Today's News

  • Hurt feelings shouldn't take a back seat to accountability

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has "a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials."

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Next Citizens for Better Schools meeting is April 27

    The next meeting of the Citizens for Better Schools group will be Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Taylor County Board Annex Building behind Sherwin-Williams.

    For more information about the group, call Erin Johnson at 798-0855 or (740) 398-5069. She can also be reached via e-mail at msvemjohnson@yahoo.com.

    Those interested can also join the Facebook group, "Taylor County Schools is in a pickle, Support the nickel!"


  • Look Good ... Feel Better session is April 26

    Cancer changes many things in a woman's life. It affects her body, her spirit and her appearance. She looks in the mirror and doesn't see the woman she once was. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    A program called Look Good ... Feel Better helps women cope with worries about hair loss and changes in skin complexion and teaches them beauty tips to enhance appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.

    A Look Good ... Feel Better session will be Monday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's Learning & Resource Center on Kingswood Road.

  • CU to host second Derby Rose Gala

    Byron Crawford, retired Courier-Journal columnist who has been described as "Kentucky's storyteller," will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's second annual Derby Rose Gala on Monday, April 26 at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex at 411 N. Columbia Ave.

    The dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The Campbellsville University Board of Advancement is planning the scholarship fundraising event. Tickets are $100 per person.

  • Winners on and off the diamond

    Ran into Larry “Pee Wee” Gumm at the Taylor County-Marion County baseball game on Thursday, where oldest son Jeff guides the Cardinals, and the first thing that came to my mind was the Wednesday passing of another legendary baseball coach — Paintsville’s Charlie Adkins, the father of Campbellsville University men’s basketball coach Keith Adkins.

    Charlie, who played professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization, won 805 games in 34 years. Gumm, the Green County icon, won more than 1,000 games.

  • Wizard of Oz

    Taylor County High School Drama's spring production will be "The Wizard of Oz."

    Students will perform the play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Campbellsville University Theater. Tickets are $5 per person.

    Performances will be by two casts of students.

    Karen McAnelly is the sponsor.

    At a recent talent showcase, Dorothy was portrayed by Bella Jeffrey, the Tin Man by Philip Matherly, Scarecrow by Meredith Alexander and the Cowardly Lion by Ashley Moss.


  • Man pleads guilty to amended sex charges

    A Hodgenville man accused of raping a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 25, of 320 Devores Lane was indicted in July 2009 on charges of third-degree rape and intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    On Tuesday, Henderson pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and facilitation to commit intimidation.

    According to the indictment, Henderson was accused of having sex with a girl younger than age 16 in July 2008.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Mike Dubree investigated.

  • Cub Scouts kick off camp card sale

    Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are kicking off their annual Camp Card Sale. Scouts are selling cards to help raise money to attend camp and offset additional costs of various other activities.

    By selling Camp Cards, some Scouts will be able to completely pay for the cost of Cub Scout Day Camp at The Homeplace on Green River in Taylor County or Boy Scout Summer Camp at the 1,100-acre Camp Crooked Creek near Bernheim Forest.

    The Camp Cards are valued at more than $250 and cost just $5. Seven of the 10 vendors have offers that can be redeemed numerous times.

  • Cards can't surpass Marion at home

    Taylor County’s rally came up one run short and the Cardinals fell at home to Marion County 7-6 on Thursday.

    The Cardinals (11-9) grabbed a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning on singles by Levi Smith and Blake Dudgeon around a Logan Tucker double.

    However, the Knights (9-6) had five hits to take a 5-2 lead in the second frame and added single runs in the fourth and seventh.

  • TRH to present first aid course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an Adult First Aid class on Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    This class will provide participants with a foundation in the techniques of adult first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book. Richard Phillips, staff development coordinator, is the instructor.