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Today's News

  • Nominations sought for 2008 Kentucky history awards

    The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2008 Kentucky History Awards.

    The awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums and historical organizations.

    The awards celebrate outstanding programs, exhibits, Web sites and publications, as well as individuals who have excelled in the field or made lifetime contributions to the preservation, awareness and appreciation of Kentucky's history.

  • TCES Writers of the Week 12-12

    Taylor County Elementary's "Writers of the Week" for Wednesday, Dec. 12 are: Jackson Herron, kindergarten; Ryan Kearney and Kailey Thompson, first grade; Paul Adams, second grade; Andrew Powell, third grade; Christian Dillard, fourth grade; and Cameron Jeffries, fifth grade.

  • TCHS Students of the Week for 12-3

    Taylor County High School's recent "Students of the Week" are Brittany Corbin, Jeddy Chastain, Weston Dicken, Cody Ford, Josh Gumm, Samantha Harris, Greg Manning, Zack Manning, Leslie Moore, Jessica Seaborne and Joshua Sullivan.

  • Tobacco growers seek more input on 2008 contract.

    Joe Spalding of Marion County and Bernie Cave of Taylor County knew local tobacco farmers were not happy with Philip Morris' 2008 contract proposal.

    So, they called a meeting, and about 100 farmers from Adair, Anderson, Casey, Green, Marion, Nelson, Scott, Shelby, Taylor and Washington counties gathered Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Floral Hall at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    "My main objective is to have a voice with the respective companies we deal with," Spalding said.

    He encouraged everyone at the meeting to speak up.

  • Accounting service opens

    A grand opening and ribbon cutting was recently hosted at Campbellsville Professional Accounting Services, 107 Central Plaza. Pictured above are founder Robert Rogers and his granddaughter Lindsey Burgess. Burgess has a bachelor's degree in accounting and is qualified in QuickBooks Pro Advisor, is an Advanced Agriculture Tax Specialist and has a master's in accounting and financial management. She will be taking the CPA exam after this tax season. She's a resident of LaRue County. Also pictured are accountant clerk Patricia Drumm along with other local representatives.

  • Southern States releases year-end financial report

    Board and management leaders from Southern States, Campbellsville Service, heard reports of the company's fiscal year financial results at a conference in late November in Bardstown.

    Jeremy Sollberger, management representative; and Scott Sprowles, board representative; learned that Southern States:

    - Had the best year in a decade and one of the best operating performances in its history.

    - Had sales in fiscal year 2007 of $1.7 billion, a $100 million increase from 2006.

  • Police briefs

    One injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle collision on Long Branch Road.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, Delia Jeffries, 46, of Bear Track Road was traveling south at 12:44 p.m. on Long Branch Road.

    The report states Jeffries lost control of her 2002 Jeep Liberty, ran off the road into a ditch and struck a tree.

  • Campbellsville National opens new building

    Campbellsville National Bank officially opened its new facility on Dec. 14 with a Chamber-sponsored ribbon cutting at its East Broadway location.

    Terry E. Forcht, founder, president and majority share owner of Campbellsville National Bank, said the new building will allow the bank to expand the level of community banking currently offered in Campbellsville.

  • KHO seeks families in need of home repairs

    Kentucky Heartland Outreach will be awarded a grant from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund administered by the Kentucky Housing Corporation.

    As a result, KHO is currently taking applications from low-income families in Taylor and Green counties who are in need of home repair. The repairs will be completed in the summer of 2008 and are totally free of charge to the homeowner.

    The deadline for applications is Feb. 29.

  • Bertram, Cox & Miller Law office opens

    The combination of a couple of law offices in Campbellsville has also led to the transformation of a familiar, historic building.

    The law offices of Bertram, Cox & Miller, 321 E. Main St., were given a community introduction when the Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting and the law firm hosted an open house Dec. 7.