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  • Future dim for softball leagues

    The county will have Veterans Memorial Park's 24 light poles inspected to see if they need to be replaced before having work done on the electrical systems.

    At a special-called meeting Tuesday evening, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted 4 - 1 to spend $3,900 to have them inspected and make sure they're in good shape before the wiring work is started.

  • CU hosting conference May 18-19 in Louisville

    Campbellsville University will host Dr. Robert Smith, professor of Christian teaching at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., as the keynote speaker in a two-day evangelistic preaching conference “Called to One Hope” May 18-19 in Louisville at the Louisville Education Center, 2300 Greene Way, Louisville, Ky.

  • Lamb triplets earn prestigious piano honor

    Blair Lamb was at the Lucky Vista Motel, helping her group shoot a video for a project in one of her classes. Only her mind wasn’t on the project.

    She was waiting — waiting to hear if she had been accepted for the Governor’s School for the Arts program.

    So, with lighting and sound equipment all around her, she couldn’t help but sit there, staring at her phone as everyone else focused on getting their movie done.

    But she wasn’t alone in her misery.

  • Three-vehicle wreck ends in one fatality

    A Campbellsville man died and a Bradfordsville, Ky., woman was hospitalized after a head-on collision early on Thursday afternoon near Marion County, said a report by Deputy Dickie Benningfield of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney declared Joseph “Rufus” Wade, 70, dead at the scene of the accident, said the report. It also stated that Elizabeth Miller, 85, was flown via Air Evac to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Chamber hands out yearly awards

    A state senator, a restaurant, a teacher and an insurance agency were honored at the 66th annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

    Kentucky State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) was awarded the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. Becky Nash and Larry “Fella” Wilson were also nominated.

    “First and foremost, I just want to thank God for blessing me with everything that I have in my life,” Wise said. “There’s nothing that I have today that’s not without Jesus Christ.”

  • Grimes faces Lovett for secretary of state

     

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.

    Thelma Lundergan McHugh, Grimes paternal grandmother, died in June 2012 while Elsie Case, her maternal grandmother, died just last week, on April 23. 

  • Hollon honored by Cattlemen's group

     

    When the Taylor County Cattlemen’s Association decided to revive the Cattlemen’s Member of the Year award — something that hadn’t been given in “several years” — they wanted it to go to someone who was “completely dedicated” to the organization.

    For Cattlemen’s president Jason Miller, no one exemplified that this past year more than David Hollon.

  • Our sewers runneth over

     

    Frequent sewer overflows and a sewer plant that exceeds its capacity virtually every time it rains are the subject of a notice of violation from the Kentucky Division of Water.

    At a meeting of the Campbellsville Water and Sewer Committee on Monday evening, engineer David Bowles said they are "one step away from a death sentence." By that, he meant an order from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Gambling machines, cash siezed at local pool room

     

    Detectives from the Kentucky State Police, assisted by officers from the Campbellsville Police Department, seized more than $2,000 in currency and 11 gambling machines from the Rack n Cue Pool Room on Tuesday, April 28 at approximately 5:39 p.m. The pool room  is located at 207 South Columbia Ave. in the limits of Campbellsville.  Investigators were responding to an illegal gambling tip and developed information that led to the issuance of a search warrant.  No arrests were made but the investigation is ongoing and charges are expected.

  • Students taught lessons on safe driving

     

    A funeral was held Thursday afternoon for 12 students at Taylor County High School, all of them victims of drunk driving.

    Fortunately, all of them got up at the end, because this was a simulation of the effects of drunk driving, known as Ghost Out.

    Firefighter Keith Bricken of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue said the purpose of the program is to show the consequences of drunk driving and driving while texting.