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Today's News

  • Hodgenville Post Office to honor Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

    The Hodgenville Post Office will offer a special commemorative cachet honoring the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial next week.

    The cachet shows the full gamut of Lincoln's life from the cabin representing his birth to the new statue depicting him as a young boy on one side and the U.S. Capitol and the statue of the president seated on the other side.

    The cachet will include the Liberty Bell Forever stamp in the top right hand corner and bears the words Forever Immortalized across the top.

  • People are willing, and like, to take chances

    Heading toward its 20th year, the Kentucky Lottery has certainly made its presence known in Taylor County. Last year alone, Taylor Countians bought $3.6 million in lottery tickets. That's an amazing amount of money.

    But at the same time, Taylor County has reaped benefits as well. Payback in prizes totaled $2.2 million, while $1.8 million was paid in college scholarships.

    At least we got back more than what we paid out.

    A story on today's front page details all the aspects of the Kentucky Lottery.

  • Flu now widespread; city schools close

    It's considered "widespread" across the state and its effects are being felt across Taylor County.

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health declared flu activity as "widespread" across Kentucky last week.

    That activity has also appeared at local schools.

    Campbellsville Independent Schools cancelled classes last Thursday and Friday because of flu-like symptoms and stomach viruses, according to Director of Pupil Personnel Jeff Richardson.

    "A number of schools throughout the state are closed due to the same type of illness," he said.

  • Generic drugs save money

    Health care costs are on the rise, but local pharmacies are doing their part to keep medicine in the hands of those who need it.

    Local pharmacies are offering discounts on generic prescription drugs, some as low as $4 for a 30-day supply.

    According to the Food and Drug Administration, generic drugs are "the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, how it is taken, quality, performance and intended use."

    Generic drugs are held to the same FDA standards as brand-name drugs.

  • Lil' Dribblers offer new spin on basketball

    A new team at Campbellsville Elementary - the ladies in pink - has been causing lots of excitement.

    They are the CES Lil' Dribblers with pink and white basketballs, pink and white star socks and hair bows to match. They do an exhibition of ball handling drills and throw in a little gymnastics to spice it up.

    The Lil' Dribblers involve girls from preschool age to fourth grade. They have performed at several basketball games and school assemblies, putting on a show for the crowd.

  • Next Look Good ... Feel Better program is Feb. 18

    On Monday, Feb. 18, the American Cancer Society will offer its Look Good ... Feel Better program to residents in Campbellsville and the surrounding areas.

    Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use makeup and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

    The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be at The Learning and Resource Center at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • TCHS Students of the Week for Jan. 22-25

    Taylor County High School's "Students of the Week" for Jan. 22-25 are, from left, Dalton Wilcoxson, Whitney Shofner, Emily Spencer, Hayley Perkins, Aaron Gibson, Jordan Antle, Christian Rash and Ben Spencer. Not pictured are Robbie Flinchum and Taylor Cox.

  • U.S. Navy Band to perform Feb. 17

    They have been called "The World's Finest."

    Even President Bush says his steps are "a little lighter" each time he hears this band perform.

    The United States Navy Band, the Navy's premier musical representative in Washington, D.C., is recognized by many as one of the top bands in the world.

  • Public record for Feb. 11

    District Civil Settled

    07-C-366, filed 8/24/07; Capital One Bank of Norcross, Ga. v. Pamela S. Jones aka Pamela S. Walker of Greenbriar Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed on account, $2,631.74, interest, court costs and attorney's fees. On 2/4/08 an agreed judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $2,631.74, interest, court costs and $578.98 in attorney's fees.

  • Rowell named a dean's scholar at WKU

    Larry Rowell of Campbellsville has achieved the designation of dean's scholar at Western Kentucky University for the fall 2007 semester.

    This honor is given to those students who earn a grade point average ranging from 3.4 to 3.79.

    Rowell is a writer for the College Heights Herald.