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  • Bills aim to consolidate school districts and counties across the state

     

    Two bills currently in the state legislature have been drawing strong opinions from both sides of the issues.

  • Taylor County PVA Shively sends birthday cards to taxpayers

     

    More than 90 people will receive a birthday card from Taylor County PVA Chad Shively this year.

    For many of them, it is a birthday card they have been waiting on for a few years, because only a select group of people receive them.

    The birthday cards sent out by Shively’s office not only serve as a kind regard to those turning 65 years old, but also to remind them that they are eligible for the Homestead Exemption, which can save people hundreds of dollars in property taxes.

  • Council members appear before ethics board

     

    The city of Campbellsville’s Board of Ethics met Monday afternoon to review items from the recent audit produced by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon’s office.

  • City to pay $25,000 for audit

     

    The city of Campbellsville will be paying the price for an audit conducted by the state, and that price will be $25,000.

    Council members voted to pay the bill Monday night at their regular meeting at the Campbellsville Civic Center, although the decision did not come without some discussion.

  • Clem's Court

     

    Many people hear the name Clem Haskins, and the first thing that comes to mind is basketball.

    For Clem Haskins himself, the most important thing in his life is his family.

    That’s why his family was by his side Saturday night as the floor at Taylor County High School’s Citizens Bank Arena was named in honor of the Taylor County legend.

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra to headline Central Kentucky Arts Series Concert

    Orchestra music will fill the air Tuesday at Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University as the renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra takes the stage in the latest concert of the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

    CKAS board member Lisa Gupton said she and everyone involved with CKAS are excited to bring the orchestra to Campbellsville.

    “The Glenn Miller Orchestra has an incredible reputation for excellence, and we are thrilled to be able to bring such a prestigious group to Campbellsville,” Gupton said.

  • Two arrested following shots fired after basketball game

     

    Two Campbellsville University students were arrested after an investigation into an altercation that occurred following the Campbellsville University vs. Lindsey Wilson College basketball game in which shots were fired.

  • Five arrested in 2013 marijuana case

     

    Five individuals were arrested following a four-year long investigation into marijuana trafficking, and another arrest could be forthcoming, according to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Local business owner in jail after Friday morning shooting

     

    A local business owner is in jail facing first-degree assault charges after shooting another individual Friday morning. 

    Richard Fedewa, 37, was arrested by Campbellsville Police Friday and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center just after 2 p.m. 

    The shooting occurred just before 11:30 a.m. on Friday. 

    Fedewa, who lists himself as the owner of the Towne Motel in Campbellsville on his Facebook page, was taken into custody after law enforcement responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Gowdy Street. 

  • Local schools could suffer from Governor's budget proposal

     

    Last week, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin presented his proposed budget during the State of the Commonwealth address.

    A few parts of that proposed budget were concerning to local school district administrators.

    Particularly the changes that Bevin is proposing in regard to school transportation funding are concerning for superintendents Roger Cook and Kirby Smith, of the Taylor County and Campbellsville Independent School Districts, respectively.