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Today's News

  • Small businesses warned about fraudulent attempts

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is warning small businesses not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates.

  • Lady Tigers qualify four for swim nationals

    Campbellsville University's swim team has qualified four swimmers in seven individual events and five relay teams for the National NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 4-7 at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Mo.

    Meagan Pickett and Lyndsay Ritchey, Brooke Cato and Tori Reiss secured national times in the breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke, respectively, and relay teams have qualified in the 200 free, 200 medley, 400 medley, 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle races.

  • TC nips John Hardin 61-59

    Taylor County overcame a double-figure deficit and upended John Hardin at home 61-59 on Friday night.

    The Cardinals (21-6) trailed 29-19 late in the first half, but rallied to score eight of the quarter's final 10 points and were behind only 31-27 at the intermission. TCHS hit only 10 of 30 first-half shots and committed 14 turnovers against the Bulldogs (19-7).

    Taylor County used a 10-0 run in the third quarter to take a 42-38 lead as Michael Coulter had three straight baskets and Shane Morris and Leonard Macon back-to-back hoops.

  • Circuit judge enters senior status program

    He's been sitting on the bench for a while, but now, Doughlas "Dodie" George will be taking a break. Sort of.

    George announced recently that he has resigned from his position as 11th Circuit Judge and entered the senior status program for Kentucky judges. George took the step prior to the state's Jan. 31 deadline and will now fill in where needed in appointments as a special judge.

    So what was his first assignment?

  • 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.