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'People are scaling back on the big ticket items like trips to Florida.'

Weak economy brings more tourists to Taylor County

By James Roberts

With gas prices and most everything else on the rise, summer vacations have turned into "staycations" as more and more people are sticking closer to their home turf. And Taylor County is reaping the rewards.


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Defendant drove to Campbellsville after the crime.

Man gets 20 years for killing his mother

By Calen McKinney

The Campbellsville man who stabbed his mother to death will spend 20 years in prison for his crimes.


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'You're not going to be going through this alone.'

Smoking classes can help kick the habit

By Calen McKinney

She says she feels better. He says he now has more money in his pockets. Just two of many reasons they decided to quit smoking.

Campbellsville residents Donella Lennox and Bob Shofner say quitting wasn't easy, but it was worth the struggle. And for other residents interested in quitting, a free class to help begins tomorrow.


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As Baby Boomers reach their retirement years, some are concerned about the future of health care.

Coming of age

By James Roberts

Without her home health visits, 83-year-old Marjorie Slaughter would be unable to care for herself. And there's no one else for her to depend on either.


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Program at TCHS aims to make incoming freshmen comfortable

Freshman Focus introduces high school

By Calen McKinney

They sang, they danced and they ran around in pantyhose. But they did it together as a group, the new freshman class at Taylor County High School.


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Two Taylor Countians get state appointments

By The Staff

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed a Mannsville woman and reappointed a Campbellsville woman to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission last week.

Blanche C. Minor of Mannsville will replace Ruth T. Hagan, whose term expired. Minor is a retired state employee.

Beshear reappointed Shiela W. Newcomb of Campbellsville. Newcomb is field business manager for Kentucky Utilities Co.

Minor's and Newcomb's terms will expire on Jan. 1, 2010.


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Police seek information on robbery

By James Roberts

Campbellsville Police are seeking information on a robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 5:15 a.m., Emma Perez, 48, of Campbellsville was walking along Candace Street when a black male came up behind her, knocked her to the ground and took her purse.

Campbellsville Police ask anyone with information on this or any crime to call 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin is investigating.

 


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Resident accused of assaulting police officer

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.

James S. Tyler, 49, of 725 S. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

According to Tyler's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a complaint at a Tharp Drive residence that someone had placed a lock on a mailbox.

Upon their arrival, Tyler told police that he put the lock on the mailbox because a landlord had given him permission.


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Johnson enters Senate race

By The Staff

Republican Bill Johnson, an international businessman from Elkton, Ky., has entered the 2010 Senate race for the seat currently occupied by Jim Bunning.


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Layoffs begin in August.

CLARCOR to lay off 86 workers

By James Roberts

Air filter manufacturer CLARCOR will lay off 86 employees beginning next month.

According to Dave Lindsay, CLARCOR vice president of administration, the layoffs were due to a drop in business.

"One major customer is moving their business [to another facility]," he said. "This is also related to the general economic slowdown."

CLARCOR opened its Campbellsville facility in the former Batesville Casket building in 2000.

The facility has 199 full-time employees, plus 20 temporary workers.


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