• Thanks offered for family benefit

    On behalf of Christena and Kevin Jones, family and friends, we want to say how much we deeply appreciate all of the support, donations and generosity the Taylor County community showed in helping make the fundraising benefit a great success. It is great that we have been blessed with so many wonderful people that are so giving and caring during a time of need.

    Thank you for all your continued prayers and kindness. Again, we express our deepest gratitude to all of you.

    Connie Jones

  • Reader searches for information on veterans of War of 1812, Mexican War


    It has been a concern of mine for years that Taylor County does not have a list of its men who served in the War of 1812 or the Mexican War. We were still part of Green County when those wars were fought, so we have to separate "our" troops from Green County's.

    It is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. It is time we act.

  • Education in Kentucky needs help from legislators

    On Jan. 2, 2013, the Taylor County school district will experience federal budget cuts of 8 percent or more unless Congress intervenes.

    These budget cuts will be the result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which mandates reductions in education funding, as well as funding for almost every federal program. The overall impact will be $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. For school districts across the nation it will mean more than a $4 billion cut in Fiscal Year 2013.

  • Always spare the time for a friend’s request

    I dislike such things as plastic flowers and television evangelists. What I do like are old people who sat in front of country stores dozing and telling good stories, dogs, and Vienna sausages eaten directly from a can on a riverbank.

    Hubert was a customer of mine that ran a country store for more years than I like to think about. Hubert was a World War II veteran that flew a B-17 flying fortress and carried out bombing raids over Nazi Germany.

  • Chamber golf scramble sponsors thanked

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the hole sponsors, corporate sponsors and to those who donated items for our goody bag. Without these people the Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble would not be a huge success.

    They are:

    Greg’s Furniture

    Burkholder Insurance


    P.C. Clark

    Magnolia Alley

    Team Taylor County

    Lee’s Famous Recipe


    Smith-Altman Insurance

    H & W Sport Shop

  • Horse show sponsors thanked

    I want to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of the 2012 Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show and the Youth Horse Show. We had great shows this year due to your continued support.
    Thanks to:

    Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

    Paul Eastridge and Bar E Farms & Farrier

    Hines, Newton & Stewart

    Campbellsville Auto Service Center — Ben Ford, owner

    Donald and Ellen Goff

    State Farm Insurance — Ken Keltner, agent

    McKinley Monument Co.

    Sue Clarke

  • Resident appreciates Main Street beautification efforts

    I would like to thank those responsible for beautifying Main Street. The painted walkways, hanging and potted flowers and corn shucks around street lights are very pretty and colorful.
    Carolyn Gaines


  • Reader has fond memories of cruising in Campbellsville

    Wow! Just when I thought Campbellsville was finally making strides for improvement and actually growing,

    I read the article “Cruising causes concerns for residents.”


    I grew up with cruising. Every Friday and Saturday night we all looked forward to going to town and seeing our friends and showing off our cars. There was no trouble. A policeman was usually patrolling the area.

    The only time there was any trouble was away from town, not in town.

  • Reader remembers a simpler Independence Day

    Tonight as I watch the fireworks over City Lake screaming their salutes to the stars and stripes and the birth of the United States of America, I can’t help but think back to a time when Independence Day was a little easier to understand and celebrate.

    When I was a youngster growing up in the days before we were societized and governmentalized to death, I think we grasped freedom in a way that is missing in the children and grandchildren of our generation.

  • Resident is proud of Main Street

    I just want to thank whoever made Main Street so pretty. It looks alive again.

    The beautiful urns and flowers changed the look so much. So glad Happy Days is in the old Corner Drug building where I spent a lot of happy hours in younger years.
    Polly Morris