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Today's News

  • It's time to invest in Kentucky's No. 1 employer - small business

    Bailouts. Rescues. Loan guarantees. We've heard a lot lately about the need to "save" the large banks and automakers from economic disaster, but here in Kentucky, we've heard next to nothing about helping the state's top employer - small business.

    Time and again, small business, the nation's largest employer, has led America out of economic problems. It provides most of the nation's net new jobs. Unlike some big corporations, which are closing stores and slashing jobs to satisfy Wall Street, small businesses are worried about what's happening on Main Street.

  • Time to change the direction of education?

    Report cards - they're either dreaded or anticipated. They keep us as parents informed about how well our children are doing in school. And good report cards are a sign that our schools are teaching our children what they need to know in their journey to adulthood.

    A story on today's front page explains our local schools' report cards, which provide information on schools' and districts' progress. All Kentucky students are expected to reach "proficiency" - or scores of 100 on state tests - by the year 2014. And that's not too far off in our future.

  • Students finding success after graduation

    The grades are in and it seems the majority of local graduates are finding success after high school.

    Issued each year by the Kentucky Department of Education, district and school report cards illustrate what schools are doing and how successful they are at doing it.

    All parents will receive a report card for each school their children attends. Additionally, a district report card is also available at http://applications.kde.state.ky.us/schoolReportCardArchive.

  • Tebbs Bend preservation plan under way

    You can almost hear the cannons roar. Though the land is largely privately owned, the Tebbs Bend Battlefield remains largely the same as when Union and Confederate soldiers clashed on July 4, 1863.

    "The landowners out there have done a great job of preserving [the battlefield]," said Joe Brent, a preservation planner. "It's pristine."

    The land may be steeped in history, but 53 Tebbs Bend Battlefield landowners and supporters got together last week to think about the Civil War site's future.

  • Lady Eagles double up Fort Knox

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles used a balanced scoring attack to roll over visiting Fort Knox in their home finale 60-30 on Thursday night.

    Amber Gamboa paced CHS with 19 points while Ashyya Robinson and Danielle Morris had nine apiece and Bronte Karr eight with double-digit rebounds.

    The Lady Eagles (9-18) ended the regular season with a 90-42 loss at powerful Nelson County on Friday and will play in the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday (8:30) at Adair County. Taylor County plays Marion County in the 6:30 first game.

  • Black History ... Reclaiming Our Youth

    The 20th annual Black History Month program, "Reclaiming Our Youth - Each One, Reach One," was presented by the Taylor County Civic League on Sunday evening at Gheens Recital Hall on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    The women of Bates Memorial Church presented a skit, "The Train to Glory."

    New Life Voices of Lexington also performed.

  • CU to host scientist

    Dr. Rhon Keinigs, who formerly worked at Los Alamos and Virginia Tech, will be on Campbellsville University's campus Thursday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in room 15 of the Administration Building speaking at a faculty colloquium.

    The public is invited to the address.

  • Public record for Feb. 19

    Traffic

    Brandon Shofner, 17, of Campton School Road in Greensburg, failure to wear seat belts, $25; license to be in possession, proof filed, dismissed.

    Samuel L. Bell, 70, of Eastridge Cemetery Road in Campbellsville, failure to wear seat belts, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, citation not turned in before court date, dismissed.

  • Mature driver program is Feb. 19

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will present its mature driver program Thursday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center. 

    The program, aimed at educating drivers 55 and older, is open to the public.

    The program will include videos, handouts, giveaway items and a question-and-answer session.

    It will also educate maturing drivers about safety issues affecting them.

    Older drivers have fewer collisions because they drive less and at less dangerous times. However, when they are in a crash it can be serious. 

  • CU to host famous pianist

    Pianist James Nalley, praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for his "exciting pianism with powerful emotion," will be at Campbellsville University in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    His program, which is open to the public free of charge, will include works by Beethoven, Liszt, Balakirev, Takemitsu and Tsontakis.

    On Friday, Feb. 20, he will present a Masterclass for CU piano students from 10 a.m. until noon, also in The Gheens Recital Hall.