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City goes green with sidewalk project

By The Staff

Campbellsville is about to get a little more green.

As part of the Meader Street sidewalk project currently underway, a portion of the sidewalk will be constructed with pervious concrete.

Pervious concrete is a porous type of pavement, meaning water runs through the surface, reducing runoff and pollution.

In a presentation to City workers on Wednesday, Greg Smith of the Kentucky Concrete Pavement Association, said pervious concrete is becoming the application of choice for parking lots, sidewalks, park trails and residential streets.


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Jail gets federal money for security cameras

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The Taylor County Detention Center will receive federal dollars to buy security cameras.

The jail will receive a $6,898 Justice Assistance Grant award, according to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

The grant is part of nearly $5 million in federal and state funds awarded to police departments, sheriff's departments and other criminal justice agencies across the commonwealth last week

Though the money was initially earmarked for extra beds, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the money will now be used to purchase 11 security cameras.


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Green River Lake water levels to be drawn down early

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Green River Lake water levels will be drawn down early in order to complete a construction project.

A construction contract has been awarded to place riprap stone overlay on the upstream slopes of the Green River Lake dam and, in order to complete the work in a timely manner, the lake must be drawn down.


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'511' roadway updates now available through Twitter

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers "511" traffic information through the Twitter Web site.

This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas, vehicle crashes and other roadway incidents.

"This service provides the customers another avenue to get the latest traffic information as they are traveling or planning a trip," stated Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.


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AOC OKs judicial center changes

By Calen McKinney

Work on Taylor County's new judicial center is continuing on schedule.

The building remains set to open the second full week of October, with office workers moving to the building during the first week.

The Project Development Board, the group overseeing the construction of the center, met Monday to discuss work that remains.


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Taylor firefighters provided backup.

Buffalo family loses most belongings to fire

By Linda Ireland

A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.


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Other check scams also target residents.

Avon reps warned of fake check scams

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The Better Business Bureau is warning Avon representatives to be on the lookout for fake check scams.

A woman who sells Avon contacted the BBB after she received an e-mail for a large order and a check totaling more than the actual cost of the Avon products. The products totaled $600 and the check totaled $2,500. The representative was instructed to deposit the check and wire the difference, via Western Union, to an orphanage that was supposedly expecting a donation from the individual.


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PRIDE offers $6,250 for litter disposal in Taylor County

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PRIDE has set aside $6,250 to dispose of the litter picked up by volunteers in Taylor County during Roadside PRIDE Month in October.

Taylor County and Campbellsville could win trophies if they outperform other counties and cities during the month-long cleanup competition.


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Prescription drug abuse remains greatest concern.

Survey shows youth drug use declines

By James Roberts

Drug and alcohol use among local students is declining but remains a concern, according to recent data from the Kentucky Incentive for Prevention survey.

Conducted in the fall every two years, the survey asks students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades various questions about drug and alcohol use and perceptions, as well as school safety.


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Bargains, Bites & Bales

By Calen McKinney

They were looking for bargains, hoping to get a few bites and having tons of fun climbing in bales of hay.


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