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  • ‘REAL ID Bill’ to help Kentucky travelers

    A new bill moving through the Kentucky legislature could reduce headaches for travelers from the Bluegrass State.

    HB 410, dubbed the “REAL ID Bill,” is aimed at putting Kentucky in compliance with the federal government’s REAL ID law, which was passed in 2005. That law was passed as an anti-terrorism measure that required new security features for state driver’s licenses.

  • Zoning committee looks at signs, homes

    City officials want to increase restrictions on temporary signs and manufactured houses.

    “There are multiple ordinances in our community that just need to be brought together and clarified, unified,” said Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, who chairs the city’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

    Signage and manufactured homes were the main topics of discussion when the committee met Tuesday morning. Its next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the basement of Campbellsville City Hall.

  • Carney’s charter school bill passes

    A bill that will allow for the creation of charter schools in the state of Kentucky has received final approval in the state legislature and has been sent to the governor’s office to be signed into law.

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has been outspoken about his support of the bill and is expected to sign the bill into law within the next 10 days. As of press time Friday, Bevin had not yet signed the bill.

  • County violated state’s open records law

    Taylor County violated the state’s open records laws when it denied a records request to a person involved in litigation involving a bridge in the county.

    That is the decision handed down by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear earlier this month.

  • County looks to pave roads with rubber

    County officials hope to pave more than 4 miles of roadway by applying for a crumb rubber grant.

    “We voted last month … to chip and seal,” Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Magistrates had voted to apply for a crumb rubber grant last month, but Rogers said Tuesday night that the grant they had applied for had been for landscaping. That is, they voted to apply for the wrong grant.

  • CU to replace fieldhouse

    A fieldhouse at Campbellsville University that was heavily damaged in a fire last month will be demolished and rebuilt, and is scheduled to reopen in mid-August.

    That is what Otto Tennant, CU vice president for finance and administration, said earlier this week. He noted that the current site will be demolished, and a new gateway into Finley Stadium will be built at that location.

  • CU to replace fieldhouse

    A fieldhouse at Campbellsville University that was heavily damaged in a fire last month will be demolished and rebuilt, and is scheduled to reopen in mid-August.

    That is what Otto Tennant, CU vice president for finance and administration, said earlier this week. He noted that the current site will be demolished, and a new gateway into Finley Stadium will be built at that location.

  • Cook responds to arrest of substitute

    Following the arrest of Taylor County High School substitute teacher Friday afternoon, Taylor County School District Superintendent Roger Cook has faced some criticism from those in the community and on social media for the incident.

    Lawrence Harris, who was working as a substitute teacher at the school Friday afternoon, was arrested on charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, and promoting a sexual performance of a minor.

  • Longtime constable ‘Dinky’ Graham dies

    Fourth District Constable Marshall “Dinky” Graham, 66, was found dead at his home on Wednesday, March 8.

    A constable for several terms, Graham was also a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office employee and a maintenance worker at Splash Carwash, and was formerly employed by Vaughn Shrader Cleaning Service for 11 years.

    “The past several years have been hard on the entire family, as he has buried a son, daughter, and just six weeks ago, a brother,” a GoFundMe page for Graham’s funeral expenses said.

  • A grand new school

    Thursday evening was a time to celebrate for the Taylor County School District, as school officials, teachers, parents, students and community members celebrated the grand opening of the Taylor County Primary Center.

    Although classes have been operating inside the new school since early January, the event was an opportunity for many of those involved to come together and celebrate the opening of the school.