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  • County schools to delay 2017 start

    Taylor County School District students will be able to enjoy their winter break a little longer this year. The Taylor County Board members approved amending the school calendar and extending the winter break for 3.5 days. Students are now scheduled to go back to school on Monday, Jan. 9, 2016.

    Issues with construction on the high school project were the main reason for delaying the return date, along with giving teachers and staff more time to fully move into their new spaces.

  • City planning 200th birthday celebration

    2017 will mark Campbellsville’s 200th birthday, and city officials are planning several events over the course of the year to celebrate the anniversary of its founding.

    And the first event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Campbellsville Civic Center, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the first Campbellsville City Council meeting of the new year, which should start at 7 p.m.

  • Deaton to leave city school district

    Campbellsville Independent School District Superintendent Mike Deaton announced at Monday night’s school board meeting that he will not renew his contract after the current school year ends.

    “After much thought and reflection I’ve decided that this will be my last year with the Campbellsville Independent School District,” he said.

  • Grand jury indicts 15

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted 15 people last week, largely on charges related to theft, drug possession and assault.

    Dayle “Dre” Thornton, 21, of Bell Avenue in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, all Class D felonies; resisting arrest and fourth-degree domestic assault with no visible injury, both Class A misdemeanors; and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Backpacks for Veterans helps homeless vets

    A local woman and a homeless shelter are working together to make sure homeless veterans have what they need to survive the winter.

    “I don’t want anyone to be cold,” said Linda Montgomery.

    She had the idea to provide backpacks filled with supplies to homeless veterans, what she calls Backpacks for Veterans.

  • Area agencies to give gifts to children

    Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice and with the help of Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency’s holiday help program more than 400 children will receive presents this Christmas.

    This year’s Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots drives, organized by Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, is collecting money, toys, clothes and more to give to children who might otherwise not have Christmas gifts.

  • Stopping overflows could cost millions

    Preventing further sewer overflows in the city will require several solutions and cost millions of dollars.

    That was the general message from a meeting of the city’s Water and Sewer Committee meeting, which met Wednesday evening.

    Building new infrastructure at the Wastewater Treatment Plant – namely, two clarifiers and a belt press – to help deal with sludge will cost upwards of $4,362,000.

  • Cookie swap

    As the holiday season starts to quickly approach it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cookies and treats.

    The Women’s Ministry at Campbellsville Baptist Church offered a fun alternative to the routine baking rituals with a cookie swap.

    This was the first time the group has done a cookie swap with the viewing of a Christmas movie.

  • Murder suspect has yet to be arraigned

    A murder suspect remains in jail on a $1 million full cash bond after a second arraignment hearing without an attorney present.

    At an arraignment hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram scheduled a third arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, who for the second time didn’t have an attorney present.

    At that hearing, Bertram told Gavarrete that he could appoint a public defender for him. But Gavarrete, speaking through an interpreter, said he already had an attorney from Louisville.

  • Socks 4 Troops comes to Campbellsville Shoe Sensation

    December is the giving season and there are many ways to support our men and women in uniform. Making sure they have good socks to wear is the goal of a program at Shoe Sensation in Campbellsville.

    Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is sponsoring Socks 4 Troops company wide. Each store is collecting socks for active duty military and local veterans in the community. In addition to the socks they are also collecting shoelaces.

    This is the first time the Campbellsville location has participated in the program.