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  • Doctor brings new specialty to Campbellsville

    Her office is somewhat bare, except for some scattered paperwork and plastic models of feet and other bones of the body.

    A book on fractures in children sits on the corner of her desk, with many pages dog-eared for future reference.

    Dr. Kenyatta Norman is Taylor Regional Hospital's new orthopedic oncologist at the Taylor Regional Orthopedic Center.

    And, according to Cindy Rose, TRH's public relations and hospitality services director, Norman is one of only two such surgeons in Kentucky. The other works in Louisville.

  • Rain barrel demonstration is Feb. 11

    The City of Campbellsville will offer a rain barrel demonstration as part of its storm water education efforts.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from a roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams.

  • Court hears cases stemming from drug crime ring

    Several of the 19 people charged last year with operating a crime ring formed to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties have pleaded guilty to their crimes.

    And as a result, the defendants have received jail time, probation and diversions, and some still face charges against them.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

  • Some is better than none

    On garbage day, Pat Webster's driveway sticks out like a sore thumb. While large cans line the street, Webster has only a tiny one. And it's often just half full.

    An avid recycler, Webster take two trips a month to the recycling center at Miller Park. She picks up recyclables from two friends along the way as well.

    "I guess I've just always been a recycler," she said. "I think we need to help our environment as much as possible."

    Webster is one of several people helping to push the importance of recycling in Taylor County.

  • The many branches of a family tree

    It started 40 years ago with a longing to find out who her relatives were. Since then, it has ballooned into an "addictive" hobby that covers her entire basement.

    "My basement is a full genealogy library," she said.

    Barbara Wright is a genealogist. And she helps others become them, too.

  • Times have changed, but a long way to go

    Since 1926, Americans have recognized the contributions made by the black community.

    That's when Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week to honor black history. After working in the Kentucky coal mines, enrolling in high school at age 20, Woodson went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. That's when he decided to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas, two important figures in Black History.

    Later, the week was extended to include all of February and renamed Black History Month.

  • College Goal Sunday at CU canceled

    The College Goal Sunday event at Campbellsville University Sunday, Jan. 31 has been canceled due to the snow, according to Chris Tolson, director of financial aid at CU.

    As an alternative to College Goal Sunday, a toll-free financial aid helpline is available to answer the questions of those who planned to attend College Goal Sunday.

    You can call the helpline at 1-888-4-KASFAA beginning Monday, Feb. 1. This hotline will be staffed by financial aid professionals from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, Feb. 15.

  • Primary Election ballot heats up

    Nearly 100 people have filed to run in the 2010 Election.

    With the filing deadline now expired, the Primary Ballot has been set, according to County Clerk Mark Carney. The Primary Election is May 18. In all, 98 people have filed.

    Not every race will be contested in May.

    "The most you'll see is six if you're in the city and five if you're in the county," Carney said.

    The magistrate's race is the most hotly contested, with at least one Primary race in five of the six districts.

  • Campbellsville Schools out Thursday

    Campbellsville Independent Schools has canceled classes for Thursday.

    The CHS boys' basketball team will face Glasgow on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the All "A" Classic State Tournament at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

    Closing schools for the day will allow students who would like to support the team to do so.

    Superintendent Mike Deaton said he is excited about the opportunity for the boys' team.

  • Got Yours?

    If the Girl Scouts haven't come to call, you're in luck because there's still time to get your Thin Mints or Samoas.

    The initial order period for your favorite sweet treats has ended, but don't fret. The Girl Scouts will be setting up booth sales Saturday, Feb. 21 through March 14 at local Wal-Mart and Kroger stores.

    "Sales are going really well," says Service Unit Manager Jennifer Willis. "We've sold 13,795 boxes and we still have booth sales going on."