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Today's News

  • Fair offers entertainment for all ages

    The Taylor County Fair will offer plenty of entertainment for the entire family this year, from singing competitions and truck pulls to a petting zoo and go-cart racing.

    The midway will open at 6 p.m. June 7-12. Gates will open at 5.

    Fair admission is $10.

    Taylor County Fair Idol

    Taylor County Fair Idol, presented by Q-104, will be nightly June 7-12 at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

    Applications and demo CDs to compete in Taylor County Fair Idol were due May 21. The 20 semi-finalists will be announced on Friday, May 28.

  • Taylor farmers eligible for emergency loans

    Taylor County is among the 47 counties in which farmers are eligible for federal disaster assistance, including low interest emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

    On May 11, President Barack Obama declared 11 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to severe weather that occurred on May 1, including nearby Casey.

    As a result, 36 contiguous counties, including Taylor, are now eligible for assistance. Loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through Jan. 11, 2011.

  • History in the making

    A scene from Campbellsville's history now hangs on the side of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Joshua Mason's painting depicting a snowy Civil War scene was hung on the side of the building Saturday.

    Mason, of Elk Horn, began work on the mural Jan. 17. He completed the majority of his work at the former Minor's Jeans building, which the County rents for storage.

    The mural, paid for entirely with grant funding and a donation, depicts three Civil War union generals riding on horses in a wintry scene in January 1862.

  • Local man sentenced on federal child porn charges

    Campbellsville resident Paul Nance, 56, was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison last week by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley for receipt and possession of child pornography.

    The indictment against Nance alleged that between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007, he received and possessed images of child pornography.

    In his guilty plea on Nov. 20, 2009, evidence established that Nance had downloaded multiple videos and images of minors engaging in sexual activity using the Limewire file-sharing program.

    There is no parole in the federal system.

  • From murder to the Depression

    Murder, symbolism and mysteries were the topics at the April 18 meeting of the CKNJ Bookmarks reading group.

    Several of us - including four new visitors - discussed the group's most recent book choice, "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown.

    For Dan Brown fans, "The Lost Symbol" has more of all the suspense, mystery and puzzles that he has become known for. There are also several unexpected twists and turns.

    Next up on the Bookmarks' reading list is "Rainwater" by Sandra Brown.

  • Wethington-Bright

    Billy Joe and Kay Wethington of Knifley announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kristy Wethington, to Nick Bright, the son of Mark and Teresa Bright of Columbia.

    Wethington is a 2005 graduate of Adair County High School and is a junior at Western Kentucky University, where she is majoring in elementary education.

    Her grandparents are James and Eldora Allen of Campbellsville and the late Jodie and Lovie Wethington.

  • Malone anniversary

    Ronnie and Pat Malone of Elk Horn will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, May 29.

    The Malones have two children, Missy and Steve Dixon of Columbia and Jamie Malone of Campbellsville. They also have five grandchildren, Mason and McKenzie Dixon of Columbia and James Dylan, Mariah and Jarett Malone, all of Campbellsville.

    The celebration, hosted by their children, will be at 5 p.m. at Feathersburg Church of God in Elk Horn. All family and friends are invited.

     

  • Man charged with violating sex offender registry

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration after he allegedly moved and failed to report his new address.

    Michael Lee Vanheck, 29, of 3735 Bengal Road was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7.

    According to court records, Vanheck moved to an apartment on First Street. Probation and parole officers told Vanheck to report his new address, but court records state that he did not.

  • Main Street business gets Chamber award

    One of the ideas behind Café Bonin was always to help promote growth in downtown Campbellsville. In the two years since the restaurant opened its doors, plenty of other buildings have received facelifts and new lives as well. And now, Café Bonin has been rewarded for its own efforts.

    Café Bonin is this year's recipient of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Business Beautification Award. The award goes to a business that has completed a renovation or redesign to an existing building.

  • Rain doesn't dampen annual Relay for Life fundraiser

    They walked. Together, they spent Friday night walking hundreds of laps around Taylor County High School's gymnasium to honor those who have battled cancer. They also walked for those who lost that battle and can't walk anymore.

    Taylor County's Relay for Life events on Friday, originally planned to be at the TCHS football field, were moved indoors because of a threat of rain.

    But that threat didn't keep people from coming to Relay and raising money to fund cancer research.