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  • Audit results released for county clerk's office

    Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released the results of his audit of Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office last week.

    According to the results of the audit, auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement “presents fairly the receipts, disbursements, and excess fees of the Taylor County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”

  • City will continue to use old police station

     

    It was announced at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Campbellsville City Council that Campbellsville’s old police station on Terri Street still be used after some cosmetic changes.

    The building will be used as a one-stop shop for such things as planning, zoning, engineering and code enforcements.

    “Hopefully this will help folks for having to run all over town to get things done,” Mayor Tony Young said.

    The police station moved to 132 South Central Ave. in June.

  • Kroger offers online shopping

    Local residents who do their grocery shopping at the Green River Plaza Kroger now have the option of ordering all their groceries online, taking out the hassle of scouring the grocery store for all their needed items.

    Alyssa Jeffries, E-commerce manager for Kroger, said the store is excited to offer this program for customers, as it will provide a fast and simple shopping option.

    “We are very excited,” Jeffries said. “We’re very excited for the community of Campbellsville. This is a really big deal for us and our customers.”

  • 'I'll mow 'til I go'

     

    A lot of people in this area make a living working in yards — in a business or working as an individual.

    One of the busiest has to be retired teacher Oval Tapscott.

    The 72-year-old Campbellsville resident taught for 32 years (29 at Green County and three in Northern Kentucky (Kenton County) mainly in the business field.

    But when he retired 18 years ago, he knew for sure he was not going to sit at home.

    Years before he had worked and helped his son before going “full-time” for the last 18 years.

  • One killed in motorcycle crash

     

    A motorcycle accident on Barney School Road last Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of a Campbellsville man.

    Bobby Veatch, 46, of Campbellsville, passed away at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred just a little before 4 p.m. Thursday.

    A report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office states that Veatch, operating a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling on Barney School Road in the opposite direction of a 2018 Fed-Ex truck driven by 24-year-old Cody Stockwell of Guston, Kentucky.

  • 2018 Election Filings

     

    Filing for the 2018 election has begun, and several incumbents have filed paperwork for re-election. A few challengers have also filed to run.

    Below is the latest list of candidates the Central Kentucky News-Journal has received from Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office. Those running as Republicans are marked with an “R” and those running as a Democrat are marked with a “D”.

  • County unemployment rate drops again

     

    According to recently released statistics from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce, Taylor County’s unemployment rate has dropped nearly one percent in September 2017 compared to the same time last year.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate for September 2017 is recorded at 4 percent, compared to 4.9 percent during September 2016.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate is tied for the lowest in the Lake Cumberland District, with Casey County also being recorded at 4 percent.

  • Grand Jury returns indictments against 18

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 18 individuals with charges ranging from burglary to assault to drug trafficking.

    The indictments were released on Tuesday, and the following individuals were indicted:

  • Search continues for escaped Hardin County inmate

     

    William Jeffrey Glover, 46, of Elkhorn, escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center early Saturday morning and law enforcement says that he could be in Taylor, LaRue, or Adair County.

    Police believe he has contacts in each of these areas.

    Multiple reports state that Glover escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center at around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.

    Glover was working in the kitchen during breakfast preparation and allegedly stole a set of keys from the kitchen office, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen told The News-Enterprise.

  • Pension session could affect local schools

     

    A special session regarding the state’s pension issue is likely coming up in the next few weeks, and state educational leaders are proposing that school districts close for a day to allow teachers and school employees to go to Frankfort during that special session.