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  • County working on 2017-2018 budget

    The county is working on its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

    After a meeting of the county’s budget committee, it was decided to advertise for one-year and five-year bids for janitorial services for the old courthouse and maintenance for the Taylor County Justice Center and Taylor County Detention Center.

    Maintenance and janitorial services were the main topics of conversation at that meeting. On hand was Taylor County District Judge Allen Bertram, who was there to advise committee members on the quality of the services rendered at the justice center.

  • Greensburg man charged with murder of Campbellsville woman

    An investigation into the death of 28-year-old Ronna Gaddie of Campbellsville resulted in the arrest of a Greensburg man Monday afternoon.

    Keith Wayne Morgan, 36, of Greensburg, was arrested at the Campbellsville Police Department Monday afternoon at approximately 3:20 p.m., according to a Kentucky State Police report.

    Morgan is charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

    Gaddie’s body was found over an embankment off Edwin Williams Road in Metcalfe County last Saturday.

  • Bland wins big in Vegas poker tournament

    Cole Bland began playing poker at the age of five, around the same age when most children begin learning to write letters and numbers.

    Last weekend, Bland, now 29, put his talent and years of experience to use when he traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino $150,000 Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament.

  • City looks at ordinance on signs

    City officials are looking at restricting — but not banning — temporary signs and other signs not on the property of a business or a person.

    But according to Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, such restrictions would be part of a zoning ordinance, and the details are not yet set in stone.

    Nunery said it will be difficult to accommodate everyone with regard to sign regulations.

  • World War II veteran passes away

    Conrad Claycomb was a wonderful man with a very positive outlook on life, according to those who knew him.

    Despite what he had been through in life, the local World War II United States Army veteran was optimistic and looked for the best in people.

    Claycomb was the last living Taylor County resident to have survived a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

    He passed away last Monday, March 27, at the age of 92 at the Thomson-Hood VA Center in Wilmore, Kentucky.

  • KET documentary features Green River

    A KET documentary that heavily features Green River and talks about the importance of preserving it was shown Thursday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “This show is about rivers,” said Dr. Richie Kessler, a biology professor at Campbellsville University. “The real star of the show is your river, the Green River … It’s just as much Campbellsville’s river as it is Greensburg’s river.”

  • Grand Jury indicts 21

    A Campbellsville man who allegedly sexually abused two children was one of 21 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    David M. Cox, 33, of Anna Court in Campbellsville, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim less than 12 years old, a Class C felony. If convicted on both counts, he could spend as much as 20 years in jail.

    The charges relate to reported incidents involving one child from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, 2016, and another reported incident involving another child on April 5, 2016.

  • Vietnam vets honored

    It’s been more than 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, but several local community members took the time last Wednesday afternoon to recognize the courageous men and women who served during that time.

    A Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day service was held at the Campbellsville Civic Center Wednesday afternoon with several veterans, family members, and community leaders in attendance to recognize and honor those who had sacrificed.

  • Wooley sentenced for sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl

    A Greensburg man will serve more than four years in jail for the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl last year.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram sentenced William Q. Wooley, 38, to five years in jail, minus the time he’s already served since his arrest on May 19.

    Once released, Wooley will have to register as a sex offender.

    During the proceedings, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Angie Call had the victim’s mother address the court and Wooley.

  • Mild winter saves salt, money for city, county

    There are roughly 6,000 miles worth of roads in Taylor County.

    The city of Campbellsville maintains about 1,000 miles of those, while Taylor County maintains about 3,000 miles and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintains the remaining 2,000 miles, according to the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.

    As there hasn’t been much snow this year, both the city and county have plenty of salt left over.