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Today's News

  • Booster clubs make all the difference

    Due to federal and state budget cuts, school boards are being forced to make tough decisions about which extracurricular activities will receive the greater portion of even smaller slices of the budgetary pie.

    And it's unfortunate for school leaders to be put in the position of forcing the programs to seek alternate forms of funding.

  • Construction equipment stolen

    Campbellsville Police are investigating the theft of some building equipment from the Taylor County Detention Center construction site.

    According to a police report, between July 3 and July 7, someone took a yellow and black Caterpillar multi-terrain skid loader from the site on South Central Avenue.

    Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to contact them at 465-4122. Officer Bart Gilpin is investigating.

  • Clerk's office closed Saturday

    Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress' office will not be open this Saturday because of computer maintenance.

    According to Burress, maintenance will be performed in the Commonwealth Office of Technology that will create a complete power outage in the office, resulting in all mainframe computer systems being down, including the driver's licensing system.

    The office is normally open the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be open again on Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • CHS band director resigns for LaRue post

    Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers says Campbellsville Schools is very much committed to a marching and concert band program, despite the fact there is no band director and only $3,500 has been budgeted for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Jaime Smith, band director at Campbellsville High School since 2005, recently accepted the band director's position at LaRue County High School.

    On Monday, Woods-Ayers said that her office has posted the band director's job description and several letters of inquiry have already been received.

  • Local resident competes for 2008 Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2008. Among them will be Campbellsville resident Emily Cox.

    Cox, Miss Bowling Green, is 22 years old and the daughter of Ricky Cox and Jenny Cox, both of Campbellsville.

    She has a degree in biology from the University of Kentucky and her ambition is to obtain a doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist.

  • Durham celebrates 92nd birthday

    Ruth L. Durham celebrated her 92nd birthday on June 30. She had a drop-in party on June 29 with several friends and relatives attending. Durham said she was honored to have so many visitors and cards from some who couldn't attend.

  • Cochran earns spot on the SCC dean's list

    Angela Lynn Cochran of Elk Horn earned a place on the Somerset Community College dean's list for the spring 2008 semester.

    The enrollment at SCC is more than 7,000 students. Only 582 SCC students, or slightly more than 8 percent, made the SCC spring 2008 dean's list.

    In order to be honored as a member of the SCC dean's list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be a full-time student at Somerset Community College. A full-time student must take classes totaling at least 12 credit hours during a semester, excluding developmental classes.

  • New state laws coming our way

    There are several new state laws set to go into effect next week.

    As usual, the Legislative Research Commission sends out a press release that provides a short synopsis of some of the more pertinent laws passed during the most recent General Assembly.

    And also as usual, there are several that are long overdue.

    Here are a few of the ones that caught my attention. All go into effect on July 15.

    - Amusement park safety. SB 203 will require more frequent inspections of amusement park rides and prevent anyone younger than 18 from operating the rides.

  • Council gives first OK to alcohol ordinance

    Restaurants that plan to serve alcohol in Campbellsville will be charged an 8 percent regulatory fee and will not be permitted to sell alcohol on Sundays.

    During its regular meeting Monday evening, Campbellsville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance defining alcohol fees, establishing a local Alcoholic Beverage Control board and setting hours during which alcoholic beverages can be sold.

  • Berry family gathers on Lake Barkley

    On the weekend of June 27, the family of Anita Berry and the late Vernon Berry were the guests of Rodney and Sandra Berry of Clay, Ky.

    The gathering took place at Eddy Creek on Lake Barkley where they have their cabin cruiser parked.

    Those present were Anita Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Berry, Stacey Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burns and children, DeAna and Blake; Priscilla Berry and daughters, Rachel Henn and MacKensie Henn; Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Johnson and family, Daniel, Devin and DeLanna Johnson along with Devin's friend, John.