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  • Resurfacing begins Monday on U.S. 68

    Resurfacing on U.S. 68 in Campbellsville is scheduled to begin Monday. Work will take about two weeks to complete.

    Contract crews will mill and pave a 2-mile section of the highway from KY 3183 to June Drive.

    Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone and to expect delays.

    Nally & Haydon Surfacing LLC of Bardstown is the contractor on the $385,521 project.

     

  • Council may annex property for campsites

    Tourism in Taylor County could soon grow thanks to an effort by Amazon.com to hire retirees as temporary workers.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first readings of two ordinances annexing property into City limits. In both cases, the property owners have asked to be annexed so that City water and sewer services can be made available to the properties.

  • Crusade for Children

    Daniel Lovett and Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen help collect donations for the local WHAS Crusade for Children drive last Friday.

    At $30,748.93, donations in Taylor County were down from last year's $38,000.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson believes the drop was due to the fact that there were no door-to-door collections this year.

    Statewide, $5.3 million was raised, the highest total since 2005.

  • Business/industry meeting is Wednesday

    A business/industry meeting will take place Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at the Office of Employment & Training, 1311-C E. Broadway.

    The meeting will provide employers with information on two programs.

    WorkNow Kentucky is a new federal summer employment program providing employers who need workers with qualified job seekers. The program provides an opportunity to add employees at no cost through Sept. 18.

  • One injured in KY 210 crash

    A Vine Grove woman was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Vernon Beams, 74, of Mac Pitman Road in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 210 at about noon when he attempted to make a left turn at the Ol' Mule county store.

    While making the turn, the report states, Beams pulled his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado into the path of a 1995 Mazda Protégé driven by Shawana Harris, 21, of Maple Street in Vine Grove. Harris was traveling east.

  • Barney School Road closed

    Beginning today, Barney School Road will be closed through Friday, June 18 for road repairs.

  • Nickel tax again focus of meeting

    Taylor County School District continues its campaign in support of passing a nickel tax, this time inviting State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, to speak before a packed house at Tuesday night's School Board meeting.

    Higdon said there has been a lot of discussion in Frankfort regarding the recallable nickel and the state's match or equalization of a district's nickel tax. And while equalization of that nickel is still not part of state law, Higdon said, it always has been matched.

  • Taylor County Fair events

    From cotton candy to wind-in-the-face rides, pageant crowns to belting out a favorite song and many more memories yet to be made, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer something for everyone.

    The fair officially began on Saturday with this year's horse shows.

    Midway rides begin Monday and continue through Saturday night. The midway will open each night at 6, with gates opening at 5. Fair admission is $10.

  • KSP warns of telephone fundraising scams

    Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

    According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Disaster recovery center now open in Adair County

    A FEMA disaster recovery center is now open in Adair County to help those who suffered damages in the recent flood.

    The center is located in the Adair County Annex at 424 Public Square in Columbia. The center is open from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those seeking help with federal assistance programs are encouraged to register at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA.