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Today's News

  • Officials form parkway foundation

    Construction of the Heartland Parkway is still years away, which is why community leaders in several counties have teamed together to ensure the project becomes reality.

    "Because we know that this project will take a number of years to accomplish, we have set up The Heartland Parkway Foundation Inc., which is a regional nonprofit group dedicated to helping educate the public and decision makers on the importance of the project," said John Chowning, who is chair of the foundation.

  • New equipment won't thwart sign thieves

    It's a shame it's even necessary, but a recent purchase by the County makes good financial sense.

    Taylor Fiscal Court recently bought a $7,435 machine that will let County employees make road signs themselves rather than having to order them to help cut the cost.

    Last year alone, the County spent $8,900 on signs. With the new machine, hopefully that cost will decrease to the cost of supplies.

  • Curves helps residents say goodbye to holiday weight gain

    With the holidays now here, visions of cookies, cakes and sugarplums bring great cheer. However, you might not be so excited when you realize it will take one and a half hours climbing stairs, three and a half hours cleaning the house, or two and a half hours riding your bike to burn off one 6-ounce slice of cheesecake.

    "The holidays - in so many ways - are about families gathering together to enjoy a feast of seasonal favorites, which can lead to overeating and weight gain," said Gina Pruitt, owner of Curves of Campbellsville, located at 117 Nancy Cox Drive.

  • Nominations sought for 2008 Kentucky history awards

    The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2008 Kentucky History Awards.

    The awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums and historical organizations.

    The awards celebrate outstanding programs, exhibits, Web sites and publications, as well as individuals who have excelled in the field or made lifetime contributions to the preservation, awareness and appreciation of Kentucky's history.

  • TCES Writers of the Week 12-12

    Taylor County Elementary's "Writers of the Week" for Wednesday, Dec. 12 are: Jackson Herron, kindergarten; Ryan Kearney and Kailey Thompson, first grade; Paul Adams, second grade; Andrew Powell, third grade; Christian Dillard, fourth grade; and Cameron Jeffries, fifth grade.

  • TCHS Students of the Week for 12-3

    Taylor County High School's recent "Students of the Week" are Brittany Corbin, Jeddy Chastain, Weston Dicken, Cody Ford, Josh Gumm, Samantha Harris, Greg Manning, Zack Manning, Leslie Moore, Jessica Seaborne and Joshua Sullivan.

  • Tobacco growers seek more input on 2008 contract.

    Joe Spalding of Marion County and Bernie Cave of Taylor County knew local tobacco farmers were not happy with Philip Morris' 2008 contract proposal.

    So, they called a meeting, and about 100 farmers from Adair, Anderson, Casey, Green, Marion, Nelson, Scott, Shelby, Taylor and Washington counties gathered Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Floral Hall at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    "My main objective is to have a voice with the respective companies we deal with," Spalding said.

    He encouraged everyone at the meeting to speak up.

  • Accounting service opens

    A grand opening and ribbon cutting was recently hosted at Campbellsville Professional Accounting Services, 107 Central Plaza. Pictured above are founder Robert Rogers and his granddaughter Lindsey Burgess. Burgess has a bachelor's degree in accounting and is qualified in QuickBooks Pro Advisor, is an Advanced Agriculture Tax Specialist and has a master's in accounting and financial management. She will be taking the CPA exam after this tax season. She's a resident of LaRue County. Also pictured are accountant clerk Patricia Drumm along with other local representatives.

  • Southern States releases year-end financial report

    Board and management leaders from Southern States, Campbellsville Service, heard reports of the company's fiscal year financial results at a conference in late November in Bardstown.

    Jeremy Sollberger, management representative; and Scott Sprowles, board representative; learned that Southern States:

    - Had the best year in a decade and one of the best operating performances in its history.

    - Had sales in fiscal year 2007 of $1.7 billion, a $100 million increase from 2006.

  • Police briefs

    One injured in one-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle collision on Long Branch Road.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William Rice, Delia Jeffries, 46, of Bear Track Road was traveling south at 12:44 p.m. on Long Branch Road.

    The report states Jeffries lost control of her 2002 Jeep Liberty, ran off the road into a ditch and struck a tree.