Today's News

  • Moss crowned Junior Miss Cow Days

    Alexia Hope Moss was crowned the winner of the Junior Miss Cow Days Pageant in Greensburg. She competed in the 8- to 10-year-old division and will advance to the 2008 Kentucky State Finals on Nov. 22-23 in Lexington. She is the 8-year-old daughter of Damon and Kasey Moss of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are George and Kay Pike and Laurie Rodgers, all of Campbellsville, and Michael and Teresa Moss of Prestonsburg.

  • Weight loss classes end Oct. 17

    Nationally-known author and health educator Jennifer White will present weight loss tips and ways to keep weight off in an upcoming free seminar.

    In addition to learning effective weight loss methods, participants will watch White prepare healthy and delicious dishes and receive samples.

    White has been featured on local as well as international television programs and has lectured throughout the United States.

    The free five-class seminar, hosted by Calvary Seventh-Day Adventist Church, ends Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Public Library.

  • More than 100 register to vote since Sept. 15

    Taylor County's number of voters grew by more than 100 in the final month of the registration window.

    According to County Clerk Mark Carney, 120 new voters registered at his office since the last official voter count on Sept. 15, bringing the total to an estimated 17,163. This year's General Election will mark the first time the county has had more than 17,000 registered voters, Carney said.

  • LWC to host visitation days

    As fall gets under way, now is the perfect time to plan a college visit.

    That's the advice of Lindsey Wilson Director of Admissions Charity Ferguson.

    "Before high school students get too deep into the school year, they should begin to take time in the fall to visit college campuses," Ferguson said.

    This school year, Lindsey Wilson offers prospective students and their families five opportunities to attend a Lindsey Wilson College open house.

    Lindsey Wilson will host open houses on Nov. 22, Jan. 31, March 28 and April 18.

  • Natalie's now carries children's clothing

    Natalie's is now carrying clothing for girls in sizes newborn to 10 and for boys newborn to 4T. A variety of brands are available including Zutano, Hartstrings, Petit Ami and Fantasia.

    Natalie's still offers gifts for all ages, home decor and dishware including Lenox. They are located at 104 Nancy Cox Drive.

  • Attorney General sues to stop state's inmate early release program

    Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit in Franklin Circuit Court against the Kentucky Department of Corrections to block the agency from continuing to release prisoners, some of whom are dangerous felons.

    Conway is also seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Corrections from retroactively granting "street time" credit to parolees so that they are released early from parole supervision.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 24 are, from left, Connor Wise, kindergarten; Riley Thompson, first grade; Kailey Thompson, second grade; Ashley Smith, third grade; Kaitlyn Lee, fourth grade; and Mark Manning, fifth grade.

  • Grace Notes: Word from a rickety boat

    As I paddled my rickety rowboat - I was on a rushing river somewhere - a couple of humungous alligators came up underneath, flipped me over and started biting my feet.

    I've always hated that about alligators.

    It was 2:14 a.m. and thankfully only a dream. I tried going back to sleep, but the alligators were waiting to finish me off so I turned on the TV and listened to four yippy dogs disguised as political commentators discuss the current crisis of the day.

  • Southern States employee participates in truck rodeo

    John Marcum has participated in an annual truck rodeo designed to qualify him as a "Certified GrowMaster Applicator" at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Campbellsville.

    Southern States certified applicators are tested annually for equipment application accuracy and participate in product and application technology training to ensure effectiveness.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities makes a difference in child hunger

    America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland has received a $7,380 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities to fund the BackPack program for one month in eight Kentucky counties, including Taylor County.

    Every week, ASHKH partners with county agencies and volunteers to distribute 6,000 bags of child-friendly foods per month to Taylor, Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Marion, Washington, Green and Meade counties.