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Today's News

  • Special Election is tomorrow

    Voters will decide who replaces Dan Kelly in the 14th District Senate seat in a Special Election tomorrow.

    Republican Jimmy Higdon and Democrat Jodie Haydon will face off in the election. No write-in candidates filed.

    Both candidates were nominated by their parties about a month ago after Kelly resigned his seat to accept an appointment to the 11th Judicial Circuit. (For more on the candidates, see related story.)

    There will be a few changes in store for some voters, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney.

  • Negative ads, budget shortfall main focus of second debate

    Negative advertising, video lottery terminals, tax reform and the state budget shortfall were among Jimmy Higdon and Jodie Haydon's favorite things Wednesday night during a live debate on Bardstown's PLG-TV Channel 13.

    The candidates for Kentucky's 14th District Senate seat, which represents Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, disagreed on whether Kentucky has a revenue or spending problem and if now is the right time for tax code reform. They also had different opinions on allowing video lottery terminals at racetracks.

  • Next H1N1 clinic is Thursday, Dec. 3

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is planning another public flu clinic for H1N1 vaccinations.

    The clinic will be Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor County Health Department. This clinic will offer the injectable form of the vaccine only. These vaccinations are reserved at this time for individuals who fall into the priority groups identified by the Centers for Disease Control. No appointments will be made. Vaccines will be available on a walk-in basis.

     

  • Three injured in two-vehicle crash

    Three people were injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 68.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, David Sandusky, 41, of 3200 St. Rose Road in Lebanon was traveling east on U.S. 68 at about 7 p.m.

    The report states that when Sandusky approached Palestine Road, there was a vehicle stopped in front of him. As he applied his breaks, the report states, his 1992 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 18-foot cattle trailer locked, causing his vehicle to cross into the westbound land and strike a 1997 Ford Windstar van head on.

  • Handle with Care

    Not many people can say that they've collected more than 16,000 gifts for needy children. But Campbellsville residents Geri and Will Stephens can.

    The Stephenses have operated a relay station for Operation Christmas Child, a project of the Samaritan's Purse organization, for the past 11 years.

    And, with the addition of this year's total, they have collected 16,078 shoeboxes full of goodies for children in need.

  • Progress on bridge replacement moving slowly

    Efforts to replace the Tebbs Bend bridge are moving ahead slowly.

    "Since the existing bridge is potentially historic, we have been working closely with local citizens and the state Historic Preservation Office to reach an agreement on a design for the bridge that meets modern standards yet retains some elements of the existing bridge," said Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's District Four.

    Dunaway said engineers also want to incorporate the original dry laid stone abutment into the design.

  • Finally together again

    It has been nearly five months since she came home with me. And it has taken every bit of those five months for her to finally become part of the McKinney clan.

    I adopted a kitten in July that had crawled under a vehicle at the Taylor County Courthouse. That little dirty kitten meowed her way into my heart ... and now, hopefully, finally, into my other two cats' hearts as well.

    After deciding to adopt Jennie, she had to go the vet for a checkup. Bad news. She wasn't coming home for about 10 days. She had a contagious eye infection.

  • Taylor School Board meeting changed

    The regular meeting of the Taylor County School Board has been changed.

    The Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Board of Education office on East Broadway. The meeting had been scheduled for tomorrow.

  • Man faces federal indictments

    The Campbellsville man who appeared on a reality television show throwing a lavish birthday party has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud and money laundering.

    Gary Milby, 55, the former owner of Mid America Oil & Gas LLC and Mid America Energy Inc., collectively known as "Mid America," was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a multi-million dollar investment scheme he allegedly perpetrated from December 2004 to August 2006.

  • Television ruins kids

    The war in Afghanistan isn't going well. The economic recovery isn't producing many new jobs. The banks that pushed the nation to the brink of a 1930s-style Depression with their reckless ways - having sucked up billions of taxpayer dollars in rescue money - are resuming those reckless ways. There isn't enough swine flu vaccine to go around.

    And now for some bad news:

    Nielsen, the company that clocks television viewing in this country, has found that children between the ages of 2 and 5 are watching an average of 25 hours of television each week.