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  • Council OKs carbon project

    The City may soon get paid for helping the environment.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved a proposal from Environmental Credit Corp., a New York-based company that wants to burn methane produced at the City's landfill, reducing harmful emissions into the environment.

  • Congressman will place official papers at Campbellsville University

    U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis will be at Campbellsville University tomorrow at 1:30 to announce that he will be placing his official congressional papers at CU.

    Having Lewis' congressional papers at CU means that the official records of his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives will be permanently retained as a collection at Campbellsville University and made available for future review and research.

    The papers of such long-serving officials is a valued addition to a university library and archives.

  • Councilman gets Santa's Helper award this year

    City Councilman Doug Mullins has received this year's Santa's Helper award for his service to the Campbellsville community.

    The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club presents the award each year at Miller Park just before the Thanksgiving holiday. The ceremony coincides with the lighting of Christmas lights at the park. This year's light display extends through the entire length of the park.

    According to Kiwanis member Doug Tucker, the award is given to an individual who has contributed to the community in some way, either by volunteering or benefiting a large number of people.

  • Black Friday

    A sluggish economy didn't keep shoppers away from Campbellsville stores "Black Friday" morning in search of a good deal.

    Several local business managers and owners say this year's Black Friday shopping crowds were busy, and they hope the large crowds remain throughout the holiday shopping season.

    Dakota Farms owner Julie Pippin said Friday was a good day for her business, which opened its doors at 7 a.m. She said the store didn't have a day-after-Thanksgiving sale last year.

  • Economic status better than most

    Taylor County seems largely untouched by the nationwide economy's downward spin. The unemployment rate remains among the lowest in the region and two companies have located in the county this year.

    "Taylor County has been very blessed," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team Taylor County. "In September 2008, we had the lowest unemployment rate of all the counties surrounding us. We also have the lowest unemployment rate of any county in our planning region, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District."

  • Biology class adopts endangered animal

    Students in advanced biology classes at Taylor County High School have a new classmate. The new classmate is short, furry and has a white handlebar mustache.

    The classmate could be a male but is most likely female. The classmate's name is Hailey. Or Charley. Or maybe Harley or another combination of Hailey and Charley. Hailey/Charley has never uttered a word but has become fast friends with his - or her - classmates.

    As a matter of fact, the classmates have adopted it.

  • KSP gears up for increased Thanksgiving holiday traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, Kentucky State Police officers expect increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The four-day holiday driving period includes heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips, which combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving.

  • Other teen Thanksgiving letters

    Brittany Jackson

    Thankful

    Being thankful for some may be for their career or their health, but for me, I'm thankful for the simple things in life. I'm thankful for my beautiful daughter, my wonderful mother, and my crazy, outrageous siblings.

  • Other adult Thanksgiving letters

    Thankful

    I am originally from Tennessee. I am so thankful to God for bringing me to Campbellsville, for bringing me home. I am so blessed to have an awesome church like Elkhorn Baptist Church and two awesome preachers like Brian Rafferty and Haywood Riner. God has truly blessed me with a church family that loves everybody no matter how down and out they are.

  • Contest winners announced

    "A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers."

    —Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

    Today is a time to reflect on the many ways we've all been blessed. And hundreds of people put their reflections into words in the Central Kentucky News-Journal's annual Thanksgiving Essay Contest.

    The contest asked readers to think about how they have been blessed and what they're most thankful for in their lives.