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  • Remembering one of their own

    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.

    Bland suddenly passed away on May 20 due to an accidental shooting in Greensburg while playing with a friend, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A weeping cherry tree was planted outside the school with a plaque as a memorial to Bland, who would’ve been an eighth grader at TCMS this year.

  • Local author Romines releases third book

    A local author has recently released his third book, and his work is drawing plenty of positive reviews. 

    Kyle Romines is a Campbellsville native. He is a graduate of Campbellsville University and most recently, the University of Louisville Medical School. Romines is also an author, and his new book, A Sound in the Dark, was released at the beginning of August and has drawn positive marks from many of its readers. 

  • Kendall found not guilty in Florida trial

    After spending ten months in a maximum-security prison in Florida, William Tylor Kendall is back in Campbellsville after being found not guilty of third-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Brie Thomas, who passed away in Dec. 2015 due to a fentanyl overdose. 

    Kendall, the son of Teressa Germain, was on trial for two days in Okaloosa County Circuit Court for two days as six jurors heard each side of the case. Ultimately, after two hours of deliberation, the jury found Kendall not guilty. 

  • Green River Ministries receives donation from AT&T

    AT&T of Kentucky recently partnered with Green River Ministries and presented a check for $1,500 to the shelter last week.

    Green River Ministries operates a homeless shelter on Clem Haskins Boulevard which is ran solely on donations and fundraising. The donation will go a long way toward providing services to those in need in the community, Green River Ministries Executive Director Miranda Willis said.

  • Campbellsville native recounts experience escaping Hurricane Irma

    A normal 12-hour drive from Tampa, Florida, to Campbellsville became a 48-hour journey for former Campbellsville resident Mark Hughes as he was attempting to get out of the path of Hurricane Irma.

    Hughes moved to Tampa over the summer after accepting a job at Wesley Chapel High School as an exceptional student educator. Wesley Chapel falls in the Tampa Bay Metro Area.

    Hughes said he had heard the forecasts about Hurricane Irma, but many of those tracking the path of the storm believed that it would stay on the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Man faces life-threatening injuries from Friday assault

    A Campbellsville man was assaulted and sustained possible life-threatening injuries during an incident on Ray Court Friday night, according to a Campbellsville Police report.

    Campbellsville Police responded to Ray Court Friday night at 11:20 p.m. to a call in which it was reported that individuals were beating a victim with baseball bats.

  • Distinguished Young Woman program is Saturday

    Thirteen young ladies will take the stage Saturday night in search of the title of Taylor County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman.

    The contest, which was formerly known as Junior Miss, will offer approximately $10,000 in cash scholarships for the participants, and all of the money comes from donations from community members and businesses, according to chairperson Jennifer Fitzpatrick.

    “We are truly blessed to have this much support,” Fitzpatrick said.

  • CU has $106 million local impact

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $106 million in Taylor County, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $106 million is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the Campbellsville-Taylor County economy because of the operations of Campbellsville University. The exact amount is $106,482,540.

  • Taylor County Schools take tax increase

    At a meeting Tuesday night in the new Taylor County High School Auditorium, the Taylor County Board of Education voted 4-1 to increase the school tax from 56.2 cents to 58.2 cents.

    The increase, which is the state recommended four-percent revenue increase—not a four percent tax increase—passed with the lone dissenting vote coming from board member Jan Burkhead.

  • Wreck on KY 76 results in man being airlifted, driver arrested

    A single-vehicle accident Thursday evening resulted in a Campbellsville man being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a Campbellsville woman being arrested.

    Robert Spurling, a passenger in a 2005 Toyota being driven by 40-year-old Tracy Cox, was airlifted from the scene of the accident on KY 76 on Thursday after being ejected from the vehicle.