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  • New greenhouse opens

    The community has known the greenhouse at Taylor County High School for nearly 30 years.

    However, with the completion of a new Taylor County High School, so too came the construction of a new greenhouse, which provides various plants and flowers to community members while also providing students with work experience and builds several skills that they can use post-graduation.

    The Taylor County High School greenhouse opened to the public last Friday, with a grand opening in the coming weeks. They held an opening for teachers and staff last Wednesday.

  • Suit against Green-Taylor Water moved

    A lawsuit against the Green-Taylor Water District that alleges that they fired a man after he discovered their fraudulent water testing methods was transferred last week to federal court.

    At the request of the GTWD board’s attorney, Louisville-based Cynthia Effinger, the case was moved to the U.S. District Court of Kentucky, Bowling Green Division.

    “This matter is … involving a claim under a federal statute and the U.S. Constitution,” Effinger said in the file.

  • Color to Conquer 5K set for Sunday

    The St. Baldrick’s Color to Conquer 5K Run/Walk is coming up, and organizer Donna Wise said she is excited for the event.

    “We’re excited to support such a great cause,” Wise said. “We’re hoping that the weather is great and we have a good turnout. We’re looking forward to it.”

    The run/walk will take place this Sunday, April 23, beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT, at the Pittman Creek Trail in Campbellsville.

  • Storm slams city

    Straight-line winds came through Campbellsville Tuesday night, causing damage to a few local businesses along E. Broadway Street and knocking down a few trees and power lines in other places.

    Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, said the winds came through just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, causing significant damage at Fiesta Mexico restaurant on E. Broadway.

  • Downtown clean-up day planned for Monday

    The Campbellsville Main Street group is planning a monthly cleanup day for downtown Main Street.

    At a recent CMS meeting, Niki Marineau highlighted how the program, titled “Downtown and Dirty,” will work. The group plans to get different groups involved, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and students from Campbellsville University.

    The first cleanup day will be Monday, April 24, at about 10 a.m., and the group is planning on it lasting about an hour.

  • CIS to name new super soon

    The school year is winding down at Campbellsville Independent Schools, and so is the search for a new superintendent.

    Following a rather short meeting of the CIS Board of Education Monday evening, in which board members spent roughly 10 minutes in executive session, board chair Pat Hall said the board plans to have the district’s new superintendent in place by the next regular meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the district office.

    “By May 8, we will have a superintendent in place,” Hall said.

  • Several bills passed in legislative session

    The 2017 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly ended after months of work that led to passage of over 130 bills that will impact most areas of Kentucky life, from public education to the fight against drug abuse.

    Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – will go into effect in late June.

    A partial list of bills approved this year by the General Assembly include measures on the following topics:

  • Second Plow Days happening Saturday

    Planners for this year’s Plow Day and Spring Festival are planning to build on the success of the first one.

    “In short, we are planning for a bigger turn-out this year both in plow teams and people,” said George Kolbenschlag of the Homeplace, one of the organizers. “I can say for certain we do have more activities, food vendors and arts and crafts coming than last year.”

  • Paint and Party open

    Take a look inside Paint and Party Creative Studio, located at 107 E Main St. in Campbellsville, and you can find people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to enjoy creating a piece of art they can place in their homes, offices, or anywhere.

    Melissa Pourheydarian, owner of Paint and Party, said the place is unique for a number of reasons, but mostly because it provides an atmosphere that is open to everybody.

  • Ball talks about values at luncheon

    At a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball (R) said she thinks of herself as a “watchdog” for the state’s finances.

    “When I was campaigning, I kept talking about a watchdog on spending,” said Ball. “The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All the money goes through me. My job is to be that watchdog, making sure the money goes where it’s supposed to go.”