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Today's News

  • Local briefs

    Adoption fees waived at animal shelter

    For the entire month of December, the Taylor County Animal Shelter waived all adoption fees for those who wanted to adopt stray animals.

    As a result, 85 animals were adopted, according to Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris.

    Because waiving the fees was so successful, Harris said, he asked Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers if the shelter could also waive the fees for the month of January. Harris said Rogers agreed.

  • Driver safety program is Jan. 30

    Although experts agree that driving ability begins deteriorating around the age of 55, drivers have widely differing skills. While some drivers continue to drive safely well into their older years, studies show the crash rate per mile driven rises steadily for drivers age 65 and older.

    Older drivers have fewer collisions because they drive less and at less dangerous times. However, when they are in a crash, it can be serious.

  • CHS plans financial aid workshop

    Campbellsville High School will host two financial aid workshops this month.

    The first one is Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the school library.

    The second will take place Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m., also in the school library.

    For more information, parents may call 465-8899.

  • 4-H Superstars

    The 2007 4-H Superstars were named at the 4-H Awards banquet. They are: Kensi Moore, Britany Harden, Aryn Massengale and Ashley Phillips.

  • New year's baby born on Jan. 1

    The first baby of the New Year, Delona Lillian Hayes, came as a surprise to nurses at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    "We were surprised because 75 percent of our babies are male," said Registered Nurse Darlene Loy.

    Born at 6:18 p.m. on Jan. 1 to parents Anthony Hayes and Erika Davis of Greensburg, Delona weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

    Davis said her daughter is healthy, for the most part, and the family was expected to go home on Saturday.

    Her grandparents are Daryl and Sharon Davis and Eddie and Madeline Hayes, all of Greensburg.

  • Blood drive is Jan. 31

    Holidays, bad weather and illness are a few reasons the blood supply often drops to critical levels during the winter months. But a stable supply is necessary to ensure blood is available when patients need it most.

    That's where you come in.

    In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to donate blood in January.

    As a token of appreciation, all participants in January blood drives will be eligible to enter a region-wide drawing for a high-definition television worth $1,000.

  • Yates graduates from EKU

    Ricky Lane Yates Jr. graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

    He is the son of Ricky and Michelle Yates of Campbellsville and Jimmy and Tammy Hunt of Finley. His grandparents are J.B. and Susie Yates of Lebanon, Dennis and Susie Hayes of Campbellsville and Howard and Virginia Shearer of Gravel Switch. Great-grandparents are Cornelia McCarty and Lucille Hayes, both of Lebanon.

  • It's time to develop all of Kentucky to its potential

    In response to (The) Courier Journal's Dec. 17 trashing Interstate 66 and Kentucky as a whole ...

    The first time I ever heard of the "Road to Nowhere" was when Happy Chandler, running for governor in 1953, called Gov. Lawrence Wetherby's proposed Kentucky Turnpike from Louisville to Elizabethtown, the "Road that starts nowhere and ends nowhere." Today, what was the Kentucky Turnpike is now part of I-65, one of the busiest roads in Kentucky.

  • Three Taylor residents earn degrees from Lindsey

    Three Taylor County residents recently received degrees from Lindsey Wilson College.

    The three were among 247 graduates who were awarded degrees - 176 undergraduate degrees and 71 graduate degrees - at the college's 2007 winter commencement on Dec. 15.

    Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith delivered the commencement address to a crowd of more than 1,500 guests in Biggers Sports Center. In his address, Smith praised the graduates for the obstacles they overcame to earn a degree.

  • Police brief

    Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling marijuana in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Michael Wayne Mitchell, 27, of 1120 Apache was charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Mitchell could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.