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  • Wise addresses needle exchange programs and opioid epidemic

    The opioid epidemic and discussion of a potential syringe exchange program in Taylor County were at the forefront of conversation during State Sen. Max Wise’s presentation at the meeting of the local American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) chapter.

  • Busy city street gets stop sign

    A new stop sign now stands at the corner of Lebanon Avenue and Main Street.

    “Some businesses asked us to install some crosswalks and one of them was going to be there at Firestone and the tourism commission,” Mayor Tony Young said. “So, when we ran it by our police department to look at that, they recommended a stop sign.”

    The change could probably have been made sooner, and there will still be some confusion until drivers get used to the situation. Out-of-town drivers were already confused on who had the right-of-way.

  • County schools to get field at VMP

    Taylor County Fiscal Court will draw up formal papers to put Taylor County Middle School in charge of the former Babe Ruth baseball field in Veterans Memorial Park for the Lady Cardinals’ softball team. That decision was made in a special-called meeting Thursday morning.

    The Taylor County Schools will be in charge of maintenance, upkeep and letting other teams or orgranizations use the field for the next 15 years.

    The school district is also in charge of putting up new lights and paying those expenses.

  • New Taylor County Fire Station officially opens

    The project has been years in the making, but Taylor County Fire and Rescue officially opened its new home Saturday.

    A large crowd was on hand for the open house and dedication of the new facility Saturday afternoon. Among those in attendance were State Sen. Max Wise, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, members of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, and members of Taylor County Fire and Rescue, as well as members of Campbellsville Fire-Rescue.

  • Raikes reigns as DYW

    Standing in front of her fellow contestants, judges, and a capacity crowd at the Taylor County High School Auditorium, Taylor County High School senior Lexi Raikes was crowned 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    Raikes, the daughter of Jeremy and Tiffany Cornish, said she would have been happy for any of the 12 other contestants to win, but she was honored that she was chosen.

  • Remembering one of their own

    Taylor County Middle School students, faculty, staff, and family and friends of Dylan Bland gathered outside the school Friday morning for a ceremony honoring Bland’s life and legacy.

    Bland suddenly passed away on May 20 due to an accidental shooting in Greensburg while playing with a friend, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A weeping cherry tree was planted outside the school with a plaque as a memorial to Bland, who would’ve been an eighth grader at TCMS this year.

  • Local author Romines releases third book

    A local author has recently released his third book, and his work is drawing plenty of positive reviews. 

    Kyle Romines is a Campbellsville native. He is a graduate of Campbellsville University and most recently, the University of Louisville Medical School. Romines is also an author, and his new book, A Sound in the Dark, was released at the beginning of August and has drawn positive marks from many of its readers. 

  • Kendall found not guilty in Florida trial

    After spending ten months in a maximum-security prison in Florida, William Tylor Kendall is back in Campbellsville after being found not guilty of third-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Brie Thomas, who passed away in Dec. 2015 due to a fentanyl overdose. 

    Kendall, the son of Teressa Germain, was on trial for two days in Okaloosa County Circuit Court for two days as six jurors heard each side of the case. Ultimately, after two hours of deliberation, the jury found Kendall not guilty. 

  • Green River Ministries receives donation from AT&T

    AT&T of Kentucky recently partnered with Green River Ministries and presented a check for $1,500 to the shelter last week.

    Green River Ministries operates a homeless shelter on Clem Haskins Boulevard which is ran solely on donations and fundraising. The donation will go a long way toward providing services to those in need in the community, Green River Ministries Executive Director Miranda Willis said.

  • Campbellsville native recounts experience escaping Hurricane Irma

    A normal 12-hour drive from Tampa, Florida, to Campbellsville became a 48-hour journey for former Campbellsville resident Mark Hughes as he was attempting to get out of the path of Hurricane Irma.

    Hughes moved to Tampa over the summer after accepting a job at Wesley Chapel High School as an exceptional student educator. Wesley Chapel falls in the Tampa Bay Metro Area.

    Hughes said he had heard the forecasts about Hurricane Irma, but many of those tracking the path of the storm believed that it would stay on the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.