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Today's News

  • How safe is your money?

    Due in part to the number of banks that have closed this year, customers are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of the money they deposit.

    Local bank officials, however, say there is no reason to be alarmed.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports that seven banks in the United States have closed since Jan. 1 and 90 more are listed on a quarterly watch list of troubled banks - those considered to be on shaky financial footing, according to the FDIC.gov Web site.

    In contrast, three banks failed in 2007 and four in 2004.

  • District health department to mail information

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department recently announced that all residents of its 10-county service area will soon receive a packet of information in their mailboxes.

    "We have put together some terrific resources for our communities," said Shawn Crabtree, executive director of Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

  • Two charged with selling drugs

    Two Campbellsville residents have been arrested and charged with selling drugs.

    Orvey C. Harris, 56, and Betty A. Harris, 54, both of 10331 Saloma Road, were arrested at 8:42 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

    According to court records, the Harrises are accused of selling a third-degree controlled substance.

    They pleaded not guilty to the charge in Taylor District Court on Monday, July 28.

    Bond for the Harrises was set at 10 percent of $5,000 each. Preliminary hearings were set for Monday, Aug. 11.

    Campbellsville Police Det. David Tucker investigated.

  • Making way for progress

    From the outside, the building may look empty. Inside, however, construction workers are building up a sweat.

    Construction work is continuing on the Taylor County Detention Center, slated to be completed by end of this month or middle of next.

    Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said he's excited about the opening but didn't realize just how much work would be involved.

    Benningfield said more painting needs to be done, along with putting in some ceilings and doing other "little" jobs.

    "They're really working hard," he said. "I hope by October we'll be in."

  • The Golden Years: Staying busy makes all the difference

    Walk into the local McDonald's any weekday morning from 8 a.m. to noon and one will see several older men sitting in groups of three to five, drinking coffee and socializing.

    At one table, Frank Page Smith, Hugh Moss and Ivan Blevins sat together. Moss said the group mainly discusses economics and politics.

    Blevins said he talked so much with the group the day before that he had laryngitis. Smith and Moss smiled and nodded in agreement.

  • It's good to be safe ... not sorry

    Just two weeks ago in this space, we opined about how property values in Kentucky were behind the nation - not only when it comes to increasing, but also when it comes to falling prices.

  • Help to keep our kids safe

    After two months of summer fun, it's time to get back to work. Yes, it's that time of year again - time for homework, research papers, tests, after-school activities, ball games and more.

    But it's also time for residents to be more careful in their daily travels.

    Classes begin today for students at Taylor County Schools and on Wednesday for Campbellsville and Kentucky Christian schools.

  • 'Texas Hold'em' tournament to benefit children

    The Lebanon Kiwanis Club will be host a "Texas Hold'em" Tournament at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Floral Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds property.

    Registration will begin at 5 p.m., requiring a $75 initial buy-in. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 places with first place receiving $1,500 (assuming there are 100 players).

    Proceeds of the event will support the Lebanon Kiwanis Club in its efforts to provide scholarships, funding for youth sports and projects of all kinds for the children in Marion County.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss participants 'Catch the Reading Bug'

    Taylor County Junior Miss participants recently helped the Taylor County Public Library with its Summer "Catch the Reading Bug" Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park as part of their volunteer efforts with the Be Your Best Self Program.

    America's Junior Miss promotes the Be Your Best Self Program, an outreach aimed at encouraging self-esteem in young people from all over the country. BYBS emphasizes seven elements: getting a good education, community service, proper nutrition, staying fit, living by moral principles, setting goals and striving to reach those goals.

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Aug. 1 - No route.

    Monday, Aug. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Speck Ridge.

    Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Greenbriar, Windsor Gardens and Campbellsville Active Day Center.

    Thursday, Aug. 7 - Forest Hills, Foxwood, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Aug. 8 - Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Aug. 11 - Day cares, Campbellsville Baptist Church and Howell Street.

    Tuesday, Aug. 12 - KY 210 and Social Band Road.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Meadowcreek and Hathaway.

    Thursday, Aug. 14 - Friendship Pike and Old Greensburg Road.