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  • Old friends - the best friends

    We span the decades; these old friends of mine.
    “We’re planning to go to the Kentucky Derby. Got any suggestions?” they called and asked me several months ago.
    I didn’t have any, really, other than my sage advice for them to avoid the crowds as much as possible.
    “You haven’t changed,” Cindy laughed. “On the way back, we’ll be there for Sunday worship with you.”
    Which they did, much to my delight.

  • Early Days May 4, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 3, 2007

    Boyer Jones, 82, of Shearee Court in Campbellsville, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at University Hospital in Louisville after an illness.

    Jessica Brown of Campbellsville has been named to the dean’s list for the winter term at National College in Danville.

    Richerson Chiropractic, 202 Nancy Cox Dr., held a ribbon cutting recently for his new office. Dr. Kevin Richerson gradated from Life University College of Chiropractic before locating here.

  • Early Days April 27, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 26, 2007

    The new Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University was dedicated on April 18.

    Ethel M. Caudell, 94, of Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville, died at 4:04 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2007, in Campbellsville.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department will host its annual pancake breakfast Saturday, April 28.

    Bea Wethington spent her 99th birthday in Chatham, La., with her daughter Melva Beard. Her birthday was April 2.

  • Early Days April 20, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 19, 2007

    Sheridan Peters, 72, of West Saloma Road in Campbellsville, died at 10:23 p.m. on Thursday April 12, 2007 in Greensburg, Ky.

    Clarence Speer of Campbellsville will celebrate his 94th birthday at Summit Manor Nursing Home on March 1.

    Annie Roberts of Campbellsville celebrated her 89th birthday with family and friends on March 22. Her two daughters, Jewell Corbin and Marilyn Garner, both of Campbellsville hosted a birthday dinner in her home.

  • Early Days April 13, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 12, 2007

    G.T. and Margie Leach of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. The couple was married on April 5, 1957.

    James Louis and Mildred Matthews White of Campbellsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday.

    Leon Lasley Sr. celebrated his 58th birthday with a surprise dinner at Santa Fe Baptist Church on Jan. 21.

  • Early Days May 11, 2017

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 10, 2007

    In its largest graduation in history, Campbellsville University conferred 430 degrees in ceremonies on Friday and Saturday during its centennial commencement.

    Charlotte Callahan of Campbellsville was the recipient of a blood pressure monitor given away at the Taylor Regional Hospital Health Fair April 21.

    Lowell Avenue Baptist Church celebrated God’s work in the community on Sunday, April 29, with Pastor Dave Walters preaching from the roof.

  • Taylor school board to seek new member

    After the unexpected passing of former Taylor County School Board Chair Tony Davis last week, the board is now beginning the process of finding a new member to represent the Fourth District, which covers the Elk Horn-Yuma, Ireland/Irene-Romine, and New South precincts.

    Last week, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook said he was getting ready to notify Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt of the vacant seat on the board, the first step in the process of placing a new member on the board.

  • Library lands elite grant

     

    The Taylor County Public Library recently received a very competitive grant to go toward assisting with its summer programming, according to children’s librarian Emily Snyder.

    The $3,000 grant through the National Center for Families Learning was awarded to three libraries across the country with Taylor County Public Library being among the three.

    The other two chosen were Covina Public Library in Covina, California, and Leonard Reed Elementary School in Cedar Park, Texas.

  • Sewer issues delay new fire station

     

    The Taylor County Volunteer Fire Station was scheduled to be finished later this month, but sewer issues have delayed its opening.

    At a Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night, magistrates unanimously agreed to spend an extra $9,160 on an extra 320 feet of sewer line to connect to a different manhole. That line will only serve the new fire station.

  • Smith named CIS superintendent

     

    Campbellsville Independent School District has selected its new superintendent.

    Kirby Smith, Campbellsville High School Principal and head baseball coach, was selected by the board to be the district’s new superintendent following a 3-2 vote at Monday night’s meeting.

    Following the meeting, Smith expressed gratitude to the board and said he was honored to be chosen.