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  • Screening committee begins work

    Seventeen applicants from four states have applied for the superintendent's position at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

    At Monday's School Board meeting, Terry Brewer, the District's contact person during the search for a new superintendent, announced the final number of applicants for the position.

    Current Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers declared her decision in December to not seek a renewal of her contract.

  • Jail budget woes stir discussion

    The County's financial issues are apparently just beginning.

    After discussing an option that would void the County's current occupational tax agreement with the City and redistribute all of that money to the County's budget, officials have agreed to form a Committee made up of City and County officials to come up with other options.

    The Taylor Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met nearly two weeks ago to discuss the 2009-2010 jail budget, which officials expect will fall about $600,000 short.

  • Board approves alternative school

    Having opted not to use the services of Newton Education Center next school year, the Taylor County Board of Education approved the implementation of its own alternative school program.

    During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Board approved plans for an alternative school to be housed at Taylor County High and created staff positions for the program.

    Hosting its own alternative school, Superintendent Gary Seaborne told the Board, will save the District money as well as curb economy-fueled layoffs by hiring within.

  • Motion filed asking for new trial

    Attorneys are asking for a new trial after a Taylor County jury awarded a Lebanon man more than $300,000 after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Renovations begin

    Work to renovate a portion of Downtown Campbellsville is ahead of schedule.

    Though the courthouse square project was set to start after the completion of the streetscape project, both projects started the week of Feb. 23.

    "Phillips Brothers started earlier than we anticipated," Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, said. "They were just ready to go."

  • Campbellsville makes top micropolitan list

    New and expanding industry helped Campbellsville make Site Selection magazine's 2008 Top Micropolitans list.

    The U.S. Census Bureau defines a micro area as a largely rural economy that includes a city of at least 10,000 people but less than 50,000 and covers at least one county.

    Of the 3,141 counties in the U.S., 694 are classified as micro areas and account for about 10 percent of America's population.

    Campbellsville was tied for 65th place on the list with two announcements - INFAC Corp. and Fluortubing.

  • St. Baldrick's event is Saturday

    Nearly everyone can recall a story of how cancer has personally touched and left its mark on their lives. For a local woman, her family's experience with cancer has resulted in a fundraising campaign geared toward not only collecting donations but raising awareness about childhood cancer.

    Donna Wise, chair of the department of human performance at Campbellsville University, has a grandson, Carter, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of six months.

  • Man indicted on assault, other charges after fleeing

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on assault and other charges after he allegedly injured Taylor County jail staff.

    Mario L. Thompson, 22, of 418 Bowman St. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Thompson was arrested after being questioned by probation and parole officers on Jan. 7, according to court records, because he had failed to report a new arrest.

  • Taco Bell to pay $300,000 to man who found hook in food

    A Lebanon man has been awarded more than $300,000 by a Taylor County jury after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Number of scams on the rise

    Something seemed fishy to Linda Colvin. As she played back the phone message, Colvin wondered why a judge would be asking her to call him back.

    She couldn't help but comply.

    But as soon she reached "George English," Colvin knew she had been the target of a scam.