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  • Hord pleads not guilty to shooting wife, setting home on fire

    A Campbellsville man accused of shooting his wife and setting their house on fire pleaded not guilty in Taylor County Circuit Court Tuesday morning.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding opted not to lower his bond.

    Hord’s attorney Mike Hall wanted it lowered to “some kind of alternative bond,” arguing that Hord doesn’t pose a flight risk.

  • City police set to move in to new station

    It has taken a lot of work and a lot of time, but the officers of the Campbellsville Police Department are preparing to move into their new station at an open house next week.

    The open house will take place on Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at the new station, which is located at 132 S. Central Ave. at the old depot building behind the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Calhoun guilty of killing local woman in 2016

    A Lebanon man has been convicted in a murder case that took place more than a year ago.

    William Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and 1 year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges, with the recommendation that they all run concurrently. The third count was dismissed during the trial.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding, who presided over the trial, will preside over a sentencing hearing that will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27.

  • Tops in talent

    Generally pleasant weather contributed to a high turnout for this year’s Taylor County Fair.

    That is according to fair president Paul Malone, who said more than 12,600 people attended this year’s fair.

    “The midway was a big hit. We couldn’t have asked for a better fair,” said Malone. “We had wonderful weather, and everyone seemed to be tickled and happy with their new midway provider. The folks were super nice.”

  • Ticks expected to be more prevalent this summer

    Mild winter temperatures are expected to cause an increase in the amount of ticks this summer.

    The milder temperatures this past winter combined with milder temperatures the winter before has led to an increase in the number of ticks that are normally active in the fall and winter months.

    Kara Back, a horticulture extension agent with the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office, said there are two types of ticks that affect Taylor County.

  • City, county provide match for vocational school grant

    A vocational school on the site of the former Taylor County Elementary School building could become a reality.

    At a joint meeting Thursday evening between the Campbellsville City Council and the Taylor County Fiscal Court, magistrates unanimously voted to contribute as much as $125,000 toward a required $250,000 match for a $2,375,000 WRSI (Work Ready Skills Initiative) grant.

  • Saving lives

    It’s simple and easy to use. It also might just save someone’s life.

    Naloxone, an antidote that reverses the often fatal effects of an opioid overdose, has been used several times across the country and even here locally in Campbellsville to essentially save the lives of overdose victims.

    On Monday afternoon, the Taylor County Health Department hosted officials from the Kentucky Department of Public Health and Kentucky Pharmacists Association to offer free naloxone training to the public.

  • KIA loan to fund water plant fixes

    The city will undertake a number of improvements to its Water Treatment plant with the help of a state loan with a low interest rate.

    By a vote of 9-1, Campbellsville City Council members, at a special-called meeting on Thursday evening, voted on a $6,923,000 project, which includes improvements that would fix the plant’s sludge problem, replacements of aging WTP equipment and the replace of aging water lines.

  • CFR Special Ops members earn Public Safety Dive Certification

    Four members of the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Squad Special Operations recently underwent extensive training to earn their public safety diving certification.

    Zach Lawson, Blake Schroerlucke, Matthew Taylor, and Eric Townsend all received their certification to become public safety divers with CFR Special Ops.

  • Crusade for Children raises more than $26,000 locally

    Volunteers were busy this past weekend collecting donations for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    Randy Bricken, Sr., with the Taylor County Fire Dept., said Monday afternoon that $26,599 had been collected for the Crusade.

    Organizations from across the state came together this past weekend to collect donations for the 64th annual Crusade for Children.

    Across Kentucky and Indiana, a total of $5,463,292.77 was raised, according to the Crusade’s website Monday afternoon.