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  • Prevention is the key to flu virus

    No need to throw out those pork chops. Though the latest virus compromising human health is known as swine flu, it has little to with its namesake.

    "[It has] nothing to do with pork products," said Lake Cumberland District Health Department Medical Director Dr. Christene Weyman. "Animals, like us, get flu virus infections. Normally these are species specific, however, under the right circumstances flu viruses mix, producing a novel virus, which has components from all species and can infect humans.

  • Reunited

    It was an image he would never forget. As Jack Strawder pulled into his ex-wife's Lakeside, Va. driveway one Sunday in 1968, he saw a car pulling away. From the back seat of that car, his daughter, 9-year-old Vicki Sue, sat waving at him.

    "I thought they were going to the store, so I just waited for them to come back."

    They never did.

    And ever since, Jack has been looking for Vicki Sue.

    Last weekend, Jack, 71, saw his daughter for the first time in 41 years.

  • Making their mark

    History came alive for a group of Taylor County students last week, and they left their mark on history, too.

    The students, from the Taylor County School District's Student Technology Leadership Program, are participating in a statewide project to help locate Kentucky historical markers. 

    The students - from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools - are locating about 25 historical markers in Taylor County using a Global Positioning System and will then enter their data on the Mapping Kentucky History project's Web site.

  • Celebrating spring

    The Friends of Taylor County Public Library hosted an Earth Day and Spring Celebration last Thursday at the library with crafts, snacks, stories and flower planting for area children.

  • 'It's all about life's important lessons ...'

    In addition to presenting the annual community awards, the Chamber also recognized its outgoing president Mike Judd, incoming president John Raganas and members of the Chamber's board of directors.

    Angela Marcum Call, Will Patton and Darrin Price were selected as directors for 2009-2010. Those rotating off the board were Dr. Frank Cheatham, Laura Wilds and Diane Woods-Ayers.

    Miss Kentucky Emily Cox, a Campbellsville native, was the guest speaker for the annual banquet.

  • Motion for new Taco Bell trial denied

    Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram has denied a request for a new trial or to vacate a Taylor County jury's award of more than $300,000 to a Lebanon man 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.

  • Campbellsville man accused of DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI.

    Donnie L. Underwood, 52, of 566 Wise Road was arrested at about 1 p.m. Friday, April 24.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Capt. Todd Little received a complaint about someone driving under the influence of alcohol on East Broadway.

    Records state that after observing the vehicle weave back and forth across the centerline of traffic, Little stopped Underwood's vehicle.

  • Citizen of the Year

    This year's top Chamber of Commerce award winner is full of hot air. Well, not really ... but he sure hopes some balloons will be soon.

    Greg Gribbins is this year's recipient of the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. Named for former Chamber and tourism leader Everette Lee, the award recognizes individuals who have given substantially of their time, talent and leadership to make the community a better place.

    Gribbins was one of six award winners recognized at Thursday night's annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. (See sidebar for a list of the other winners.)

  • Update: City School Board has re-vote in special meeting

    After a re-vote yesterday morning, Mike Deaton is still Campbellsville Independent Schools' new superintendent.

    Board members re-cast their votes for superintendent in a special meeting at 7:30 Wednesday morning.

    Board member Pat Hall made the motion to appoint Deaton, with Board member Mitch Overstreet's second. Hall, Overstreet, Board member Suzanne Wilson and Board chair Angie Johnson voted "yes," while Board member Barkley Taylor cast the lone "no" vote.

    Wednesday's meeting was a result of the Board's private vote on Friday.

  • Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion

    A Campbellsville man and woman were indicted in Marion Circuit Court on April 14.

    Joyce Bagby, 36, of 900 S. Central Ave. and Lawrence E. Carter, 32, of 716 S. Columbia Ave., Apt. 8, were indicted on four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged checks and tampering with physical evidence.

    Carter was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.