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  • Attorneys general take on Topix

    Two attorneys general, including Kentucky's Jack Conway, are taking on what they call unfair policies of the Web site topix.com.

    According to a news release from Conway's office, Conway and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal sent a joint letter to Topix CEO Chris Tolles on Thursday, Feb. 11 asking him to provide information regarding the Web site's policies dealing with abusive posts that violate the site's terms of service.

  • Orchestra of Sound

    Sounds of the 19th and 20th centuries filled Ransdell Chapel on Friday night.

    The third event of the 2009-2010 Central Kentucky Arts Series featured the music of the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.

    Conductor Misha Rachlevsky created the group, which is based in Moscow. Rachlevsky began studying and playing the violin when he was 5 and continued in the Soviet Union until 1973. He lived and worked on three continents until arriving in the United States three years later where he became active in chamber music.

  • Septic system grants available for a limited time

    For a limited time, Taylor County's low-income homeowners can apply for a PRIDE grant to replace a failing septic system or straight pipe. The PRIDE grants will pay for installation of a septic system or connection to a public sewer system, if one runs by the home.

    "These grants are for homeowners who want to do the right thing but can't afford a septic system or sewer connection," Karen Engle, who heads the nonprofit PRIDE organization, stated in a news release.

  • Show me the money!

    It's an easy decision, she says, if it can help a child suffering from cancer.

    Campbellsville University Head Volleyball Coach Amy Eckenfels will shave her head in Louisville next month to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

    And many others in the Taylor County community will also shed their locks to raise money for children's cancer research.

    Eckenfels, who currently has long hair, said she has always wanted to participate since her father has been involved with a St. Baldrick's team in Louisville for about six years.

  • Searching for history

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield wants to honor the past. But to do that, he needs some help.

    Benningfield wants to create a display at the Taylor County Detention Center honoring the county's past jailers.

    He says the idea came to him from his travels to various courthouses, including the Taylor County Courthouse.

    "I'd seen them in other courthouses," he said. "And I want to do something like that here."

  • More snow pushes schools back again

    Snowfall Sunday night kept local students out of school yet again.

    Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County Schools called off classes on Monday and Tuesday. Campbellsville students returned to class Wednesday, while Taylor County Schools remained closed.

    Taylor students have missed 13 days - 11 due to snow and two because of a flu outbreak.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said Taylor County students' last day is now Monday, June 7.

    "That is with us making up two of the missed days on Good Friday and Memorial Day."

  • Opposition forms against nickel tax

    A petition opposing Taylor County School Board's approval of a recallable nickel tax is now being circulated door to door.

    According to state law, a committee of five people must administer the petition opposing the recallable nickel. The committee must file an affidavit with the county clerk. The committee filed its paperwork on Friday. However, committee members had to refile Tuesday after Roger Bright resigned. Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the change is legal.

  • Blood drive planned for child with leukemia

    Lexi Derringer is only 3 years old, but she is one tough cookie.

    From the day she was born prematurely at 29 weeks, she has been fighting to live. She spent the first two months of her life at Kosair Hospital, and she's there again. Only this time, she has cancer.

    She was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, known as ALL, on Friday, Nov. 13. Friday the 13th is widely known as an unlucky day, but for Lexi's parents, Kevin and Christy Derringer of Campbellsville, that day was a nightmare.

  • Yep ... it's tax time! Are you ready?

    Thanks to several new tax credits, some taxpayers could be smiling instead of cringing after filing their taxes this year.

    The deadline to file income taxes is April 15 and, according to local tax preparers, those who haven't yet filed should be on the lookout for new credits.

    For taxpayers who are drawing unemployment, the first $2,400 of unemployment benefits is tax exempt.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Columbia Avenue collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the intersection of South Columbia Avenue and Carnation Street.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 4:30 p.m., Rebecca S. Porter, 42, was attempting a left turn from Carnation Street to South Columbia Avenue in a 1986 GMC Jimmy when she pulled into the path of a 1991 GMC Sonoma driven by William M. Rice, 23, of Campbellsville.

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