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Today's News

  • CU to host art exhibit through Feb. 29

    Cayce Davenport of Columbia, an art teacher at Pulaski County High School, is displaying paintings in various media at Campbellsville University's Art Gallery through Feb. 29.

    The exhibit, which is Davenport's first one-person show, is free and open to the public.

    "My roots are here in south central Kentucky, though I have done a great deal of travel and living abroad," Davenport said. She is working toward a master's degree from California State University in art history.

    Davenport's bachelor's degree is from the University of Kentucky in art education.

  • Ten illegal dumps will be cleaned up

    Taylor County could be a lot cleaner by the end of the year.

    Officials have identified 10 illegal dumps in the community and, with $75,750 in state funding, Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear believes those dumps could be gone by year's end.

    "We still have to match the grant 25 percent," McNear said.

    However, the match can be cash or in-kind work.

    Last month, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that more than $2.9 million in illegal open dump grants would be distributed from the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 293 illegal dumps in 52 counties, including Taylor.

  • Girl Scouts collect donations for babies

    About one in four Kentucky children and one in eight Indiana children live in poverty. That's why Girl Scouts are asking their communities to join them in Wee Care, a Girl Scout service project during Valentine's Week, Feb. 11-18.

    Since 1999, the Wee Care service project has helped meet the needs of less fortunate children in Kentucky and Indiana communities.

    More than 22,000 Girl Scouts from across Kentuckiana have partnered with their local county health departments to assist parents with baby care items.

  • Furniture store destroyed in fire

    A South Central Avenue business is a total loss after a nighttime fire Saturday.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire Department release, firefighters responded to a fire at Harris Furniture at 10:27 p.m. Upon arrival, smoke was coming from the structure and flames were coming through cracks in the building's metal roof.

    Fire officials believe the fire started in a storage room. The cause is still undetermined.

    Barry Harris is the owner of the business. Lanous and Imogene Muncie are the property owners.

    Twenty-seven firefighters responded with two trucks.

  • Farmer to celebrate 95th birthday

    Milton Farmer will celebrate his 95th birthday on Saturday. A celebration, hosted by his family, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. They request no gifts. Cards, however, are welcome.

  • Bright-Cundiff

    Pamela Jane Bright and Robert Russell Cundiff will exchange wedding vows on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    Bright is the daughter of Carolyn Bright of Campbellsville and the late Wilbur Bright. She has two children, Joshua Graham of Bowling Green and Marsha Graham of Campbellsville.

    She is the general manager of Five Star Food Mart.

    Cundiff is the son of Thelma Cundiff of Columbia and Ed Cundiff of Shepherdsville. He has a daughter, Brittany Cundiff of Mt. Washington.

  • Lady Tiger trio combines for 80 in 91-81 triumph.

    Freshmen Courtney Danis (38) and Melly Heaton (26) combined for 64 points and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 16 as the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers downed West Virginia Tech 91-81 on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Tigers (15-10), who trailed 68-64 with eight minutes left in the game, used four points (two free throws and a basket) and a Heaton hoop to take the lead for good at 6:13.

    Danis' three-point play and Heaton's trey pushed the CU advantage to six and the Lady Tigers never led by less than three the rest of the way.

  • Head Start programs taking applications for fall

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Head Start programs will be accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Applications can be picked up at the Campbellsville Head Start Center at 605 W. Main St. or at the Taylor County Head Start Center at 400 Campbellsville Bypass.

    The following information will be necessary for enrollment: proof of birth, proof of income and insurance/Medicaid/KCHIP cards.

    For more information, call 465-2619 or 789-3978.

  • Scholarships available to women in law enforcement

    Women in Federal Law Enforcement is an organization incorporated in June 1999 with a goal to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention and promotion of qualified women in law enforcement, and to develop an information-sharing and support network for all women in law enforcement.

  • Subdivision regulation talks begin

    Though magistrates took the first step toward having County-wide subdivision regulations last month, Taylor County residents aren't any closer to having to abide by those regulations just yet.

    On Tuesday night, magistrates voted to form a committee made up of local real estate personnel, surveyors, contractors and other officials to study the issue and report back to Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates also had first reading of an ordinance formally amending the County's current road system requirements to state that gravel roads will no longer be accepted.