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  • Alcohol sales provide little revenue in first year

    It's been one year since the first alcoholic beverage was served at a Campbellsville restaurant following the moist vote. And from the standpoint of City revenue and alcohol-related crime, little has changed.

    Last May, voters living within the City approved the sale of alcohol in restaurants seating at least 50 people as long as the drinks are served in conjunction with a meal. Restaurants must derive at least 70 percent of their income from the sale of food.

    The measure passed by 74 votes.

  • The Art of Acrobatics

    The 43rd season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series got off to a high flying start Thursday as the Golden Dragon Acrobats entertained a packed house at Campbellsville University's J.K. Powell Athletic Center.

    Hailing from the Hebei province in the People's Republic of China, the 25-member Golden Acrobats have toured the United States continuously since 1978, performing in all 50 states and in more than 65 counties.

    The performance includes jugglers, contortionists, a ladder act and other acrobatic feats.

    Next up on the Arts Series roster is a puppet show.

  • Sheriff's tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the annual audit of the 2008 financial statement of Taylor County Sheriff John Shipp's office.

    State law requires two audits of each county's sheriff's office, one on the sheriff's tax account and the other on the fee account used to operate the office.

    The audit found Shipp's financial statement fairly represented the revenues, expenditures and excess fees for the period ending Dec. 31, 2008. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Judicial center opens Monday

    The Taylor County Judicial Center officially opens to the public today.

    Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress and his office staff moved from the Taylor County Courthouse to the new judicial center building last week.

    All other offices will remain at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    On Friday, Burress said the move is going well, though he and his staff weren't ready to open for their monthly Saturday hours as they had planned.

  • Family, attitude helps woman fight cancer

    If anyone knows the importance of a mammogram, it's probably Cindy O'Banion.

    At 43, O'Banion is battling breast cancer. It was detected during her first mammogram.

    And with October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she recommends all women get regular mammograms.

    So far, what has kept O'Banion, a Campbellsville resident, in the fight against her cancer has been a positive attitude and strength from her friends and family.

    O'Banion, administrator of The Grandview, a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, was diagnosed in January.

  • Fire Prevention efforts begin next week

    Campbellsville Fire Department will begin its annual Fire Prevention Week activities next Monday. The events will run through Oct. 26 and go to Campbellsville Independent, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    Though Fire Prevention Week is actually Oct. 4-10, local events are scheduled later in the month because of schools being closed for fall break.

    This year, the focus will be on basics such the dangers of playing with fire and the correct way to stop, drop and roll, according to Campbellsville Fire Assistant Chief Bill Hall.

  • Campbellsville men plead guilty to cocaine charges

    Two Campbellsville residents are among the three men who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

    According to a United States Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka "Junior," 30, of Campbellsville, Robert H. Lamer Jr., 37, of Campbellsville and Jeffery Lynn Bivens, 25, of Cecilia, Ky., entered guilty pleas before District Judge Thomas B. Russell on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Bowling Green.

  • Using the News

    Getting students interested in what they are learning has always been an important concern for educators. Teachers want students to be excited about what they are learning so they'll actively participate in classroom activities.

    Teachers in the Campbellsville and Taylor County area help accomplish this goal by using newspapers in the classroom. Teachers can use newspapers in all subject areas from English and arts and humanities to family and consumer sciences.

  • Council denies County's request again

    For the second time, Campbellsville City Council has denied a request from Taylor Fiscal Court to convert a two-way street into a one-way.

    At the last regular meeting, the Council declined a request from the County to convert a portion of a street running from Main Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard to one-way. The County wants the portion of the new street, which is adjacent to the Taylor County Judicial Center, to be one way so that eight parallel parking spaces can be created.

  • County answers lawsuit allegations

    Taylor County has filed an answer to a lawsuit that claims it failed to pay a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center. And, according to the answer, the County has filed a counterclaim.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint on Friday, July 24 in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc., against Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.