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  • It's lights, camera action for TCHS grad

     

    Moviegoers might soon see a Campbellsville man’s name on the big screen.
    Campbellsville native Deronte’ Smith is directing his first feature film, a horror movie called “Prosper.”
    Smith, who now lives in Georgia, has written the movie and is also the director and producer. He says he calls the movie a mix between “Scream” and “The Exorcist.”
    Smith, 39, lived in Campbellsville until 1991. After graduating from Taylor County High School, he moved to Lexington to attend college.

  • New public library director hitting the books

     

    She was the obvious choice from the beginning. Making it official was simply a formality.
    Julia Turpin begins work as the director of Taylor County Public Library today, filling the position vacated by Elaine Munday.

  • Crisis Relief Center not getting new home

    Taylor County Crisis Relief Center won’t get a new home after all. And, they’re going to be paying a bit less than they used to in operating costs.

    In November, board member Denise Gupton told magistrates during a Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that the group would like to move to the Taylor County Courthouse.

  • Board of health says no increase, no decrease on tax rate

    While the tax rate will remain the same, Taylor County Board of Health adopted a plan that is expected to retire the debt on its new property at least two years early. During its annual meeting Wednesday, the board adopted a 4-cents-per-$100 tax rate, as well as the 2012-2013 budget, which is at $842,146.

  • Library's move delayed again

    Taylor County Public Library will move into its new home a little later than planned.
    At last week’s regular Taylor County Public Library Board meeting, Pieter De’Grez, vice president of Blevins Construction, said a few estimates came in higher than expected.

  • Grand jury indicts six on arson charges

    Six men — five from Campbellsville and one from Greensburg — have been indicted on charges alleging they set several houses in Taylor County on fire.
    The six were indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.
    Indicted were:

  • Police department to update aging vehicle fleet

    Campbellsville Police Department will update its aging fleet of vehicles this year.
    Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette made a proposal before Campbellsville City Council members last week to purchase five new vehicles.
    Hazlette said the department has 23 vehicles in its fleet and 22 personnel. Of the 23 vehicles, five have more than 95,000 miles, some require a lot of maintenance and one, an SUV, consumes a lot of fuel, Hazlette said.
    To update the fleet with better vehicles, Hazlette recommended purchasing five vehicles at a total cost of $123,887.

  • Resident charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville woman has been charged with her second DUI offense after police say they saw her disregard a stop sign.
    Mary K. Steward, 51, of 419 N. Jackson St., was arrested Sunday, Feb. 5, at 9:36 p.m.
    According to Steward’s arrest citation, Campbellsville Police officer Charles Houk wrote that he followed her after she failed to stop at an intersection.
    Court records state that Steward’s vehicle was swerving from side to side and then failed to stop at another stop sign.

  • Elk Horn woman injured in two-vehicle crash

    An Elk Horn woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on KY 210, near the entrance of Peddler’s Mall.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:34 p.m. Gregory Coffey, 47, of Russell Springs, was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria east on KY 210 when his vehicle was struck in the driver’s side by a 2001 Chevy Impala, driven by Rhonda Carroll, 34, of Elk Horn.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Carroll to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

  • Taylor County native presents at capitol

     

    Elizabeth Spalding of Finley was among 26 Eastern Kentucky University students who presented research at the annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort.

    The statewide event is designed to celebrate the research, scholarly and creative accomplishments of undergraduates at Kentucky's public universities and provide legislators with an opportunity to better understand the importance of faculty-mentored undergraduate scholarship. Poster presentations were sought from undergraduates in all disciplinary areas.