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Today's News

  • Barn destroyed in fire

    A barn on Bradfordsville Road was destroyed Sunday by fire.

    According to Connie Wooley, Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department administrative assistant, a caller reported the fire at 9:39 p.m.

    Wooley said the caller said that flames could be seen from a distance. Upon arrival, she said, 14 fire personnel and three trucks found the barn to have already been destroyed by the fire, and the fire going out on its own.

    She said the barn was owned by Harry Pelle of Bradfordsville.

    Firefighters were on the scene for less than 40 minutes.

  • Be on your guard against today's scams

    There's a story on today's front page that describes just one of the many ways that some people take advantage of others.

    Technology is an excellent tool. But it can also lead to more - and even more advanced - ways that some people will be taken for a ride.

  • Back to School

    New Campbellsville Elementary Principal David Petett, above, greets kindergartner Tyler Woodward on the first day of class Wednesday. At right, Kindergartner Brennan Parker picks out a crayon Monday, the first day of school at Taylor County Elementary. Below, from left, second grader Amy Ramos-Diaz and first graders Karen Ramos-Diaz and Piper Hall have breakfast before going to class at TCES.

  • Business workshop is Aug. 12

    Community Ventures Corp. and Greater Campbellsville United will host a small business workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center.

    Business planning at the workshop will focus on the feasibility of business marketing strategies and financial resources.

    Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Wanda Washington at 465-9636 by Monday, Aug. 11.

  • New Rescue director hired

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue has a new director.

    Mayor Brenda Allen and former Rescue Director Dan Durham announced Monday that part-time paramedic Allen Bottoms has been appointed to fill Durham's position.

    Monday was also Bottoms' first day on the job.

    Allen has sole authority to hire the Rescue director. She said there were 11 applicants for the position, several of whom were from out of state.

    She said she interviewed three people for the position, who were all from Campbellsville or the surrounding area.

  • Taylor County student to receive scholarship

    Ashley Phillips, a graduate of Taylor County High School, has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of Kentucky.

    Phillips, 18, is one of 27 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's civil engineering scholarship for 2008.

  • Bethel Christian Academy has openings

    Bethel Christian Academy has openings for children age 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Toddler Time/preschool is from 9 a.m. to noon.

    The academy also offers early drop-off and extended care in the afternoon.

    Enrollment can be done anytime during the school year.

    For more information, call Bethel First Presbyterian Church at 465-7091 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or stop by to pick up an application.

  • Veterans from throughout Kentucky honored by South Korean General

    When Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff arrived at the Exposition Center at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to begin preparing for a 2 p.m. ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, James B. Short was waiting for them.

    The Army veteran of Korea and two tours in Vietnam had driven up the night before from Harlan.

    "Nobody ever gave me anything for my service before," he said. "I wasn't about to miss this."

    "This" was the presentation of special medallions and certificates to Kentucky's veterans of the Korean War, from Major General (Ret.) Choi Seung-Woo.

  • Watson attends FCCLA leadership conference

    Carla Watson attended the 54th annual Kentucky Family, Career and Community Leaders of America leadership conference in Hardinsburg on June 10-12.

    Watson, a Taylor County High School student, is the Region 14 FCCLA president.

    The theme for this year's conference was "KY FCCLA: Leadership Island." The Kentucky FCCLA officers learned about their duties with survival skills for leadership.

  • Erickson-Moore

    Karen Michelle Erickson of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Jonathan Talmadge Moore of Long Beach, Calif. will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Erickson is the daughter of Roger and Pamela Erickson of San Jose, Calif. Her grandparents are Orpha Erickson of Peoria, Ill., Jewell Thornton of San Jose and the late Martin Erickson and James Andrew Thornton.

    She is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned her bachelor of arts in history and American studies. Erickson is a video editor for NBC-Universal Television.