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  • Wetlands Reserve Program applications being accepted

    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Wetlands Reserve Program. Upcoming application ranking cut-off dates are March 15, May 1, June 15 and July 31.

    WRP applications are continually accepted and those applications received after the cut-off dates will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

  • Co-op members ask for federal review of power plant financing

    Ratepayers from 11 rural electric cooperatives in Kentucky recently asked the Inspector General's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to formally review the agency's decision to approve up to $900 million in liens to East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which generates the electricity their co-ops buy.

    EKPC is seeking permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to borrow $921 million to finance construction of a proposed coal-burning power plant in Clark County.

  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City of Campbellsville will apply for two grants worth up to nearly $245,000 for downtown beautification projects.

    During a special meeting Thursday, Council members gave their approval to proceed with applications for Community Initiative and Tourism for You, or C.I.T.Y., and "Let's Paint the Town" grants.

    The C.I.T.Y. grant seeks $236,842 to continue the streetscape beautification project. If received, the money would be used for sidewalk replacement, streetlights, three horse sculptures, landscaping, benches, trashcans and planters.

  • EDA director to address chamber

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan will be guest speaker at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, which is set for noon Thursday, March 11 at Campbellsville Christian Church. Downtown Campbellsville will sponsor the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations must be made at the Chamber office by noon on Tuesday, March 9.

    Any cancellations after March 9 will be billed and any reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service announces signup to Grassland Reserve Program

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program.

    Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application-ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1. Applications received after June 1 will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

    The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners and operators the opportunity to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources.

  • New credit card rules seek to protect consumers

    The Federal Reserve has imposed new regulations on credit card companies, and that translates into more protection for consumers, local experts say.

    Approved by the Federal Reserve Board in January, the new rules went into effect on Feb. 22.

    In short, the new requirements means credit card companies will be forced to provide more information to customers such as advance warning of rate or fee increases and just how long it will take to pay off balances.

  • State considers cutting two school days

    Could Kentucky's public schools become a system of haves and have-nots?

    That's the question being asked among school administrators as legislators hash out plans to reverse the state's projected $1.2 billion shortfall.

    Among the possibilities is cutting two days from the school calendar, a move that would save the state $40 million a year. The General Assembly opted to add the two days in 2006.

    But there are still questions as to what that would mean locally.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Education, awareness are key

    They can often take years to resolve, both to prosecute and to recover from.

    That's why a focus on education and prevention is planned for March - also known as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    A ceremony in Frankfort last Thursday kicked off the month, which is geared toward education and prevention.

    Several sexual assaults are reported in Campbellsville each year.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield says sexual assaults can include allegations of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse or sexual misconduct.

  • Man accused of stealing another's van

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a van and led police on a chase.

    Damiamo Romonda Brown, 23, of 703 N. Columbia Ave. was arrested at 12:41 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

    According to Brown's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police responded to a stolen vehicle report from a home on Durham Street.

    While an officer was at the scene of the theft, court records state, Campbellsville Police Officer Tim Coppage saw a van matching the description of the one reported stolen and began to follow the driver.

  • Statewide tornado drill is Tuesday

    At 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, Taylor County will participate in a statewide tornado drill.

    As a part of Severe Storms Preparedness Month activities, the National Weather Service will conduct a tornado test that will activate NOAA weather radios and broadcast media, which will allow schools, businesses and residents across the state to participate in the annual tornado safety drill.

    In Campbellsville, the Fire Department siren will sound seven times to signify this test warning.