Today's News

  • Wade Spencer in concert Saturday

    Wade Spencer will be in concert on Saturday, March 15 at South Summersville Baptist Church. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (270) 932-4726.

  • The pickup deserves its own praise on National Agriculture Day

    March 20 is the first day of spring, and it's also National Agriculture Day.

    And that means it's an appropriate time to salute our local farmers.

    I could write volumes about tobacco quotas and foreign imports and the need to buy American, and how our farmers are struggling to keep the rest of us fat and prosperous.

    But I'm not going to do that.

    I've decided it's time another icon of American self-reliance and rural independence received some appreciation. And I don't think farmers will mind at all.

    It's something near and dear to each and every one of them.

  • Man gets 15 years for selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man is going to prison for selling cocaine.

    Ryan O'Neal Johnson, 27, of 209 S. Court St. in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    Court records from Johnson's appearance only recently became available at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office.

    In November, Johnson pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree selling cocaine, facilitation to commit criminal syndication and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Books donated in memory of Linda Cable

    Taylor County Public Library was fortunate to receive a large sum of money to buy books with tapes or CDs in memory of Linda Cable, a Taylor County Elementary teacher who died last year.

    Cable's memory will live on every time a child or parent reads the books or listens to a CD or a tape from this collection.

    Becky Grant also donated the popular children's book "The Polar Bear Express" by Chris Van Allsburg in Cable's memory.

  • KCS hosts Fun Fridays

    Kentucky Christian School celebrated Fun Fridays in February. Pictured are some of the students dressed up for "geriatric day," from left, front: Rikki Michelle Neat, Bryce Steele and Lynsey Smith. Back: Grant Cox, Griffin Wilson, Christian Pace, Justin Burton and Cory Pace.

  • Main Street goes parallel

    Main Street traffic could soon be a little less cramped.

    During a special meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council gave the OK to convert diagonal parking spaces along one side of Main Street to parallel spaces.

    "It's a huge problem," Mayor Brenda Allen said. "Every day someone calls and complains."

    Diagonal parking spaces between the old Merchants Hotel and South Central will be converted within the next two weeks, Allen said.

  • Board sets final day of school

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Independent students will finish the school year before Memorial Day this year.

    At Monday night's regular monthly meeting, School Board members approved an amended calendar that sets Friday, May 23 as students' last day.

    Graduation is also planned for May 23.

    Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers reminded those at the meeting that if any more days are missed for bad weather or illness, that date would change.

  • Benefit planned for Young family

    A benefit singing for Matt and Michelle Young is planned for Saturday, March 15 in Greensburg.

    The event, which begins at 7 p.m. ET at Greensburg Church of the Nazarene, will feature performances by The Glory Road Singers, Sarah Henry, Rusty Milby, The Preacher and the Boys, Sammy Lobb and Mile Lobb, Cheryl Blakeman and FirePath.

    The Youngs are adopting a child from Ethiopia and money collected during a love offering will help cover some expenses associated with the adoption.

    A potluck meal will follow the service.

  • Hobbs receives etiquette and protocol certification

    Nancy Hobbs of Campbellsville has been trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by the Protocol School of Washington in McLean, Va.

    The comprehensive training is designed to train individuals to teach business etiquette, international protocol and dining seminars. The interactive seminars give professionals and executives the skills to handle situations where business is promoted or conducted.

    The Protocol School of Washington has been in business since 1988 and more than 1,600 men and women have been trained there.

  • Four attorneys with local ties honored

    Four local high school graduates are featured in the March 2008 issue of Louisville Magazine.

    Titled simply "Top Lawyers," the story is a listing of the top lawyers in Louisville.

    To compile the list, a database from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory was used. Martindale-Hubbell's trademarked Peer Review Ratings are used to identify those who have been rated by their peers as both highly ethical and preeminent in their legal abilities.

    Chip Bowles