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Today's News

  • Wise Dentistry opens

    Wise Dentistry for Kids is now open at 105 Medical Park Drive in Campbellsville. Staff will include Dr. Heather Wise, pediatric dentistry; Dr. Thomas Baldwin, orthodontics; Dr. Gary Inamn, orthodonics; Dr. Greg Inman, orthodontics; and Dr. David Graves, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Standing from left: Ann Doyle, Gisela Anderson, Bekah Holley, Kristen Graves, Becky Graves, Erica White, Jennifer Judd, Cheryl Hensel, Alicia Irwin and Jordan Davis. Sitting: Greg Inman, Thomas Baldwin, David Graves and Heather Wise.

  • Watson wins $2,000

    Darrin Watson won $2,000 from Staff Management, 1050 South Columbia Ave., the employment firm used by Amazon.com.

    Each year Staff Management provides an opportunity for employees who weather the holiday shopping rush an opportunity for a $100,000 bonus. In order to be eligible for the drawing, an employee must have four weeks of perfect attendance and no quality or production errors.

    Watson's name was drawn by Mayor Brenda Allen on Dec. 20 and then Watson had an opportunity to draw from 100 envelopes on Dec. 27.

  • Heart of Kentucky Heritage & Soul Festival is this weekend

    The Heart of Kentucky Heritage & Soul Festival brings the Unlimited band to Lebanon this weekend, along with many other educational and entertaining activities.

    Unlimited has opened for bands such as Midnight Star and the Average White Band and has shared the stage with SOS Band, The Emotions, KC & the Sunshine Band, Nappy Roots, Parliament Funkadellic and Al Green.

  • TCHS to host prom and bridal review

    Taylor County High School's junior class will sponsor a Prom and Bridal Review Style Show on Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the TCHS gymnasium.

    Cost is $3 for students and $5 for adults.

    There will be more than 100 students modeling the latest prom and bridal fashions.

    Also on site will be vendors from bridal shops, tuxedo rentals, photographers/videographers, flower shops, wedding cakes/caterers, hair/makeup/nail salons, limo services, disc jockeys and more.

  • CU to host spring registration

    Campbellsville University will have its spring 2008 registration on Monday and Tuesday in the Technology Training Center.

    Classes start Wednesday at 8 a.m.

    Monday's registration is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and registration on Tuesday is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Offices of Financial Aid and Business Services will be located in the Tech Center.

    An orientation for new students is scheduled Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. in the Little Auditorium.

  • 4-H members recognized at awards banquet

    Numerous 4-H members were recognized recently and honored during the annual 4-H Awards banquet. The event took place at the Taylor County Extension Office on Oct. 30. The potluck meal provided a time for fellowship among parents and 4-H members.

    Each year, 4-H members who excel in the program are named as 4-H All-Stars or 4-H Superstars. The 2006-2007 4-H All Stars were: Thomas Barber, Tiffany Browning, Samantha Clark, Kyle Corbin, Mariah Corbin, Alex Hezik and Beth Cook.

  • Library to host open house Jan. 15

    The Taylor County Public Library will host an open house Tuesday, Jan. 15 in celebration of its 33 years of service to the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.

    The library will offer extended hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Full library services will be available and refreshments will be provided. Arts and crafts and stories will be available for children.

    The Friends Volunteer Board is hosting the event and invites members of the community to attend the open house and show support for the library.

    For more information, call Bonnie Webster at 465-2562.

  • Why not 21? The renewed debate over underage drinking

    Renewed public discourse about the advisability of lowering the legal drinking age, largely fueled by former Middlebury College President John M. McCardell Jr., has opened a different front in the war on substance use and abuse among young people.

    While some have tired of the now decades-old debate, a fresh round of honest discussion by informed public policy-makers and pundits can only inure to the benefit of those with the most at stake.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to five years on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man will spend five years in prison for selling drugs.

    Velvet Mandrell Smith, 26, of 105 McNary St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

    Smith pleaded guilty to first-degree selling cocaine. A second-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    Bertram sentenced Smith to serve five years in prison. He was also ordered to pay $100 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

  • Girl Scout cookie sales begin Friday

    Cookie lovers rejoice! Soon local Girl Scouts will start knocking on doors and taking orders for their famous cookies.

    Door-to-door sales begin on Friday, the same day as the Hollywood premiere-style kick off event at Campbellsville Christian Church at 6:30 p.m.