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Today's News

  • Task force seeks information on marijuana growers

    The Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task force is seeking information on marijuana growers.

    The task force is seeking the names and addresses of suspected marijuana growers. The task force also asks for city/county and a description of the home or the location at which the marijuana is growing.

    Information can be submitted in writing to Appalachia HIDTA, P.O. Box 5070, London, Ky. 40745.

    Information can also be submitted to the toll-free anonymous tip line at (866) 424-4382.

  • Adopt-A-Highway poster contest deadline Sept. 30

    Each year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosts a contest to allow students from across the state to submit their creative works for use in the annual Adopt-A-Highway calendar.

    Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-A-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky's highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky's highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.

  • Local girl to represent Campbellsville at state fair

    Daley Sapp of Campbellsville has qualified to compete in the 2008 Coca-Cola Talent Classic semi-finals competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Sapp will compete with a solo on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the south wing conference center.

    The Coca-Cola Talent Classic is a competition for young performers ages 13-21. Preliminary competitions in nearly 40 counties decided who would compete at the semi-final competition.

  • Internal Medicine Assoc. accredited

    Internal Medicine Associates of Campbellsville has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories.

    The laboratory is one of the first nuclear cardiology laboratories in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.

  • Court says no to pre-pay ordinance

    Taylor County residents won't have to pay before they pump after all.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley addressed Taylor Fiscal Court on Tuesday night about the rising gas drive-off problem.

    Begley, who represented the Campbellsville/Taylor County Retail Business Association, said the hot topic of rising gas prices will affect everyone.

    "This is only going to get worse," he said.

  • Drunk driving crackdown campaign begins tomorrow

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be joining thousands of law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation from Aug. 15 through Labor Day to take part in the "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest" crackdown on impaired driving.

    Drunken driving is one of America's deadliest crimes. Across the country, statistics show that in just one year, more than 13,000 people are killed in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.

  • CU announces KHIPP schedule

    Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy will feature discussions on America's fiscal straits, presidential politics and an analysis of the 2008 election during CU's fall semester.

    "We have an exciting group of highly intellectual people who will lead the discussions for KHIPP in the fall," said John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, who is the KHIPP founder.

    "Discussion will be lively and open, and we invite everyone to attend," he said.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 18-22

    Monday - Cheeseburger, pickles, onions, French fries, vegetables and dip, pudding pop and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, whipped potatoes, green beans, banana, bread slice and milk.

    Wednesday - Sloppy joe, corn, potato wedges, coleslaw, pineapple and milk.

    Thursday - Taco, lettuce, tomato, cheese, hash brown, peaches, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Friday - Chili dog, Doritos, carrot sticks, Fruit Roll-Up, apple, animal crackers and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 18-22

  • Public record for Aug. 14

    Traffic

    Ronald P. Burton, 21, of Old Johnson Road in Fairplay, failure to wear seat belts, no new violations, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

    Kenneth K. Choate, 69, of Tennessee Ridge in Liberty, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Catherine R. Chowning, 57, of Fern Drive in Campbellsville, no new violations, dismissed.

    Jason E. Collins, 30, of Purdy Sano Road in Columbia, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

    Joyce D. Davis, 68, of Summit Drive in Campbellsville, speeding, no new violations, dismissed.

  • Tourism, EDA need to 'communicate'

    A committee formed to help build coordination between local economic development and tourism entities says the two simply need to communicate more with each other.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Taylor County Economic Development Authority, addressed magistrates at last month's regular Fiscal Court meeting about the relationship between the EDA and the Taylor County Tourist Commission.

    Johnson told magistrates that the EDA needs more input from the Tourist Commission, and the group asks that the Court help in creating a more cooperative spirit with the Commission.