Today's News

  • Citizens gives to Hiestand House Museum

    Citizens Bank & Trust donated $2,500 to the Jacob Hiestand House Museum. Mark Johnson makes the check presentation to Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • KCS hosts Lincolnfest

    Kentucky Christian School recently celebrated Abraham Lincoln's 200th celebration with "Lincolnfest." They pieced and quilted a quilt for their presentation. All the boys in the school were dressed as President Lincoln and the girls as Mary Todd Lincoln. Pictured are students in Elizabeth Wigginton's fourth grade class, from left, front: Kelsey Woodrum, Lynsey Smith, Jilly Bruns, Grace Bertram and Danielle Dickens. Back: Wigginton, Sarah Dickens, Christian Pace, Bryce Steele, Jack Miller and Payton Howard.

  • Wherefore art thou?

    I'll admit, it was a little odd to be talking Shakespeare with a class of third-graders. Especially since they knew more than I did.

    I was a guest Monday of Becky Grant's third-grade class at Taylor County Elementary School. I was there to talk with the students about their performance the day before of Shakespeare's infamous tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet." And what a performance it was.

  • Taylor County Bank gives to Hiestand House

    Taylor County Bank donated $1,000 to the Jacob Hiestand House Museum. Melinda Thompson makes the check presentation to Debbie Gilpin and Betty Jane Gorin-Smith.

  • Turner builds fire truck from recyclables

    Merick Turner, a first grader at Taylor County Elementary School, accepted the challenge of recycling ordinary items from his teachers, Janet Woodcox and Shelia Roution, and passed with flying colors. He recycled straws, water bottles, bottle lids, yogurt cups, forks and various other items to make a fire truck.

  • Wright celebrates birthday

    Mason Wright celebrated his eighth birthday on Feb. 22 at Holiday Inn Express with a pool party. Pictured are, from left: Shawn Lamkin, Ben Leitchfield, Caleb Southern, Blake Herron, Trent Jones, Bradyn Wright, Mason, Evan Davis, Marcus Moore, Treyce Mattingly, Brandon Florence and Ty Jones.

  • Crystal ball sees Carolina over UCLA

    It's happened once, twice, maybe three times during its previous 22-year trial-and-error run on the national tournament scene.

    The old crystal ball was wiped off and made his/her/its picks just after the selection committee revealed the 65 teams on Sunday night.

    It's one of those deals that the crystal ball normally changes the January picks for the entire year and this March is no different.

    The crystal ball's picks in January of Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA to make the Final Four were exactly the number-one seeds the committee tabbed on Sunday.

  • Property transfers for March 20

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Max E. and Jane H. Sutton of Steeplechase Drive in Campbellsville to Willand Properties LLC of Spring House Road in Campbellsville, Lot 15 of the Western Estate Subdivision, $69,500.

    Walter and Wanda Swafford of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville to Tom and Mildred C. Myles of Happy Hills Drive in Campbellsville, Lot 6, 7 and 8 of the Happy Hill Subdivision, $69,500.

  • Man pleads not guilty to federal charges

    The former Campbellsville man who police say used his Myspace page to lure an underage girl into sexual activity has pleaded not guilty in federal court.

    Timothy Scott Richerson, 39, of Greensburg entered his plea in United States District Court on Friday. He was taken into custody following his hearing before United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester.

    Richerson was indicted on charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity earlier this month.

  • Hobby turns into potential future for teen

    With just a pencil, Kim Parker can make a blank page come to life.

    "They are so real," says Taylor County High School Guidance Counselor Dana Young, while looking at a portrait Parker did of Young's three children.

    She said she was overwhelmed when Parker brought her the finished portraits.

    "It just gave me cold chills, to be honest. I was proud of her."