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  • McMahan to address chamber

    Ron McMahan, Team Taylor County executive director, is April's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.

    The lunch, sponsored by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, is Thursday, April 2 at noon at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, March 31 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • Kickin' the habit: Smokers have several options

    Occasionally, the urge comes over Charlotte McFarland. She needs a cigarette.

    "There are times that I wanted to smoke, but I know that if I just wait a few minutes, the feeling will go away."

    McFarland's 30-year habit was hard to break, but she says that after a few false starts, she and her husband, Frank, were finally able to kick smoking for good.

    "We had been wanting to quit for a long, long time," she said.

  • Officials seek share of stimulus money

    From help with jail construction costs to water and sewer projects, local officials are putting in their requests for federal economic stimulus money.

    Kentucky will receive about $3 billion over the next 28 months for investments in health care, education, energy, infrastructure and economic development. In addition, the state will be able to compete for further investments in areas such as energy research and education.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Lady Tigers lose 64-60

    Campbellsville University was outscored 23-12 off 25 turnovers and the Lady Tigers dropped their first game in the NAIA National Tournament 64-60 to Columbia (Mo.) College Thursday morning in Jackson, Tenn.

    Read more on this story in Monday's issue.

  • BALD ... for a cure

    Donna Wise told everyone at Saturday's St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure at Campbellsville University that cancer doesn't take a holiday because of an economic downturn.

    Twenty barbers, more than 100 shavees and a couple handfuls of volunteers didn't take a day off either. They joined forces to raise nearly $30,000, with personal and community donations continuing to come in.

  • Adopt-a-Highway volunteers start work

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet has announced that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 22-28.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean about 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

  • Budget meeting ends in questions

    A Fiscal Court committee has asked the City for money to help balance next year's jail budget.

    On Monday night, a combined budget committee made up of members of Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court met to discuss ways to combat what officials say is now a shortfall of about $370,000 in the 2009-2010 jail budget.

    The Committee was formed and met after two meetings of the Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee.

  • Cigarette taxes hit smokers early

    Attention smokers. That expensive habit will soon cost you even more.

    On April 1, two new cigarette taxes will go into effect, forcing smokers to pay nearly $1 more per pack, $10 per carton.

    House Bill 144, state legislators' response to Kentucky's revenue shortfall, will double the current state tax on cigarettes from 30 cents to 60 cents. In addition, retailers will pay a one-time stock tax to the state on the tobacco products they have in stock on April 1. On the same day, a federal tax of $1.01 per pack - an increase of 62 cents - also takes effect.

  • IRS has $1.3 billion for people who have not filed a 2005 tax return

    Unclaimed refunds totaling about $1.3 billion are awaiting more than a million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2005, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

    However, to collect the money, a return for 2005 must be filed with the IRS no later than Wednesday, April 15.

    In Kentucky, an estimated 14,600 did not file a return for 2005, meaning a total estimated refund of $12.5 million remains unclaimed.

  • Man pleads guilty to selling drugs

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and could be sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes.

    Steve Lane Underwood, 53, of 206 S. Court St. appeared before Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, March 3 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Underwood pleaded guilty in two separate cases to possession of drug supplies and four counts of selling controlled substances. Two of the controlled substance charges were first-degree offenses and two were second-degree. A charge of possessing less than 8 ounces of marijuana was dismissed.