Local News

  • Overhead Door Corp. recognizes distributors for sales excellence

    Overhead Door Corp., a leading manufacturer of overhead doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial construction applications, recently recognized 125 of its U.S. and Canadian Ribbon Distributors as recipients of the Eagle Award for significantly exceeding sales goals for 2010.
    These awards were presented during Overhead Door’s 90th anniversary celebration event in Puerto Rico on May 21.
    Overhead Door Co. of Campbellsville was among the award recipients.

  • Taylor joins Shannon’s Salon

    Donna Taylor has joined Shannon’s Salon, located across from Gatti’s Pizza at 1308 E. Broadway in Campbellsville.
    Taylor specializes in dimensional color and highlighting and is experienced in precision hair cutting, perms and hairstyling.
    Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other times are available by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • Forcht Bank collects more than 3,000 donated phones

    More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. To help them call loved ones back home, Forcht Bank recently had a “Cell Phones for Soldiers” campaign to collect cell phones for recycling.
    Forcht Bank asked its customers and communities to donate cell phones and accessories they are no longer using, resulting in more than 3,000 cell phones being brought in to various banking centers. This does not include all of the additional batteries, chargers and other peripherals that were also donated.

  • Gold, silver and diamond buyers coming to Campbellsville

    The International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers will be making a stop in Campbellsville at Holiday Inn Express, located at 102 Plantation Drive, on Tuesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 30. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
    The group will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. The event is free and open to the public.

  • FSA reminds landowners of CRP responsibilities

    The Farm Service Agency reminds Conservation Reserve Program participants that the participant is responsible for maintaining the established practices according to the CRP or CREP conservation plan of operation throughout the contract period.
    This responsibility includes excluding livestock and controlling soil erosion along with controlling diseases, insects, undesirable plants and noxious weeds to a level that does not adversely affect the long-term sustainability of the established species or that poses offsite drift problems.

  • BBB releases latest scam list

    The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the latest scams and bad business.

  • Grand champion bull has local owner

    TC Aberdeen Ace 966 won grand champion bull at the 2011 Kentucky Angus Association Preview Show on June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Owners are Buckner and Jeffries of Canmer, TC Ranch Inc. of Franklin, Neb. and J.R. Smoot of Campbellsville. TC Aberdeen Ace 966 is the son of TC Aberdeen 759. He first claimed senior champion. James Pipkin of Republic, Mo. evaluated the 70 entries.

  • Beshear make campaign stop in Campbellsville

    Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife Jane stopped in Campbellsville on Thursday evening for a fundraiser at Bryan Bennett’s law office on Main Street. Beshear said he is proud to serve as Kentucky’s governor, but he knows there is more work to do and looks forward to continuing his work on behalf of the state’s residents. At right, Beshear speaks with several supporters.

  • Cook doing exceptional job, Board says

    Roger Cook’s performance as Taylor County School Superintendent is “about as good as it gets,” according to Taylor Board Chairman Tony Davis.

    Cook was the subject of an hour-long evaluation on Tuesday. The evaluation occurred in closed session, as state law allows, though the Board presented a report in open session.

    “Every thing is excellent and above,” Davis said.

    Cook has brought recognition to Taylor County Schools, Davis said, namely with performance-based education.

  • Work begins Monday on U.S. 68

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation and Nally & Haydon will begin milling and paving today on U.S. 68 in Taylor County, beginning at the Taylor County Fairgrounds and proceeding to the Marion County line.
    Work will continue until Friday, Aug. 5.
    As a result, there will be alternating one-way traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Also, there will also be a lots of dump truck traffic entering and exiting the work area. Motorists are asked to exercise caution as they travel this section of road.