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Letters

  • Anti-drug coalition needs community support

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition has been educating our children for the past 17 years. The Coalition has been financed through state and U.S. Government grants. The majority of those grant funds have either been eliminated or have become increasingly more competitive, thus future funding is questionable for the immediate future.

    The grant applications indicated that local funds would continue funding the Coalition when federal funds were no longer available. The time has come when local organizations should step forward and fund the Coalition.

  • Project Graduation supporters thanked

    Taylor County Class of 2014 had its first fundraiser for Project Graduation on Friday, Oct. 18. Roadblocks were held at two intersections on the Campbellsville Bypass.

    We would like to thank all of the people who donated. Each donation was greatly appreciated, and helped make this fundraiser a huge success.

    We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who offered their time to help the senior class of 2014. Once again, thank you each and every individual who contributed to our Project Graduation.

    Shannon Lee, secretary/treasurer

  • Resident says he isn't anti-Campbellsville

    I have a feeling that perhaps my motives have been misunderstood. I want to clearly state for the record that I am not anti-city council, anti-mayor or anti-Campbellsville. I am very pro-Campbellsville.

    Everyone in this room, I believe, has this very important thing in common, and I want to personally thank the mayor and city council for not raising the property tax rates as they could have last month.

  • DYW co-chairs say thanks

    Another year is in the books for the Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County program.

    This year, as always, we were committed to providing a showcase for some of the communities most outstanding young women and support them with the opportunity to present their achievements and talents for scholarship opportunities.

    The Class of 2014 offered 12 of our community's most exceptional girls, competing for more than $9,000 in cash scholarships and more than $70,000 in college offered scholarships.

  • County well represented at state fair

    The Taylor County Tourist Commission and Taylor County Fiscal Court would like to thank all of the community members who supported the Kentucky State Fair.

    This was the second year that Taylor County sponsored the opening ceremonies reception. The event was again a success. We just wanted to send a special thanks to all the sponsors for the reception.

  • Chamber thanks golf tournament supporters

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the hole and corporate sponsors and to those who donated items for our goody bags. Without these people, the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble would not be a huge success.

  • Student says county needs new elementary school

    If you don't support the nickel tax, you don't support the future of Taylor County.

    Refusing to pay for a small increase in property taxes is the first step to ruining our county, and denying the fact that our district needs new schools is completely uninformed.

    It's been nearly six years since I stepped inside the elementary school as a fifth-grade student, and as terrible as it was then - the cramped rooms, the water falling from the ceiling on rainy days, the musky smell of the bomb shelter basement - I can only imagine how awful it is now.

  • Principal says county needs new elementary school

    Taylor County Elementary needs a new school.

    When I began teaching at TCES in 1995, my fifth grade classroom was on the second floor of the 1939 wing. My walls would bubble up and burst open, spreading white powder over everything. Then, in 2003, I moved to the first floor of the 1939 wing. There I experienced moisture problems that actually caused my classroom library books to mold.

  • Trail Town Triathlon is a success

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town Connexions Triathlon on Aug. 24 was a lot of fun and a great success.

    It began with a paddling stage - a three-mile loop on Green River Lake in kayaks and canoes - followed by a biking stage - a 20-mile loop around the lake area - then a running stage of five kilometers inside the state park. The weather was wonderful and the participant turnout was terrific.

  • Reader opposes nickel tax

    Well, the nickel tax is back on the table again for discussion, this time with different tactics.

    We have gone from leaky roofs to mold, to now sick children and overcrowding. I do not know what excuse will be next.

    As far as overcrowding goes, there are no more students there now than there has been in the past several years. There have been 1,300-plus children there for many years. We were overcrowded when they closed the building that was originally bought and designed for preschool. That building was eventually given to the maintenance department.