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  • Local officer profiled in law enforcement publication

    This article, written by Kelly Foreman of Kentucky Law Enforcement Magazine, is printed with their permission.

    Humble and unpretentious, Campbellsville Police Officer Dexter Colvin doesn’t brag much about his accomplishments. When he was named the department’s 2014 officer of the year, Colvin attributed the award to just doing his job. But this homegrown officer with about three years experience on the road cares about his community and helping others — and it shows.

  • County to get help with inmate costs

     

  • Taylor school board to honor Clark at new schools

     

  • Keeping the dream alive

     

     

  • Agriculture receipts could see slight drop

    Gross agricultural income in Taylor County likely decreased 10 percent from 2014 to 2015, Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources said last week.

    “We’re in a whole new environment, where things are very different,” Kenny Burdine, agricultural economist for the University of Kentucky, said at a Taylor County Agriculture Council meeting Tuesday morning.

  • State road cuts could impact local resurfacing

    Local road resurfacing could suffer as a result of a $112.5 million cut from the state’s road fund.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said they’re generally unsure of what specific cuts will be required as a result of a recent reduction order.

    “I don’t know how it’s going to affect us,” Rogers said. “Basically, our money comes from the gas tax. Now, is some of this cut going to be coming out of the gas tax money? I don’t know yet. But if it is, that’s what we run our road department off of.”

  • Isaiah 58:10

    As a way of addressing local hunger issues, Dennis Brinley and Campbellsville Christian Church, launched Isaiah 58:10 Feeding Ministry as a way to reach out.

    The idea started two years ago from a small Bible study session.

    “We started talking about how we needed to get outside the four walls,” Brinley said.

    CCC for years had a weekly Wednesday night dinner for church members and anyone else in the community was welcome.

  • Taylor Grand Jury indicts eight

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly shot a man in the neck was among eight people who a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday.

    Jeffery A. Jones, 53, of Beechwood Drive in Campbellsville, was formally charged with first-degree assault, a Class B felony; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    The indictment states that the alleged incident took place on Nov. 3 of last year.

  • Annual MLK March set for Saturday, Jan. 9

    Ecumenical Ministerial Alliance honors and celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 9 for the annual march. The March beings at 9 a.m. outside Campbellsville Elemetnary School and concludes at the Veterans Memorial Wall Mural on Court Street. All pastors, churches, civic leaders, orgaznizrtions and commuinty citizens are urged to attend and particpate in this event that unify our diverse commuinty and illustrate our resolve to social justice and equality. 

  • CHS staff member dies

    On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, Campbellsville High School instructional assistant Robbie Durham died.

    He was 49.

    Mr. Durham did not report to work Tuesday morning, and hadn’t communicated that he wouldn’t be working that day. Out of concern, and because of recent health issues, CHS staff members made numerous attempts to contact Mr. Durham.

    Contact was made with Mr. Durham’s parents, and a CHS staff member went to his home in Campbellsville to check on him.