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  • Annual Love Letters contest begins

    "But now remains faith, hope, love, these three;

    but the greatest of these is love."

    -I Corinthians 13:13

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents, or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

  • Study shows air is polluted in local restaurants

    The air in Campbellsville restaurants is polluted, a Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy study shows.

    Local health and government leaders converged on Taylor County Health Department Tuesday morning for the unveiling of results of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy's indoor air quality study.

    Between April and August 2008, air samples were taken in nine Campbellsville restaurants, according to Ellen J. Hahn, director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy.

  • Garbage customers could face higher monthly bills

    Waste Connection customers may have to pay a monthly fuel surcharge if the cost of diesel reaches $4.50 per gallon.

    On Tuesday night, magistrates discussed the renewal of the County's franchise agreement with Waste Connections Inc. to provide county garbage service.

    In October, magistrates opened two bids for the service, one from the county's current provider Waste Connections Inc. and one from Rumpke, another waste and recycling company.

  • Veterans Memorial Park meeting planned

    A meeting for those interested in managing Veterans Memorial Park this summer is planned for today at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office at 465-7729.

  • Events to honor slain civil rights leader

    The country will honor one of its most famous Civil Rights leaders next Monday, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Several decades ago, King told the world of his dream for the future.

  • A piece of history

    Steve Flinchum, left, and his son Sawyer are working to restore the Toll House on Tebbs Bend Road.

    The project is being completed with a Department of Transportation grant

  • Filling up the empty cells

    The Taylor County Detention Center is slowly, but surely, filling its cells.

    As of last Monday, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the jail was housing 26 state inmates. As of Friday, that number had risen to nearly 100.

    When you add Taylor County's own inmates to that figure, he said, the jail will soon be nearly full.

    "We're filling them up," Benningfield said.

    He said state inmates were transported to Taylor County from several counties last week, including Jefferson, Boyle, Christian, McCreary and Powell.

  • Man still missing after a year

    A Campbellsville man has been missing for about a year now, though a local law enforcement official says he believes the man just decided to leave the county.

    James Huff, who is also known as "Rambo," according to his uncle, has been missing since last Jan. 28, according to the National Center for Missing Adults.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton says, however, that he believes Huff left Campbellsville of his own free will.

  • Goody's reported to close all stores

    Though store officials aren't commenting, Goody's Family Clothing will close all of its stores this year, according to media reports.

    According to Dow Jones Newswire, Goody's is in the process of seeking bids to liquidate its assets.

    Calls to the local Goody's store in Green River Plaza were directed to the Goody's corporate office in Knoxville, Tenn. Those calls were not returned.

  • School merger forum held

    Most were for it, at least one appeared to be against it, still others simply had questions.

    A public meeting Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Park Community Center to discuss a merger of the two local public school systems lasted an hour and a half and attracted nearly 100 residents.

    News-Journal Publisher Patrick Keefe, who both hosted and facilitated the meeting, supplied packets of information regarding state law as well as revenue, expenses and enrollment at both Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school systems.