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Local News

  • Wise Dentistry opens

    Wise Dentistry for Kids is now open at 105 Medical Park Drive in Campbellsville. Staff will include Dr. Heather Wise, pediatric dentistry; Dr. Thomas Baldwin, orthodontics; Dr. Gary Inamn, orthodonics; Dr. Greg Inman, orthodontics; and Dr. David Graves, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Standing from left: Ann Doyle, Gisela Anderson, Bekah Holley, Kristen Graves, Becky Graves, Erica White, Jennifer Judd, Cheryl Hensel, Alicia Irwin and Jordan Davis. Sitting: Greg Inman, Thomas Baldwin, David Graves and Heather Wise.

  • Watson wins $2,000

    Darrin Watson won $2,000 from Staff Management, 1050 South Columbia Ave., the employment firm used by Amazon.com.

    Each year Staff Management provides an opportunity for employees who weather the holiday shopping rush an opportunity for a $100,000 bonus. In order to be eligible for the drawing, an employee must have four weeks of perfect attendance and no quality or production errors.

    Watson's name was drawn by Mayor Brenda Allen on Dec. 20 and then Watson had an opportunity to draw from 100 envelopes on Dec. 27.

  • 4-H members recognized at awards banquet

    Numerous 4-H members were recognized recently and honored during the annual 4-H Awards banquet. The event took place at the Taylor County Extension Office on Oct. 30. The potluck meal provided a time for fellowship among parents and 4-H members.

    Each year, 4-H members who excel in the program are named as 4-H All-Stars or 4-H Superstars. The 2006-2007 4-H All Stars were: Thomas Barber, Tiffany Browning, Samantha Clark, Kyle Corbin, Mariah Corbin, Alex Hezik and Beth Cook.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to five years on drug charges

    A Campbellsville man will spend five years in prison for selling drugs.

    Velvet Mandrell Smith, 26, of 105 McNary St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

    Smith pleaded guilty to first-degree selling cocaine. A second-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    Bertram sentenced Smith to serve five years in prison. He was also ordered to pay $100 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

  • Girl Scout cookie sales begin Friday

    Cookie lovers rejoice! Soon local Girl Scouts will start knocking on doors and taking orders for their famous cookies.

    Door-to-door sales begin on Friday, the same day as the Hollywood premiere-style kick off event at Campbellsville Christian Church at 6:30 p.m.

  • Industrial park gets funding

    Efforts to complete Taylor County's newest industrial park received a funding boost last week.

    U.S. Rep Ron Lewis secured $98,000 in funding for the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park in Campbellsville as part of the fiscal year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill signed into law last week by President Bush.

    The funds will be used to develop two sites in the park.

    The Industrial Development Authority Board bought the site - located on KY 55, near Blue Hole Road - in October 2003 for $2.24 million.

  • CKNJ parent company exploring sale

    Central Kentucky News-Journal Publisher Richard RoBards had a meeting earlier this week with employees to discuss plans by parent company Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. to explore selling the Norfolk-based company.

    Frank Batten Jr., chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications Inc., said that the decision to explore the sale of the company was made by him, with input from his entire family.

    "There was a consensus of the board of directors to do this," said Batten, who has controlling interest of the private company.

  • Local briefs

    Adoption fees waived at animal shelter

    For the entire month of December, the Taylor County Animal Shelter waived all adoption fees for those who wanted to adopt stray animals.

    As a result, 85 animals were adopted, according to Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris.

    Because waiving the fees was so successful, Harris said, he asked Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers if the shelter could also waive the fees for the month of January. Harris said Rogers agreed.

  • CHS plans financial aid workshop

    Campbellsville High School will host two financial aid workshops this month.

    The first one is Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the school library.

    The second will take place Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m., also in the school library.

    For more information, parents may call 465-8899.

  • 4-H Superstars

    The 2007 4-H Superstars were named at the 4-H Awards banquet. They are: Kensi Moore, Britany Harden, Aryn Massengale and Ashley Phillips.