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  • Downtown clean-up day planned for Monday

    The Campbellsville Main Street group is planning a monthly cleanup day for downtown Main Street.

    At a recent CMS meeting, Niki Marineau highlighted how the program, titled “Downtown and Dirty,” will work. The group plans to get different groups involved, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville University.

    The first cleanup day will be Monday, April 24, at about 10 a.m., and the group is planning on it lasting about an hour.

  • CIS to name new super soon

    The school year is winding down at Campbellsville Independent Schools, and so is the search for a new superintendent.

    Following a rather short meeting of the CIS Board of Education Monday evening, in which board members spent roughly 10 minutes in executive session, board chair Pat Hall said the board plans to have the district’s new superintendent in place by the next regular meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the district office.

    “By May 8, we will have a superintendent in place,” Hall said.

  • Several bills passed in legislative session

    The 2017 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly ended after months of work that led to passage of over 130 bills that will impact most areas of Kentucky life, from public education to the fight against drug abuse.

    Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – will go into effect in late June.

    A partial list of bills approved this year by the General Assembly include measures on the following topics:

  • Second Plow Days happening Saturday

    Planners for this year’s Plow Day and Spring Festival are planning to build on the success of the first one.

    “In short, we are planning for a bigger turn-out this year both in plow teams and people,” said George Kolbenschlag of the Homeplace, one of the organizers. “I can say for certain we do have more activities, food vendors and arts and crafts coming than last year.”

  • Paint and Party open

    Take a look inside Paint and Party Creative Studio, located at 107 E Main St. in Campbellsville, and you can find people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to enjoy creating a piece of art they can place in their homes, offices, or anywhere.

    Melissa Pourheydarian, owner of Paint and Party, said the place is unique for a number of reasons, but mostly because it provides an atmosphere that is open to everybody.

  • Ball talks about values at luncheon

    At a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball (R) said she thinks of herself as a “watchdog” for the state’s finances.

    “When I was campaigning, I kept talking about a watchdog on spending,” said Ball. “The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All the money goes through me. My job is to be that watchdog, making sure the money goes where it’s supposed to go.”

  • Cookie sales soar for local Girl Scouts

    As the cookie sale season for local Girl Scouts troops has wrapped up, Taylor County Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager Kim Schwab said the local Girl Scouts had another successful selling season.

    Cookie sales for this year exceeded last year’s total by $4,174, according to Schwab. This amounted to a total of 15,457 boxes of cookies sold.

  • Davis nominated for top teacher award

    Campbellsville High School English teacher Ben Davis has a classroom unlike most traditional high school classrooms.

    His room design goes through phases and includes a leather sofa, bean bags, and office chairs.

    His unique approach to the classroom has led Davis to being one of eight finalists for the Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year award, and one of 24 educators in the running for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

  • County looks to solve issue with new retention pond

    Work on the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Station is on schedule to be finished on time, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said at a Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    But at Tuesday night’s meeting, Rogers and magistrates were undecided about what to do about a required retention pond that they said could be a potential drowning risk.

  • City water rates to increase

    The city will undertake a $4.3 million project to fix a sludge problem at the Campbellsville Water Treatment Plant, which the city hopes to fund via the automatic 3-percent increase in water and sewer rates that the Council approved in 2015.

    Council member David Nunery said the debt service would be $171,544 a year, and the Council need not take any action for the increase to take place at the beginning of the new fiscal year.