Today's News

  • Early Days


    Dec. 16, 1999

    Merion Haskins has been awarded the Lyman T. Johnson Outstanding African American Alumni Award by the University of Kentucky.

    Mary Frances "Frankie" Cox, 60, of South Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Campbellsville.

    Chelsea Rena Duplantis celebrated her fourth birthday with friends Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Kiddieland Day Care.

    Frost-Arnett celebrated its grand opening Dec. 1 in its Elmhurst Plaza location.


    Dec. 14, 1989

  • Scouts host food drive

    Scouts from Troop 145 and Pack 777 participated in the annual Scouting For Food Program on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. About 900 food items were collected and donated to the Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry.


  • Cheatham-Sprowles

    Mark and Lisa Cheatham of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Cheatham, to Jonathan Hunter Sprowles, the son of Mike and Annette Sprowles of Campbellsville.

    Cheatham is the granddaughter of Charles Tucker, Evelyn Cheatham and the late Betty Tucker and Davis Cheatham.

    She is a graduate of Taylor County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. Cheatham is employed at the Fruit of the Loom Corporate Office in Bowling Green.

    Sprowles is the grandson of Jean Greene and the late Tommy Greene and Rose Sprowles.

  • Smith celebrates 85th birthday

    Frank Page Smith celebrated his 85th birthday on Nov. 21 with a party in Naples, Fla. Smith was presented with a money tree from his friends and family in Campbellsville and Florida. It had 85 $1 bills on it.

  • Carney speaks to retired teachers

    State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, left, spoke to Taylor County Retired Teachers Association members at their November meeting. He is pictured with Janella Huddleston, president of the retired teachers, and Jimmy Higdon, newly elected 14th District Senator.

  • CU theology students inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa

    Campbellsville University recently added a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for students in religious studies and theology programs, and inducted 12 students and three faculty moderators.

    To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 grade point average in religious studies and/or theology and a 3.0 GPA overall. Residency, class ranking and unit requirements must also be met.

  • Girl Scout cookies are coming!

    Been craving a box of Thin Mints? Can't go another second without those delicious Samoas?

    Well ... Girl Scouts are coming to the rescue.

    Girl Scouts are out selling all the classic cookies plus the brand-new Thank U Berry Munch cookie.

    On a diet? You can still help out. Many troops are also accepting cookie donations for community heroes such as police officers, firefighters and soldiers serving overseas.

    For more information, visit www.kyanags.org.

  • Emerick

    Roger and Kay Emerick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 19.

    The Emericks were married on Dec. 19, 1959.

    Mr. Emerick retired from the General Electric Logan Glass Plant in 1999 after 40 years of service. Mrs. Emerick retired in 2001 from Smead Manufacturing after 14 years of service.

    In 2007, they moved from Logan, Ohio to Campbellsville. They are members of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Couples complete prenatal class

    Three couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes at Taylor Regional Hospital in November. The classes are taught on Tuesdays at Taylor Regional Hospital's meeting room. This is a five-week series and is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE. For more information, call the TRH Women's Center at 465-3561 Ext. 2232. Pictured are Skylar Gadberry and Tracy Hadley of Russell Springs, Christina and Jason Davis of Columbia and Megan and Richard Hamilton of Lebanon.

  • Grace Notes

    My usual church time is the Saturday night service. If I do go to church on Sunday, I prefer going at 9 a.m.

    A few weeks ago, however, I went to the later Sunday morning service because I was meeting someone afterward for a newspaper story I was working on.

    On Saturday nights, I like to watch the sky through the giant arched window above the stage area in the sanctuary. At this time of year, the sun sets while church is going on and dusk is gorgeous, with the sky changing from blue to amber to black.