• CU to host presidential election forum


    Lucas Pennington

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will host Jeffery Scott Jennings, Colmon Elridge III and Trey Grayson at the first Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy event of the fall semester Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center banquet hall on campus.

    The event is free and open to the public and featured speakers will discuss the 2012 presidential election.

  • TCHS to host marching invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22


    Taylor County High School will host its annual marching invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22, with eight area bands set to take the stage.

    Opening ceremonies are at 2 p.m. Preliminary awards will be given out at 4:15 p.m. and finals competition will get under way at 6:30 p.m.

    TCHS will perform in exhibition at 8:30 p.m. Campbellsville University's Tiger Marching Band will play at 8:45 p.m. and awards will be given at 9 p.m.

  • CU is Operation Christmas Child drop-off location

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will serve as Taylor County's Operation Christmas Child drop-off location this year. An Operation Christmas Child kickoff and informational meeting for Adair and Taylor counties will be Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. EST at Columbia Baptist Church.

  • CU's Log Cabin Art Shop now open


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's new Log Cabin Art Shop is now open.

    The art shop, located in a small log cabin at 503 N. Columbia Ave., features artwork created by CU faculty, staff, students and alumni. The shop is sponsored by the Campbellsville University Patrons of the Visual Arts, of which Campbellsville artist Carolyn Ogden is president.

  • TRH surgical center open house set for Sept. 9


    Taylor Regional Hospital will host an open house for its new Taylor Regional Surgical Center on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1700 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville.

    The three-story 48,000-square-foot facility features five operating rooms, a cystoscopy suite and two endoscopy procedure rooms.

    There are 21 private pre-op/post-op patient rooms where family will be able to wait for their loved one in privacy and comfort.

  • Red Cross to host blood drives

    September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to prepare for disasters of all types, including very personal ones that require blood transfusions. By giving blood through the American Red Cross, eligible donors can ensure blood is ready and available when any disaster strikes.

    Currently, eligible donors of all blood types are needed for the Red Cross to readily meet hospital and patient needs.

  • Library to host 'Cornbread Mafia' author

    "Cornbread Mafia" author James Higdon will come to Taylor County Public Library on Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. for a question and answer session and book signing.

    The book details a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history.

  • Local artist to participate in arts festival

    Steve Flinchum of Elk Horn will participate in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall on Sept. 1 and 2 in downtown Frankfort.

    More than 50 of the region's artists and artisans will take part in the festival, which will be staged in gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site. Admission is $3 daily.

    Flinchum grew up on a sixth-generation farm in Taylor County, and after trying out career choices as diverse as a blackjack dealer and oil rigger, he returned to the farm in Elk Horn to establish a wood turning studio.

  • Rand Paul interviewed on CU television show


    Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" television show on WLCU-FM 88.7 will air a recent call-in interview with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Friday, July 27, at 6 p.m.

    John Chowning interviewed Paul from Washington, D.C., in the Campbellsville University studios at the Office of Broadcast Services recently.

    Jeannie Clark, broadcast/digital media producer, and Matt Payton, graduate assistant who serves as student radio station manager, helped with the production.

  • CU to host reception for Korean Conflict soldiers in new book


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    A book honoring those from Taylor County who served during the Korean Conflict will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Carter Hall on the Campbellsville University campus.