Today's News

  • Eagles conclude rough stretch with run-rule win at North

    The Campbellsville High School baseball Eagles bounced back from losses to the No. 3-, No. 9- and No. 25-rated teams in the state to down North Hardin 16-6 on the road Wednesday.

    The Eagles started their tough road stretch by being blanked by Louisville Eastern 9-0 on Friday.

    Brett Kearney, Bryton Taylor and Lake Wiseman singled for the only CHS hits.

    Lexington Tates Creek edged the Eagles 8-7 on Saturday with Taylor and Wiseman having two hits apiece with Taylor scoring two runs and knocking in two more.

  • TRH to present 'Bites & Stings from Creepy Things' course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a "Bites & Stings from Creepy Things" course on Thursday, May 20 from 3 to 4 p.m.

    The class will provide information on assessing and providing emergency medical care of various bites and stings.

    All classes are in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. This class is free for all non-medical attendees. Dr. Stephen Hinton will be the class presenter.

    To pre-register, call 789-5862.


  • TRH to offer CPR course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a CPR class on Friday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    The class will be presented by Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator.

    The BLS for Family & Friends Course is for the lay rescuer who does not need a credential documenting successful completion of a BLS course. The BLS for Family & Friends Course will teach participants how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking.

  • 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.