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Today's News

  • Jobless graduates wonder why

    Laura Edwards thought she was starting her job search too soon. After all, it was January and she wasn't set to graduate until July. She soon discovered she might have started too late.

    "It's discouraging," said Edwards, who received her degree in business administration from Campbellsville University.

    "There are not that many opportunities around here. Everything I've applied for, they either had someone in mind or someone's [family member] was taking the job."

  • Palestine Baptist hosting car wash Saturday

    Palestine Baptist Church is hosting a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Advance Auto Parts across from Ponderosa.

    The money raised will help fund a mission trip to New Orleans in October.

  • Priceless memories

    Only my daughter, Laura, has the power to get me to eat a raw quail egg. We did so last Thursday night at our favorite sushi restaurant in Charlotte, N.C., where she lives. I was in town for a conference.

    It's been five years since she moved away from home, and I think I've finally, finally, finally (maybe) stopped thinking of her as some wild feral child who needs me hovering over her, guiding her every move, breath, decision and thought.

    She's 25 now, making more money than I am, finishing her fifth year of a two-year college, dating a guy who treats her well.

  • City Schools approve tax rate

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will see a bit more money this year from property taxes.

    Pending a public hearing next month, School Board members last week approved a 4 percent increase in the District's rate for real and personal property, as it has done each year as long as anyone on the Board can remember.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, the rate will generate an additional $66,130 this coming year.

  • Hospital gift shop now offers fresh floral arrangements

    The Taylor Regional Hospital Gift Shop recently acquired a new floral cooler and now offers fresh flower arrangements for sale in the gift shop for patients, families and guests.

    The cooler was made possible by the efforts of the TRH team members, by holding a bake sale and a basket auction. The basket auction was so successful that the hospital was able to donate part of the proceeds to the Taylor County, Campbellsville and Green County school systems backpack programs and still have enough money to purchase the cooler.

  • Jackson Hunt turns 9

    Jackson Hunt celebrated his ninth birthday at Sport Spot on July 19. Pictured are Alex Doss, Cass Kidwell, Zack Settle, Shandi Russell, Tatem Wiseman, Casey Cundiff, Jackson, Amelia Bowen, Bailey Thompson and Adin Hunt.

  • Property transfers for Aug. 28

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

    David Phillips of Campbellsville to B&J Services LLC of East Broadway in Campbellsville, a tract of land in Taylor County, $55,000.

    Michael and Marsha Woodrum of St. Francis Desales Road in Campbellsville to Freda D. Lawson of North Jackson Street in Campbellsville, tract 1 of the Eva L. Jones Property, $45,000.

    James Howard and Briann Eastridge of Sulphur Springs Road in Columbia to Paul Amos Noel of Bass Ridge Road in Elk Horn, tract 4 of the Ronnie Malone Farm Division, $3,500.

  • Taylor School Board approves tax rates

    Staff Report

    Pending a public hearing next month, Taylor County School Board members have approved the 2008-2009 tax rates.

    The rates are down from last year, Superintendent Gary Seaborne told Board members during its regular meeting Aug. 12.

    "The last two or three years we've dropped a tenth of a cent, but this time they are significantly lower," Seaborne said.

    The tax on real property dropped .6 cent to 41.2 cents per $100 assessed value. The District's "nickel tax" rate dropped .1 cent to 5.7 cents. Personal property dropped from 44.6 to 43.8.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    Aug. 27, 1998

    Mr. and Mrs. W. Ewing Knifley of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Knifleys were united in marriage Aug. 28, 1948.

    Carl and Yvonne Stropolis of Casey Creek, Ky., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 28.

    Willie White and George Gupton have retired from Kentucky Utilities. Gupton had been employed 41 years, and White for 32 years.

    Lillie Mae Gray Berry, 85, of South Bend, Ind., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in South Bend, Ind.

  • Mattingly Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Abell Mattingly celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17 at their home in Lebanon with their family.

    Mrs. Mattingly is the former Lena Mae Craig.

    The couple were married at Holy Name of Mary Church in Calvary on Aug. 15, 1948, by Father Smith. John Jr. Mattingly and Bert Mattingly Sr. were their attendants.

    The couple have 10 children, Bernard, Thomas, Wayne, George, Donald, Steven, Fay, Leonard, Kay and Anita. They also have 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.