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Today's News

  • Schools begin searching

    Taylor County Schools has started its search for a new superintendent, while Campbellsville Independent will begin discussions at its next regular meeting.

    At a special meeting on Wednesday, Taylor County Board members unanimously agreed to contract with the Kentucky School Board Association at a cost of $8,500 to help with their search to replace Gary Seaborne, who will retire at the end of the year after 27 years as superintendent.

    Meanwhile, Campbellsville Independent’s School Board plans to meet with KSBA representatives at its regular meeting on Jan. 12.

  • Whooping cough cases rise

    State health officials are urging Kentuckians to get a pertussis, or whooping cough, booster vaccine due to an increase in the highly contagious disease.

    Older children and teens especially should get the booster vaccine, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials announced last week.

  • Holiday need is up

    Requests to the Holiday Helpline are up 40 percent, rising from 342 last year to 488 this year.

    "It's up considerably," said Connie Wooley, who helps organize the program.

    In all, Wooley said 1,465 people will be served through the Helpline this year.

    The Helpline is for families who would not otherwise have Christmas and is a joint effort by agencies in the community to coordinate holiday giving so those in need receive help and all needs are met.

  • Holiday 'Moosical'

    Martin just wants to fly. So what if he's a moose and moose can't fly. Digging his hooves into the ground, Martin lowers his head and sprints across the Hamilton Auditorium stage. Intending to soar into the air, Martin crashes instead.

    That's the story behind Campbellsville Elementary School's "Holiday Moosical," performed last week.

  • Cover your eyes, ears if you don't want to see, hear this

    The warning has been posted, so if you don't want to read or hear about my opinions on a couple of touchy subjects, put down the paper now or turn to another page or section.

    * Not known for keeping my mouth shut on what I believe, I'll start my soapbox speech with the M word.

    With last week's retirements of both local superintendents, can't we at least talk about possibly merging the schools?

    I'm not saying next week, next month or even next year, but wouldn't it be academically, financially and athletically advantageous to do so?

  • Too much Hartfield for Taylor

    The Lady Dragons of Green County remained one of two undefeated girls’ teams (along with E-town) in the Fifth Region with a 63-42 triumph at Taylor County on Thursday night.

    GCHS (5-0) led 9-2 after seven straight points from freshman point guard Micah Jones and went out to a 20-4 advantage after two baskets from Morgan Deaton, five points from Megan Hartfield and another Jones hoop.

  • Pricing fans out of the game

    Generations of Americans have enjoyed whiling away an afternoon or evening with friends and family at the ballpark, joining in the old sports tune, "Take me out to the ballgame." But if you're an average Joe or Jill today, you've been taken out of the ballgame by corporate owners who now cater to upscale customers, pricing the experience beyond the reach of regular folks.

  • Public record for Dec. 22

    District Civil Filed

    08-C-539, filed 12/10/08; Bluegrass Credit Corp. v. Anthony Riddle of Campbellsville and Angela Riddle of Sycamore Loop Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendants owe on loan, $1,815.81, interest, court costs, late fees and attorney's fees.

    Evictions

    08-C-540, filed 12/11/08; Campbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Campbellsville v. Bluford J. Franklin of Ray Street in Campbellsville. Eviction notice served 12/17/08.

  • Post office closing at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

    Campbellsville Post Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The Post Office will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

     

  • Overloaded circuit leads to house fire

    An early morning house fire Wednesday was caused by an overloaded circuit, according to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department press release.

    Fifteen firefighters responded with one truck to the structure fire at 117 Davis St. at 1:50 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the home and found Jimmy Weston inside asleep. Weston exited the home without assistance and did not require treatment.