Today's News

  • CU 'Dialogue on Public Issues' show to feature UK vice president

    Terry D. Allen, associate vice president for institutional equity at the University of Kentucky, was a recent guest on Campbellsville University's Dialogue on Public Issues television show with host John Chowning.

    Both Allen and Chowning work in the diversity efforts of their respective institutions and the discussion centered around the local diversity program and CU's participation in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the Lexington/Fayette County area.

  • More love letter contest entries

    By Christal.Beard

    Dearest Kelly,

  • Family ties get donation for Hiestand House Museum

    The Hiestand House Museum is benefiting from Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly's former campaign fund.

    State law spells out just how Kelly, who was appointed to the judgeship last year by Gov. Steve Beshear, is to close out his former senatorial campaign account. One of those ways is by donating the money to a charity.

    And, thanks to Kelly's wife Darlene's ancestry, the Hiestand House is getting a portion of that money.

    According to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, Kelly had $105,331.51 in his fund on Nov. 12, 2009.

  • Liver has to be the devil's doing

    While out on my route the other day, I stopped at a diner that featured liver and onions for the lunch special, something I hadn't seen in a lot of years.

    Eating used to be so simple. A couple of eggs with grits, sausage, bacon or country ham in the morning with homemade biscuits. A quick hamburger or a bowl of chili at noon, and evening was your basic meat and potatoes.

  • Early Days

    Ten Years Ago

    Feb. 10, 2000

    Jamie Holt of Campbellsville has been selected to attend the National Young Readers Conference on Feb. 8-13 in Washington, D.C.

    Campbellsville Woman's Club met Jan. 24 at the home of Audra Jessie. Campbellsville Police Chief Bill Cassell was guest speaker.

    Dr. Robert L. Doty, professor of English at Campbellsville University, is featured in the Boy Scouts of America "Scouter News" as the 90th anniversary leadership spotlight.

  • Woman publishes second science fiction novel

    A Columbia woman has had her second science fiction novel accepted for publication.

    Wanda Darlene Campbell, M.A., is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in multiple magazines, journals, literary reviews, newspapers and anthologies such as Instructor Magazine, Story South, Taproot Literary Review, New Madrid and numerous others.

    She is a graduate of Campbellsville University and a former teacher at Kentucky Christian School.

  • Fire still under investigation

    A Wednesday morning apartment fire is still under investigation.

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to a building fire at 3:16 a.m. Upon their arrival at 204. N. Jackson St., smoke was visible from the second floor of the eight-apartment complex.

    The fire was confined to the bedroom of one unit. Two other units suffered water damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

  • County receives FEMA funds for shelter, food programs

    Taylor County will receive $20,443 in FEMA funds to supplement emergency shelter and food programs in the area for 2010.

    Local groups may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. To apply, groups must be non-profit, have an accounting system and conduct audits annually, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter services and, if the group is a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.

  • Greensburg man dies of injuries received in crash

    A Greensburg man died Friday after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash nearly two weeks earlier.

    William Todd Fields, 45, was injured Tuesday, Jan. 25 in a one-vehicle crash on Old Mac Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kharece Shofner, 44, of 2083 Bloyds Bluff Road in Greensburg was traveling north at 11:30 a.m. in a 2000 Pontiac. The report states that Shofner lost control of her vehicle, left the road and struck a tree.

  • Extension office offers workshops, classes

    The Taylor County Extension Office will offer several workshops, focusing on finances, weight loss, balance and couponing.

    For more information about any of the extension office's upcoming events, call 465-4511.

    Biggest Loser

    The extension office will offer the Biggest Loser Challenge in conjunction with the Taylor County Health Department beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at the extension office.