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Today's News

  • College-bound high school students should register for the ACT by Jan. 4

    The next ACT exam will be administered on Feb. 9 in all states except New York. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam on this date must register by Jan. 4, which is the deadline for having their registration postmarked.

    There is a late registration postmark deadline of Jan. 18; though an extra fee is charged for late registrations. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org, or registration forms can be picked up at high school counseling offices.

  • Local briefs

    Pasture and Hayland signups start next month

    The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission will resume State Cost Share sign-ups for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 25.

    The January cost share applications should be submitted to the Conservation District by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.

    This year, the Pasture and Hayland Renovation practice allows producers interested in renovating existing pasture and hayland an option to specifically assist them in doing so.

  • Precept Bible study begins Jan. 10 at Bethel

    Certified by Precept Ministries International, Carol Freeman will be leading the eight-week study of Romans-Part Three.

    Classes begin on Thursday, Jan. 10 and continue through Feb. 28. Times are 1 to 3 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. The location is Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E. Main St. in Campbellsville.

    Cost of the class is $23 for the workbook and materials. For additional information or to register, call Freeman at 465-8042 by Thursday, Jan. 3.

  • Campbellsville native named to national board

    Tracy J. Bertram, a Campbellsville native and director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance Property and Casualty Division, has been elected to the board of directors for the national System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing.

    SERFF, originally developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in the early 1990s, provides a more efficient method of handling insurance policy rate and form filings between regulators and insurance companies. Bertram also serves on the product steering committee.

  • Roution

    Eddie and Sam Roution of Merrimac will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 4.

    The Routions were married on Jan. 4, 1958 at The Church of Christ in Campbellsville by Mr. James Cooper.

    They have four sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Hilda Roution and Paul and Sheila Roution, all of Merrimac, Jimmy and Tammi Roution of Mannsville and Barry and Connie Roution of Campbellsville.

  • 'SAFE' drivers watch out for your safety

    On the first day of his new job, Jeromie Lewis stopped to help a motorist stranded on Interstate 65. The broken down pickup truck was flanked by traffic on all sides except the front.

    Construction on the interstate had slowed travelers to a crawl, which prevented Lewis from pulling in behind the truck like he had been trained to do.

  • Home foreclosures on the rise

    For some, home is indeed where the heart is. However, across the U.S., homeownership has led to heartache for many as foreclosure rates rise.

    In November, online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac, reported that 635,159 foreclosures had been filed in the third quarter of 2007. That’s an increase of 30 percent over the previous quarter and nearly 100 percent from the third quarter of 2006.

    However, the foreclosure rate dipped 10 percent in November, RealtyTrac reported, the first double-digit drop since April 2006.

  • Birth Announcements for 12-27

    Kevin and Tina Propes of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Grace, at 12:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

    Grandparents are Ruel and Teresa Brackett of Upton, Donnie Propes of Hodgenville and the late Janet Propes. Great-grandparents are Don and Mary Kathryn Puckett of Upton and Geneva Propes of Hodgenville.

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  • The 2008 legislative session: What business wants

    As 2008 quickly approaches, the Kentucky General Assembly will soon be in session with many difficult decisions to make. Gov. Steve Beshear's first budget will be under consideration, and hundreds of competing interest groups will be working to sway lawmakers' opinions. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will also be at the Capitol, speaking for the business community of Kentucky and hoping to improve the state's business climate for all Kentuckians.

  • Neighborhood hosts Christmas decorating contest

    Forest Hills Homeowners Association hosted its annual Christmas decorating contest on Friday evening, Dec. 7.

    Three new categories were added this year.

    The winners in each category follow:

    Animation - The Scott and Farrah Hord home, 427 Cambridge Way.

    Best use of colored lights - Terry and Mitzi Tedders' home, 516 Cambridge Way, winner; and Chris and Karen Reynolds' home, 609 Forest Hills Drive, first runner-up.