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  • Bertram, Cox & Miller Law office opens

    The combination of a couple of law offices in Campbellsville has also led to the transformation of a familiar, historic building.

    The law offices of Bertram, Cox & Miller, 321 E. Main St., were given a community introduction when the Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting and the law firm hosted an open house Dec. 7.

  • Students reach goal of reading 1,000 books

    On Nov. 13, Karen Skaggs' second-grade class at Campbellsville Elementary School celebrated reading and testing on more than 1,000 books.

    Their goal was to read 1,000 books before Christmas, but students reached their goal before Halloween.

    Students were treated to a day that began with breakfast and included snacks and pizza in the afternoon.

  • TCHS Students of the Week for 12-10

    Taylor County High School Students of the Week for the week of Dec. 10 are, from left, Megan Romines, Rebekah Phillips, Kayla Raganas, Justin Robinette and Tina Pleva. Not picture ar Jed Bright, Savannah Gregory, Casey Seaborne and Rachel Wise.

  • Man gets eight years on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug and other charges.

    Jonathan James Gurley, 19, of 701 S. Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for sentencing in four separate cases.

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star Award

    Taylor County Farm Bureau was recognized for its women's program with the 2007 Gold Star Award of Excellence, during the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.

    Carol Sullivan, Taylor County Farm Bureau women's committee chair, accepted the award from Cathy Pleasants, Kentucky Farm Bureau state women's chair, during a Dec. 7 recognition and awards program.

  • Flu vaccine still available

    Kentucky Department for Public Health officials are reminding Kentuckians that it's not too late to get vaccinated against the flu, especially during this holiday season.

    "Now is a good time to protect yourself and your family by putting a flu shot on your holiday list," stated William Hacker, M.D., commissioner of DPH and acting undersecretary for health at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Students study architecture

    Myra Vaughn visited Campbellsville Elementary fourth graders and showed students pictures of buildings all over the world that featured unique architectural designs, using the Smartboard. Students created their own floor plans of a home using puzzle pieces that Vaughn created. They also designed their own dream homes. A Campbellsville High School graduate, Vaughn is employed with a design firm in Louisville.

  • Tucker wins Suzuki giveaway at Ready to Ride Motorsports

    Brandon Tucker was the winner of the Suzuki JR 50 during the Suzuki grand opening event at Ready to Ride Motorsports, 817 Saloma Road.

  • Tobacco not as high quality as usual

    Yields are up, but quality is down. That's the story for Taylor County's latest tobacco crop, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.

    "This is probably the worst quality we've had in 30 years due to the curing season," Hardesty said. "This year we had a dry, low humidity, so tobacco dried rather than cured."

    The result was a yellowish color, Hardesty said, a symptom seen statewide. Manufacturers prefer a darker, chocolate color.

    "The manufacturers say they smoke and burn better," Hardesty said.

  • Police briefs

    Willisburg man arrested in Campbellsville on car theft charges

    A Willisburg man was arrested and charged with auto theft after the car he allegedly stole was found in Campbellsville.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, a Jericho Road resident reported her 1999 Dodge Intrepid missing on Dec. 11. Her cell phone, some cash and cigarettes were inside.