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  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Police brief

    One injured in collision Friday

    A Greensburg man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Roy Spencer Jr. was driving his 1989 Chevrolet pickup in the Lowe's turning lane when his pickup was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet pickup driven by Randy Bennett Jr. of Columbia. The collision occurred at 7:48 p.m.

    Spencer was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. As of press time, his condition was not available.

  • With love from Santa

    More than 500 children had a better Christmas because of the efforts of Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids. Full-time Rescue and fire employees joined with volunteers on Christmas Eve to deliver packages. Commonwealth Broadcasting assists Toys for Tots and WVLC The Big Dawg assists Toys for Kids in raising needed money to support both programs.

  • Cowgill speaks on 'double the numbers' initiative at CU

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Brad Cowgill, interim president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, visited the campus of Campbellsville University on Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of the Council's "double the numbers" initiative.

    Cowgill spoke to a gathering of CU senior administrative and academic leaders along with a group of community leaders on the mission of the CPE and its core mission of working to advance educational attainment in Kentucky.

  • CU graduates 83 in first-ever December commencement

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    "My prayer is that Dec. 14, 2007, be a day you will look back on as a day of achievement and one where you felt a blessed sense of appreciation for all those who have helped make this day possible for you," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, Campbellsville University president, at the first-ever December commencement ceremony in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The traditional senior walk morphed into an evening candlelight walk before the 7 p.m. ceremony beginning at the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex and ending at the chapel.

  • Eagle Express offers New Year's Eve babysitting

    Eagle Express is offering baby-sitting services on New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Contact Sharon Harris no later than noon on Thursday Dec. 27 at 403-2670 for reservations or more information. Or, e-mail her at sharon.harris@cville.kyschools.us.

    Money raised from this event will help offset state budget cuts to continue to provide programs and opportunities for Campbellsville Middle School's after-school program, Eagle Express.

  • Merry Christmas!

    Christmas came early for Taylor County Elementary students. On Wednesday, the school celebrated the last day of classes before Christmas break with an encore performance from the fourth- and fifth-grade choir.

    The choir had performed its program, "Holiday Memories" for the first time earlier in the week.

  • Christmas dinner at the White House

    For many, the best Christmases are those that provide lasting memories. For Teresa Wolford, this Christmas is one she'll never forget.

    Last year, Wolford's brother, Jesse Bailey, called her and said a florist's position had opened up at the White House. At the time, Bailey owned JLB Floral in Alexandria, Va.

    "I told him, 'You can't pass this up. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.'"

    Bailey took his sister's advice, and four months later he got the job.

    A few weeks ago, Bailey called his sister again, this time offering her an opportunity of a lifetime.