Today's News

  • Taylor County Fair horse shows are June 6

    The Taylor County Fair offers rides, concessions, pageants and more. But the fair will also have events for horse enthusiasts and competitors beginning Saturday, June 6.

    Youth Horse Show

    The Taylor County Youth Horse Show is for children of all ages.

    The show will feature a costume class, lead line class, stick horse class and others.

    The show will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds.

    The lead line and stick horse classes have no entry fee. Other classes have a $2 entry fee.

  • CU player named NAIA's Champion of Character

    Not all baseball recognition comes because of what you do between the lines.

    Nathan Quesenberry, a senior from Elizabethtown, was named the Champion of Character for all of NAIA baseball when a coaching committee voted him to the honor from among nine other players at the NAIA World Series.

    "He's just a great kid," said his coach, Beauford Sanders. "Certainly very deserving of the honor."

  • Former Tiger players, coaches honor Finley

    God is first. Family is second and football is third.

    This is former Campbellsville University's football coach Ron Finley's philosophy, and former players repeatedly echoed it during an endowed scholarship dinner in his honor on Friday at Winters Dining Hall.

    About $3,000 was raised during the dinner, according to Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club, who was in charge of the event.

    Finley started football in 1987, after a 30-year absence at CU. He coached that first junior varsity team in 1987 and coached varsity until 2002.

  • Veterans Memorial Park softball results

    Men’s Church

    June 1

    Elk Horn (12) — Bowen 2 singles; Gray 2 singles, triple; Witham 2 singles; Payton single, homer; S. Gowin 2 singles.

    Campbellsville Baptist (2) — Davis single, triple; Lawless triple.

    Woodlawn (14) — McDermond single, walk; Estes 2 singles, double; Milby 2 singles, double; B. Vaughn single, double; Petett 2 singles; Skaggs 2 singles; McClure 2 singles; Malcomson 2 singles.

  • Fundraiser to benefit St. Jude hospital is Saturday, June 6

    Green River Stables will host its fifth annual Saddle Up For St. Jude event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday, June 6.

    The event, which will offer horse rides at Green River Lake State Park, will begin at noon at Green River Stables, which is located at 592 Robin Road, off of Lone Valley Road.

    For more information, contact Darrell or Erin Wise at 789-4525.


  • Adair County's 'Dancing with the Stars' is June 6

    Renaissance Columbia will present the third annual "Dancing with the Stars" competition Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET.

    The event will be at Adair County Middle School gymnasium. Nine couples will compete for bragging rights and the top prize of $1,000.

    One of this year's judges will be Campbellsville native and reigning Miss Kentucky Emily Cox. 

    Paige Hutchison of Columbia will be entertaining the crowd with songs from the 1980s. The Tumble Towne Motivators will also perform.  

  • Extension office hosts insect identification event

    The Taylor County Extension Office will host a "What's bugging you?" insect education event Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.

    The topic will be controlling insects in the home, garden and landscapes.

    Guest Speaker for the event will be Dr. Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky entomologist.

    Those who wish to attend may bring specimens for identification.

    For more information, call 465-4511.


  • Signup for summer reading program is June 1-5

    Those wanting to sign up for the "Be Creative @ Your Library" summer reading program at the Taylor County Public Library can do so June 1-5.

    The free program is for children of all ages. Those who participate will receive free coupons for various statewide attractions.

    Weekly summer reading programs will be each Thursday in June, and participants can come to the library on those days any time between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

    The final reading program, with a jumping tent and slide, will be Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at Veterans Memorial Park.

  • Relay for Life raffle tickets available

    Tickets for a raffle to benefit Relay for Life are now available at all Citizens Bank branches.

    The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to the Nationwide Food City 250 on Friday, Aug. 21 at the Bristol Motor Speedway and four tickets to the Sprint Cup Sharpie 500 on Saturday, Aug. 22.

    Tickets are $2 each or six for $10.

    The winner will be announced at the local Relay for Life event June 5-6 at Taylor County High School.

    For more information, call Jamie Patterson or Melanie Sublett at 465-8193.


  • Meeting set for those interested in forming support group

    The Lake Cumberland Area Agency on Aging is looking for support from local agencies in starting and helping with a monthly Caregiver Support Group.

    A meeting has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 at the Taylor County Extension Office for those who are interested in participating in planning the monthly meetings.

    For more information, contact Kim B. Foley at (800) 916-7092.