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  • CU crowns 70th valentine queen

     

    Sarah Ames

    Campbellsville University

    Audrey Wunderlich, a sophomore from Frankfort, was named Campbellsville University's valentine queen at the 70th annual Valentine Pageant on Feb. 10.

    The pageant is the longest-running tradition on CU's campus.

  • Local displaying piggy banks in Frankfort

     

    Taylor County will have a student's creativity on display in Frankfort for Kentucky Saves Week, which began Monday and ends tomorrow.

    Whitney Eubank, a Taylor County High School senior, competed with 16 other high school students and 13 younger artists in a piggy bank pageant.

    Children from pre-school through high school were challenged to create and decorate a bank. To encourage savings, six local banks offered prizes and display space.

    Age group winners and their locations were:

  • School menus for Feb. 27-March 2

    Campbellsville Independent

    Feb. 27-March 2

    Monday - Crispitos with salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, sherbet and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Whole grain chicken strips, broccoli cheese and rice, tossed salad, peach cup and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, lima beans, pears, bread slice and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - No menu provided.

    Friday - No menu provided.

    Taylor County

  • Glasgow man killed in West Main crash

     

    A Glasgow man is dead following a three-vehicle crash in Campbellsville on Monday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 3:27 p.m., Christopher Johnson, 23, was driving a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle west on West Main Street when he lost control.

  • One injured in KY 70 crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash on KY 70. According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Matthew T. Cash, 28, of 7834 Liberty Road, was driving a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer east on KY 70 at 12:49 a.m. The report states that Cash failed to make a turn just past Elk Horn Baptist Church. Cash’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
    Cash was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

  • Governor makes gaming proposal

     

    After months of waiting, Gov. Steve Beshear, along with Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, released his expanded gaming proposal on Wednesday.
    “It’s a work in progress,” said Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon. “I do anticipate there’ll be changes to it. We’ll have to see how it plays out. If voted on today, I don’t know that it would get out of committee.”

  • Local preacher restores cars and people

    He rubs the sandpaper to make the car shine. In the next room, his son prepares a truck for new paint. Bob Cutler restores cars for a living. And, as a preacher, he restores people, too.

    Cutler, 67, who owns D&S Body Shop, moved to Campbellsville in 1984.

    Originally from northeastern Iowa, Cutler says he spent his high school days smoking and drinking. Though he was raised in a Christian home, Cutler said he wanted to be “cool."

  • County approves EDA debt agreement

    Magistrates have entered into an agreement to pay off the EDA’s debt, but the decision didn’t come without reservations.

    They first gave their stamp of approval to the EDA debt plan at their meeting last month. However, at last week’s meeting, magistrates were asked to approve the plan in the form of an interlocal agreement that spells out the details.

  • Local schools fine with dropping No Child Left Behind

    Kentucky is one of 10 states to be granted waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind standards, and local officials are happy about the news.
    “We’ve got one assessment now instead of two,” Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton said at last Monday night’s Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting. “We will be able to show more accountability where student achievement is concerned.”

  • Missing street signs still posing problems

    It’s a problem, and magistrates say it doesn’t seem to be going away.

    During last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, the majority of the county’s six magistrates say they have missing street and traffic signs in their districts.

    “Just about every magistrate has road signs, stop signs missing,” Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said.

    Rogers said the cost to replace the signs has risen from $29 to about $65 each, now that the state requires a specific reflective coating.