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  • Marcum, Benningfield square off for jailer

     

    Two people want to be Taylor County's jailer, and they have both served in the position before.

    Incumbent Eddie "Hack" Marcum, a Republican, and Rick Benningfield, a Democrat, both want the job.

    Marcum and Benningfield first battled opponents in the primary race to advance to the general election on Nov. 4. Marcum defeated Terry Lynn Skaggs and Benningfield defeated Nick Alsager.

    The battle between Marcum and Benningfield for the jailer's slot is a re-match.

  • Ground to be broken for new county schools

     

    Just a month after opening bids for construction of a new high school, Taylor County School District is planning to break ground for the facility within 10 days.

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Board unanimously approved a $1,140,500 contract with Pyles Excavating of Columbia to clear and rough grade the site for the facility located on the district's KY 210 property.

  • Nickel tax passes for city schools

     

    It's now official.

    Those who own property within the Campbellsville School District will be paying an additional nickel tax, starting this year.

    Monday was the last of 45 days residents had to file their intentions to object to the tax, which members voted in August to levy.

    City school property tax bills are now being printed and will soon be mailed to residents. The deadline to pay the bills and receive a two-percent discount has been extended to Nov. 30.

  • Hosparus tea is Sunday

    The goal is to raise money for patients who can't afford the care they need.

    The annual Hosparus of Green River tea will be Sunday at Campbellsville University from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.

    Tickets are on sale now at the local Hosparus office at Taylor County Courthouse for $20 each. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the event.

    Chad Shively, who serves as chair of the Hosparus Green River Community Board, says the tea is the organization's largest fundraiser.

  • Flash flood watch issued through Tuesday evening

     

    A flash flood watch has been issued for Taylor County, lasting through Tuesday evening at about 8 p.m.

    Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, issued the following statement Monday afternoon.

  • Thompson joins Reed Brothers

     

    Jay Thompson has joined Reed Brothers Insurance as an agent.

    Reed Bro-thers offers multiple types of insurance including  life, individual and group health, Medicare supplements and prescriptions, long-term care, home, auto and farm insurance.

    Thompson can be contacted at (270) 465-2717 or jason.thompson@rbi-ins.com.

  • Ashley Portraits opens

     

    Photographer and artist Kent Ashley recently opened Ashley Portraits in Campbellsville. Specializing in weddings, senior portraits, commercial fashion and family portraits, Ashley Portraits opened in 2007 in Lexington. Private art lessons and portrait art are also available.

    He is a graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. Ashley and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter, Kathryn.

    To schedule an appointment, call (859) 227-4751.

  • Man pleads guilty to amended charges

     

     A Campbellsville man could receive probation for forcing a juvenile to have sexual contact with him.

    In October 2013, Kenneth A. Bryant, 68, of Coakley Street, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Bryant appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly and pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Campbellsville Police officer graduates from Academy

     

    Campbellsville Police Officer Jeromy T. Burris recently graduated from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. He was a member of a class with 25 other officers.

    And, on Friday, he was sworn in as a Campbellsville Police officer during a ceremony at the Campbellsville Civic Center. Burris, a Campbellsville resident, is married and has two children.

  • Fall Break Fun

     

    Pantyhose became pumpkins. Mountain Dew can glow in the dark. Cardboard and batteries became a flashlight and pumpkin pie can be made in a bag.

    Local youth learned all about crafts and science experiments last Wednesday and Thursday at Taylor County Extension Office.

    The events were hosted to give youth some activities to do during fall break, but also in recognition of last week being national 4-H week.

    Youth attended a pumpkin workshop last Wednesday and a MacGyver workshop on Thursday.