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  • Mannsville post office could close

    Those who get their mail at Mannsville Post Office could soon have a change of address.

    Mannsville Post Office is one of about 3,700 being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

    On Tuesday, USPS announced in a press release that because more and more customers are conducting postal business online, on smart phones and at other retail stores, the need for post office locations, which is the largest retail network in the country, is declining.

  • Traditional light bulbs on their way out

    Federal regulations will soon change the way residents light up a room.

    Beginning next Jan. 1, the new regulations will prohibit the sale of standard 100-watt incandescent light bulbs.

    On Jan. 1, 2013, the traditional 75-watt bulb will no longer be available, and on Jan. 1, 2014, the traditional 60- and 45-watt bulbs will no longer be sold. California began the transition this year.

  • Mannsville Post Office could close

    Those who get their mail at Mannsville Post Office could soon have a change of address.

    Mannsville Post Office is one of 3,700 being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

    On Tuesday, USPS announced in a press release that because more customers are choosing to conduct postal business online, on smart phones and at stores, the need for retail post office locations - the largest retail network in the country - is declining.

    For the complete story, see Thursday's issue.

  • County honored for cleanup efforts

    Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, and PRIDE recently announced that Taylor County and Campbellsville met the "Get Five for PRIDE" challenge during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month, the anti-litter campaign in southern and eastern Kentucky in April.

    "Last year, I couldn't believe more than 30,000 people would volunteer to pick up trash across the region, but PRIDE volunteers had another record-breaking year for 2011," Rogers stated. "The old tires and used appliances tossed over the hillsides are finally becoming a thing of the past.

  • Last defendant in drug case enters plea

    The last of four people accused of operating a meth lab in a Hamilton Street home has pleaded guilty to the crimes.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted the four on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug supplies last September.

    Charged were:

  • A+ Auto Sales has new location

    Chris Caulk, owner of A+ Auto Sales, recently announced his new location at 1200 E. Broadway across from Taylor County Middle School in Campbellsville.

    A+ Auto Sales offers buy-here-pay-here financing for most vehicles. Its full line of auto services includes new state-of-the-art front-end alignment with camera system, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes/rotors, motor repair, tire rotation and balancing and a custom muffler shop.

  • AT&T expands mobile broadband network in Campbellsville

    AT&T has expanded its mobile broadband network in Campbellsville, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in Taylor County.

    Already this year, AT&T has expanded mobile broadband to several communities, including Bardstown, Berea, Corbin, Hodgenville, London, Mt. Sterling, Pikeville and Murray.

    "Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers," stated Dave Weller, regional director of external affairs for AT&T Kentucky.

  • Man pleads guilty to sending nude photos of himself to a 13-year-old

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to sending pornographic photos of himself to a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy who posed as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room.

    In exchange for his plea, the prosecutor has recommended a probation sentence and that the man be required to register as a sex offender.

    Frankie Hardin, 60, of 313 Sharon Drive entered his guilty plea before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday.

  • Summer Veggies

    Fresh cantaloupe, watermelon, corn, tomatoes and beans. For those looking for some homegrown foods, ready-to-eat summer vegetables are available now at the Taylor County Farmers' Market.

    The market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday and, according to Darrell Bunnell, president of the farmers' market association, vendors have about every fruit and vegetable in season available for purchase.

    The farmers' market building is located just off KY 210 on the left past Walmart, near the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

  • Committee will discuss EDA

    A meeting of a new committee to examine the Economic Development Authority has yet to be scheduled but could happen soon.

    City Councilman David Nunery said he has taken initiative to schedule a committee meeting. Nunery and Councilman Stan McKinney are the Campbellsville City Council representatives for the group. Magistrates Tommy Corbin and Matt Pendleton are the Taylor Fiscal Court representatives.

    The committee also includes two EDA representatives, though they have yet to be appointed.