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  • Regional archive center set to open

    The Taylor Regional Archive Center is set to open in the next two months, and when it does it will be a centralized location for local and area historical data.

    That is what local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said earlier this week. She and others are excited about the prospect of moving their historical documents to the new center.

    “We have received shelving for one half of the room,” said Gorin-Smith. “We are ordering shelving for the other half of the room.”

  • History in the re-making

    A “ghost structure” of a 200-plus-year-old gristmill will serve as a pavilion at Campbell Mill Lane in time for the city’s Fourth of July festivities.

    That is according to Susie Skaggs, who sits on the city’s Bicentennial Committee. A ghost structure typically consists of metal poles arranged in the shape of an old building or structure that is no longer standing.

  • Suspect sought in shooting

    The Campbellsville Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for an individual involved in a shooting on Lowell Avenue that occurred on May 28.

    Cimorone R. Porter, also referred to by the nickname “P”, is facing a charge of first-degree assault in reference to the shooting, as well as some other possible charges, according to Det. Nelson Bishop of the CPD.

  • Hord pleads not guilty to shooting wife, setting home on fire

    A Campbellsville man accused of shooting his wife and setting their house on fire pleaded not guilty in Taylor County Circuit Court Tuesday morning.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding opted not to lower his bond.

    Hord’s attorney Mike Hall wanted it lowered to “some kind of alternative bond,” arguing that Hord doesn’t pose a flight risk.

  • City police set to move in to new station

    It has taken a lot of work and a lot of time, but the officers of the Campbellsville Police Department are preparing to move into their new station at an open house next week.

    The open house will take place on Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at the new station, which is located at 132 S. Central Ave. at the old depot building behind the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Calhoun guilty of killing local woman in 2016

    A Lebanon man has been convicted in a murder case that took place more than a year ago.

    William Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and 1 year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges, with the recommendation that they all run concurrently. The third count was dismissed during the trial.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding, who presided over the trial, will preside over a sentencing hearing that will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27.

  • Tops in talent

    Generally pleasant weather contributed to a high turnout for this year’s Taylor County Fair.

    That is according to fair president Paul Malone, who said more than 12,600 people attended this year’s fair.

    “The midway was a big hit. We couldn’t have asked for a better fair,” said Malone. “We had wonderful weather, and everyone seemed to be tickled and happy with their new midway provider. The folks were super nice.”

  • Ticks expected to be more prevalent this summer

    Mild winter temperatures are expected to cause an increase in the amount of ticks this summer.

    The milder temperatures this past winter combined with milder temperatures the winter before has led to an increase in the number of ticks that are normally active in the fall and winter months.

    Kara Back, a horticulture extension agent with the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office, said there are two types of ticks that affect Taylor County.

  • City, county provide match for vocational school grant

    A vocational school on the site of the former Taylor County Elementary School building could become a reality.

    At a joint meeting Thursday evening between the Campbellsville City Council and the Taylor County Fiscal Court, magistrates unanimously voted to contribute as much as $125,000 toward a required $250,000 match for a $2,375,000 WRSI (Work Ready Skills Initiative) grant.

  • Saving lives

    It’s simple and easy to use. It also might just save someone’s life.

    Naloxone, an antidote that reverses the often fatal effects of an opioid overdose, has been used several times across the country and even here locally in Campbellsville to essentially save the lives of overdose victims.

    On Monday afternoon, the Taylor County Health Department hosted officials from the Kentucky Department of Public Health and Kentucky Pharmacists Association to offer free naloxone training to the public.