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Today's News

  • New program available for temporary workers

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency is now offering a new program for former Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program recipients.

    The Promoting Employment Power program assists those eligible to seek a higher position with their current employer or a new job elsewhere that offers better pay and benefits.

    The program also offers support services to promote sustained employment by helping clients develop a five-year career advancement plan.

    Former KTAP recipients earning at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline are eligible.

  • County will re-bid solid waste franchise

    The County will soon begin the process of re-bidding its solid waste franchise.

    At the regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting Aug. 12, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that the County's solid waste franchise will have to be re-bid in December and he would like to go ahead and get their OK to begin advertising for bids.

    County Attorney Craig Cox said magistrates need to discuss and decide some of the terms to include in the franchise agreement.

  • Campbellsville residents appear in Marion court

    Three Campbellsville residents appeared in Marion Circuit Court recently. They were:

    - Tracy Arnette James, 34, of 1014 Reids Chapel Road was sentenced to two years' probation for facilitation to selling a controlled substance. James was ordered to pay court costs, and a charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

    - Matthew L. Cox, 37, of 120 Harris Ave. was sentenced to five years' probation for flagrant non-support. He was ordered to pay $145 court costs.

  • Bigfoot and Elvis are laughing at us

    For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by cryptozoology - the study of and search for animals yet to be classified. Things like the yeti, the Loch Ness monster and the abominable snowman grabbed my attention at a young age and have managed to hold me in their grip ever since.

    Naturally, I was drawn into the story of two north Georgia men who said they had inarguable proof of the ever-elusive Bigfoot. They had a body stuffed in their deep freezer.

  • Local woman walks in Breast Cancer 3-Day

    Staff Report

    Leslie De Grez of Campbellsville says a lot of people wonder what walking 60 miles has to do with finding a cure for breast cancer.

    "Well, it's bold, and that's what it will take to find a cure," she said.

    On Aug. 8-10, De Grez participated in an event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day in Chicago, Ill.

    The event, hosted in several large cities across the nation, supports breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

  • Tourism is big business

    As big a business as tourism has become in our community - $42.8 million in 2007 - it's important for us to put on a good show.

    And the show at Green River Lake is a major reason for our success. Whether it's fishing, water sports, camping or simply relaxing with friends, there's literally something for everyone to enjoy at the lake.

  • Man pleads guilty to assaulting officer

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and could spend several years in prison for his crimes.

    Gregory Dewayne Thompson, 28, of 102 Lowell Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    Thompson pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, second-degree assault, menacing and third-degree terroristic threatening. A charge of third-degree assault was dismissed.

  • CU named a 'best college'

    For the second year in a row, Campbellsville University has been ranked 22nd by U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" in the 2009 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South category.

    The 22nd ranking is the highest ranking the university has ever received in 16 consecutive years of rankings.

    "It is a great accomplishment to be ranked in the top 25 of Best Baccalaureate Colleges," according to an announcement from Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter.

  • Public record for Aug. 25

    Small Claims Settled

    06-S-100, filed 11/2/06; Alex Montgomery Inc. of Meader Street in Campbellsville v. Josh A. Underwood of Logan Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed for repair work, $500 and court costs. On 8/1/08 the claim was dismissed for lack of prosecution.

  • Harvest of Grapes

    Laughter erupts among the rows of grapes on Roachville Road. It's the first harvest for Heritage at Kentuscany, and the event has drawn help from as far away as Cincinnati and Nashville.

    Between Ray Roberts and his son-in-law Adam Russell, the two own 7 1/2 acres of grapes on Roachville Road.

    The idea to start a vineyard came after prayer, Roberts said.

    "We were looking for something multi-generational."

    After touring other vineyards in Kentucky, Roberts, a former pastor and now a chiropractor, decided to start his own.