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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Abraham Lincoln to be portrayed at Giles House

    Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg will portray Abraham Lincoln at Giles House on Spout Springs Road in Knifley on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

    Sayre, who has been studying and portraying Lincoln for several decades, has traveled throughout Kentucky giving presentations to school groups and to the general public.

    Lincoln, who was recently named by a panel of historians as the most influential American who ever lived, always had Kentuckians around him.

  • Drivers Safety course is June 11-12

    Dennis and Judy Surna, certified AARP instructors, will offer a two-day Drivers Safety class on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12.

    The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Drivers Safety is particularly designed for those ages 50 and older. Some auto insurers give a discount on premiums for graduates of the course. Attendees will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

  • Relay for Life

    This year’s Relay for Life had a goal of $77,000. Teams met that goal by bank night and had increased the total to more than $80,000 by the event.

    Watch Thursday’s newspaper for more photos from the event along with team winners and sponsors. Plans are already being made for next year’s Relay, with a kickoff sponsored by Murakami Manufacturing in the coming months.