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  • Library to celebrate 40th birthday


    Elaine Munday has been at the Taylor County Public Library since the beginning.

    And on Tuesday, she will see the library celebrate its 40th birthday.

    Munday, who now works as the cataloger, started out as the director of the library in September of 1974, a few months before it officially opened on Jan. 13, 1975.

    Back then, one of the biggest challenges was actually getting a wide selection of books into the library.

  • Police working three-vehicle crash on Campbellsville Bypass

    Police are on the scene of a three-vehicle crash that took place on the Campbellsville Bypass around 4:30 p.m. More details will be published as they become available. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for more news updates.

  • Some cities banning sledding

    As a kid, I loved winter. Today, I don’t care for it. I don’t want to drive in bad weather, and seeing those winter heating bills, well, that’s not something any adult wants to face.

    But as a kid, winter was fine with me and my friends because it brought with it that prized gift, the one many kids went to bed praying to have when they awoke the next morning — the snow day.

  • Spalding sworn in as circuit court judge


    Monday was Todd Spalding’s first day in his new job and it comes with a new dress code and job expectations. In his case, that means wearing a black robe and making decisions that will impact people’s lives.
    Spalding is the new circuit judge in the first division of Kentucky’s 11th Judicial District, which includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Council to replace chlorine gas at water plant

    The Campbellsville City Council unanimously approved funding for a sodium hypochlorite system at the wastewater treatment plant earlier this week.

    This system will replace the current one, which uses chlorine gas, a product known to be dangerous because of its volatility.

    The plan will allow the city to be completely rid of the chlorine gas, or at least that for which they could be held liable. However, it was noted that this method will still be used in the city limits near the bowling alley. This is because Green County is in control of this line.

  • Jan. 9 is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


    On Friday, Jan. 9, a nationwide support of law enforcement officers will take place through National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), a day sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors.

    According to a press release from C.O.P.S., the idea for this celebration of police officers came about  “to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen” in response to the recent, highly publicized national events involving law enforcement.

  • Police warn of scam related to fallen officers


    The Campbellsville Police Department received information on Tuesday about a possible scam being perpetrated in the Campbellsville and Elizabethtown areas. A witness reported that a caller identified himself/herself as a Campbellsville Police Officer, and requested a monetary donation be made to the family of a Campbellsville Police Officer who recently lost his life in the line of duty.

  • Wildlife focus of proposed dam work


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville is currently conducting an environmental impact assessment study in hopes of discovering how proposed modifications to Green River Lake Dam could affect the wildlife in the river.

    The plans are currently in their infancy, but in the study, it is stated that the purpose of these modifications is to “restore the downstream river to more temperature regimes by delivering water discharges with higher temperatures than current conditions allow.”

  • Police chief resigns


    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young announced late Tuesday night that Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette has resigned from his post. His resignation will be effective March 1.

    According to the release, Hazlette has served as chief since Nov. 1, 2011. Before coming to Campbellsville, he had worked with Kentucky State Police for more than 25 years.

    Hazlette states in the release that it has been an honor and privilege to serve as Campbellsville's police chief for the past three years.

  • Year in Review


    Taylor Countians made headlines in 2014, experiencing many triumphs but also much tragedy.

    Last year saw new political figures elected, ground broken for new Taylor County schools and the local economy improving.

    Taylor County saw its first line of duty death when Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider died in September.