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  • Local SPCA group revived

    After being defunct for the past several years, the Taylor County chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals group is being revived.
    And the group’s first order of business will be to address county officials at the Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday about allegations that employees have failed to follow policies and procedures at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

  • Sounds of Christmas

    Campbellsville Independent School District hosted a Christmas Spectacular concert on Sunday, with school choirs and band ensembles performing Christmas music.

  • City, county may partner to purchase property

    The city has agreed to consider the purchase of property to expand recreational opportunities and Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.
    At Monday night’s regular City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asked Council members to consider entering into discussions with Taylor County Fiscal Court members regarding the land.

  • Mediation set for man accused of killing woman in a drunken driving crash.

    The Campbellsville man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash has been once again scheduled to mediate his case with prosecutors.
    William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in July. He was charged with first-degree murder, among other charges, and faces as much as life in prison if convicted. Mayes has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Trial date set for woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    The Campbellsville woman who allegedly killed her husband with a morphine overdose has been scheduled to face a jury next May.
    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.
    Wise’s case was discussed in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly for a 10-minute hearing.
    Wise did not appear in court.

  • Christmas Parade

    Organizers say the crowd at this year’s annual Christmas parade last Saturday was much larger than last year. This year’s parade was themed “Winter Wonderland” and featured a first-ever float contest. St. Mark United Methodist Church won the $250 prize, which was sponsored by Auto Smart.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter controversy crossing county lines

    Recent allegations of dogs being buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have caused a great deal of controversy, and the fallout is starting to cross county lines. Literally.
    Within the past three weeks, about 27 dogs have been dropped off at the Taylor County/Marion County line, according to Kay Turpin, Marion County Animal Control official.
    “We’ve never had this problem before. It’s bad,” she said. “Our shelter is packed to the brim.”

  • Woman charged with breaking into TCHS

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with breaking into Taylor County High School.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were contacted on Nov. 25 to investigate the break-in.
    Tabitha Pendleton, 33, was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary. She was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
    The report states that the investigation into the incident is ongoing and more arrests are pending.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Finck is investigating.

  • TRH donates to food pantry

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently had a basket auction fundraiser for the Taylor County Food Pantry. The auction took place on Oct. 28, and featured 37 baskets. The total raised was $2,622, which was donated to Taylor County Food Pantry volunteer Marietta Moyers by Andrea Settle, TRH human resources director.

  • St. Mark wins float contest

    The winner of this year’s first Winter Wonderland parade float contest was St. Mark United Methodist Church. Auto Smart sponsored the float contest.