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Today's News

  • Guthrie seeks public ideas

    Seeking the input of the people he serves, Congressman Brett Guthrie brought the "America Speaking Out" series of town hall meetings to Campbellsville on Tuesday night.

    Guthrie said a recent poll shows that only 22 percent of the people approve of the work Congress is doing. Guthrie said he believes that boils down some members of Congress not listening to their constituents.

    "People feel like they are not being heard or not being listened to," Guthrie said.

  • Taylor County Fair horse shows are June 5

    The Taylor County Fair offers rides, pageants, entertainment and much more. But for those looking to strut their horses, the fair's annual horse competitions will be Saturday, June 5.

    Youth Horse Show

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

    The show, which begins at 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds, will feature costume and stick horse contests as well as lead line and other classes.

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

  • Johnsons are new Campbellsville Health & Fitness co-owners

    Wayne and Marsha Johnson are the new co-owners of Campbellsville Health & Fitness Center, which located at 14 Central Plaza behind McDonald's in Campbellsville.

    A 1997 graduate of Campbellsville High School, Wayne Johnson obtained his bachelor of science degree in exercise science and sports medicine from the University of Louisville, where he graduated with honors.

  • Legislators approve state budget

    It may not be the ideal budget, but for the times, the $17.1 billion budget passed by Kentucky lawmakers on May 28 is perfect.

    "I think it is a great budget for the economic times we are in," said State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    Higdon said many families and businesses have had to tighten their belts. It is time for government to follow suit. As a result, Higdon said, the budget is about $1.2 billion less than the previous budget.

  • Blood drive is June 11

    June 14 is World Blood Donor Day - a time to celebrate those who donate blood to help save lives without expecting anything in return. It is also a day to raise awareness of the need for a safe and stable supply of blood products for patients in need of a transfusion.

    This year, World Blood Donor Day is focused on nurturing a new generation of blood donors to help ensure a stable blood supply for decades to come. The slogan "New Blood for the World" was adopted to illustrate the important contribution that young people can make by donating blood.

  • 400-mile yard sale is June 2-6

    The annual 400-mile yard sale stretching along several communities in the state will be June 2-6.

    The entire 400-mile route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and entertainment.

    Organizers in Taylor County are hosting the site at the Chatteris Estate on Greensburg Road from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are expecting more visitors than in the past. There will be some new vendors this year, according to organizers.

  • Supreme Court dismisses man's appeal

    The man found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has lost an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.

  • TCHS Class of 2010

    Seniors at Taylor County High School had their graduation ceremony Friday evening in the TCHS gymnasium. Project graduation followed.

    See more photos from both events in a slideshow on today's home page.

    Above, Taylor County High School graduates Trentin Corbin, left, and Jed Bright walk into the gymnasium for Friday’s ceremony.

  • Bright wins Salon 121's Mother's Day Makeover

    Salon 121 presents DeDe Bright a gift package worth $825 as Salon 121's Mother's Day Makeover winner for 2010. Bright's daughter, Toni Bright, wrote in her nomination letter, "I love her for her determination, sacrifices, disappointments, strength and the will to carry on. I want her to know her scars make her beautiful, her gray makes her wise and her wrinkles reflect the smiles she has had over the years." Salon 121 provided a $250 makeover package and the following local businesses also donated their services, Dr.

  • Goodbye, Campbellsville

    Six years ago I moved my family to Campbellsville. Our Bishop had appointed me to serve as the pastor of First United Methodist Church. At that time my wife Debbie and I had two children, Ariel and Alexander. Ariel was ready for seventh grade and Alexander had not learned to walk yet.