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  • Hansford honored with his own special day

    As the old saying goes, “When one door closes, another opens,” and that is just the case for Rufus F. Hansford. 

    Hansford has been a principal broker and auctioneer for 58 years, serving Campbellsville, Taylor County and the surrounding communities. He has single-handedly been responsible for giving many young auctioneers their start. 

  • Jones found not guilty in shooting

    A man who was accused of shooting another man in the neck was found not guilty Friday morning.

    After a 40-minute deliberation, a jury found Jeff Jones, 53 not guilty of either second-degree assault, a Class C felony; or fourth-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • County sees high participation in meal programs

    The first week of school has gone smoothly for all Taylor County Schools, and the meal programs are being regularly used by students. Taylor County Primary Center Principal Melissa Long reported they had fed 100 percent of their students breakfast and lunch, which is an improvement from last year’s only 40 percent for breakfast. 

    “It’s getting better each day,” Long said. 

  • City schools back in session

    Backpacks, binders and bulldozers were all needed to make the first day of school a success at Campbellsville Independent.

    CIS students started the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, Aug. 8, instead of the originally scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 3. The change was made to allow construction workers more time to finish renovations at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • County approves fire station construction

    A new $1.6 million fire station for the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department will be built, and once construction begins, it could take 10 months to complete.

    “I’ve been wanting to do this on this court for a long time,” said District Two Magistrate John Gaines.

  • City looks at sewage issues in park

    Campbellsville City Council members are contemplating closing Miller Park and Trace Creek.

    At a special-called meeting Monday night that lasted more than two hours, a few Council members talked about testing the creek and the soil for contaminants after some sewer overflows in the area, overflows that follow short, heavy rains.

  • Dealership rescues cat from car

    Cindy Perkins’ day got off to a normal start on Thursday.

    She got in her car and started into town from her home on Dowell Street like any other day. But as she got closer to Taco Bell on Broadway, things changed.

    Accompanied by her granddaughter, 10-year-old Karlie Cox, and Karlie’s friend, Isabel Dengel, 9, Perkins said she heard a noise from inside her car’s engine. That noise was a “meowing” sound.

  • Grand jury indicts 12

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted 15 people last week, largely on drug-related and theft-related charges.

  • Back to school

     

    Big changes are in store for Taylor County School District this year, but until then, it’s business as usual.

    “It was almost like we never ended (school),” Superintendent Roger Cook said. 

    Taylor County students packed backpacks for a successful first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 3. 

  • Man charged with shooting, kidnapping

    A Greensburg man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly shot a woman the day before.

    The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team arrested Steven D. Hewitt, 24, at approximately 3:08 p.m. on Thursday at an Indian Trail Trailer Park residence on a warrant for first-degree assault, a KSP Post 15 press release stated.