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Today's News

  • Hopes Smoking Ordinance goes through

    I hope that Campbellsville goes forward with a smoking ordinance in public buildings. All businesses should be smoke-free for health reasons.

    Also smoking should not be around the outside of doors and entrances. Those who smoke should have consideration for those who don't because it has an impact on other people.

    Tommy Larimore

    Greensburg

  • Dissecting Eyeballs

    Kentucky Christian School fifth grade teacher Joyce West instructs Hannah Howard and Griffin Wilson on the finer points of dissecting a cow's eyeball and helps identify anatomical parts.

  • Coomer completes Fast ForWord

    Gabby Coomer is the first student at Taylor County Elementary School to complete all levels of Fast ForWord. She is a third-grader in Kelly Jones' class. Fast ForWord is a computer program that helps students with their reading and language skills and to develop thinking, listening and memory abilities.

  • Kayden Clark Kids Corner

    Kayden Nicholas Clark, 1, is the son of Jeremy and Denee Clark of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Jimmy and Kathy Clark and David and Connie Jacobs, all of Campbellsville. Great-grandparents are Joe and Juanita Dudgeon, Margaret Shively and Loretta Jacobs, all of Campbellsville, Betty Sleets of Louisville and Bob and Brandy Buchanan of Tecumseh, Okla.

  • TRH to host grief class

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer the class "Kids Hurt Too - Helping Children Cope with Loss," on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The class will take place in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive and will be taught by Cynthia L. White.

    This workshop is for nurses, doctors, social workers, counselors, parents and other adults who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in how children grieve and how to help them cope with loss.

  • Gravel roads no more

    Those who build new roads in Taylor County will soon have to pay for blacktop if they want them in the County road system.

    At last week's meeting, magistrates voted 4-2 to no longer accept gravel roads into the County road system.

  • Holiday Helpline open through Dec. 7

    The Holiday Helpline will be open again this year to coordinate local charitable giving during the Christmas season.

    Organizers of the helpline say the idea is to make sure that no one is overlooked, while at the same time preventing duplication.

    The Holiday Helpline will be open for calls from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 7. All calls need to be made during that time.

    The telephone number to call is 469-1369.

    Organizers said they want to emphasize that the helpline is for families who would not otherwise have Christmas.

  • Local Briefs

    Burress attends circuit clerks' conference

    Rodney Burress, circuit court clerk for Taylor County, participated in the 2007 Circuit Clerks Fall College in Lexington from Oct. 24-26. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to efficiently handle District Court criminal procedures and how to better supervise personnel.

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 19

    District Civil Filed

    07-C-434, filed 10/9/07; Capital One Bank of Glen Allen, Va. v. Larry E. Rafferty of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $3,482.28, interest, court costs, attorney's fees and $1,263.88 in interest.

    07-C-435, filed 10/10/07; Asset Acceptance LLC v. Robert W. Cox of Bradfordsville Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on accounts, $3,519.69, interest and court costs.

  • Man may get 20 years in prison

    After turning down the possibility of a two-year probation sentence, a Campbellsville man may face 20 years in prison for selling drugs.

    Danny Dale Burress, 49, of 4450 Speck Ridge Road faced a jury last Wednesday in Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George's courtroom.

    Burress had been indicted in 2004 on charges of second-degree selling hydrocodone, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to court records, Burress was accused of selling hydrocodone pills to a confidential informant used by local law enforcement.