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  • Schools have their own report cards

    Students may dread getting them or show them off when the bottom line looks good.

    And the bottom line on local school and district report cards says that the majority of students are finding success after graduating from high school.

    Not to be confused with student report cards, district and school report cards were released recently to show what schools are doing and just how successful they are doing it.

    Issued each year by the Kentucky Department of Education, parents will receive the report cards for each school their children attend.

  • C&S Mission Store helping others since 1982

    Bedridden for three months with rheumatic fever, Chester Wise was ready to make a deal.

    "I told the Lord that if he'd help me, I'd help others if I could."

    So when his health returned, Wise found himself at C&S Mission Store.

    Staffed entirely by volunteers, many of them retirees like Wise, the store sells items for next to nothing.

    "I enjoy it," says Wise, who works three days a week. "I enjoy helping."

  • City audit shows $160,760 operating loss

    Jeffrey Sprowles of Wise, Buckner & Sprowles presented the 2008-2009 audit of the City's finances at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    Sprowles said the audit shows a $160,760 operating loss, meaning the City spent more than it took in. The City's revenue stream was steady, he said, except for state and federal grant funds, which dropped.

    Expenses were down about $218,000 across all City departments, Sprowles said.

  • Smoke on the Mountain

    Campbellsville University's theater department will take a trip back in time to the year 1938 when it performs "Smoke on the Mountain" on March 27-29.

    Performances are at 7 p.m. on March 27 and 29 and 3 p.m. on March 28 in the University Theater.

    Travel to Mount Pleasant, N.C., and join the Sanders family and the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe for an "upliftin' good time."

  • County expected to receive $800,000-plus for roads

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet district office in Elizabethtown presented a Rural Secondary Road Program report at last Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting, which states that a little more than $834,000 has been allotted for Taylor County road improvements in 2010-2011.

    Portions of Hancock Road to U.S. 68, Gwinn Lane to KY 3183, KY 634 to the Taylor/Marion county line, Shirley Wooley Road to Raikes Hill Road and KY 658 to KY 1799 will be paved, at an estimated cost of $882,585.

  • Local man injured in crash near Lebanon

    A Campbellsville man was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash two miles west of Lebanon on KY 208.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Joseph Brady, 82, of Lebanon was attempting to leave a private drive and pulled into the path of a 1990 Ford driven by David Isaacs, 58, of Campbellsville.

    Isaacs was transported by private vehicle to Springview Hospital in Lebanon. His condition was not available as of press time.

    Brady and his passenger, 82-year-old Goldie Brady, also of Lebanon, were not injured. All parties were wearing seat belts.

  • Rogers announces judge/executive candidacy

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers has announced his filing for re-election.

    Rogers has served two terms as judge/executive - from 1999 to 2002, and again from 2006 to the present.

    "I have had the joy and privilege of serving this community as your Taylor County judge/executive," Rogers stated in a news release. "I am, and have always been, a 'people' person. From day one, I have tried to make my office easily accessible to everyone with my open-door policy."

  • Nickel tax petition efforts enter final heat

    An effort to collect enough signatures to bring a proposed nickel tax before voters is going well, petitioners say.

    Petition committee member James DeWitt wouldn't say how many signatures have been collected, but he did say a lot of support has been garnered.

    "It's going well," he said. "We've got a lot of support and met a lot of good people. We have collected a large amount of signatures."

    DeWitt said the committee and volunteers are "out there every day and still working."

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    A Campbellsville man was injured Monday after he crashed his motorcycle and overturned.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Curtis D. Cornett, 42, of 804 Rosecrest Ave. was traveling west on Red Fern Road at 4:21 p.m.

    The report states that Cornett lost control of his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve, slid off the right side of his lane and overturned.

    Cornett was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. He was treated and released.

  • Man appeals assault, endangerment convictions

    The man who was found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has filed an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville, guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.