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Today's News

  • Co-op members ask for federal review of power plant financing

    Ratepayers from 11 rural electric cooperatives in Kentucky recently asked the Inspector General's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to formally review the agency's decision to approve up to $900 million in liens to East Kentucky Power Cooperative, which generates the electricity their co-ops buy.

    EKPC is seeking permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to borrow $921 million to finance construction of a proposed coal-burning power plant in Clark County.

  • CU students to interview Korean veterans

    Though the Korean War played a significant role in shaping the world as it is today, it has been dubbed by some as the "Forgotten" or "Unknown" war.

    Campbellsville University and Taylor County have not forgotten.

    Students at Campbellsville University would like to honor those who served in the war by allowing them to share their stories. The university is putting together another chapter of the "We Were Soldiers" series, and students need the names of Korean War veterans who are current or former residents of Taylor County.

  • Free diabetes classes scheduled

    Several free "Living Well with Diabetes" classes have been planned for February.

    The classes will be at the Taylor County Health Department.

    A "Living Well ... Digging Deeper" class to explore specific topics and discuss challenges faced while living with diabetes will be Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    For more information, contact the health department at 465-4191 or (800) 928-4416.

     

  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City of Campbellsville will apply for two grants worth up to nearly $245,000 for downtown beautification projects.

    During a special meeting Thursday, Council members gave their approval to proceed with applications for Community Initiative and Tourism for You, or C.I.T.Y., and "Let's Paint the Town" grants.

    The C.I.T.Y. grant seeks $236,842 to continue the streetscape beautification project. If received, the money would be used for sidewalk replacement, streetlights, three horse sculptures, landscaping, benches, trashcans and planters.

  • CU to host Argentina art professor

    Interested in 20th century architecture? Carlos Bozzoli, an art professor from Argentina, will speak to Campbellsville University art classes over the next two weeks. Anyone interested in 20th century architecture is welcome to attend, including members of the community.

    Bozzoli will speak on four dates, including Wednesday, Feb. 17, Friday, Feb. 19, Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Feb. 26. Each class is from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Campbellsville University's Art Building, Room 102, at 205A University Drive, Campbellsville.

  • TRH to offer first aid course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid course on Friday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    This class will provide participants with a sound foundation in the techniques of pediatric first aid. Upon completion, participants will receive course completion certification.

    All classes are taught at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. Cost for the class is $50, which includes the book.

  • Stephen Foster Story to host summer season auditions

    The Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown will have auditions for its 2010 summer season on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at Bardstown High School.

    Organizers are seeking male and female actors/singers ages 16 and up for featured roles, full company and internships. This will be the only open audition in Kentucky.

    The 2010 season includes "The Stephen Foster Story," "Floyd Collins" and "Footloose."

    For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (502) 348-5971 or e-mail info@stephenfoster.com.

     

  • Kentucky artist to display at LWC

    Works by Columbia artist Ken Page are on display through Thursday, Feb. 25 at Lindsey Wilson College. The show features paintings and sculptures.

    Page's works are featured in the Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery, which is located in the college's W.W. Slider Humanities Center.

    The exhibit is especially meaningful for Page because it allows him to exhibit his works on the campus where he developed his skills as an artist.

    A graduate of Lindsey Wilson, Page studied under the late Helen Flatt, a legendary art professor who taught at Lindsey Wilson for almost 40 years.

  • EDA director to address chamber

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan will be guest speaker at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, which is set for noon Thursday, March 11 at Campbellsville Christian Church. Downtown Campbellsville will sponsor the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations must be made at the Chamber office by noon on Tuesday, March 9.

    Any cancellations after March 9 will be billed and any reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • Nickel tax must be supported

    Last week, Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a resolution adopting an extra nickel tax.

    Predictably, opposition has arisen and petitions are circulating against the proposed tax. Ultimately, this issue may come before residents for a vote.

    In the meantime, we encourage open, rational and intelligent discussion with factual information provided from both sides. See the story on today's front page.