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  • UPDATECampbellsville School Board says no to merger

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members agreed unanimously at their meeting Monday night that they have no desire to merge with the Taylor County School District.

    The Board also voted against seeking a contract with the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with a superintendent search.

    There was no discussion following either vote.

    Merger has been a hot topic in the community in recent weeks, ever since both public school superintendents announced last month - within a day of each other - that this would be their last year.

  • Grand jury charges man with twice robbing convenient store

    A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of robbing Minit Mart on Lebanon Avenue twice last year.

    Just hours after he allegedly robbed the Minit Mart on Monday, Nov. 24, police arrested Anthony W. Hamilton Sr., 42, of 104 Roberta Court, charging him with the recent robbery as well as the robbery of the same store in October.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested on DUI, theft by deception charges

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested Saturday and charged with DUI, speeding, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and giving an officer a false name or address.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Lisa Owens, 35, was arrested at around 8 p.m. after a traffic stop on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, 5 miles east of Edmonton.

    Upon the stop, police executed a warrant for Owens, who was wanted in Taylor County for theft by deception for writing cold checks.

    Owens was lodged in the Barren County jail.

  • Annual Love Letters contest begins

    "But now remains faith, hope, love, these three;

    but the greatest of these is love."

    -I Corinthians 13:13

    Love. It truly does make the world go 'round. Whether it's the romantic love of sweethearts, the cherishing love of parents, or the loyal love of friends, we all have special people in our lives.

    But do the people you love know just how much you care?

  • Study shows air is polluted in local restaurants

    The air in Campbellsville restaurants is polluted, a Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy study shows.

    Local health and government leaders converged on Taylor County Health Department Tuesday morning for the unveiling of results of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy's indoor air quality study.

    Between April and August 2008, air samples were taken in nine Campbellsville restaurants, according to Ellen J. Hahn, director of the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy.

  • Garbage customers could face higher monthly bills

    Waste Connection customers may have to pay a monthly fuel surcharge if the cost of diesel reaches $4.50 per gallon.

    On Tuesday night, magistrates discussed the renewal of the County's franchise agreement with Waste Connections Inc. to provide county garbage service.

    In October, magistrates opened two bids for the service, one from the county's current provider Waste Connections Inc. and one from Rumpke, another waste and recycling company.

  • Veterans Memorial Park meeting planned

    A meeting for those interested in managing Veterans Memorial Park this summer is planned for today at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office at 465-7729.

  • Events to honor slain civil rights leader

    The country will honor one of its most famous Civil Rights leaders next Monday, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Several decades ago, King told the world of his dream for the future.

  • A piece of history

    Steve Flinchum, left, and his son Sawyer are working to restore the Toll House on Tebbs Bend Road.

    The project is being completed with a Department of Transportation grant

  • Filling up the empty cells

    The Taylor County Detention Center is slowly, but surely, filling its cells.

    As of last Monday, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the jail was housing 26 state inmates. As of Friday, that number had risen to nearly 100.

    When you add Taylor County's own inmates to that figure, he said, the jail will soon be nearly full.

    "We're filling them up," Benningfield said.

    He said state inmates were transported to Taylor County from several counties last week, including Jefferson, Boyle, Christian, McCreary and Powell.