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Today's News

  • Pinching Pennies

    The 55th annual WHAS-TV's Crusade for Children collected a record $5.3 million this past weekend, up about $100,000 from last year's tally, according to WHAS11.com.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Departments, along with community volunteers, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville Middle School, collected $26,455.85. That amount is down $11,699.97 from last year, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

  • Board chair questions committee's objectivity

    The committee that spent the past year studying a drug-testing policy for Taylor County schools will reconvene.

    Taylor County School Board approved the policy in April. However, after passing a motion to table the approval of a drug testing company, Board members expressed concerns about the lack of objectivity the Committee has shown during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The committee only talked to Russell Springs-based Premier Drug Testing, according to Board Chairman Tony Davis, before recommending that company to the Board in April.

  • Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

    The Lake Cumberland Medical Reserve Corps is seeking volunteers.

    MRC units are community based and function as a way to locally organize volunteers - both medical and non-medical - to supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.

    MRC Units are comprised of individuals who are pre-identified, pre-credentialed and pre-trained to deploy in the event of an emergency as well as to assist in educating our communities.

  • County receives grant to continue small business program

    Taylor County's Microenterprise Training Program has received a funding boost from the state.

    Gov. Steve Beshear, in conjunction with the Governor's Office for Local Development, has awarded a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant to continue to provide support for Taylor County's program.

    Originated in 1998, the program provides beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of training and technical assistance for existing and potential small business owners with five employees or less in areas such as business development, job development and housing development.

  • Relay for Life exceeds goal

    This year's Relay for Life not only topped last year's fundraising total, organizers says it beat the group's goal by more than $6,000.

    Wow!

    Combined with more than $50,000 from the St. Baldrick's cancer fundraiser in March, the total Campbellsville and Taylor County has raised for cancer research is awesome.

    Cancer affects all of us in one way or another, whether it's through ourselves or a family member. It's up to all of us to support the effort to find a cure.

  • Suzanne Sowards-Hamm named directors of business development

    A former Campbellsville woman has joined n-tara interactive, an award-winning interactive agency serving the Fortune 1000 based in Johnson City, Tenn.

    Suzanne Sowards-Hamm and Tim Story recently joined the company as directors of business development. Sowards-Hamm is formerly from Campbellsville.

    They will be responsible for developing and managing new client relationships and consulting with customers to develop best-in-class interactive solutions.

  • County will return to paper ballots for voting

    Taylor County residents will cast their votes this November on paper rather than on a voting machine.

    In February, Taylor County magistrates accepted $90,000 in federal grant money to purchase new voting equipment. The grant is part of the Help America Vote Act through which the federal government issued funds to the states to be disbursed to counties at the state's discretion.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney addressed Taylor Fiscal Court about the use of the grant money at Tuesday night's regular meeting.

  • Hospital lawsuit settled for nearly $100,000

    The lawsuit a Campbellsville woman filed against Taylor Regional Hospital alleging hospital staff were negligent in treating her has been settled for nearly $100,000 and dismissed.

    Phyllis A. Cox of Cherwood Drive alleged in a lawsuit filed in Taylor Circuit Court in February 2007 that TRH failed to follow the standard care for a hospital, which resulted in the amputation of one of her fingers.

    The suit was filed on Cox's behalf by Campbellsville attorney Byron D. Wood and Louisville attorney Theodore L. Mussler Jr.

  • Green River among top 100 campgrounds

    Green River Lake State Park is among the five Kentucky campgrounds to make ReserveAmerica's Top 100 Family Campgrounds list.

    ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider.

  • Green County Fair pageants are June 16-17

    The Miss Green County Fair pageant is scheduled for Monday, June 16.

    The pageant is open to female Kentucky residents ages 16-21. Contestants must have reached their 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and can't have reached their 22nd birthday by Oct. 31.

    Contestants will participate in a one-piece swimsuit and formal wear competition, both with heels.

    The contestant must be single and have never married. Contestants must have also never had a marriage annulled and never had children.

    Registration is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET. The pageant will begin at 8 p.m. ET.