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  • City pool opens Saturday

    The pool at Miller Park will open Saturday.

    The pool will be open from Saturday through Monday before closing for the remainder of the week. The pool will reopen on Saturday, May 30 and remain open until Aug. 2.

    The pool will re-open on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9.

    For more on this story and others, see Thursday's print edition.

  • City ice storm cleanup totals $23,000

    The City is expected to receive $23,000 for its ice storm cleanup efforts, while the County is still tallying up its total costs for FEMA.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses for labor costs, equipment and the transportation and disposal of debris when those communities have been declared disaster areas.

    The ice storm that struck Kentucky in late January left hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians without power as trees snapped under the weight of heavy ice, bringing power lines down with them.

  • Paying Tribute

    They gathered to remember him, as they do every year.

    Those passing by Brookside Cemetery on Thursday afternoon might have seen a large group of uniformed Campbellsville Police officers, Taylor County Sheriff's deputies and Kentucky State Police troopers, though they weren't called to the scene of a crime.

    They were attending this year's memorial service to remember Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.

    Edrington's murder remains unsolved.

  • Judicial Center nears completion

    The Taylor County Judicial Center is in its finishing stages.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that work on the building is coming along well and is now 80 - and in some areas 90 - percent complete.

    Jones said the tentative finish date for the building is July 28, with offices moving in near the end of August.

    For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.

  • Courthouse square, streetscape projects near completion

    May 25 is expected to be the first true unveiling of the Courthouse Square and Streetscape projects. While work likely will not be 100 percent complete, much of the work will be finished in time for the Memorial Day celebration on that day.

    "Despite the weather, we're supposed to be pretty much on schedule," Mayor Brenda Allen says.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said workers are getting ready to sow grass seed, but 12 days of rainfall have halted those efforts.

    "Because of the rain, it's been about impossible for them to work."

  • Chamber: Pat Webster named Ambassador of the Year

    You will likely see her at any number of community events, either volunteering her time or being a representative of the Chamber of Commerce.

    Pat Webster was named the first recipient of the Ambassador Award at the Chamber's annual banquet last month.

    Webster was born and raised in Campbellsville and was a schoolteacher for 28 years before retiring in 1990. She taught one year in Rineyille, three years at Taylor County Elementary School and 24 years at Campbellsville Elementary School.

  • BREAKING NEWS: CU headed to NAIA World Series

    Campbellsville University will be making its first trip ever to the NAIA Baseball World Series after a 4-0 win over Kansas Wesleyan on Friday in Lindenwood, Mo.

    Riding the pitching arm of senior hurler Bryan Fuller, who threw 21 consecutive innings in a 26-hour period, the Tigers won three straight games after a 5-4 loss to the team they beat for the Region title. Fuller, from Lewisburg, Ky. pitched the last three innings against Lindenwood University on Thursday afternoon, nine against Kansas Wesleyan Thursday in an 11-0 shutout and nine today.

  • 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.