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  • Jail revenue on the rise

    The Taylor County Detention Center isn’t financially supporting itself just yet, but according to the budget figures, it’s pretty close.
    Members of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met last Friday to discuss the detention center’s 2012-2013 budget, along with the status of the county’s 2011-2012 budget.

  • Gaming bill dies in Senate

    It seems Gov. Steve Beshear wasn’t dealt the winning hand he had hoped for.
    Senate Bill 151, which would have added an amendment to the constitution allowing expanded gaming, was defeated in the Senate last Thursday by a vote of 21 to 16.

  • Locals part of criminal justice honor society

     

    The Lindsey Wilson College community welcomed a new national honor society to campus recently; Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Several Campbellsville residents are a part of the group.

  • School menus for March 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    March 5-9

    Monday - Cheeseburger with pickles and onions, french fries, baked beans, peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Barbecue pork rib, macaroni and cheese, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Wednesday - Vegetable soup with crackers, cheese slice, vegetable sticks, applesauce and milk.

    Thursday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit shapeup and milk.

  • Doug Bandow tells CU what Ronald Reagan would say in 2012

     

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    In his early 20s while working in the 1980 Presidential Campaign and later as a White House aid, Doug Bandow got to know the late President Ronald Reagan.

    A special assistant to Reagan, Bandow said an extended amount of time has passed since the day Reagan left office on Jan. 20, 1989. However, Bandow said some of Reagan's ideals are still evident within the walls of the Oval Office.

  • About 100 make professions of faith at student rally

     

    Tori Banks

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    "At 21 years of age I was on the verge of suicide," Jay Lowder, founder of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries of Wichita Falls, Texas, said. "I truly believe if my roommate hadn't come home early from work that day, I would be lost in an eternity in hell."

  • Woman shares her story of battle with eating disorder

     

    "When you look in the mirror, you see someone huge."

    That's how Brittany Nicole Matthews says she sometimes feels, fighting an eating disorder for the past 25 years.

     

    Matthews' battle started when she was 14 years old.

    "It started out as something small and turned into something huge," she said. "I was never heavy. It was just something that ended up turning into an obsession.

  • Friendship Schoolhouse now in poor repair

     

    Efforts are under way to save a nearly 100-year-old one-room schoolhouse.

    Friendship Schoolhouse has fallen into a state of disrepair. Paint is peeling from the walls and boards are damaged from termites.

    "I have been very concerned about it for a while now," said Pat Webster, one of the schoolhouse tour guides. "The outside is the worst part."

  • Local company fears losing military contract, more than 100 jobs

    Campbellsville Apparel has been making T-shirts for U.S. soldiers for the past 10 years, but that contract, which employs 115 people, could be in jeopardy.

    Last October, the Department of Defense released the T-shirt contract for bid with a clause allowing Federal Prison Industries, a federal government entity, to submit a bid. Campbellsville Apparel's contract ends on Nov. 20.

    "Our point is that this is unfair," said Chris Reynolds, Campbellsville Apparel's president.

  • Man sentenced in federal drug case

    A Campbellsville man will spend four years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a drug dealer.

    Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced Ricky Burton, 46, last Wednesday in United States District Court.

    According to court records, Burton was a significant Opana dealer in the Campbellsville area.

    After serving his prison time, Burton will serve three years of supervised release.