Today's News

  • March auditions slated for KBC All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra

    Kentucky Baptist high school students seeking to refine their musical talents can audition for the Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra on March 7 or 14.

    Auditions will take place at six locations across Kentucky on both dates. High school students who have completed grades 9-12 and are active members of a Kentucky Baptist Convention church are eligible to participate.

  • Cookies are coming!

    Fresh from the bakery, Girl Scout cookies are in. Starting today, nearly 300,000 boxes of cookies will be distributed to Girl Scout Troops each day for delivery.

    When Cookie Week ends on Feb. 21, nearly 2 million boxes will be on their way to waiting customers. Local Girl Scouts will start setting up cookie booths Feb. 23. Cookie lovers can also place orders online at www.kyanags.org.

  • OLPH to host annual World Day of Prayer service

    Women, men, college students and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6.

    The women of Papua, New Guinea have written the World Day of Prayer 2009 service around the theme, "In Christ, there are many members, yet one body."

    They welcome all to Papua, New Guinea, a land of many languages, cultures, traditions and beliefs. Though many of its communities experience isolation due to rugged terrain, there is diversity.

    The women say, "By God's grace, we are able to be united."

  • CTB presents service awards

    Community Trust Bank recently presented service awards at the Campbellsville market's annual awards banquet on Jan. 12. Pictured are, from left, Brenda Rayner, Broadway office, 15 years; Seung Davidson, Somerset South office, 10 years; Kristina Meece, Lebanon office, 25 years; Marsha Benningfield, Broadway office, 20 years; Burma Medley, Lebanon office, 10 years; John Musterman, Community Trust Financial Services, 10 years; Kathy Janes, Columbia office, five years; Barry Pennington, Broadway office, 25 years; and Tina Parson, Columbia office, 10 years.

  • Citizens Bank sponsors TRH Transportation Service

    Citizens Bank recently became a sponsor for the Taylor Regional Hospital transportation service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services or cancer center. Money collected from the sponsors will help in maintaining this service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

    For more information about this service or how to become a sponsor, call 789-5814.


  • Birth Announcements

    Kendra Southerland and Chris Richardson, both of Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Kenleigh Jade Richardson, at 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Robin Bright of Lebanon, Greg Southerland of Stanford and Todd and Cricket Richardson of Campbellsville.

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  • Like mother, like daughter: curse or blessing?

    Along with zillions of other people, my daughter, Alison, writes a blog.

    As The Neurotic Housewife, Alison writes about her life as a stay-at-home mom, and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this side of her in a horrifying sort of way.

    It's like looking into a mirror.

    Oscar Wilde once said, "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy."

    As my girls grew up, I often taunted them with that. Oh yeah? You think I'm a fruitcake? Just wait until you get older and you find yourself doing the exact same things.

  • The Center to host Mardi Gras event

    The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans will take over The Center for Rural Development on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., when Mardi Gras at The Center brings a bit of Bourbon Street to Somerset.

    At the event, set for the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, The Center will roll out traditional multi-colored beads and festive masks for visitors, who will celebrate Mardi Gras with live performances from two of Louisiana's premier Cajun and Zydeco bands and savor a sampling of Cajun and Creole food staples like red beans and rice and shrimp jambalaya.

  • Ash Wednesday joint service planned

    Three local congregations will observe the beginning of the Lenten season, the 40 days preceding Easter, with an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church.

    The church is located at 502 E. Main St. in Campbellsville.

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fannie Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and the host congregation will join in the traditional Ash Wednesday liturgy and imposition of ashes.

  • Battlefield association to host public meeting

    The Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association will host a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Taylor County Extension Office from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    The meeting is required as a result of an American Battlefield Protection Program grant the group received to help prepare a preservation plan for Tebbs Bend Battlefield.

    At the meeting, Taylor County residents will be encouraged to share their vision for the battlefield over the next 50 to 100 years.