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  • Ball talks about values at luncheon

    At a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball (R) said she thinks of herself as a “watchdog” for the state’s finances.

    “When I was campaigning, I kept talking about a watchdog on spending,” said Ball. “The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All the money goes through me. My job is to be that watchdog, making sure the money goes where it’s supposed to go.”

  • Cookie sales soar for local Girl Scouts

    As the cookie sale season for local Girl Scouts troops has wrapped up, Taylor County Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager Kim Schwab said the local Girl Scouts had another successful selling season.

    Cookie sales for this year exceeded last year’s total by $4,174, according to Schwab. This amounted to a total of 15,457 boxes of cookies sold.

  • Davis nominated for top teacher award

    Campbellsville High School English teacher Ben Davis has a classroom unlike most traditional high school classrooms.

    His room design goes through phases and includes a leather sofa, bean bags, and office chairs.

    His unique approach to the classroom has led Davis to being one of eight finalists for the Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year award, and one of 24 educators in the running for Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

  • County looks to solve issue with new retention pond

    Work on the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Station is on schedule to be finished on time, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said at a Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    But at Tuesday night’s meeting, Rogers and magistrates were undecided about what to do about a required retention pond that they said could be a potential drowning risk.

  • City water rates to increase

    The city will undertake a $4.3 million project to fix a sludge problem at the Campbellsville Water Treatment Plant, which the city hopes to fund via the automatic 3-percent increase in water and sewer rates that the Council approved in 2015.

    Council member David Nunery said the debt service would be $171,544 a year, and the Council need not take any action for the increase to take place at the beginning of the new fiscal year.

  • Library celebrates National Walking Day at Miller Park

    In honor of National Walking Day, the Taylor County Public Library and the American Heart Association put on a walking-related event at the Miller Park walking track.

    The event, called “Walk With Us,” took place in the afternoon. Emily Synder with Taylor County Public Library said they’ve been planning this for about a month, as part of an effort to offer programs that span different age groups within a family.

  • Sanford accepted into U.S. Air Force Academy

    Only 12.3 percent of applicants to the United States Air Force Academy are accepted each fall.

    In the fall of 2017, Taylor County High School senior Meghan Sanford will be among that group.

    Sanford is set to graduate from Taylor County High School on May 19 and just a little over a month later on June 29, she will head west to enroll in the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Green-Taylor Water District faces lawsuit

    A Greensburg man is suing the Green-Taylor Water District, alleging that they fired him after he discovered their fraudulent water-testing methods.

    In a lawsuit filed last week, Dewayne Harmon, who notes that the GTWD employed him for 26 years, is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and alleges that the GTWD violated the state’s Whistleblower Act when they fired him.

    “He knows what he’s talking about,” said Lebanon-based attorney Ted Lavit, talking about Harmon, who he is representing.

  • Shooting, fire lead to arrest

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Wednesday night after reportedly shooting his wife and setting fire to their house.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, was arrested on charges of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

  • County working on 2017-2018 budget

    The county is working on its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

    After a meeting of the county’s budget committee, it was decided to advertise for one-year and five-year bids for janitorial services for the old courthouse and maintenance for the Taylor County Justice Center and Taylor County Detention Center.

    Maintenance and janitorial services were the main topics of conversation at that meeting. On hand was Taylor County District Judge Allen Bertram, who was there to advise committee members on the quality of the services rendered at the justice center.