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Today's News

  • Recycling growing in popularity with residents

     

    It's working well, and the community seems to be embracing it more and more.

    In March, the county turned over operation of the Taylor County Recycling Center to the Taylor County Detention Center.

    The decision came more than a year and a half after the county took over operation of the center from the city as part of an agreement to fund Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority.

    As a result of the jail operating the recycling center, there are no longer any paid personnel working there.

  • State child care funding restored

    More than a year after cuts to the Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program that caused thousands of low-income families to lose their eligibility for child care subsidies, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that funding will now be restored.

    In an effort to save Kentucky's Department for Community Based Services an estimated $57.8 million during the 2014 fiscal year, a freeze on CCAP applications went into effect in April 2013 and continued until the fiscal year ended June 30.

  • Future still uncertain for drug coalition

     

    One of the community's weapons in its battle against drug addiction lost its funding nearly a year ago. Today, its future is still uncertain.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members learned last September they weren't approved for the annual grant they had depended on to operate.

    The office had once employed half a dozen employees, but, as grant funding was depleted, it was down to two last year. And when the $125,000 grant was lost, they feared it could be down to none.

  • Teen starts child swimming program

     

    Two weeks ago, he didn't know how. But now, he squeals as he dives and hits the water with a splash.

    Trenton Lawson is one of four local children who participated in First Strokes, a two-week program begun this year at city pool.

    Kathryn Doss, 16, said she wanted to start the program because she knew some children might not be able to afford private swimming lessons. And, she said, it's very important for children to know how to swim.

  • Ticks plentiful, officials say

    They apparently hibernated well last winter.

    Tick season begins in April with the spring season and ends around the first frost of the fall season, in late September or early October.

    And typically, when there is a cold winter, like the last one, the tick population dies off a bit and residents don't see as many the following season.

    But that isn't the case this year, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • KET host to become CU adjunct faculty member

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Bill Goodman, host and managing editor of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs series "Kentucky Tonight" on Kentucky Educational Television is joining the mass communication department at Campbellsville University as an adjunct faculty member.

  • CU hosts freshman orientation

     

    Samantha Stevenson

    Campbellsville University

    School might be out for the summer, but for two days each month, Campbellsville University buzzes with life.

    LINC Freshman Orientation season is underway with new students coming on campus and getting involved with the campus, getting their IDs made, schedules settled and getting to know each other.

  • CU to offer master of arts in sports management

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will offer a master of arts degree in sports management beginning this fall.

    The MASM allows students to specialize in sport management, along with receiving advanced training in areas such as finance, event planning and sports ethics.

  • A Wise Choice participating in food program

    A Wise Choice Preschool and Daycare LLC, located at 659 W. Main St., is now participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Meals will be served at no separate charge to enrolled participants at the center and are provided without regard to color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

  • Fair association presents scholarships

     

    Taylor County Fair Association President Mike Litchfield presented $1,000 scholarships to a Taylor County and Campbellsville high school graduate at the Taylor County Fair.

    Taylor County High School graduate Sarah Litchfield and Campbellsville High School graduate Mollie Williams were this year's scholarship winners.