Today's News

  • The Garry Polston Family in concert

    The Garry Polston Family will be in concert on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Meadowview Baptist Church. The group, based in New Castle, Ky., presents Southern Gospel music. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Meadowview is located at 1211 Elk Horn Road.

  • 'Why I'm not a drowning statistic'

    The Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake recently hosted a contest titled "Why I'm not a Drowning Statistic."

    Linda Raiser of Columbia took first place. She won a $100 gift card, donated by Walmart.

    Sheri Cottrell of Upton was second place. She won an inflatable raft, donated by Emerald Isle Marina.

    Their contest entries follow.

    Linda Raiser

  • McGowan-Walls

    LaTasha Lynn McGowan and Brian Chase Walls will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Nov. 7.

    McGowan is the daughter of the late Edith McGowan. Her grandparents are the late Jack and Ada Patton.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Adair County High School and is employed at Lowe's.

    Walls is the son of Donald and Joan Walls. His grandparents are Sam and Mildred Benningfield, Kathlene Walls and the late Charlie Walls.

    He is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at Gene Ray Electric.

  • CU to host 'Think Again About Small Groups' workshop

    Is your church in need of re-thinking discipleship?

    Campbellsville University and the Kentucky Baptist Convention are sponsoring a "Think Again ... about Small Groups" workshop, Saturday, Nov. 7 at Ransdell Chapel.

    "Think Again ... about Small Groups" is a workshop designed to allow church leaders to rethink the way they are doing ministry. The event will focus on small group discipleship. The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Bohanon Generations

    Four generations of the Bohanon family are pictured. They are, from left, Harlon Bohanon, Robin Skaggs Perry of Tuscon, Ariz., holding her granddaughter Katie Elizabeth Perry, Helen Skaggs Bohanon of Campbellsville and James Perry of Tuscon.

  • Grace Notes

    Editor's note: Nancy Kennedy took a few days off. This column is from April 2002, but the message remains timeless.


    One of the things I miss most about living in California is the Pacific Ocean.


    This past weekend I was at Cocoa Beach and although I thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the beach and watching the waves, when it comes to ocean waves, compared to the Pacific, the Atlantic wimps out.


  • Pleasant Union to celebrate pastor's anniversary

    Pleasant Union Baptist Church will host a fifth anniversary celebration for Pastor Michael Caldwell on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


    The Rev. Donnie Walkup will be the morning speaker, and a lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.


    Afternoon guests will be members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Greensburg and the Rev. Emmanuel Young as guest preacher.


    Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Local agribusiness leader honored

    Chris Coomer, a local agribusiness leader, has been named field sales associate of the year by Southern States, a Richmond, Va.-based farm supply cooperative.

    Coomer's sales territory covers Campbellsville, Liberty and Adair County.

    Coomer received the award at a recent company-wide meeting attended by more than 500 Southern States retail location managers, technical personnel and the co-op's corporate management team. 

  • Magic show is Oct. 24

    Roger and Lee Ann's Grand Illusion Magic Show will come to Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 24.

    The Campbellsville Lions Club is sponsoring the event, which will raise money to provide eyeglasses and other optometry needs for the less fortunate.

    More than 5 tons of equipment is used during the magic show, making it the largest of its kind in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. A variety of backdrops and special effects, including fog machines, strobe lights and indoor fireworks are used, along with stereo sound and digital lighting.

  • So many questions ...

    How do they do that? I asked myself that question several dozen times while covering the Golden Dragon Acrobats on Oct. 8.

    Those of you who missed the performance, which kicked off the new Central Kentucky Arts Series of shows, you really missed something spectacular.