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  • Our sewers runneth over

     

    Frequent sewer overflows and a sewer plant that exceeds its capacity virtually every time it rains are the subject of a notice of violation from the Kentucky Division of Water.

    At a meeting of the Campbellsville Water and Sewer Committee on Monday evening, engineer David Bowles said they are "one step away from a death sentence." By that, he meant an order from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Gambling machines, cash siezed at local pool room

     

    Detectives from the Kentucky State Police, assisted by officers from the Campbellsville Police Department, seized more than $2,000 in currency and 11 gambling machines from the Rack n Cue Pool Room on Tuesday, April 28 at approximately 5:39 p.m. The pool room  is located at 207 South Columbia Ave. in the limits of Campbellsville.  Investigators were responding to an illegal gambling tip and developed information that led to the issuance of a search warrant.  No arrests were made but the investigation is ongoing and charges are expected.

  • Students taught lessons on safe driving

     

    A funeral was held Thursday afternoon for 12 students at Taylor County High School, all of them victims of drunk driving.

    Fortunately, all of them got up at the end, because this was a simulation of the effects of drunk driving, known as Ghost Out.

    Firefighter Keith Bricken of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue said the purpose of the program is to show the consequences of drunk driving and driving while texting.

  • Man indicted for burning child with hot water

     

    A Campbellsville man who allegedly burned his 2-year-old son with scalding hot water earlier this month was among those a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted on Tuesday.

    Kevin Jones, 26, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse, victim under 12, a Class C felony. It carries a possible sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison.

  • Lights out at Veterans Memorial Park?

     

    The work on the electrical system on two of the fields at Veterans Memorial Park could cost an additional $67,000.

    Contractor Tim Edwards said inspectors have to determine whether or not the wooden light poles on the fields need to be replaced.

    While replacement of the poles is a line item on Edwards' proposal, magistrates decided not to include it to keep the price under $110,000. With the line items chosen, the project was set to cost $106,856.97.

  • Campbellsville School District students get college, career ready

    Campbellsville High School principal Kirby Smith informed the Campbellsville Independent Schools’ board members of his students’ efforts in meeting academic standards to finish off the school year. Late last year, the school’s junior class took the ACT. The official scores have not been released, but Smith believes the students’ average score will be around 18.5, which would be the highest in the school’s history. It would also be a 0.6 increase over last year’s average of 17.9.

  • Two Republicans want to be attorney general

     

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan - the two Republican candidates for attorney general - will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state's chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Four Taylor County students headed to national conference

    Two groups from the Taylor County School district received approval to travel to and compete in national competitions in the coming months during last week’s school board meeting.

    Four students from Taylor County High School DECA were approved to attend the DECA International Career & Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., from April 23-29. They were also approved financial assistance of $250 per student.

  • Color to Conquer tops $2,500 mark with 5K race

     

    Roughly 120 people crossed the finish line under an overcast sky on Sunday afternoon during the third annual Color to Conquer 5K (3.1-mile) race.

    "That's about where we were last year. It's not the 450 we had the first year, but it was novel then," said organizer Donna Wise. "What we're looking to do is to encourage people to get active and to get out with their kids."

  • Miller being her 'best self' as DYW

     

    Kassie Miller, a Taylor County native who was named Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky in January, joined other young women across the nation during the week of April 20 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, an outreach event presented by Distinguished Young Women.