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  • Man allegedly threatens officers with knife

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly threatened police officers with a knife.

    Campbellsville Police received a call on Sunday at 1:40 a.m. from Constable James Gaddis asking for help at Elmhurst Plaza.

    The report states that Gaddis had made contact with a white male who had been walking in the westbound lane on Broadway.

  • Back-to-school tips for parents, students

     

    Students will head back to the classroom in about three weeks.

    But before then, there are lots of items on their to-do list. For some students, one of those items includes getting exams and shots.

    Dr. Michael Hesson of University of Louisville Pediatrics in Campbellsville said parents must make sure their children are healthy and ready for school. He said it's important that all children are up-to-date on their vaccinations and at a healthy weight.

  • For 27 years, Sanders has been answering the call at 911 center

     

    Anne Sanders has spent a large part of her professional career talking on the phone. But her conversations haven't been to catch up with friends or make business deals, they have been to help people in need.

    Sanders, who serves as supervisor at Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, recently celebrated 27 years on the job.

    Born and raised in Taylor County, Sanders graduated from Taylor County High School and attended then Campbellsville College to study business. But she soon found another calling.

  • Benningfield named new TCHS principal

     

    A new leader has been chosen for Taylor County High School.

    But, when students start the new school year in three weeks, they will recognize that leader.

    Laura Benningfield, who was college and career readiness advisor at TCHS last school year, has been hired to replace Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned as TCHS principal last month. Higdon has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Woman sought in burglary

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a person of interest in a burglary investigation.

    On July 7, police initiated an investigation into the first-degree burglary of a home in the Vintage Village Subdivision in Campbellsville.

    According to a police report, police are asking for help to identify a white female who is 5'2" tall, has black hair and is heavy set. The woman was possibly driving a 1998 Ford white extended cab truck with Tennessee license plate 334 BQN.

  • One person injured in Saloma Road Crash

     

  • Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS income delayed

    Budgeted income for Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS is coming in later than usual, and officials aren't sure why.

    "It seems like it is quite a bit slower than it was last year with the same amount of runs," EMS Director Gary Magers said at Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting last Monday.

    According to figures from the end of March, Magers said, income is about $140,000 lower than expected.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asked Magers if he knew the reason behind the delay.

  • County audit released

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the annual audit of the financial statements of the Taylor Fiscal Court for the year ending June 30, 2013. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found the county's financial statement is fairly presented in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Animal Tales

     

    There was a bird, reptile, mammal, amphibian and invertebrate at the library last week. And local children got a close encounter with each of them.

    Animal Tales presented an "Animal Science" program at Taylor County Public Library last Thursday as part of its summer reading activities.

    Keith Wood, a naturalist with Animal Tales, explained facts about each animal and let children touch a large Burmese python that took six people to hold.

  • In the Garden

     

    After weeks of labor, the plants are starting to bear fruit.

    Taylor County Public Library began a garden in May and local children have helped tend to it on several Fridays since.

    Last Friday, the children met for the last official gardening day, but those still interesting in pitching in with watering, weeding and picking can stop by the library.