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  • Wise, Carney host town hall

     

    While the state’s 2016/2017 fiscal year budget includes many cuts, work will still continue on the Heartland Parkway.

    That was the message at a town hall meeting Tuesday morning at Jeff’s Food Mart held by State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville).

  • Grand jury indicts five

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted five people last week.

    • Christopher Johnson, 26, of A. Cox Road in Elk Horn, was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property - firearm, a Class D felony.

    The charges stem from reported incidents from Nov. 21-23, 2015. A CPD report states that Johnson stole a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun and a Marlin 0.22-caliber rifle from the victim’s residence.

  • Campbell celebrates 100th birthday

     

    Beulah Campbell was recently honored with a 100th birthday celebration given by relatives and close friends. The reception was held on May 7 at Bluegrass Way Senior Living where Campbell currently resides.

    Campbell’s friends and family describe her as a special lady who always has a welcoming smile.  Janet Clark, Campbell’s niece and a retired elementary school teacher, said Campbell is both her aunt and her best friend.  

  • County to host annual clean-up events free to public

    Taylor County is hosting a couple of annual clean-up events later this month, both of which are free of charge to the public.

    The county and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management are holding their annual waste tire collection program Thursday, May 19, through Saturday, May 21, at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building at 236 Bear Track Road.

    The program will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 19 and 20 and from 8 a.m. to noon on May 21.

  • National Day of Prayer celebrated locally

    People stood outside the courthouse on an unusually cool day on Thursday to reaffirm what they see as this country’s Christian traditions and principles.

    At a National Day of Prayer event, Steve Wagers, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, said he was glad to be an American, a Kentuckian and a Christian.

    He quoted Psalms 33:12, which states: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people he has chosen for his inheritance.”

  • Campbellsville woman indicted for robbery in Marion County

    Taylor M. Hatfield, 19, of 413 Taylor Boulevard in Campbellsville, was indicted for first-degree robbery in Marion Circuit Court on May 2.

  • Murder case bound to grand jury

    A case involving a fatal shooting will go before a Taylor County grand jury.

    At a preliminary hearing Friday, Taylor County District Judge Amy Anderson forwarded the William Calhoun case to a grand jury.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested Calhoun, 25, of Lebanon, on Saturday, April 30, on charges of murder and first-degree assault.

  • Sen. Max Wise to host series of town hall meetings

     

    Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) recently announced seven town hall meetings across the 16th Senate District beginning Monday, May 9. Wise will be accompanied at the meetings by each county’s respective State Representative.

  • City has first reading of $25.5 million budget

     

    Campbellsville City Council members had a first reading Monday night of the city’s 2016/2017 fiscal year budget.

    At $25,508,496, the budget is more than $6 million more than the current budget.

    But Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says most of the difference is in water and sewer budget, and comes from loan expenditures on water infrastructure improvement projects.

  • Summers gets five years for sex crimes

     

    A Greensburg man accused of a sex crime against a minor was formally sentenced Monday morning, after having pleaded guilty in January.

    Edward J. Summers, 23, of Hodgenville Road in Greensburg, was sentenced to five years on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

    Summers almost faced a jury trial, however, as he and his public defender Lauren Hunter made a motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding denied that motion.