Today's News

  • Chappell-Smith

    Bobby and Janice Chappell of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Robin Renee, to Kyle David Smith, son of David and Julie Smith of Campbellsville.

    Chappell is the granddaughter of G.L. and Phyllis Wise and Margaret Chappell, all of Campbellsville, and the late Bobby Chappell Sr.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and will graduate from Campbellsville University in May with a degree in business administration. Chappell is employed at Taylor Regional Hospital as a patient registration clerk.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys mobile home

    Their home was gone, along with almost all of the belongings and memories. But the thing that seemed to hurt Miranda Gadberry the most was the fire that consumed her home on Christmas Eve also destroyed her daughter's Christmas gifts.

    Gadberry, her husband, David Newcomb, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Breanna Newcomb, were visiting Gadberry's father, John on Christmas Eve. At about 8 p.m., a family member called and told them their Long Branch Road mobile home was on fire.

    Gadberry's initial thought was that she was glad her husband was with her.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass event is Jan. 4-5

    Gary "Biscuit" Davis, Kevin Moore and Phil Leadbetter will headline the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5 in Lebanon and gives the state's official music a rollicking start for 2008.

    In March 2007, House Bill 71 was signed into law, designating bluegrass music as the official state music of Kentucky. Leadbetter will bring his new super group, Grasstowne, to Lebanon to help christen this exciting moment in Kentucky history.

  • Firefighters of the Year

    It's something he says he loves to do, especially when he helps people.

    The vote for this year's Firefighter of the Year award ended in a tie, according to Campbellsville Fire Department Chief A.J. Johnson.

    Taylor County Fire Volunteer Lt. Howard Dobson Jr. and Campbellsville Fire Department Engineer Steve Marrs both received the honor.

    Fire personnel vote on the award, Marrs said, and it is presented at the department's annual Christmas banquet.

    Dobson has won the award 14 times. This is the first for Marrs.

  • Home foreclosures on the rise

    For some, home is indeed where the heart is. However, across the U.S., homeownership has led to heartache for many as foreclosure rates rise.

    In November, online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac, reported that 635,159 foreclosures had been filed in the third quarter of 2007. That's an increase of 30 percent over the previous quarter and nearly 100 percent from the third quarter of 2006.

    However, the foreclosure rate dipped 10 percent in November, RealtyTrac reported, the first double-digit drop since April 2006.

  • Taylor High SBDM meets today

    Taylor County High School's site-based decision making council will meet today [Thursday] at 4 o'clock in the school's library. The meeting is open to the public. The only items on the agenda are hiring of a teacher and a coach.

  • Commission collecting World War II veteran stories

    America loses hundreds of World War II veterans every day. With them go invaluable eyewitness accounts of a pivotal time in history. The Kentucky Historical Society is working to preserve stories of the WWII years, both from combat and from the homefront.

    "Through the work of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, a network of trained oral historians has been talking with Kentucky veterans and recording their stories," says Sarah Milligan, the Kentucky Oral History Commission program coordinator at the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • Property transfers for Dec. 27

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Paul W. and Wanda J. Farmer of Feather Creek Road in Campbellsville to Paul W. Farmer of Feather Creek Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land near Sanders Road, for and in consideration of placing the property in the name of Paul W. Farmer, fair market value $50,000.

    Gary and Joanne Walker of Clearwater, Fla. to Carla Marie Adams of Sprowles Ridge Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the east side of Sprowles Ridge Road, 9.44 acres, $35,000.

  • Looking forward to the past

    I can't remember exactly what I was whining about, but a month or so ago I was telling the one I call my uncle-dad about stuff that was going on.

    Actually, the stuff that was going on was serious stuff, so I wasn't really whining; I was seriously upset. Nevertheless, when I finished he said, "Cheer up! You have the past to look forward to."

    At the time, I attributed his comment to his advanced years and maybe a bit of senility setting in. Or maybe he didn't hear me correctly or was just trying to get me to shut my yap.

  • Girls Scouts visit radio station

    Taylor County Girl Scout Troop #222 donated to Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids on Dec. 13. They delivered the toys to Q-104 and had a chance to talk to Brandon Reed during his live show. Pictured are, from left, Sara Courtwright, Sara Clark, Meredith Johnson, Samantha Clark and Brittany Rose.