Today's News

  • Jail budget woes stir discussion

    The County's financial issues are apparently just beginning.

    After discussing an option that would void the County's current occupational tax agreement with the City and redistribute all of that money to the County's budget, officials have agreed to form a Committee made up of City and County officials to come up with other options.

    The Taylor Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met nearly two weeks ago to discuss the 2009-2010 jail budget, which officials expect will fall about $600,000 short.

  • Board approves alternative school

    Having opted not to use the services of Newton Education Center next school year, the Taylor County Board of Education approved the implementation of its own alternative school program.

    During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Board approved plans for an alternative school to be housed at Taylor County High and created staff positions for the program.

    Hosting its own alternative school, Superintendent Gary Seaborne told the Board, will save the District money as well as curb economy-fueled layoffs by hiring within.

  • Motion filed asking for new trial

    Attorneys are asking for a new trial after a Taylor County jury awarded a Lebanon man more than $300,000 after he found a metal hook in food he purchased at Taco Bell in Campbellsville.

    In April 2007, Lebanon attorney James L. Avritt Jr. filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Steven L. Farmer against TB of America Inc., Larry Fugate and Fugate Enterprises.

  • Renovations begin

    Work to renovate a portion of Downtown Campbellsville is ahead of schedule.

    Though the courthouse square project was set to start after the completion of the streetscape project, both projects started the week of Feb. 23.

    "Phillips Brothers started earlier than we anticipated," Donna Logsdon, downtown development coordinator, said. "They were just ready to go."

  • Help find a cure for cancer

    Whether it's through a parent, a spouse, a child, a grandparent, a friend, or even ourselves, cancer will reach out its deadly hand and touch us all. And that's why we should all be concerned with research into its cure.

    What may have killed us 50, 20 or even just a few years ago, is now treatable - thanks to research.

    And that's what gives us hope.

    As the second leading cause of the death in the U.S., cancer will affect all too many of us. We each have a risk - experts say half of all men and a third of all women will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

  • Fifth Region Tourney trails

    Fifth Region Tournament trails

    Girls at Nelson County

    Monday, March 2

    Nelson County 74, Adair County 46

    Elizabethtown 55, Hart County 40

    Tuesday, March 3

    Marion County 48, North Hardin 47

    Green County 52, Bardstown 19

    Friday, March 6

    Elizabethtown 46, Nelson County 34

    Marion County 55, Green County 51

    Saturday, March 7

    Elizabethtown 51, Marion County 46

    All-Region Tourney

  • Campbellsville makes top micropolitan list

    New and expanding industry helped Campbellsville make Site Selection magazine's 2008 Top Micropolitans list.

    The U.S. Census Bureau defines a micro area as a largely rural economy that includes a city of at least 10,000 people but less than 50,000 and covers at least one county.

    Of the 3,141 counties in the U.S., 694 are classified as micro areas and account for about 10 percent of America's population.

    Campbellsville was tied for 65th place on the list with two announcements - INFAC Corp. and Fluortubing.

  • Benefit planned for local teen

    A benefit soup supper, auction and music event has been planned for Brandon Richards on Saturday, March 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. Richards, 14, is an eighth-grade student.

    He was diagnosed with thalamic glioma, a brain tumor, on Feb. 10. All proceeds will help to pay his medical expenses.

    The benefit will be at Taylor County Middle School.

    For more information, contact Debbie Coomer at 469-6187 or Shanna Judd at (270) 403-3990.


  • Lindsey edges CU men 64-60 in OT

    Lindsey Wilson's Eric McPherson hit four free throws with less than 10 seconds to go and Lindsey Wilson ended Campbellsville University's hope of an upset with a 64-60 overtime win in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament in Frankfort on Friday.

    CU (10-19) tied the game for the sixth time when Jordan Benock hit the first of two free throws with a minute to go in regulation, but Lindsey out-scored the Tigers 10-6 in the extra five-minute period.

  • From the ridiculous to the stupid

    It always seems as if something breaks down or needs replacing whenever large bills are due.

    If it's time to pay the homeowner's insurance premium, then one of our vehicles needs new tires. If it's time for property tax bills, then the hot water heater goes out. That's just the way life is.

    Somehow, though, while there might not always be money for the things we want, there always seems to be enough for the things we need.

    But for those people who have more money than they know what to do with, companies are now making more and more "must have" items.