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Today's News

  • Louisville Youth Orchestra auditions are Sept. 5-9

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra will have auditions for its 50th anniversary season from Friday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 9. These auditions are for musicians through age 21 who play any orchestral instrument.

    Students should have a solo of about two minutes in length prepared for this audition and be ready to play selected scales.

    The LYO is comprised of six orchestras of varying ability levels ranging in age from 5 to 21.

  • Cemetery preservation workshop is Sept. 27

    The Kentucky Historical Society will host a cemetery preservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 that will focus on protecting and preserving family burial grounds. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Sept. 19.

    Genealogists, preservationists, archeologists and government officials will discuss the increasing problem of safeguarding the cemeteries and burial grounds of the commonwealth. The workshop will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

  • Judge appointed to regional post

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George of Springfield to the post of chief regional circuit judge for the Cumberland Region, which is comprised of 23 counties in southeastern Kentucky.

    George, whose appointment is effective immediately, succeeds Roderick Messer. Messer retired on June 30 to become a senior judge.

    As chief regional circuit judge, George's responsibilities include assigning special judges to serve in cases when presiding judges certify that a special judge is needed.

  • Back on Campus

    Campbellsville University students went back to class yesterday but not before getting to know each other and having a little fun first.

    CU is hosting Welcome Week through Sunday with several events planned for new and returning students to have some fun before hitting the books.

    Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, says the events are an opportunity to help students get involved in campus life.

  • Library of the future

    While construction of a new $3 million Taylor County Public Library is at least two years away, drawings of the building are complete.

    With a building and floor plan designed by Lexington-based Murphy + Graves Architects, Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday said the Library Board is now searching for funding.

    "In order to apply for any type of grant or money, we needed a blueprint."

  • CU to offer ESL classes

    The Campbellsville University Department of English as a Second Language will offer "ESL in the Community" classes for international people in Taylor County and surrounding communities in need of gaining or improving their English language skills.

    The classes, taught by CU trained ESL instructors, began Aug. 21 and will meet in Classroom 1 of the Ransdell Chapel.

    Plans are to offer intermediate and beginning levels of English instruction.

    For more information, call Susan Walters at 465-4954.

  • CU professor appointed to state conservation board

    Richard K. Kessler, a Campbellsville University professor, has been appointed to the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Kessler will represent the Kentucky Academy of Science. He will serve for a term expiring July 15, 2011.

    Established in 1994, the Heritage Land Conservation Fund provides money for preserving and conserving natural areas that possess unique features such as habitats for rate and endangered species, areas important to migratory birds and areas preserved for public or educational use.

  • Property transfers for Aug. 21

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Carl A. Nelson Trust, Susan Kilby, trustee, of Nelson Road in Campbellsville to Kevin Lee Veatch, one-half undivided interest, and Matthew Ryan Veatch, by and through Faye Veatch, guardian, one-half undivided interest, of Smith Chapel Road in Campbellsville, a tract of land on the west side of Smith Chapel Road, 0.09 acre, $385.

  • Starting school in late August is a win-win for all

    The cost of goods rose more than expected in July. Families are feeling the pinch as the cost of food, energy and clothing is going up and salaries are staying the same. Taxpayers cannot bear a heavier load in order to give the schools the added increase they need to operate - especially when our schools are not being fiscally responsible with the resources they already have.

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