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  • SEARCH UPDATE: City Schools announces superintendent finalists

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced the names of its three finalists for superintendent at Monday night's Board meeting.

    The candidates are Mike Deaton, who is currently principal at Campbellsville High, Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High School, and Robert Lewis, associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools.

    The Board will host a reception to allow the public to meet the candidates at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CHS Media Center.

  • Budget: City passes resolution waiving County contributions to Rescue, E-911

    Discussion of the City/County occupational tax agreement took center stage at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    The City and County have been discussing budget options due to an expected shortfall in the County's jail budget. Last month, Fiscal Court members had first reading of an ordinance to break the occupational tax agreement with the City.

  • 'Whenever you have a partnership [and] there's money involved, there's always someone unhappy.'

    The County's occupational tax agreement with the City will remain in tact, though the Court will not contribute to Rescue or E-911 next year.

    Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting again addressed the expected shortfall in the County's 2009-2010 budget.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said several proposals as to how to solve the shortfall have been denied by City officials. One such offer was to take over operation of E-911 and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, though he said that, too, was also denied.

  • RECC customers no longer have to read meters

    Taylor County RECC customers who have forgotten to read their electric meters won't have to worry about it any longer.

    RECC announced recently that, as of April 1, its customers no longer have to read their own meters. The company's May bills will reflect the change.

    According to Ann Beard, RECC's manager of member services, the change was made in an effort to keep up with today's technology.

    Beard said RECC was one of the few - if not one of the last - companies to require customers to read their own meters.

  • Group lets young musicians perform at the national level

    The rhythmic thump of drums echoes throughout Taylor County Elementary School, mixing with the ring of xylophones. It's Friday night and Speed Percussion is hard at work.

    A percussion group made up of about 30 musicians ranging in age from 14 to 22, Speed Percussion formed in the fall of 2007.

    The purpose, co-founder Patrick Brady says, was "to let young musicians perform at the national level of music sport/art."

    The majority of the members hail from Taylor, Marion and Russell county schools and Campbellsville University.

  • Monday meeting open to the public after all

    Three magistrates and four City Council members discussed the County's budget shortfall Monday over lunch, this time in a meeting open to the public.

    The group first met to discuss the issue in a closed-door meeting at Councilman David Nunery's office Wednesday, April 1. No notification of that meeting was given to the public or local media.

  • Woman accused of giving alcohol to minors

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with giving alcohol to four minors.

    Mary Anderson, 64, of 107 Ravine Way was arrested at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

    According to court records, Anderson is accused of giving alcohol to four juveniles younger than 16 on various dates since March 1.

    She was charged with four counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.

    Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Pat Thompson investigated.

  • 'Prodigal'

    Daniel just wanted his freedom. He soon learns that freedom has a price.

    That's the story behind "Prodigal," Campbellsville University's spring musical set to open Thursday.

    Written and directed by CU graduate Matthew Hodge, who is now pursuing a master of arts in music at CU, "Prodigal" presents a modern interpretation of the biblical story of the prodigal son.

  • Taylor grand jury issues several indictments

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on burglary and other charges after he allegedly tried to break into a local convenient store.

    Timothy Wayne Crum, 29, of 41 Finus St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, alcohol intoxication and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Crum could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

  • Meeting is Monday to discuss budget issues

    Several Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court members will meet today at noon at Councilman David Nunery’s office on Main Street to discuss the County’s budget issues.

    The first meeting of the group was a private meeting. Previously reported as also being private, today’s meeting is now open to the public.