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Campbellsville, Taylor County schools receive mixed results from testing

Local schools receive state report cards

By Zac Oakes

The 2017-2018 school year is in full swing, as students and teachers are receiving their first big break of the year with both school districts on fall break.

However, both the Campbellsville Independent School District and the Taylor County School District received their report cards from the Kentucky Department of Education this week.

The report cards are released annually to each school district across the state that provides school administrators, teachers, and students with information about how they fared in state testing last year.

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CU seeks to close streets, plans to build competitive running track in area

City agrees to 20-year deal with KU

By Bobby Brockman

The Kentucky Utilities franchise agreement was approved and a newer, faster internet for businesses could be coming soon to Campbellsville. Those were some of the highlights from Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting in the Campbellsville Civic Center.

KU and the city agreed on a 20-year agreement with a 3-percent franchise fee. The fee could be raised to 5 percent with a possible change recommended every four years of the agreement.

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City updates leaf disposal

By Special to the CKNJ

Residents of Campbellsville can look forward to simpler leaf collection and disposal this fall when the city rolls out its new XtremeVac Vacuum Leaf Collector.

Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said this is a welcome improvement to an ongoing effort to keep the city's roadside ditches and culverts clean, in compliance with regulations set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Kentucky Division of Water.

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Lexington man arrested after traffic stop in Indiana

Arrest made in attempted bank robbery at Taylor County Bank

By Zac Oakes

Less than a week after an attempted robbery at Taylor County Bank, the suspect has been apprehended, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department.

Jeremiah Johnson, 45, of Sandersville Road in Lexington, was arrested last Friday following a traffic violation in Greensburg, Indiana, approximately 300 miles from Campbellsville. He is currently incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center after being extradited and being lodged in the jail at 10:08 p.m. Monday evening.

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Overdose deaths have increased by more than 400 since 2010, statistics show

Wise addresses needle exchange programs and opioid epidemic

By Zac Oakes

The opioid epidemic and discussion of a potential syringe exchange program in Taylor County were at the forefront of conversation during State Sen. Max Wise’s presentation at the meeting of the local American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) chapter.

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'It is a change, but we are doing it for safety purposes

Busy city street gets stop sign

By Bobby Brockman

A new stop sign now stands at the corner of Lebanon Avenue and Main Street.


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Agreement will be in place for 15 years

County schools to get field at VMP

By Bobby Brockman

Taylor County Fiscal Court will draw up formal papers to put Taylor County Middle School in charge of the former Babe Ruth baseball field in Veterans Memorial Park for the Lady Cardinals’ softball team. That decision was made in a special-called meeting Thursday morning.


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New station is located on Greensburg Road

New Taylor County Fire Station officially opens

By Zac Oakes

The project has been years in the making, but Taylor County Fire and Rescue officially opened its new home Saturday.


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'I feel so blessed right now. I'm honored really.'

Raikes reigns as DYW

By Zac Oakes

Standing in front of her fellow contestants, judges, and a capacity crowd at the Taylor County High School Auditorium, Taylor County High School senior Lexi Raikes was crowned 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.


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Taylor County Middle School remembers Dylan Bland

Remembering one of their own

By Zac Oakes

Taylor County Middle School students, faculty, staff, and family and friends of Dylan Bland gathered outside the school Friday morning for a ceremony honoring Bland’s life and legacy.


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