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Today's News

  • It's hard to find a good job

    Last month alone, 151,171 individuals across the nation filed for unemployment after being laid off from their jobs. And that number was down from June.

    This is certainly not good news for recent college graduates, as many have already learned firsthand that good jobs are hard to find.

    A story on today's front page illustrates the problem that just two recent graduates have faced: There are more people competing for fewer jobs.

  • Pickett joins G&S Sales Team

    Trae Pickett of Greensburg has joined the sales team at G&S Automotive Sales and Service located at 1470 S. Columbia Ave.

    G&S offers rent to own and buy-here, pay-here financing.

  • School Menus for Sept. 1-5

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 1-5

    Monday _ Labor Day. No school.

    Tuesday _ Hot dog, chips, buttered peas, diced peaches and milk.

    Wednesday _ Barbecue pork rib, French fries, baked beans, coleslaw, cookie and milk.

    Thursday _ Pizza, buttered corn, hash brown, orange half, Go-GURT and milk.

    Friday _ Bologna and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Doritos, baby carrots, Fruit Roll-Up and milk.

    Taylor County

    Sept. 1-5

    Monday _ Labor Day. No school.

    Tuesday _ Deluxe hamburger, baked beans, French fries, cookie and milk.

  • Police warn of Publisher's Clearing House scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about a Publisher's Clearing House scam.

    According to a KSP press release, Forcht Bank in Campbellsville has received out-of-state calls from people attempting to verify a Publisher's Clearing House check. The checks have Forcht Bank's routing number, but bank officials say the checks are not valid.

    Those who received the checks were told to call to process their claim and to send money in order to complete the process. The FBI has been notified by Forcht Bank and is currently investigating the complaint.

  • Blood drive is Sept. 12

    During National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages every American to prepare for emergencies and asks eligible individuals to donate blood.

    National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.

    Disasters strike unexpectedly, but it's simple to get prepared. Through five easy steps, the Red Cross helps Americans prepare for emergencies.

    1. Create a family emergency plan and discuss the need to prepare for a disaster.

  • Look Good ... Feel Better meeting is Sept. 2

    The next Look Good ... Feel Better meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Taylor Regional Hospital Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive.

    Registration is currently under way. There is no cost to attend.

    To register, contact the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345 or call (270) 782-9036.

  • The Polston Family in concert

    The Polston Family will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Fairview Baptist Church. For more information, call Daryl Cox at 465-2058.

  • Cardinals and Tigers and Eagles open their 2008 football seasons this weekend

    What seems to be a later start for the high school teams also seems to be an earlier start for the university squad as local football gets going this weekend.

    Taylor County High School begins its 2008 season tomorrow night at home vs. Monroe County.

    The Cardinals looked as if they were going to get blown out in Tompkinsville last year, but the Falcons had five fumble exchanges at center and Taylor County won the 2007 opener.

    Coach Rodney Turpin's club should go 7-3, maybe 8-2, during regular-season play.

  • Local dealer donates more than $2,000 to Campbellsville Youth Baseball

    Alex Montgomery Chevrolet is one of 21 Chevrolet dealers from the Louisville area that partnered with local youth baseball parks/leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program and helped raise close to $82,665 in total donations from the dealership and private parties in the area.

    The program consisted of several components including sports equipment, monetary and vehicle donations, as well as free baseball clinics for the youth baseball players.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union breaks ground

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union broke ground July 15 for a new Campbellsville branch office.

    Fort Knox Federal is re-establishing a location in Taylor County after operating a branch in the former Fruit of the Loom factory until 1998. When the factory closed, Fort Knox Federal lost its lease on the branch space.

    "This is a happy homecoming," said Fort Knox Federal President and CEO Bill Rissel during the groundbreaking ceremony.