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  • Legislators share views in town halls

    Both State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) are unsure if charter schools are a good fit for rural areas like Campbellsville.

    “My personal view on charter schools has always been, I think charter schools are great in urban areas,” Wise said. “But out in the rural part of Kentucky, I’m not sure charter schools are the absolute answer … I’m not sold on statewide charter schools.”

  • Lamb excels at state DYW

    Campbellsville High School senior Blair Lamb was named fourth runner-up at the Kentucky Distinguished Young Women program.

    Lamb was named Taylor County’s DYW last June, and represented Taylor County and her school at state competition on Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14, in Lexington.

    The preparation for the competition, Lamb said, was long and hard.

    “We’d work 12-hour days,” she said. “But it was all necessary” and worth it. 

  • Accidental shooting claims woman’s life

    A Campbellsville woman died Friday afternoon at a Bell Avenue residence from a gunshot wound the Campbellsville Police Department says was probably accidental.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook pronounced Mindi Keith, 33, dead at the scene of the shooting on 212 Bell Ave., according to a Campbellsville Police Department report.

  • Legal drama around Jones Creek continues

    A new bridge was completed on Jones Creek Road more than a year ago, but there is still litigation regarding whether the road is private or public.

    At a Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday evening, Jones Creek Road resident Scotty Hedgespeth said he didn’t want taxpayer dollars to be spent on a road that he considers being private.

    The bridge in question is on Jones Creek Road, near KY 1252. Taylor County Attorney John Bertram called the old bridge “dilapidated.”

    The new bridge was completed around November 2015.

  • Two receive diplomas at school board meeting

    Taylor County School District is continuing to make strides to give people another chance at an education.

    At the Thursday night Board of Education meeting two new Taylor County Cardinals were presented with their diplomas.

    TCSB has partnered with Murakami Manufacturing USA, Inc. to provide the program RQ1, the goal of which is to raise the quality of life one human at a time.

  • Unemployment office to leave

    Unemployment workers will leave the Kentucky Career Center in Campbellsville by the middle of next month.

    Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced last week that the Office of Employment and Training (OET) would be reorganized effective Thursday, Feb. 16.

    The Campbellsville OET office, located on Broadway next to Campbellsville Apparel, and 30 of the state’s other OET offices will be removed; only 20 OET offices will be left.

  • Attorney charged with theft set to appear in court Tuesday, Jan. 17

    A local attorney who allegedly stole money from a client in Hardin County faces a court date next week.

    Danny Butler, 70, faces a pre-trial conference in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 1:15 p.m. He has pleaded not guilty and is being represented by another local attorney, Elmer George.

  • City schools set to start super search

    Campbellsville Independent Board of Education is now in the beginning phases of finding its next superintendent.

    The search begins following the announcement of Superintendent Mike Deaton not renewing his contract after the current school year ends. Deaton has served as the city school district’s superintendent since 2009.

  • Taylor schools make move to new buildings

    Taylor County students came back to school after an extended winter break to a whole new environment.

    The district made its move into new buildings over the break. The Taylor County Board of Education approved lengthening the winter break to have more time to get organized.

  • VMP still county property

    With the county’s proposed deal with Campbellsville University with regard to Veterans Memorial Park torpedoed, the county is still in charge of the park.

    At Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed the possibility of a parks director to manage the park. They’ll meet again on the issue on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m.

    At that meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said that after talking with state and federal officials, they won’t be able to sell the park.