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  • Mayor gives State of the City address

     

    The city's finances are in healthier shape than they ever have been, the city's head official told the crowd.

    And, according to its recent financial audit, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says the city's financial net position has improved by $1.9 million in the last year.

    Building the city's finances while saving taxpayers' money was at the forefront of Young's annual State of the City address at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday.

  • UofL pediatrics office to expand services

    University of Louisville has announced that its pediatric office in Campbellsville will expand. As a result, the office will partner with Taylor Regional Hospital to see patients in Columbia.

    The change is part of a reorganization of the UofL pediatrics division, according to a UofL news release. The realignment will allow the division to better meet the needs of its patients, the release states.

  • One injured in house fire

     

  • One injured in crash on Pleasant Hill Church Road

     

     

  • One injured after hay bales strike vehicle

     

  • No injuries reported in three-car crash

     

     

    No one was injured in a three-car crash last Friday, which happened at 10:47 p.m. on the north bypass. According to a Campbellsville Police report, Officer Bart Simpson was called to the scene. The collision happened, according to the report, when a 2002 Hyundai Sonata being driven by Joshua Martin, 23, struck the rear of a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by CC William, 17, of Lebanon. William's vehicle then collided with a 2006 Ford Freestar van being driven by Lynuell Houk, 58, of Greensburg.

  • Turn It Up!

     

    The community's Fourth of July celebration ended on a high note.

    Award-winning country band Exile performed a concert on Saturday, attracting thousands of people to hear popular songs such as "Kiss You All Over," "Woke Up in Love" and more.

    The concert, part of Exile's "50 Years in Music" tour, was the final event of the celebration, which began a week earlier. All but one of Exile's members are from Kentucky.

  • Search continues to hire new TCHS principal

     

    They know what they're looking for, and hope to find it soon.

    The search is continuing for who will replace Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned from the post on June 19. He has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Those wanting to apply for the TCHS principal job can do so through July 19.

  • Safety committee meets

    They want everyone to be safe, and are taking steps to ensure that happens.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members have formed a safety committee, after receiving a recommendation to do so by the Kentucky Association of Counties, to which Taylor County belongs.

    Dwayne Litton, safety and loss control representative at KACO, said to magistrates at the committee's first meeting on Tuesday afternoon, that the county is very fortunate to not have experienced many workplace injuries.

  • Resident pleads guilty to federal charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges and now faces as much as two decades in prison.

    According to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office, Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, appeared in United States District Court on Monday before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II. A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Spangler on Nov. 20, 2013.

    On Monday, Spangler pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed Cecilian Bank in Sonora of $1,019 on Jan. 15, 2013.