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  • Putting stimulus money to work.

    Barbara Gribbins needed a job. A former Taylor County Detention Center employee, Gribbins had been out of work for several months.

    "I was looking for work," Gribbins said. "I had been on unemployment and it was running out."

    Then Gribbins heard about WorkNow Kentucky.

    Fueled by stimulus funds, the program puts Kentuckians to work for the summer. Salaries and benefits are paid entirely through the program, which is overseen by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Campbellsville men arrested in connection with Adair burglary

    Four men, including two from Campbellsville, have been arrested in connection with the burglary of an Adair County home.

    Kentucky State Police, with assistance from officers of the Campbellsville and Columbia police departments, made the arrests Tuesday. The burglary occurred after midnight on Monday on Rose Lane in Adair County.

    Robert Paul Roberts, 20, of Campbellsville was arrested in Campbellsville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree fleeing/evading police.

  • Just two weeks left to register for disaster aid

    The deadline to apply for disaster aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, July 12.

    FEMA will accept registrations until 8 p.m.

    "We can't help you if we don't know you need help," stated Doug Mayne, coordinating officer for FEMA. Mayne oversees the government's response to Kentucky's early May disaster.

  • Burress attends 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College, which took place June 15-17 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the event, which offered nine hours of continuing education credit.

    The theme for the college was "A Day in the Life of a Clerk."

  • Freshman Fundamentals

    A small group of incoming Campbellsville High freshmen got a taste of high school life this week.

    The school's Freshman FUNdamentals, a three-day program that began Monday, gave students an idea of what to expect once they enter high school.

    Incoming freshmen participated in a scavenger hunt, in which they were given clues about items or tasks that could be accomplished in a particular room, such as the library. They then had to find that room.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in collision

    A Campbellsville teen was treated for injuries following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of Meader Street and Coakley Avenue.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 7:35 p.m., Audra Graham, 33, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi east on Coakley Avenue when she crossed into the path of a 2000 Honda, driven by Tyler Lambert, 21, of Campbellsville. Lambert was traveling north on Meader Street.

  • TAXES: Taylor County Public Library

    There wouldn't be a library in Taylor County if there wasn't a tax, she says.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday says the tax is essential to keeping the library's doors open and books available for checkout.

    According to Munday, the library's taxing district was created in the early 1980s, but not without resistance from residents.

  • Dairy farmers celebrate survival

    June's Dairy Month has arrived and, this year, dairy farmers are celebrating their farms' survival.

    For decades, dairy farms have had a major impact on the local community. But over the past year, they've taken a hit, feeling the brunt of an economic recession. As a result there has been a significant drop in the number of operating dairy farms in Taylor County.

  • Oil spill takes its toll on local family's business

    Steve and Teressa Germain are glued to the television. Sitting in their Campbellsville home, they are watching their future fall apart at the hands of the largest environmental disaster to ever strike the U.S. - the BP oil spill.

    Steve was looking forward to an early retirement. A truck driver by trade, the long hours on the road were getting to him, so he started looking at his options.

  • Wild, Wild West

    About 160 people attended a performance of Madcap Puppets, a puppet theatre company from Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Part of Taylor County Public Library's summer reading program, the performance, "Annie Oakley's Wild West Show," featured several different stories and characters, as well as audience interaction.