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  • Hot Topic - EDA: City says it’s not earmarking its $100,000 contribution.

    A possible miscommunication led to a lengthy discussion regarding the future of the Economic Development Authority during Monday night's special Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, told Council members that he needs clarification on recent actions taken by the City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court regarding EDA funding.

  • Resident accused of violating terms of sex offender registration

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of failing to comply with the terms of the state's sex offender registration program.

    Kevin L. Wilson, 45, of 211 W. Hord St. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The charge is Wilson's second such offense. He was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Wilson allegedly changed his address between Dec. 13 and Jan. 13 without notifying the Division of Probation and Parole.

  • Orthodyne photo contest winners announced

    Orthodyne Physical Therapy hosted a Fourth of July amateur photo contest. Entries were judged in the following categories - scenic, people, patriotic, miscellaneous and animal.

    First place won an engraved wooden picture frame and a $64 cash award. Second place received $20 and a ribbon and third place received $10 and a ribbon.

    Winners are as follows:

  • KORT offers new concussion management program at area schools

    An estimated 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries are reported in the United States each year. Concussion is the most common sports-related brain injury, second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic injury among 15- to 24-year-olds.

    Properly diagnosing concussion and seeking treatment early helps athletes recover more quickly, and this is the reason KORT has developed a new concussion management program.

  • Local man featured in Buyers Market of American Craft

    Buyers from galleries and stores across the U.S. and Canada can purchase some of the finest work by Kentucky artisans when they visit the Kentucky Crafted booth at the Buyers Market of American Craft in Baltimore, Md.

    The show is now under way and runs through Wednesday.

    Among the works for sale will be those of Jordan Stapp of Campbellsville's K & M Crafts of Kentucky.

  • Deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments applications approaches

    Farmers and ranchers applying for assistance for 2009 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program, also known as SURE, have until July 29 to submit an application.

    SURE provides crop disaster assistance to eligible producers who have suffered crop production or quality losses. Producers in a secretarial declared county must have suffered at least a 10 percent loss on a crop of economic significance. For those producers not in a secretarial declared county, a total farm production loss of greater than 50 percent must occur.

  • TRH cancer center receives certification

    The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Bluegrass Cellular launches text-only plan for hearing impaired

    Bluegrass Cellular has launched a text-only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network.

    The new service plan is now available and provides text-only access to Bluegrass Cellular's nationwide service network. The new plan will offer unlimited text messaging for $20 per month on select devices. Any voice minutes will be billed at a rate of 10 cents per minute. A certification of disability will be required to be eligible for the text-only service.

  • Blood drive meets goal

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office and the American Red Cross hosted a blood drive Friday at Kroger on East Broadway. More than 25 people donated, which surpassed the goal for the event.

    Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, who spearheaded the drive, said he had set a goal of 15 to 25 donations.

    There were prizes from local businesses given away during the event.

    Rice said he wanted to plan a blood drive because of the need for blood and to help the sheriff's office build rapport with the community.

  • Fire chief gets 'Spirit of the Fourth' award

    The annual Fourth of July Celebration always ends with a bang.

    And this year, the man who has helped ensure residents hear that bang at the annual fireworks show has been honored for his community service.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson was recently named this year's Spirit of the Fourth Award winner.