May 20, 1999

    Cassidy Blair celebrated her fourth birthday recently with her friends at Little People Day Care.

    More than 70 people gathered Saturday at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest for a service of thanksgiving and dedication for the Little Angel Spring Memorial.

    Taylor County will officially name its baseball field Shaw Field just before the Cardinals' regular season home finale tomorrow afternoon at 5:30.


    May 13, 1999

    Greg and Tiffany Floyd, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a son, Gregory Tate, at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville.

    Beryl "Bea" Smith, 85, formerly of Red Fern Road, Campbellsville, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Campbellsville.

    The Taylor County High Future Farmers of America Chapter had its annual banquet May 4 in the high school cafeteria.

    Dylan Quinn celebrated his fourth birthday Saturday, April 24 at his home with family and friends.

  • The Taylor County Conservation District has announced the winners of the Conservation Art and Writing Contest for 2008.

    The theme was "Working Trees: Kentucky's Renewable Future."

    All Kentucky students in grades six through 12 are eligible to compete in the writing contest. Only students through grade five may compete in the art contest. The contest is sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

  • About 200 area middle school students learned about bees, beef cattle and being a farmer last Friday at an Ag Day celebration at The Homeplace on Green River. Students from Campbellsville and Green County middle schools, along with a few home-schooled students, attended the events, which included stations pertaining to beef and dairy cattle, grain, soil conservation, how to make lip balm and agri-jeopardy. Billy Fudge, president of The Homeplace, says he hopes the event will become an annual one that will grow each year.

  • She can often be found tapping the ivory keys for a church or a number of choirs.

    But while Letha Johnson is known for her piano playing ability, she says she doesn't know how to read music - she learns songs simply by hearing them.

    Johnson, 63, was born and raised in Greensburg, where she lived off and on with several of her relatives.

    Her mother was sick when she was a child, Johnson said, so she was raised mainly by her aunt and uncle, George and Mary Taylor, who weren't able to have children of their own.

    "They wanted me," she said.

  • Peggy Anderson and her sisters have always been close - from all three purchasing their first home together to battling cancer.

    The daughter of S.F. and Ruth Anderson of Green County, Anderson moved back into her parents' home in May 1978, after having attended Campbellsville College for 2 1/2 years, getting married and later divorcing.

    She says the house was tight on space with three young women living at home, so the sisters decided to buy a house together in Campbellsville.

  • Integration was an adjustment but not a problem for James Johnson.

    Johnson was just 8 years old when schools integrated and he moved from Durham School to Campbellsville.

    "It took some getting used to," Johnson said. "It was kind of scary at the start. I had never really been around white people before. After the first year, I just sort of blended in."

  • "When he was here, he made rocks, trees and mountains that are high.

    He even made valleys that are deep and wide.

    He made rivers and lakes and oceans to flow.

    He sent sunshine and rain, even stormy winds that blow.

    Sometimes in winter he even sends snow.

    Can't you see? God did all this for you and me."

    —Excerpt from "What God Did," by Ella Mae Edwards

  • Taylor County Public Library staff had a busy day on Monday serving patrons who were preparing to be snowed in.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss Auburn Wigginton receives a good-luck hug from a guest during a reception in her honor on Sunday.

    Wigginton leaves Sunday for Lexington to participate in the state Junior Miss Program.

    Those who wish to send cards and flowers in her support can do so by mailing them to: Auburn Wigginton, c/o Robin and Tim Blair, 525 Crewe Court, Lexington, Ky. 40503.

  • This year’s Christmas Home Tour, sponsored annually by Campbellsville Woman’s Club, featured nine Taylor County homes.

    The money raised from this annual event goes to support civic projects of the Campbellsville Woman’s Club, including two scholarships to local high school seniors each year.

    Homes included a log cabin owned by Buck and Wanda Lewis, where refreshments were served.

  • Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals ended the 2008 season, finishing eighth at the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Semifinals.

    The competition was Saturday at Meade County High School.

    The Cards' placement was the highest at semifinals competition since moving into Class AAA four years ago.

    Bourbon County was named the Class AAA grand champion with Adair second, Garrard third and LaRue fourth. They advance to the state finals.


  • Taylor County High School is celebrating its homecoming this week. A parade is set for 5 p.m. today with the Cards taking on Hart County, beginning at 7:30 p.m. During halftime, the TCHS homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Candidates are, from left, front: Andi Graham, Maci Christie, Haley Kirtley, Ashley Powell, Elizabeth Haines, Farrin Marlow and Mary Colvin. Second row: Kent Sexton, Weston Dicken, Ian Brothers, Chris Thomas, Andrew Ford, Zachery Sharp and Jordan Boils. Third: Megan Perkins, Kristen Burton, Erica Cowan, Lisen Gunnarsson, Kayla Cash and Rachelle Wooley.


    Oct. 22, 1998

    Cheryl Lynne Williams and John Deason announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, Oct. 24.

    Holly Marie Jones, daughter of Gary and Melissa Jones, was named Campbellsville Cover Girl for ages 10-12. She will compete in the state finals in April.

    Thomas and Elender Cox recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Marcus Whitley, a 1989 graduate of Taylor County High School, was a recent guest speaker at the 1998 Kentucky Coordinated School Health Program.


    Oct. 15, 1998

    David Clark Dennis has received a Presidential Scholarship at Cumberland College in Williamsburg.

    The Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals competed at the Louisville Male Invitational Band Contest on Saturday and received its fourth distinguished rating of the season.

    Asa Swan, 19, a fifth-year senior at Huntington College, has been nominated by the school to be a Rhodes Scholar.

    John Holmes has followed up his individual state golf championship by earning Kentucky's Mr. Golf title for 1998.


    March 19, 1998

    The children of David and Ruth Quisenberry will host a celebration in honor of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 28.

    Jonathan C. Rafferty received a bachelor of science degree in accounting on Dec. 12 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

    Christopher S. Brockman had been named to the dean's list at the University of Kentucky for achieving an outstanding academic record during the 1997 fall semester.

  • 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.


    Oct. 8, 1998

    Green River Lake hosted a national muskie tournament earlier this year, and on Saturday and Sunday bass fishermen will blanket the lake again for a two-day tourney.

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wise Jr. will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11.

    Tubby Smith, a man of many expressions and coach of the 1998 NCAA Basketball Champion University of Kentucky Wildcats, was in town Monday night to help Campbellsville University raise money for its men's basketball program.


    Oct. 13, 1988

  • Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 4139 Old Columbia Road, will be having revival services from Sunday night Oct. 12 through Wednesday night Oct. 15.

    Services will begin at 7 each night.

    The Rev. Dr. George Estes, who serves as director of missions and new church development for the denomination, will be the evangelist.

    Special music is planned for each night as well.

    The community is invited to attend.