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  • Boil water advisory in effect until further notice

     

    Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning across Taylor County Saturday night left the county facing flash flooding, fires and property damage. And all of that was on top of a county-wide water emergency.

    Much of Taylor County was without clean water over the weekend due to the storms, and as of Sunday afternoon, a boil water advisory remained in place.

    A special press conference was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and community leaders gathered at the Campbellsville Civic Center to address the issues faced by Taylor County.

  • Woman starts special-needs support group

    A local resident has started a support group for parents/caretakers of those with special needs, particularly children.

    Nicole Britton, a Taylor County resident that teaches special education in the Washington County School District, started the group Empowered Parents with the main focus of assisting those who care for individuals with special needs.

    This includes a variety of things, according to Britton.

  • $2.3 million career center could be coming to Campbellsville

    A possible $2.3 million grant could be used to build a new vocational school in Campbellsville.

    That money will go towards remodeling the newest part of the old Taylor County Elementary School after the old front part of that building is demolished, as well as equipment, software and curricula to train students and adults, said Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Memorial Day to feature 3,400 U.S. flags

    Those traveling through downtown Campbellsville on Memorial Day weekend may notice a new sight.

    On Campbell Mill Lane, which connects Main Street with Broadway, the celebration’s committee will create a memorial to recognize nearly 3,400 members of the United States Armed Forces from Campbellsville/Taylor County.

    The memorial will look like a cemetery, with thick card-stock cutouts of headstones adorned with the names of veterans neatly placed in line with American flags taped to each headstone.

  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    A Taylor County Middle School student died over the weekend in Green County after an accidental shooting, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The Green County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Dylan Bland, 12, died in the accidental shooting, which a Kentucky State Police Post 15 report said took place Saturday evening on Busy Baker Road in Green County.

  • Officers, family remember fallen trooper

    It has been nearly 29 years since Campbellsville native Johnny Edrington, a Kentucky State Police Trooper, was murdered during a traffic stop on KY 80, seven miles west of London.

    He was 34 years old when he was fatally shot on Dec. 20, 1988.

    However, nearly three decades later, Edrington’s memory lives on through those he knew and served with.

    His memory also lives on through a memorial service held annually at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville, where he is buried.

  • Popular goose goes missing

    Melvin is missing.

    Melvin is a Canada goose, and for the past 15 years, he has been living on the property that was once home to the State Fire Rescue Training Center for Area 14.

    Mark Gray is now owner of that property, and he said for years, people have been coming to the site to feed the geese and ducks that live around the lake there.

  • Chemical spill closes road for five hours

    An overturned Southern States truck carrying hazardous chemicals caused a chemical spill on Elkhorn Road that shut the road down for more than five hours.

    The driver, Stephen Smith, 33, of Campbellsville, was taken via Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS to Taylor Regional Hospital for minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • Man hit in head by stray bullet

    A Campbellsville man was arrested early Thursday morning at his residence after allegedly accidentally shooting a man in the head.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested James D. Walls, 29, on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree trafficking in marijuana, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an incident, tampering with physical evidence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Chemical truck crashes on Highway 70

     

    A Southern States truck was involved in an accident on Highway 70 near Elk Horn Baptist Church Thursday morning around 8 a.m. Cleanup of the scene continued until after 11 a.m., with Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet personnel on the scene. See more photos and more details on our website as they become available, and in Monday's issue of the CKNJ.