• Always spare the time for a friend’s request

    I dislike such things as plastic flowers and television evangelists. What I do like are old people who sat in front of country stores dozing and telling good stories, dogs, and Vienna sausages eaten directly from a can on a riverbank.

    Hubert was a customer of mine that ran a country store for more years than I like to think about. Hubert was a World War II veteran that flew a B-17 flying fortress and carried out bombing raids over Nazi Germany.

  • Chamber golf scramble sponsors thanked

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the hole sponsors, corporate sponsors and to those who donated items for our goody bag. Without these people the Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble would not be a huge success.

    They are:

    Greg’s Furniture

    Burkholder Insurance


    P.C. Clark

    Magnolia Alley

    Team Taylor County

    Lee’s Famous Recipe


    Smith-Altman Insurance

    H & W Sport Shop

  • Horse show sponsors thanked

    I want to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of the 2012 Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show and the Youth Horse Show. We had great shows this year due to your continued support.
    Thanks to:

    Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

    Paul Eastridge and Bar E Farms & Farrier

    Hines, Newton & Stewart

    Campbellsville Auto Service Center — Ben Ford, owner

    Donald and Ellen Goff

    State Farm Insurance — Ken Keltner, agent

    McKinley Monument Co.

    Sue Clarke

  • Resident appreciates Main Street beautification efforts

    I would like to thank those responsible for beautifying Main Street. The painted walkways, hanging and potted flowers and corn shucks around street lights are very pretty and colorful.
    Carolyn Gaines


  • Reader has fond memories of cruising in Campbellsville

    Wow! Just when I thought Campbellsville was finally making strides for improvement and actually growing,

    I read the article “Cruising causes concerns for residents.”


    I grew up with cruising. Every Friday and Saturday night we all looked forward to going to town and seeing our friends and showing off our cars. There was no trouble. A policeman was usually patrolling the area.

    The only time there was any trouble was away from town, not in town.

  • Reader remembers a simpler Independence Day

    Tonight as I watch the fireworks over City Lake screaming their salutes to the stars and stripes and the birth of the United States of America, I can’t help but think back to a time when Independence Day was a little easier to understand and celebrate.

    When I was a youngster growing up in the days before we were societized and governmentalized to death, I think we grasped freedom in a way that is missing in the children and grandchildren of our generation.

  • Resident is proud of Main Street

    I just want to thank whoever made Main Street so pretty. It looks alive again.

    The beautiful urns and flowers changed the look so much. So glad Happy Days is in the old Corner Drug building where I spent a lot of happy hours in younger years.
    Polly Morris

  • TCHS fishing team thanks supporters

    The Taylor County High School Fishing Team had its opening tournament of the season on June 16 at Green River Lake.

    The team would like to thank the following people for volunteering their time to serve as boat captains: John Benningfield, Larry Cox, Jeremiah Davis, Scott Osbourn, John Sharpe, Chad White and Todd White.

  • Payroll taxes good for employee raises

    I was glad to hear that city and county employees will receive their raises next year. If they hadn’t, I would have been curious as to why not, as I am paying not one, but two payroll taxes, to the city and county. I would have wondered where all the money was going.

    I have not had a raise in three years, and I have friends who haven’t (had one) in four or more. It’s a tough economy, you know, and I certainly appreciate the city and county employees who serve us so well. So all those who are blessed to get pay raises should be thankful.

  • Golf scramble sponsors thanked

    The Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum Board of Directors would like to thank Mike Kehoe, the Campbellsville Country Club and the teams of golfers for a successful golf scramble experience on June 22.