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  • VMP still county property

    With the county’s proposed deal with Campbellsville University with regard to Veterans Memorial Park torpedoed, the county is still in charge of the park.

    At Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed the possibility of a parks director to manage the park. They’ll meet again on the issue on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m.

    At that meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said that after talking with state and federal officials, they won’t be able to sell the park.

  • Reenactors take historic ride

    During the Civil War, many Union and Confederate troops made their way to and through Taylor County.

    On Jan. 1, 1862, Union troops, moving from Lebanon to Mill Springs, rode through Campbellsville. This is depicted on a Civil War mural that’s painted on the wall of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    On Jan. 1, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his men, who had conducted a raid in Campbellsville, left town because of the arrival of Union troops, who had tried to capture him in town.

  • Feeding the needy

    Hunger is a silent epidemic that is slowly spreading over Kentucky.

    According to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, one in six adults, and one in four children, in the 42 counties they serve, which includes Taylor County, face hunger every day.

    Campbellsville Christian Church is continuing to make a difference by addressing the local hunger issues.

  • Expanded alcohol sales began last week

    The City of Campbellsville hit another milestone last week with the start of expanded alcohol sales.

    Both Five Star locations and Kroger locations where given their malt beverage licenses. The Five Start locations got their first shipments in on Thursday.

    “The alcohol vote spoke for itself, so we purchased the items that the customers wanted,” said public relations manager for Newcomb Oil Laura Blair.

    In September of last year, Campbellsville voted for expanded alcohol sales.

  • No foul play suspected in death

    A Campbellsville man who was found dead off of Greensburg Road last week was said to have died of natural causes.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said that an autopsy of Donnie Milby, Jr., 48, preliminarily showed that he died of natural causes, and had probably been dead for more than a week.

    The Kentucky State Police was in charge of the death investigation, KSP Post 15 Spokesman Billy Gregory said.

  • Healthy living program starts next week

    Lots of people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and become healthier. Regardless, for many the resolution fizzles out.

    But the Taylor County Extension Office provides a health and wellness program at the beginning of the year, every year, and they partner with the Taylor County Health Department and the Kid Sp0t Center.

  • Lamb departs for state DYW competition today

    The community support has been overwhelming, and now Blair Lamb is ready to represent Taylor County.

    Lamb, who was named Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2017 in June, will participate in the state Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky competition next week in Lexington. The Campbellsville High School senior leaves town on Sunday and began rehearsals that afternoon.

    A send-off reception for Lamb will be today, Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fireside room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • First baby of new year born at TRH

    Almost everybody celebrates the arrival of a new year, but for Trent and Jessica Edwards of Campbellsville, there was another arrival on Jan. 1 that was especially meaningful as 2017 began.

    The couple welcomed a son, who was the first baby born at Taylor Regional Hospital in the new year. Joseph David Edwards was born at 2:48 a.m. Sunday. He was 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

    Joseph is the Edwards’ first child. Trent picked out the name for their son.

  • Campbellsville’s 200th

    The Campbellsville City Council met Tuesday evening, but prior to the meeting, a birthday party for the city was hosted for the city, which was officially founded on Jan. 3, 1817.

    Nearly 200 people were in attendance for a cake and punch reception at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was not able to attend the city’s birthday celebration, but sent a video statement with his well wishes.

  • City turns 200 today