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Today's News

  • Disaster recovery center now open in Adair County

    A FEMA disaster recovery center is now open in Adair County to help those who suffered damages in the recent flood.

    The center is located in the Adair County Annex at 424 Public Square in Columbia. The center is open from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those seeking help with federal assistance programs are encouraged to register at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA.

  • School Board moves foward with nickel tax

    Taylor County School Board is moving ahead with its effort to pass a nickel tax. A special election is still on track for June 22.

    The Board had a special meeting Thursday to discuss changes in how the state funds school construction projects, changes Superintendent Roger Cook said further drive home the fact that the District needs the extra nickel.

    According to State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, the state can't continue to fund school construction like it had in the past.

  • Fairbears scheduled to visit fair

    The Kentucky State Fair's beloved mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will visit the Taylor County Fair on Saturday, June 12. They will be giving out hugs and information about the upcoming Kentucky State Fair, set for Aug. 19-29 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Fairbear and Fairabear will travel throughout the state of Kentucky, attending more than 70 events before returning to the state fair in August.

    For more information about the state fair, visit (502) 367-5002 or www.kystatefairexpo.org.

  • Local Crusade efforts see major change

    A big change is in store for the upcoming Crusade for Children drive. Door-to-door collections, part of the local effort since the beginning, will no longer be conducted.

    Door-to-door collections just aren't feasible any more, says Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

    "[There] used to be just a fourth of the houses we have now," he said. "We've just got to make some changes, for better or worse."

  • Goodbye, Campbellsville

    Six years ago I moved my family to Campbellsville. Our Bishop had appointed me to serve as the pastor of First United Methodist Church. At that time my wife Debbie and I had two children, Ariel and Alexander. Ariel was ready for seventh grade and Alexander had not learned to walk yet.

  • CHS Class of 2010

    Seniors at Campbellsville High School had their graduation ceremony Friday evening at Hamilton Auditorium. Project graduation followed.

    See more photos from both events in a slideshow on the home page.

  • New treatment available for diabetes-related eye problems

    Researchers have shown that ranibizumab eye injections, often in combination with laser treatment, result in better vision than laser treatment alone for diabetes-associated swelling of the retina.

    "We are elated with the results which demonstrate the reversal of vision loss and even blindness in some patients," said Thomas Stone, MD, principal investigator and partner of Retina Associates of Kentucky, which has an office in Campbellsville. "This is indeed encouraging for those who suffer from various degrees of vision loss as a result of diabetes."

  • County to host cleanup

    The County will host a cleanup on June 17 and June 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is being offered to help with flood cleanup.

    The cleanup site is at the paved back parking lot of the former Fruit of the Loom building. Those attending should enter and exit off West Main Street only. Signs will be posted.

    Items must be separated and easily accessed for unloading. No enclosed trucks or trailers will be allowed.

    Accepted items include:

    - Appliances - refrigerators, water heaters, stoves, washers and dryers, air conditioners, televisions and VCRs.

  • Green River Lake Visitor Center to close for renovation

    The Green River Lake Visitor Center will be closed for six months beginning Monday, June 14. The center will be closed while undergoing structural renovations.

    According to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release, the renovations will create more space for future exhibits, update the building infrastructure, improve energy efficiency and make the restrooms, entryways and reception area more accessible.

  • Pickerill Motor Co. supports letter-writing campaign for U.S. soldiers

    The "Letters for Lyrics" program, a partnership between the Ram Truck brand and Zac Brown Band, aims to collect 1 million letters to send to U.S. troops deployed around the world. Locally, Pickerill Motor Co. is collecting letters at 108 N. Depot St. in Lebanon and giving each letter writer a Zac Brown Band "Breaking Southern Ground" CD.