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  • More than 600 learn more about diabetes at Health Expo

    Patty Burton and Shirley Roberson, senior health educators for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, provided informational materials on diabetes at their booth at Lake Cumberland Health Expo.

    Burton works in Pulaski County, and Roberson covers Russell County. They helped staff the booth, one of 50 or so exhibits at the Expo, hosted by LCDHD on Nov. 16, at The Center for Rural Development.

    More than 600 people registered for the event, which included breakout sessions with guest speakers, exercise and cooking demonstrations and free health screenings.

  • Taylor County area host families needed now

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester home stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

    The students are awaiting news of their new families. These young ambassadors are looking forward to fulfilling their life-long dreams.

  • County mulls subdivision regulations

    Taylor County residents who own property outside the City limits might soon have a few regulations to follow when dividing and selling their land.

    Magistrates will discuss the adoption of County subdivision regulations at the next Fiscal Court meeting.

    The discussion stems from several months of debate on the cost and maintenance of gravel roads.

    Magistrates voted 4-2 at the last Fiscal Court meeting to no longer accept gravel roads into the County road system.

  • Emergency officials offer safety tips for holiday decorating

    With Thanksgiving now over, many people are dragging out decorations to prepare for Christmas. And while decorating the home may be a fun family event, it can be dangerous if done incorrectly.

    The No. 1 danger, Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson said, is overloaded circuits. With people stringing Christmas lights outside their home and indoors on their tree, the chance of overloading a circuit increases.

    We see that probably five or six times a year, Johnson said, The older homes that have the circuit panels just cant handle the load.

  • Senior Beta Club attends convention

    Campbellsville High School Senior Beta Club members attended the State Beta Convention in Louisville on Nov. 1-2. Students competed in arts, crafts and academic categories.

  • Kroger makes donation to TCES

    Kroger recently donated a TV and DVD player to Taylor County Elementary School. Pictured are TCES Principal Herbert Wheat and Kroger Store Manager Kevin Taylor. Also present was Assistant Manager Sam Merritt.

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Monday, Dec. 3 - Head Start, Taylor County Elementary School and day care centers.

    Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Taylors Chapel, KY 210, Social Band Road and Mt. Carmel.

    Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Lone Valley, Columbia Road, Meadowcreek, Davis Road and Hathaway Drive.

    Thursday, Dec. 6 - Forest Hills, Plainview and Medco Center.

    Friday, Dec. 7 - Campbellsville Adult Day Care, Greensburg Road and Friendship Pike.

    Monday, Dec. 10 - No route.

    Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Speck Ridge, Elk Horn Road and Knifley Road.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Old Lebanon Road and Windsor Gardens.

  • Diversion revoked in theft case

    A Burkesville woman has had her diversion revoked and will spend three years in prison on a theft charge.

    Jessica Ann Sweeney, 32, of 225 Spring Branch Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    In February 2006, Sweeney pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. At that time, she was granted a three-year pretrial diversion and ordered to have no contact with Wal-Mart Supercenter and pay $698.82 in restitution.

    If she failed the terms of her diversion, Sweeney was to be sentenced to three years in prison.

  • RoBards opens law office in Shelbyville

    J.R. RoBards has opened a legal practice in Shelbyville at the Stanley-Casey House, 301 Washington St.

    RoBards is a 1995 graduate of Campbellsville High School and is a veteran of the U.S. Marines, where he served on active duty from 1995-1999.

  • Jackson Quarters opens

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently hosted at Jackson Quarters Green River Resort, 5068 Old Lebanon Road. Employees seated front row, from left, are: Travis Bright, Bobbie Hurst, Dennis Brinley, Marie Tucker, Debbie Parker and Alma Brinley. Jackson Quarters is available for special occasions. It sleeps 20, includes two master suites, four bathrooms, a game room, swimming pool and a large hot tub. A guesthouse is also available that sleeps six. Reservations are flexible and there's a chef available.

    Call Green River Marina for more information.