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Tony Grider’s widow files suit against multiple groups in 2014 death

Lawsuit filed in firefighter's death

By Franklin Clark

 


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Memorial Day events scheduled for Monday

By John Overby

In what has become an annual tradition in the community, Taylor County residents will be honoring those who served their country on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. at the war memorial, which is located at the Taylor County Courthouse Square.

Rep. John “Bam” Carney, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will be among those speaking at the event.


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Agee sentenced in sex crime case

By Franklin Clark

Christopher Agee was formally sentenced to five years on rape and sex abuse charges at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Spalding sentenced Agee to five years concurrently on each charge, meaning he'll serve those five-year sentences at the same time. He will also be under a conditional discharge for three years after his sentence, and he has to be registered as a sex offender.


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GOP primary too close to call

 


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'Dynamic Duo' opens local comic book store

By John Overby

 


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Citizens upset about possible skate park closure

By Franklin Clark

 


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‘I could hear the artillery at night, but we weren’t actually in it. But we were close to it.’

McMahan recalls service at Panama Canal in WWII

By Franklin Clark

Even a small town like Campbellsville saw many people sent off to war during World War II in the 1940s.

One of the men who was shipped overseas was Richard McMahan, now 95 years old. For two-and-a-half years, he was stationed at the Panama Canal; he was one of many whose task it was to defend the canal from the Axis Powers.

McMahan described the Panama Canal Zone at the time as “the most defended small piece of ground that there was anywhere during World War II.”


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Taylor schools to try free breakfast, free lunch program

School budget tentatively set at $27.8 million

By John Overby

During last week’s Taylor County school board meeting, Marcie Close, finance director for the district, updated the board on the 2015-16 tentative budget.

According to current projections, the school district will have approximately $3.5 million in carryover once the current fiscal year ends. This figure is a bit down from last year’s approximate beginning balance of $4.2 million.

Close also anticipates new expenses next year to be around $416,152, with new revenue anticipated to be around $251,845.  


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Baccalaureate, senior class nights, other events planned for students

High school graduations set for later this week

By John Overby

Next weekend, high school seniors from across the community will achieve a goal that they have chasing for 13 years: graduation.

On Friday, May 22, Taylor County High School will hold its graduation at 7:30 p.m. in the TCHS gymnasium. Currently, 218 students are expected to walk the line, good for a 100-percent graduation rate. Afterwards, the seniors will participate in project graduation, which will most likely be their final gathering as a class.


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Local man arrested after Thursday fight

By The Staff

A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday morning after a reported fight at a home on North Columbia Avenue, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.


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