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  • New superintendent to be named May 21

    Interviews of Taylor County Schools' superintendent candidates are going well, according to Taylor School Board Chairman Tony Davis.

    During the Board's regular meeting Tuesday night, Davis said four candidates have been interviewed so far and there are two more to go.

    Davis thanked the screening committee for its efforts in whittling down the list of 34 applicants to the six best candidates.

    "We do have some good candidates for our new superintendent," he said. "Anybody that we've talked to so far could handle it in their own way."

  • County agrees to pay for Rescue, E-911

    Magistrates have agreed to pay the City to operate countywide ambulance and E-911 services for the next two years. However, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen says those payments won't be enough to keep the City from having to enact its own occupational tax.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting that he received a letter from Allen on Tuesday, a copy of which was given to each magistrate in their meeting packets.

  • Blessing of the Hands

    "Thank you God for your grace, for the ability to help those who suffer and the opportunity to help those that provide direct care to others.

    "In addition, for the greatest blessing of all, I thank you, God, that I can share these gifts with others. Amen."

    —Health Care Prayer, The Studer Group

    "Your hands have held back death. Your hands are amazing," he told the group mostly dressed in white hospital scrubs.

  • Greensburg man indicted on burglary charges

    A former Campbellsville Industries employee has been indicted on charges alleging he broke into the business and damaged property.

    Donald L. Wright, 55, of 251 Sante Fe Anderson Road in Greensburg was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Wright was charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, terroristic threatening and harassing communications.

  • City superintendent contract now final

    Mike Deaton had some good news and some bad news Monday evening.

    The good news was that the contract for his position as superintendent at Campbellsville Independent Schools was finalized. The bad news was that he had to leave the School Board meeting before the announcement could be made.

  • Two injured in Broadway collision

    Two people were injured in a two-car collision Friday on East Broadway.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Shawn Samuels of Columbia was traveling west on Broadway when his 2004 PT Cruiser was struck by a 1999 Mazda driven by Justin Colvin of Campbellsville.

    According to police, Colvin was attempting to make a left turn when he collided with Samuels' vehicle.

  • Woman accused of giving drugs to minor

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor after she allegedly gave drugs to a 14-year-old girl.

    Tassie Lee Seals, 36, of 100 Dixie Ave. was arrested Wednesday, April 22 in Warren County.

    According to Seals' arrest warrant, she alleged gave the girl Valium and marijuana. The warrant states that Seals is also accused of assaulting the girl and injuring her.

    Seals was charged with first- and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and fourth-degree assault.

  • Update: Man saves girl, self from flood waters

    It happened in seconds. Susan Smith was awaiting the start of her son's soccer practice when she heard a noise. As she turned in the direction of the sound, she saw a small steel bridge collapse and crash into Pitman Creek.

    Smith's 9-year-old daughter Ashley along with Dr. David Tank, a Springfield chiropractor who lives in Campbellsville, had been standing on the bridge just a moment before.

    Witnesses say it was a miracle from God that spared Ashley and Tank.

  • Chamber: CU gets beautification award

    For the first time ever, Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses for their efforts in making the community a beautiful place to live and work.

    Campbellsville University took home the Business Beautification Award at the annual Chamber banquet on April 30 for its efforts in creating "curb appeal."

    "We were thrilled," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. "We were just tickled to death."

  • CHS prom looks

    Couples arrived in style Saturday evening for Campbellsville High School's prom - from limousines to classic cars and even a "party" bus.

    Students entered the gym through a large crowd of spectators.

    A gazebo - designed after the one from the "Twilight" movie's prom scene - was built by Luke Lawler and placed in the center of the gym.

    See a slideshow with more photos on the News-Journal's Home page.