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Rogers tells magistrates he isn't certain it is a good financial decision

Judge has concerns about recycling center

By Calen McKinney

The county is set to take over the city’s recycling center in July, but it’s top official says he isn’t quite sure that’s a good financial move.

Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that he has some concerns about the move.

Rogers said revenue from the recycling center is about $27,000 a year, which he said likely won’t pay for more than a minimum wage employee’s salary and benefits.


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Animal shelter launches PetPoint tracking system

By Calen McKinney

Taylor County Animal Shelter’s PetPoint system is going live on Thursday, March 15.

With the system, staff will be able to post information online about each animal available for adoption at the shelter.

And, with the program going live, every animal adopted will leave the shelter with a microchip implanted that contains electronic owner data. Magistrates voted in December to begin using the PetPoint program. A $500 deposit was required, though it will be returned after a year.


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Prisoners won't steal local jobs


The playing field has been leveled for Campbellsville Apparel.
After weeks of public pressure by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and others, Federal Prison Industries has opted not to bid on the military T-shirt contract currently held by Campbellsville Apparel.
“We still have to win the contract, but at least it’s on a level playing field with other U.S. countries,” said Campbellsville Apparel President Chris Reynolds.
McConnell applauded FPI’s move.


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One indicted for murder, two for human trafficking

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with murdering his great-grandmother.


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CHS band to get new uniforms

James Roberts

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Campbellsville High School's marching band will boast some new threads this year.

At its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville Independent School Board unanimously approved Band Director Zach Shelton's request for new uniforms.

The District will pay $15,125 for 35 new uniforms. Band boosters will pay the District back half that cost over the course of a year.


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Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. Below are descriptions of the most common federal grant and loan programs from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

♦ Federal Pell Grant - Pell Grants provide up to $5,550 per year for undergraduates with financial need.


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CES students study Native American culture

 


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CU officials meet with legislators

 


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School menus for March 19-23

Campbellsville Independent

March 19-23

Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, apple and milk.

Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, broccoli casserole, corn, pears, sunshine bar and milk.

Wednesday - Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges, bread slice and milk.

Thursday - Hot dog on bun, baked chips, celery sticks, pork and beans, sherbet and milk.

Friday - Teacher Work Day. No school.

Taylor County


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TCHS names Students of the Week

 


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