Today's News

  • Scholarships available for students in medical field

    Those seeking a career in medicine have a chance to apply for some money to help them reach their goals.

    Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. William H. Olson Scholarship. And, according to managing trustee Mark Johnson, those who apply and receive an award can receive it for four years.

    Olson was educated at Harvard Medical School, completed his medical internship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass. and was an associate professor of neurology and anatomy at Vanderbilt University of Medicine.

  • Civil Rights Hall of Fame nominations sought

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is seeking nominations for the 2010 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted until June 15.

    Eighty-seven individuals have been inducted since the first Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony in 2000. The ceremony to honor new inductees will be in October in Louisville. Details will be announced later.

  • Nickel tax focus of meeting

    Educators past and present banded together Tuesday night to drum up support for Taylor County School District's recallable nickel tax.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved the nickel tax during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

    By that Friday, a petition opposing Taylor County School Board's approval of a recallable nickel tax began circulating door to door.

  • 'We're still making history.'

    Truth is power. Truth will set you free. That was the idea behind the Rev. Mac Pendleton's message at the Taylor County Civic League's 21st Annual Black History Program on Sunday night.

    Pendleton, pastor of Bethel AME Church, was the guest speaker.

    "To be free, you must know the truth," Pendleton said. "To know the truth, you must know Jesus."

    Pendleton said black people may be free but, "We have not taken the chains off our minds," referring to what he called "psychological slavery."

  • Tax rolls going online

    The Taylor County PVA office is going online.

    And, for those who use Taylor County's tax rolls regularly, that information will soon be available with a subscription and the click of a computer mouse.

    Deputy Property Valuation Administrator Chad Shively, who will oversee the site, says the PVA office's Web site, www.taylorpva.com, will go live on Monday and offer visitors lots of information about the office and its duties, as well as a subscription to view Taylor County's tax roll information.

  • Jones is recipient of humanitarian award

    Karalee Jones of Campbellsville was presented with the Frances Clinkscales Humanitarian Award from Greater Campbellsville United.

    The award is given in honor of Clinkscales, a former GCU board member and a Campbellsville City Councilwoman. The annual award is a result of the GCU Board's desire to continue Clinkscales' legacy of serving her community.

    Jones is a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, is involved in many community activities and donates her time in numerous places.

  • Walters anniversary

    Eddie Lee and Linda Sue Walters will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robinson Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    The Walterses were married on March 11, 1960, in Taylor County by Bro. Garland Skaggs. Horace "Shorty" and Wanda Walters were witnesses to the ceremony.

    The celebration will be hosted by their children, Timothy Walters, Tina Wright, Troy Walters and Trent Walters.

    The couple also has 10 grandchildren.

    All family and friends are invited. They request no gifts.


  • Police warn of fraud attempts

    Bernie Cave knew it was too good to be true. A check for $4,000 just to shop at a local business and report back on customer service.

    Figuring the check would be no good, he deposited it just to make sure. A few days later it was returned, flagged by the bank as "fictitious."

    It's a common scenario, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.

    "We actually get fraud complaints all the time," he said.

    It is best not to respond to suspect letters, e-mails or phone calls, Benningfield said.

  • Governor's office of agriculture policy to host workshops

    The Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy will host three regional workshops in central Kentucky, one of those in Taylor County.

    The local workshop is Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Taylor County Extension Office in Campbellsville.

    The workshop begins at 9 a.m. ET and is one of 11 workshops that GOAP will hold to discuss new policy and program changes of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

  • Outstanding African Americans

    Greater Campbellsville United recognized several outstanding African Americans in February in honor of National Black History Month.

    Each recipient works in the field of education, either as an instructor or as a paraprofessional.