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Today's News

  • AutoSmart has new staff members

    Two individuals have recently joined the AutoSmart team on East Broadway in Campbellsville.

    Melissa Netherland was hired as the company's Internet marketing specialist.

    Netherland will focus on Web site design and marketing as well as many other advertising responsibilities. She has more than eight years' experience in business-to-business sales and was formerly employed by the Central Kentucky News-Journal as an advertising sales consultant.

  • Taylor County Bank donates to CU

    Taylor County Bank president and CEO Henry E. Lee and TCB Chairman James C. Miller III visited Campbellsville University recently to present CU President Dr. Michael Carter and Vice President for Development Benji Kelly with a gift of support. The Taylor County Bank contribution in the amount of $12,500 was for the Ransdell Chapel and corporate sponsorship.

  • Karnes is owner of Nina's Hair Salon

    Nina Karnes is the owner of the new Nina's Hair Salon located at 205 First St. in Campbellsville.

    Karnes specializes in weaving, extensions, updos, color, waxing and the latest haircuts for adults and children. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • UpdateTaylor County Junior Miss

    She says it was lots of hard work, but she can't wait to do it again.

    Auburn Wigginton, a senior at Campbellsville High School, was named the 2009 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    "It felt great because I worked so hard," Wigginton said. "It was really nice to reach my goal. I'm excited to do it all over again."

    She is the daughter of Dr. Scott and Elizabeth Wigginton.

    Eighteen local girls competed for the Junior Miss title.

  • 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.