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  • One arrested after collision

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Sunday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision on Kindness Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called to a non-injury collision on Kindness Road at 1:56 p.m.

    The report states that Daniel Pittman, 44, of 232 Brockman Lane was charged with the theft of a car, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and DUI.

    Pittman's vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet truck, had left the roadway and stopped in a ditch. No injuries were reported.

  • ACT scores up

    Local high school juniors improved upon last year's ACT scores in nearly every category.

    Although the official scores aren't due back from the state until August, local school officials used individual student scores to form composite scores. Those scores show that juniors at both Campbellsville and Taylor County High have improved scores in almost every subject.

    "It just shows that we have quality students and a quality staff," said TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. "I'm excited. We are moving in the right direction with our scores."

  • Prescription drop-off a success

    The first local medication drop-off has been deemed a success and will now become an annual event.

    From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members and local police officers manned a drop-off site at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.

    Karen Hayes, coalition co-chair, said she was hoping at least 10 people would drop off unwanted and outdated medication. Instead, Hayes said, there was a steady stream of residents.

    In the end, 876 prescription medications and 374 over-the-counter medications were disposed of.

  • Cleanup offered this weekend

    Taylor County residents who want to do some spring cleaning will soon have a place to take some of their unwanted items.

    The County will offer a cleanup Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The cleanup will be at the paved back parking lot at the former Fruit of the Loom building.

    Those attending should enter and exit only off West Main Street. Signs will be posted.

    There may be a long line, so those attending are asked to be patient and watch for traffic and workers.

  • Court votes down new interlocal agreement

    Taylor Fiscal Court voted down a new interlocal agreement with the City of Campbellsville at a special meeting Tuesday night.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted 4-2 to amend the current occupational tax agreement to state that the expenses of the occupational tax office and the City and County's annual $200,000 contribution to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority will be subtracted from the occupational tax revenue, with the remainder then divided evenly between the City and the County.

  • Codell not required to bond building

    Codell Construction Co. will not have to provide 100 percent bonding on the Taylor County Judicial Center project after all.

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. released a legal opinion last month regarding bonding requirements for Kentucky court construction projects. According to Minton's opinion, the judicial center under construction in Taylor County was one of several projects insufficiently bonded in the state.

    The Taylor County project has a performance and payment bond of $588,800, rather than the nearly $11.6 million that it was supposed to have.

  • Jail to add 20 beds, Russell inmates

    Taylor County's jail will soon have 20 more beds.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to buy bunk beds from the Casey County jail to create space for 20 more inmates.

    Magistrate James Jones said the jail has received an $85,000 payment from the state for housing state inmates and is still owed twice that amount.

  • Search may soon be over

    The finalists have been chosen, and the interviews have been done. All that's left is the decision.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced last week the names of three finalists for the superintendent's position.

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

  • Resident questions City lease

    Rosetta Mills is a little concerned about her new neighbor on Lebanon Avenue. It's not that she has a problem with snow cones. She's just curious how a business could be allowed to locate on property zoned as residential.

    The answer is simple, says Mayor Brenda Allen. The City owns the property.

    "The City is not subject to zoning regulations," she said.

    After unsuccessfully attempting to locate in Miller Park, Montgomery's Summer Snow has now found a new home on Lebanon Avenue, directly across from Taylor County Elementary School.

  • New weather station will collect data

    Weather buffs will soon have another way to find out the local forecast.

    Technicians with Kentucky Mesonet, a network of weather and climate observation stations, installed a weather station on David and Sherry Cowherd's farm near the Taylor/Green county line last Wednesday and Thursday.

    The Kentucky Mesonet network was developed by Western Kentucky University's Kentucky Climate Center.