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  • Local schools participate in award-winning energy education program

    Kentucky was recently recognized as the distinguished 2011 “state of the year” by the National Energy Education Development Project for its state energy education program.
    The state’s program is partnered with the Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. Children’s Energy Education Program to help incorporate energy education into local schools.

  • Woman with local ties publishes book aimed at helping parents to be

    Shelbyville-based marriage and family counselor Chandra Heath has just published a new book that will help prepare prospective parents for the challenges of welcoming a new baby into their family.
    “Pre-Parental Workbook: Preparing Yourself, Your Relationship and Your Family for Having a Baby,” published by Bluegrass Creative, helps parents and families start talking and thinking about issues that may come up over the course of pregnancy and after the baby is born.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces Battles in the Bluegrass schedule

    Bluegrass Cellular has announced the games to be featured in the second football season of Battles in the Bluegrass, a high school sports program highlighting rivalry games throughout central Kentucky.
    The featured games and teams are:

  • Volunteers needed at Bluegrass Way

    Volunteers are needed at Bluegrass Way Senior Living Center.
    Staff say they are in need of people who would like to volunteer for devotion times and to do activities with those who live there, such as play a musical instrument or sing.
    For more information, call 789-1200.

  • Financial Peace University classes to begin Sept. 20

    More than a million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University, the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey.
    FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth.
    FPU is available for churches, military, nonprofit agencies and businesses.

  • BBB releases latest scams and bad business list

    The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top consumer issues for September.

     BBB Business Reviews now offer more information. BBB Louisville is testing Customer Reviews, which will allow consumers a chance to post comments, positive or negative, that will help others in the search for a business they can trust. BBB will also publish the actual text of customer complaints and business responses as part of each business’s Business Review.

  • Where's the Mail?

    Saturday mail delivery could soon be a thing of the past.

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told a Senate committee Tuesday that unless congress steps in, the U.S. Postal Service faces default by the end of the month. Donahoe said funds will be insufficient to make the congressionally mandated $5.5 billion payment to pre-fund retiree health benefits.

  • Man faces second sodomy indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of sodomizing another person more than three years ago.

    Leonard Macon Jr., 20, of 1601 Parkview Drive was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury. He was charged with first-degree sodomy.

    According to the indictment, he allegedly committed the crime between January and November 2008. He is accused of forcing a person to engage in the act.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs investigated.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. Macon was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex crimes

    The Campbellsville man accused of having sex with a teenager has pleaded guilty to the crime and may spend 12 years in prison as a result.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted Howard H. Hagerty, 51, of 735 Buckner Ave. in May, charging him with committing two sex-related crimes on March 20 with a child older than 12 but younger than 18.

    Hagerty appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly last Tuesday and pleaded guilty to the crimes.

  • Taylor County jailer now faces three civil suits

    Another Campbellsville man has filed suit against the local jailer, claiming he is being held in jail against the law.

    Charles B. Bates, a public defender with the Department of Public Advocacy office in Columbia, filed the civil suit on Friday, Sept. 2 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Brandon P. Edelen, 23, of 1488 Roberts Road.

    Edelen was arrested Sunday, Aug. 28 and charged with alcohol and drug charges. Bond was set at $250 cash.