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  • The Healing Place offers more than just drug abuse treatment

    From the outside, it could be mistaken for a hotel or even dorm rooms.

    An on-duty watch person greets visitors, ready to sign in and out all those coming to the facility.

    And on the inside, the neat and tidy place has several bedrooms complete with bunk beds and a cafeteria, laundry rooms and classrooms.

  • Court narrowly approves budget, interlocal agreement

    Magistrates have approved a 2011-2012 fiscal year budget and a new Rescue and E-911 agreement with the city, though just barely with votes of 3-2.

    The current agreement was set to expire at midnight Thursday.

    Taylor Fiscal Court met at 9 a.m. yesterday to discuss the agreement and budget, among several other items. Two magistrates — John Gaines and Tommy Corbin — voted not to accept the new agreement, which Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young has already signed. They also voted not to accept the new budget.

  • Tri-County Car Club: 25 years of shows

    Two car shows each year. Summer events on Main Street. Donations to countless charities.

    The good deeds of the Tri-County Car Club, which is based in Campbellsville, have become commonplace in the community. And this year the club is celebrating its 25th year of existence.

    According to the club's website, www.tri-countycarclubonline.com, the club was formed June 8, 1986.

    The club's first July Fourth car show was in 1987. Monday's will be the 25th such show.

  • Man arrested on rape, sodomy charges

     A Campbellsville man has been arrested on rape and sodomy charges involving a child younger than 16.

    Ryan L. Hardin, 31, of 5592 Hodgenville Road was arrested at 12:11 p.m. on Tuesday after a Taylor County Sheriff's Office investigation.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield made the arrest.

    According to a sheriff's office news release, deputies received a report that Hardin had allegedly sodomized a juvenile younger than 16.

  • More end-of-course exam details revealed

    Details are trickling out about the end-of-course exams that will replace assessment tests for high school students. And while local principals say they don't yet know all of the details, they now have a better idea of what to expect.

  • City gives final approval to budget

    Campbellsville City Council members gave final approval to the 2010-2011 budget during a five-minute special meeting Monday.

    The vote was unanimous. Council members Patti Phillips, Vangie Ford and Stan McKinney did not attend the meeting.

    The $14.9 million budget includes 2 percent raises for City employees, which will cost about $71,000. Salaries total $3.5 million. With the 2 percent raise, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will earn $42,161.

    On Tuesday morning, Young said several revenue sources will see cuts in the 2011-2012 budget year.

  • More taxes?

    Just when gas prices begin to show signs of relief at the pumps, the state is increasing its gasoline tax.

    Tomorrow, the Kentucky gas tax will increase 1.9 cents per gallon. Kentucky residents will see one of the highest tax increases to date - from 25.9 to 27.8 cents per gallon.

    The cause of the increase is linked to a law that ties the average wholesale price of gasoline to the gasoline tax, according to the state Transportation Cabinet.

  • TC students graduate from youth leadership program


    While other students were taking a summer break from classes, Taylor County students Cooper Hall and Grant Cox were putting their math, science and technology skills to work at The Center for Rural Development's Rogers Explorers program.

    The rising ninth-grade students received real-life experiences in some of the industry's leading professional careers and developed critical leadership skills as the region's next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • CU students serve in missions, ministry over summer break

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Nearly 70 Campbellsville University students are spending at least part of their summer in missions and ministry. Whether the student is interning in a church, going on a mission trip or working at a summer church camp, students from CU are all over the world preaching the name of Christ.

  • Leaving for Camp


    More than 75 children from Campbellsville and Taylor County left Tuesday, June 28 for 4-H Camp at Lake Cumberland. Parents waited by the buses to say goodbye. Amanda Sublett is the Taylor County Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development.