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  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with burglary

    A Lebanon man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a reported fight at a High Pine Street residence, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

    Nicholas S. Wiser, 35, was arrested at about 4 p.m. and was charged with second-degree burglary. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center, according to a report by Sgt. Shannon Wilson.

  • Work begins today at Veterans Memorial Park

    By a vote of 3–2, magistrates voted at a special-called meeting Thursday afternoon to spend upwards of $112,000 to fix the wiring to provide electricity to two of the softball fields, as well as a park restroom. The Babe Ruth field is excluded.  

    “We’re going to move forward,” said Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers.

    Had the vote been different, work might not have started for at least another year.

  • Honoring his service

    Fallen Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington was honored last week in an annual ceremony to remember his life and service. “We will always remember you,” said KSP Post 15 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Billy Gregory. Every year in May since his death, officials from Post 15 of KSP organize a service to remember Edrington, who died in the line of duty almost 27 years ago. Gregory said they started holding services for the fallen officer since May 1989.

  • Allen surprised with Kentucky Colonel honor

     

    When Garry Gupton, executive director of the honorable order of Kentucky Colonels, found out that former Campbellsville mayor Brenda Allen was not a Kentucky Colonel, he appealed to the governor’s office to “correct that oversight,” which they approved. However, he still wanted to think of a creative way to present Allen with this award, so he came up with “a little bit of a ruse.”

  • Two Democrats seek gubernatorial nod

     

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway's opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey "Geoff" Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Local man arrested for drug-related crimes, DUI in Lebanon

     

    A Taylor County man faces charges, including drug possession and DUI, following a traffic stop near Lebanon Monday, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.

  • Citizen lashes out at fiscal court

    An outburst from a resident about crops grown on Taylor County Airport property capped off Tuesday night's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Lewis "Cy" Parrish, 83, said he asked magistrates and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers to do something about those crops and told them they didn't do anything.

  • Tourism spending hits $35 million mark locally in 2014

    A recent report on tourism spending in Kentucky indicates a small increase in such spending in Taylor County in 2014.

    According to Alisha Nelson, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, direct spending on the part of tourists amounted to $35 million, a 1.2-percent increase from 2013.

    The overall economic impact of the tourism industry in Taylor County last year, which includes direct and indirect expenditures, was $55 million.

  • Storm downs trees, house hit

     

    Straight-line winds from a storm on Tuesday hit at least three of Charles Shaw's trees, one of which was roughly 100 years old, and hit the roof of his house in Forest Hills. However, only the outside of the house was damaged. Another tree barely missed his SUV, and yet another fell in his backyard. No one was injured. That same storm downed power lines and trees on Meader Street and elsewhere. Across town, a tree near Miller Park was uprooted.

  • City council discusses potential water rates

    A first reading of an ordinance to increase water and sewer rates was the subject of much discussion at Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Council members went back and forth on a provision in the ordinance that calls for a 3-percent increase in the rates, starting next year.