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  • Trail Town ‘walkability study’ conducted

    Members of Campbellsville’s Trail Town Committee and others conducted a “walkability study” of the city and county on Monday, Oct 7.

    According to Trail Town Committee member Jackie Hodges, the study is to ascertain how walkable the city is. Hodges said they walked downtown Campbellsville as well as the adjacent area.

  • Biannual job fair held at Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University students looked at several different local and area job prospects during Wednesday afternoon’s biannual job fair.

    “Students are talking to would-be employers. HR folks as well as industry leaders are here today talking with potential career seekers,“ said CU Vice President for Communications Keith Spears. “It’s a great opportunity.”

  • Book about firefighter Tony Grider’s life released

    Fallen Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider’s memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew him but now there is another outlet to keep his memory alive. 

    The book “With You All The Time” is a compilation of stories inspired by Tony. The book is authored by friends, family and loved ones.

    Tony passed away in 2014 after being injured in the line of duty while helping a group of students at Campbellsville University perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • Local attorney arrested for alleged theft

    A Campbellsville attorney was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from a client.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Danny Perkins Butler, 70, at approximately 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at his home in the 500 block of Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville, a KSP report stated.

  • Local attorney arrested

    A Campbellsville attorney was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from a client.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Danny Perkins Butler, 70, at approximately 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at his home in the 500 block of Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville, a KSP report stated.

  • CU to serve as Operation Christmas Child relay station

    Campbellsville University will once again serve as the community’s relay station for the Operation Christmas Child effort.

    OCC is a nationwide effort, coordinated through Samaritan’s Purse, to give packed shoeboxes of gifts, toiletries and school supplies to impoverished children in several countries around the globe and to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to chil dren in need around the world. The CU collection station opens Monday, Nov. 14, and will stay open through next Monday, Nov. 21.

  • County school construction nearly complete

    The Taylor County Board of Education received a clean bill of health from its auditor’s report during Tuesday’s meeting. Jeff Sprowles of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles & Associates presented the auditor’s report.

    “Clean opinion, good numbers. The district’s done well this past year,” Sprowles said.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that they “work hard and are frugal with our taxpayers’ money.”

  • Voter turnout at 63 percent

    There will be three new faces on the Campbellsville City Council come January.

    Alexander Shively, Jay Eastridge and Diane Ford-Benningfield will join the Campbellsville City Council, while Council members Frankie Hansford and Stan McKinney will depart.

    Eastridge received the most votes, with 2,173, and will be Mayor Pro Tempore. Two of the other challengers, Ford-Benningfield and Shively, received 1,298 and 1,268 votes, respectively. The other two challengers, Lucy Cox and Henry Goff, received 1,260 and 1,139 votes, respectively, and will not be on the council.

  • Liquor licenses could come soon

    Campbellsville could see as many as four bars and four liquor stores early next year.

    At a Campbellsville City Council meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the state could start taking applications for, or even selling, licenses on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    “We’re on a strict timeline. We have to have this done by Nov. 28,” said Young. “In order to have some kind of regulation, this must be in place by then.”

  • Extension Office welcomes new agent

    The Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service has added a new agent to their team.

    Kara Buck is the new County Extension Agent for Horticulture Education.

    Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology and business of growing plants. It includes the cultivation of medicinal plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers and seaweeds, as well as non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants.