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Today's News

  • Campbellsville receives USDA grant for water service

    The City of Campbellsville will receive a $364,000 grant through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program, U.S. Representative Ron Lewis announced last week. The grant, combined with a $582,000 pre-approved loan, will be used to replace about 10 miles of water lines, install new flush hydrants and meter reconnects and make improvements to the water treatment plant.

  • Exercising their rights

    Taylor County Elementary's Junior Beta Club members got first-hand experience in the voting process recently when they elected new officers.

    Made up of fifth graders, Junior Beta Club members were given the opportunity to run for office. Each student was required to apply for candidacy. The application included teacher recommendations. A total of 19 students ran for three offices - president, vice president and secretary.

    The students were given one week to campaign.

  • Are you prepared for digital TV?

    A change may be looming in the TV airwaves, but Taylor Countians will notice little when over-the-air signals switch from analog to digital next year.

    On Feb. 17, 2009, television stations will cease to provide analog programming, switching over to all-digital broadcasts. Digital TV, also known as DTV, enables broadcasters to offer better picture and sound quality as well as interactive capabilities.

  • City Schools need to go that extra mile

    We hear the words more often lately - budget cuts, recession, economic downturn. No one is sheltered from the ramifications - especially our government agencies that count on tax dollars to make ends meet.

    So, it comes as no real surprise that one of our school systems is looking at the possibility of raising the mileage fee it charges school groups for extracurricular trips.

    We can be relatively sure that there will be many more such proposals if budget cuts reach the level already being discussed in Frankfort.

    We don't have a problem with legitimate discussion.

  • Eight Tigers score in double figures during rout

    Eight players reached double-digit scoring on Saturday for the Campbellsville University Tigers as the NAIA's 10th ranked team defeated OSU-Mansfield 109-35 at home.

    Campbellsville, now 17-3 on the season, was led by the 15-point performances of Hristo Petkov and Troy Harris. Petkov also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

    The Tigers were 16 of 27 from the three-point line and shot 57.5 percent from the field for the game. Campbellsville won the rebounding battle by a 47-23 margin and forced OSU-Mansfield into 25 turnovers.

  • Moriuchi earns more than 200 AR points

    Eito Moriuchi was honored with an award for earning more than 200 Accelerated Reader points so far during the 2007-2008 school year.

    Moriuchi is a student in Anthony Farris' fourth grade classroom at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • Schools could face major cuts

    Seven percent or 12 percent. Neither option bodes well for public education.

    Preparing his budget with what he says is a major shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear has requested that Education Commissioner Jon Draud submit proposals to cut 12 percent of the Kentucky Department of Education's general budget for fiscal year 2009 or 7 percent from the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund.

    SEEK funding is based on a formula that treats school districts equally, taking into account local revenues, student demographics and other variables.

  • Country Music Stampede changes name

    The Double Nickel, formerly the Country Music Stampede, is available to rent for wedding receptions, birthday parties, reunions and more.

    The building features all new seating, and a band is available for special functions.

    The entertainment business recently changed its name to reflect the change in its music. The Wranglers, the band that operates The Double Nickel, have begun playing mostly southern rock as well as still offering some country music.

  • Man involved in one-vehicle collision charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man was involved in a one-vehicle collision on Saturday and later arrested and charged with DUI.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, David W. Brewer, 34, of 557 Warren Road was involved in an injury collision on Cave Road.

    The report states Brewer passed out while driving his 2001 Ford Explorer around a curve. Brewer then struck a mailbox, vaulted and then came to a rest on the left side of the vehicle.

  • Waste Connection donates bicycles

    Waste Connections Inc. recently donated 20 bicycles to Taylor Fiscal Court, which then donated the bicycles to children in Taylor County through the Holiday Helpline.

    According to Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Waste Connections donated the bicycles to each county in which it provides garbage pickup service.