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  • Low-income citizens offered heating help

    Latisha Grant needed help.
    “I’m a full time college student, unemployed, with two children under 10 and I’m a single mother,” Grant said.
    Extra money, as well as free time, is a luxury Grant doesn’t have. And when the winter heating bills began rolling in, Grant wasn’t sure how she’d pay them.

    Then she heard about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is administered locally through Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency.

  • Wreck victim remembered by friends


    Peggy Pyles is being remembered by friends as a dedicated woman who enjoyed helping other people and loved serving as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
    Pyles, 78, died Tuesday as a result of a two-vehicle wreck in Campbellsville.

    She was initiated into the Pitman Chapter #157 of the Order of the Eastern Star on June 8, 1999, but her friends recall her as someone who loved to serve, and quickly became a dedicated member.

  • Schuhmann joins The Green Room

    Neila Schuhmann recently joined The Green Room as a massage therapist.
    Schuhmann is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Kentucky. She specializes not only in relaxing Swedish massage, but also therapeutic deep tissue massage.
    “The response to our day spa, and in particular the massage therapy we offer, has been overwhelming,” says The Green Room owner Karen Patton, “so we are very lucky to have Neila join our team of experienced massage therapists.”     

  • Forcht Bank names new senior banking officer

    Forcht Bank recently announced the return of Leroy Bratcher to the Campbellsville market as senior banking officer.   

  • Amedisys Home Health named to 2011 Top 500 HomeCare Elite

    Amedisys Home Health in Campbellsville announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite top 500 home health agencies in the country for the third time.
    Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

  • County Agricultural Investment Program approved for Taylor County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, recently approved $173,000 in Taylor County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program. The Taylor County Cattlemen’s Association Inc. submitted a proposal to the Taylor County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.  

  • Thompson to compete in NAILE

    Isaac Thompson of Campbellsville has entered a Hereford in the beef division of the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition. The world’s largest purebred livestock show, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville on Nov. 5-18.

  • AT&T boosts mobile broadband network in Taylor County

    AT&T customers in Kentucky are expected to experience improved mobile broadband coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment by AT&T. The company announced recently network improvements made in the first half of 2011 to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network throughout the Bluegrass State.
    AT&T has upgraded over 120 new cell sites for mobile broadband, including sites in Taylor County.

  • Conway, P’Pool seek attorney general seat

    Tracy Harris
    tharris@oldhamera.com

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.
    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Abramson visits Campbellsville on campaign trail

    Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visited Campbellsville Friday afternoon. Abramson is running mate of Gov. Steve Beshear. While in town, he stopped at Druther’s Restaurant and met with a crowd of more than 50 people who applauded as he entered the restaurant. He spoke of the importance of every citizen voting, and said he and Beshear will not stop fighting until the election is over.