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Today's News

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's Writers of the Week for Wednesday, Feb. 6 are, from left, Gabe Green, kindergarten; Cameron Johnson, first grade; Ariel Cooke, second grade; Savannah Benningfield, third grade; Taylor McGuire, fourth grade; and Mary Jo Edrington, fifth grade.

  • Wiedewitsch honored for earning 200 AR points

    Ryan Wiedewitsch was awarded a trophy at Campbellsville Elementary School's Feb. 22 celebration assembly.

    Wiedewitsch earned 200 Accelerated Reader points.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in Marion crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Marion County on Feb. 21.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Robert L. Smothers, 49, of Campbellsville was driving a 1992 Honda east on U.S. 68 when he lost control on an ice covered bridge and struck a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Kimberly Fortenberry, 21, of Russell Springs. Fortenberry, who was traveling west on U.S. 68, had stopped her vehicle due to the ice-covered bridge.

  • New date set for health Board meeting

    Taylor County Board of Health has set a new date for its annual meeting. Originally set for Feb. 22, the meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

    The new date is Thursday, March 27 at noon at the Taylor County Health Department. The health department is located at 1880 North Bypass.

  • Luster leaving tobacco farming

    What used to be the backbone of Taylor County farmers' livelihoods is quickly becoming an overwhelming burden.

    Over the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious that tobacco has gotten further and further away from being the viable cash crop it once was for many present and former burley growers.

    While farmers have been preparing for this inevitability for several years now, it continues to be a difficult adjustment for some.

  • Boone named to Who's Who

    Savannah Bryant Boone of Campbellsville was selected to the 2008 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

    A student at Murray State University, Boone was among several at Murray to be selected as outstanding campus leaders.

    Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

  • Save that tax rebate

    This spring, 130 million Americans will receive a tax rebate thanks to the economic stimulus package just signed by President Bush. Single earners who take home less than $75,000 will find a $600 check in their mailbox. Married couples with a combined income of under $150,000 will get $1,200, plus $300 for each of their children.

    For those who are single, that's enough for a top-of-the-line iPhone. Couples could go out and buy a 50-inch plasma television. If you have kids, there'll even be money left over for a Nintendo Wii.

  • TCES council to interview six candidates

    Six people, including some Taylor Countians, are in the running for the Taylor County Elementary principal's job.

    Karen Bruce, TCES teacher and vice chairwoman of the school's site-based decision making council, said 11 applicants have been pared down to six, twice as many as the council interviewed in September.

    "We reviewed the applicants based on various criteria," Bruce said.

  • Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling marijuana in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Andrew Ray Craig, 26, of 102 Lone Valley Road in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Craig could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

    - An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.

  • Applications sought for Olson Scholarships

    The trustees of the Dr. William H. Olson Scholarship Trust have announced the open application period for the 2008-2009 scholarship.

    Olson endowed the scholarship trust to help eligible students from Taylor County, Campbellsville and Green County high schools pursue undergraduate educational programs related to the medical field of study.

    Olson was educated at Harvard Medical School, completed his medical internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass. and was an associate professor of neurology and anatomy at Vanderbilt University of Medicine.