Today's News

  • Will we finally see changes to Topix?

    I read recently with great interest about Attorney General Jack Conway asking those involved with Topix to provide information about how they investigate abusive and just plain mean comments posted on its site.

    I'm sure by now everyone knows what Topix is ... it's a site where people can go to post comments about whatever they want. And they can do it anonymously, which can be a good thing ... but also a very bad thing when people don't use this power responsibly.

  • TRH to offer smoking cessation program

    Taylor Regional Hospital has scheduled a Cooper/Clayton Stop Smoking Cessation Class.

    The 12-week class meets once per week on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes began Jan. 5 and will end March 23.

    The Cooper/Clayton Method to stop smoking was developed at a major university and has proven to work in research studies and has continued to work for more than 20 years. It has worked for thousands of smokers.

  • Man files appeal of 14-year sentence

    The man accused of sodomizing a 6-year-old girl with a foreign object has asked that his 14-year prison sentence be set aside. A local judge denied the man's motion, and the case is now headed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Roy Roger Mace III, 26, of 700 Meader St. in Campbellsville was indicted in November 2004 by a Taylor County grand jury on two counts of first-degree sodomy and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Gospel singing convention is Saturday

    A Kentucky Southern Gospel Singing Convention will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center on Hodgenville Road.

    Groups performing will be The Gospel Cavaliers, The Believers of the Cross, The Sextons, The Samaritans, The Gospel Crusaders, Heart and Soul and others.

    There is no admission charge.

    A spaghetti supper will be available for $6 per plate.

    Call (270) 774-1485 for more information.


  • Autism support group to meet

    The Community Autism Support & Educate, CASE, group will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET in the Columbia Annex Building.

    The meeting is open to anyone who has a family member with autism or is interested in autism or Asperger's syndrome.

    The meeting will offer a chance for families who deal with autism to get to know each other and to raise awareness and education.

    For more information, call (270) 384-1043, Teresa at (270) 378-0466 or Jeffery at (270) 634-3830.


  • Theology students receive book on leadership

    Dr. Don Mathis, president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, had a gift for Campbellsville University School of Theology students recently.

    Mathis gave away and signed copies of his revised book, "Surviving & Thriving in Today's Ministry, Prescription for Effective Leadership."

    Mathis said his book was suggested to every young minister who is going into the service of the Lord. He hopes to give away 500 before he is finished, and students at Christian colleges who are going into theology are receiving them as gifts.

  • Music for the Soul

    The sound of woodwinds, percussion and brass instruments filled Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium on Monday night.

    CHS hosted an area band concert, with Marion, Green and Taylor County bands all taking the stage. Campbellsville's band closed the concert with two songs.

    The event was free.

  • Area band concert is March 22

    Campbellsville High School will host an area band concert on Monday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Hamilton Auditorium.

    The concert will feature Campbellsville High, Taylor County, Hart County, Green County, Marion County and Marion Middle school bands.

    The event is free.


  • Equine educational meeting is March 22

    An equine educational meeting for Taylor, Adair and Green counties will be Monday, March 22 at the Taylor County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m.

    Dr. Bob Coleman, University of Kentucky equine specialist, will be the guest speaker. He will speak on conditioning and pose the question, "Are you and your horse ready to ride?"

    Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call Pat Hardesty at 465-4511, Nicky Roy in Adair County at (270) 384-2317 or Brian Newman in Green County at (270) 932-5311.


  • TRH to offer life support classes

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers new and recertification course on Thursday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Basic Life Support will describe the particular phases of emergency cardiac care that prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest (or insufficiency) through prompt recognition and intervention, early entry into the EMS system or both and externally supports the circulation and respiration of a victim of cardiac or pulmonary arrest through BLS.