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Today's News

  • Warning issued on lead-tainted jewelry

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the Kentucky Department for Public Health have issued a warning to consumers after an investigation by the Attorney General's office confirmed high levels of lead in jewelry sold in Kentucky.

    The brightly colored jewelry sold at Rainbow stores in Lexington and Louisville could be attractive to children and could present a danger to a child's health. An investigation into whether the products have been sold elsewhere in Kentucky is ongoing.

  • Unclaimed funds for appliance rebates up for grabs

    Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear announced last week that nearly $1.7 million in unclaimed funds remain in the Kentucky Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.

     

    During phase one of the program, residents could "reserve" rebates. However, nearly half of Kentuckians who reserved a rebate have not purchased an appliance, making those unclaimed funds now available. Kentuckians are encouraged to quickly get in line for the unclaimed rebate funds, which will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Friends of GRL meeting is July 15

    The next Friends of Green River Lake meeting will be Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Crazy Horse Archery.

    The archery shop is located on KY 55 between Columbia and Campbellsville next to a small driving range.

    The group is currently in the process of creating its articles of incorporation, bylaws and nonprofit status.

    Anyone interested in joining the group may attend.

    For more information, call Park Ranger Tyler Royse at (270) 634-4306.

  • Basic life support class for health care providers

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers new and recertification course on Wednesday, July 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the TRH Learning & Resource Center.

    The class will describe the particular phases of emergency cardiac care that prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest (or insufficiency) through prompt recognition and intervention, early entry into the EMS system or both, and externally supports the circulation and respiration of a victim of cardiac or pulmonary arrest through BLS.

  • McCubbins-Shuffett to wed July 21

    Brad McCubbins and Charlotte Money announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole McCubbins, to Ryan Walton Shuffett, the son of Henry Walton Shuffett and Frank and Connie Hansford.

    The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 at the home of Rufus and Doris Hansford, 245 Colonial Drive in Campbellsville. A reception will follow at Hansford Auction Co., Willowdale Sales Center.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

     

  • Cook interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Taylor County School System Superintendent Roger Cook is featured on Campbellsville University's TV-4 WLCU show for the second in a series of shows on "Education Today."

    He is interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University and moderator of "Dialogue on Public Issues."

    The show will air Wednesday, July 14 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Farm equipment loan interest rate drops

    Interest rates for the Kentucky Division of Conservation's Kentucky Equipment Revolving Fund Loan Program have dropped.

    The rate is now 2 percent on the outstanding balance, which is down from 4 percent.

    The lending program was established in 1948 to provide funds to Kentucky's 121 conservation districts for the purchase of specialized equipment to be used in projects that conserve or protect Kentucky's soil, water and other natural resources.

  • Campbellsville police terminate K-9 patrol

    Campbellsville Police Department has stopped its K-9 patrol program, at least for now.

    "We are in need of patrol officers due to scheduling, training, vacations, etc.," according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.

    "Our calls for K-9 are so little that we need to concentrate more on community policing. Our officers do a great job in drug detection and investigations that we just do not need a K-9. This will also reduce our expenses for the Department."

    The department had one K-9 unit.

     

  • TRH health fair

    Hundreds of people came to Taylor County Middle School to have a general health profile for $12. The fair also featured area vendors and multiple giveaways as well as educational breakout sessions on advance directives, diabetic foot care, childhood obesity and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Babe Ruth baseball

    Babe Ruth 13- and 14/15-year-old All Star teams played two games over the weekend at Campbellsville University's Tiger Baseball Field.

    Both teams lost to Russell County who will play Somerset in the final game.

    More photos are in Thursday's print edition.