of J.K. and Peggy Edwards of Hodgenville, Adolph Boone of Howardstown and the late Rita Boone.

  • Thanksgiving psalm

    (Note: This is my annual Thanksgiving psalm.)

    Holy God,

    Where do I even begin to tell you how grateful I am that you, God of all creation, should stoop to bless my life?

    I am deeply humbled, aware of my unworthiness and your great mercy. Thank you seems puny and insufficient, yet it's all I have to give you.

    Thank you, Lord, for capri pants and Gerber daisies. For thick, warm towels fresh from the dryer, "two-point" tapioca pudding and pumpkin marmalade.

  • Messengers appoint new board members

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention's Committee on Nominations recently announced its nominations for members of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board and the boards of several affiliated institutions and agencies.

    The nominations were approved by messengers of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, who convened their annual meeting Nov. 13-14 at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    Local Board appointments are as follows:

  • Shelly Peterson honored with baby shower

    Shelly Peterson was recently honored with a baby shower hosted by Angela Cox and Angie Graham. Peterson and her husband, Steven, are expecting a baby girl on Dec. 30.

  • Girl Scouts attend Festival of the Arts

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troop #298 attended the annual "Festival of the Arts" in Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 10. Four members of the troop attended events, which included a visit to the Embroiderers Guild, Hurricane on the Bayou IMAX film and The Spider Speaks. They are, from left, Grace Bertram, Sarah Dickens, Danielle Dickens and Payton Howard.

  • Board recognizes 'distinguished' students

    Thirty students were recognized at the Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting last week.

    Each earned "distinguished" test scores in all areas tested for their grade level last year.

    In the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, better known as CATS, students' scores are calculated on four levels: novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished. The statewide goal is for all students to reach proficient status by 2014.