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  • Documentary featuring Green River to be shown March 30 at civic center

    A documentary that heavily features Green River will be shown later this month at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “Kentucky Wild Rivers: Secrets of Discovery” will be shown Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Campbellsville University professor Dr. Richie Kessler will be there to discuss the film. Admission is free.

    “There are a number of scenes in the documentary that feature the Green River, along with other beautiful wild rivers in the state,” said Kessler.

  • Fans across state ‘flip’ for Jolly

    Most people in Taylor County know him as “Jolly.” At Taylor County High School basketball games, he has become quite a sensation, known for his exceptional ability to perform backflips.

    After the Taylor County Cardinals boys’ basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Boys’ Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena in Lexington last week, Damond Jolly became known to thousands across the state of Kentucky and across the country.

  • Bill would require some hospitals to report drug abuse

    A bill sitting on Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk at press time is designed to curb the abuse of prescription drugs, and Taylor Regional Hospital would be affected by the bill.

    House Bill 314, which would tighten the reporting of toxicology screenings by Kentucky hospitals, passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives last month, and passed in the Kentucky Senate last week.

  • Bald is beautiful

    In its 10th year of operation in Campbellsville, St. Baldrick’s has surpassed $400,000 raised for pediatric cancer research after Saturday’s head shaving event at Powell Gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Lead organizer Donna Wise said the organization had met its goal of reaching $34,150 this year, which placed it over its 10-year goal of $400,000.

  • Calhoun murder trial to start June 5

    A trial for a Lebanon man accused of a murder has been pushed back a couple of months because his defense attorney hasn’t been able to see all the evidence.

    At a Friday morning hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding moved William Calhoun’s jury trial from Monday, April 10, to Monday, June 5.

  • ‘REAL ID Bill’ to help Kentucky travelers

    A new bill moving through the Kentucky legislature could reduce headaches for travelers from the Bluegrass State.

    HB 410, dubbed the “REAL ID Bill,” is aimed at putting Kentucky in compliance with the federal government’s REAL ID law, which was passed in 2005. That law was passed as an anti-terrorism measure that required new security features for state driver’s licenses.

  • Zoning committee looks at signs, homes

    City officials want to increase restrictions on temporary signs and manufactured houses.

    “There are multiple ordinances in our community that just need to be brought together and clarified, unified,” said Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, who chairs the city’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

    Signage and manufactured homes were the main topics of discussion when the committee met Tuesday morning. Its next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the basement of Campbellsville City Hall.

  • Carney’s charter school bill passes

    A bill that will allow for the creation of charter schools in the state of Kentucky has received final approval in the state legislature and has been sent to the governor’s office to be signed into law.

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has been outspoken about his support of the bill and is expected to sign the bill into law within the next 10 days. As of press time Friday, Bevin had not yet signed the bill.

  • County violated state’s open records law

    Taylor County violated the state’s open records laws when it denied a records request to a person involved in litigation involving a bridge in the county.

    That is the decision handed down by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear earlier this month.

  • County looks to pave roads with rubber

    County officials hope to pave more than 4 miles of roadway by applying for a crumb rubber grant.

    “We voted last month … to chip and seal,” Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Magistrates had voted to apply for a crumb rubber grant last month, but Rogers said Tuesday night that the grant they had applied for had been for landscaping. That is, they voted to apply for the wrong grant.