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  • Police seek person of interest in local auto break-ins

    The Campbellsville Police Department is looking for a “person of interest” in connection with a string of break-ins of unlocked cars in the area.

    CPD Sgt. Shannon Wilson said that in roughly the past two weeks, there have been at least five such incidents, wherein the person breaks in to an unlocked car and steals some of the contents.

    Wilson said he has gone to Taylor County Attorney John Bertram to get an arrest warrant.

  • Weather delays school construction

    The two Taylor County Schools construction projects are behind schedule, largely due to the weather.

    At Thursday night’s Taylor County Board of Education special-called meeting, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook stated that construction at the new high school is about 70 days behind, while construction at the new elementary school is 55 or 60 days behind.

    “If we ever get dry weather, in August possibly, then it’ll go a lot faster, probably,” Cook said.

  • Bond remains at $100,000 for Jones, charged with burning child with hot water

     

    A man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water will remain in jail until his jury trial in September.

    During a hearing on Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Todd Spalding kept Kevin Jones' bond at $100,000 full cash, noting the son's burns from 150-degree water. The judge viewed pictures of the boy's burns during the hearing.

  • CHS student learns to play guitar in after school program

     

    He had never played before, but, one day, he decided to pick one up and give it a try. Months later, he says it's one of his favorite hobbies.

    Michael Richards, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May, learned to play guitar when he attended the afterschool Eagle Excellence program.

    Richards said he can't really explain why he decided to start playing last fall.

    "I decided one day, 'Why don't I just pick up a guitar and start playing?'"

  • Local man arrested, facing drug charges

     

    Devin Miller, 20, of Campbellsville, was arrested Friday, July 3, at 5:33 p.m. CST in the limits of Greensburg on Depot Street, according to a report by Trooper Billy Gregory of the Kentucky State Police Post 15.

    Miller was charged with driving under the influence, failure to wear seat belts, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession and possession of marijuana, the report stated.

  • Lawler loving library director job

    Andrea Lawler has been director at the Taylor County Public Library since November and has loved it.

    “I get to be creative here, and I get to be a part of the community, by listening to their voices and hearing what they want,” said Lawler. “It’s really neat to be able to give back to the community and kind of seeing what their desires are.”

  • And there came a flood

    Several places in and around Taylor County saw a significant amount of rainwater flood roads and neighborhoods late last week.

    Residents of some neighborhoods saw flooding so severe that the streets were unpassable for a period of time.

    Michael Eppers, of Sheridan Dr., noted that this was not the first time he has seen severe flooding take place on his street, recalling an event in 2010 that resulted in the losses of “four or five houses’” heating and air units.

  • Local trail system at Tebbs Bend dedicated

    Local and state officials and many others were on hand for a Tuesday morning dedication ceremony for the trail system at Tebbs Bend.

    “It’s been a long time coming, but believe me, it’s going to be well, well worth it,” said Campbellsville University biology and environmental science professor Dr. Richard Kessler.

    The Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Area is located off of Ky. 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, a few miles before the county line and not far from the Green River.

  • Early Childhood Council receives grant

    The Green-Taylor Early Childhood Council received $15,810 last week as part of a state effort to improve education for the youngest students.

    The grant is part of the almost $1 million that has been awarded to 55 CECCs (Community Early Childhood Councils), said Sue Crabtree of the Campbellsville FRYSC (Family Resource and Youth Services Center).

  • ‘Into the Woods’ to be performed July 2-5

    Town Hall Productions and Campbellsville University Theater are teaming up for a production of the “Into the Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim.

    “We can’t say enough about the Into the Woods cast. They are so talented,” said THP Director Andrew Ward.