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  • Mr. Molecule visits TCMS

    Taylor County Middle School sixth and seventh grade science students viewed a performance by Mr. Molecule on Friday, Dec. 7.

    Mr. Molecule is a core curriculum science show that reviews concepts in the science areas of astronomy, ecology, the human body, physical science and life science.

    The show included colorful scenes and props, and engaged students with the giant "Wheel of Science." The show was planned for science students by the teachers of the Taylor County Middle School science department.

  • Court postpones taking actions on subdivision regulations

    Taylor County residents who own property outside the City limits won't have to abide by subdivision regulations just yet.

    Magistrates considered having first reading of an ordinance placing regulations on dividing land at the special Fiscal Court meeting last week. But they ultimately decided to send the issue back to a Committee for further discussion.

    The discussion stemmed from several months of debate on the cost and maintenance of gravel roads in Taylor County.

  • Rescuer of the Year

    Those who work behind the scenes are just as important to the success of an organization as those on the front lines, and Gary Hadley is proof of that.

    A dispatcher at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, Hadleys co-workers have named him Rescuer of the Year. The award is given to someone who exhibits the qualities of a good Rescuer qualities that include dedication, knowledge and resourcefulness.

    Hadley has been with Rescue since 1989.

    Well, I needed a job and I like helping people. I thought this would be a good way to do both.

  • Locals earn degrees at WKU

    Two Campbellsville students and two Greensburg students were among the more than 1,000 graduates to earn degrees from Western Kentucky University on Saturday, Dec. 15 during its 162nd commencement at Diddle Arena.

    Degrees were conferred to 1,071 students (81 associate's, 778 baccalaureate, 211 master's and one specialist) who completed their programs this fall as well as five students who completed a cooperative doctoral degree in educational administration offered by WKU and the University of Louisville.

    About 800 students participated in the ceremony at Diddle Arena.

  • 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.

  • '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.