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Today's News

  • User fee our way to financial security

    User fees. They are the fad, aren't they? As communities continue to shrivel in the face of mounting budget pressure, more of them are being creative. They're learning how to generate money without injuring the pocketbooks of the people who live there 24-7.

    Case in point: In Erlanger, Ky. if you're at fault in a wreck and you're from somewhere else, expect to pay extra for police work.

  • Time to step up to the plate

    Tomorrow is the last day for candidates to file to run in the May 20 Primary Election.

    On a local basis, the ballot includes races for Campbellsville City Council and 51st District State Representative.

    The State Representative's race will be particularly interesting as incumbent Russ Mobley, a Republican, is not seeking re-election. Instead, two other Republicans - Russell Montgomery and Asa James Swan - have filed to run. No Democrat had filed papers as of press deadline for this edition.

  • Woman's Club to host district's spring meeting

    The Campbellsville Woman's Club will be host for the Woman's Club Fourth District spring meeting Saturday, Feb. 2.

    The meeting will be at the Winters Dining Hall on the Campbellsville University campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The Woman's Club Fourth District meeting will feature a Student Crafts and Art Contest, an event that promotes crafts and arts among high school students.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students will have entries for this contest.

  • Medicare assistance available

    The Lake Cumberland Area Development District's Department of Aging and Independent Living is teaming with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to help Medicare recipients apply for a low-income subsidy.

    The program, which runs through June 30, will provide group events at area senior centers, as well as one-on-one sessions.

    If you have Medicare, but do not have the low-income subsidy, known as Extra Help, call (800) 916-7092 or (270) 866-4011 for more information.

  • Campbellsville receives USDA grant for water service

    The City of Campbellsville will receive a $364,000 grant through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program, U.S. Representative Ron Lewis announced last week. The grant, combined with a $582,000 pre-approved loan, will be used to replace about 10 miles of water lines, install new flush hydrants and meter reconnects and make improvements to the water treatment plant.

  • Exercising their rights

    Taylor County Elementary's Junior Beta Club members got first-hand experience in the voting process recently when they elected new officers.

    Made up of fifth graders, Junior Beta Club members were given the opportunity to run for office. Each student was required to apply for candidacy. The application included teacher recommendations. A total of 19 students ran for three offices - president, vice president and secretary.

    The students were given one week to campaign.

  • Are you prepared for digital TV?

    A change may be looming in the TV airwaves, but Taylor Countians will notice little when over-the-air signals switch from analog to digital next year.

    On Feb. 17, 2009, television stations will cease to provide analog programming, switching over to all-digital broadcasts. Digital TV, also known as DTV, enables broadcasters to offer better picture and sound quality as well as interactive capabilities.

  • City Schools need to go that extra mile

    We hear the words more often lately - budget cuts, recession, economic downturn. No one is sheltered from the ramifications - especially our government agencies that count on tax dollars to make ends meet.

    So, it comes as no real surprise that one of our school systems is looking at the possibility of raising the mileage fee it charges school groups for extracurricular trips.

    We can be relatively sure that there will be many more such proposals if budget cuts reach the level already being discussed in Frankfort.

    We don't have a problem with legitimate discussion.

  • Eight Tigers score in double figures during rout

    Eight players reached double-digit scoring on Saturday for the Campbellsville University Tigers as the NAIA's 10th ranked team defeated OSU-Mansfield 109-35 at home.

    Campbellsville, now 17-3 on the season, was led by the 15-point performances of Hristo Petkov and Troy Harris. Petkov also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

    The Tigers were 16 of 27 from the three-point line and shot 57.5 percent from the field for the game. Campbellsville won the rebounding battle by a 47-23 margin and forced OSU-Mansfield into 25 turnovers.

  • Moriuchi earns more than 200 AR points

    Eito Moriuchi was honored with an award for earning more than 200 Accelerated Reader points so far during the 2007-2008 school year.

    Moriuchi is a student in Anthony Farris' fourth grade classroom at Campbellsville Elementary School.