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  • FSA reminds producers to file acreage reports by July 15

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to submit their annual acreage reports to their local FSA county office by July 15 to meet FSA program eligibility requirements.

    State FSA Director John McCauley says farmers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in Adair crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a single-car crash in Adair County on Tuesday morning.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Tara Trent, 17, was driving a 1993 Nissan Sentra south on Sano Road about 12 miles east of Columbia when her car dropped off the right shoulder. Trent overcorrected, struck an embankment and overturned.

    Trent, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported by private vehicle to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper Tracy Haynes investigated. Adair County EMS also responded.

  • House fire under investigation

    An early morning house fire is under investigation.

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to house fire on Gidget Trail at about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire Department release, the home, owned by Sunset Beach Properties, was fully involved. The house was unoccupied.

    The fire was quickly extinguished but left heavy damage throughout the house.

    Fifteen firefighters responded with three trucks.

  • Putting stimulus money to work.

    Barbara Gribbins needed a job. A former Taylor County Detention Center employee, Gribbins had been out of work for several months.

    "I was looking for work," Gribbins said. "I had been on unemployment and it was running out."

    Then Gribbins heard about WorkNow Kentucky.

    Fueled by stimulus funds, the program puts Kentuckians to work for the summer. Salaries and benefits are paid entirely through the program, which is overseen by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Campbellsville men arrested in connection with Adair burglary

    Four men, including two from Campbellsville, have been arrested in connection with the burglary of an Adair County home.

    Kentucky State Police, with assistance from officers of the Campbellsville and Columbia police departments, made the arrests Tuesday. The burglary occurred after midnight on Monday on Rose Lane in Adair County.

    Robert Paul Roberts, 20, of Campbellsville was arrested in Campbellsville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree fleeing/evading police.

  • Just two weeks left to register for disaster aid

    The deadline to apply for disaster aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, July 12.

    FEMA will accept registrations until 8 p.m.

    "We can't help you if we don't know you need help," stated Doug Mayne, coordinating officer for FEMA. Mayne oversees the government's response to Kentucky's early May disaster.

  • Burress attends 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2010 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College, which took place June 15-17 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the event, which offered nine hours of continuing education credit.

    The theme for the college was "A Day in the Life of a Clerk."

  • Freshman Fundamentals

    A small group of incoming Campbellsville High freshmen got a taste of high school life this week.

    The school's Freshman FUNdamentals, a three-day program that began Monday, gave students an idea of what to expect once they enter high school.

    Incoming freshmen participated in a scavenger hunt, in which they were given clues about items or tasks that could be accomplished in a particular room, such as the library. They then had to find that room.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in collision

    A Campbellsville teen was treated for injuries following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of Meader Street and Coakley Avenue.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 7:35 p.m., Audra Graham, 33, of Campbellsville was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi east on Coakley Avenue when she crossed into the path of a 2000 Honda, driven by Tyler Lambert, 21, of Campbellsville. Lambert was traveling north on Meader Street.

  • TAXES: Taylor County Public Library

    There wouldn't be a library in Taylor County if there wasn't a tax, she says.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday says the tax is essential to keeping the library's doors open and books available for checkout.

    According to Munday, the library's taxing district was created in the early 1980s, but not without resistance from residents.