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  • Ghost tour raises money for local groups

    Campbellsville residents heard life stories from some of the people buried at Brookside Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

    The fifth annual Ghost Tour, held every year at the cemetery, is a fundraiser for the cemetery as well as the Hiestand House-Taylor County Museum.

    Taylor County historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said there were 19 “interpreters” this year, who were students from Taylor County and Campbellsville Middle Schools.

  • Top teacher

    A 25-year veteran teacher at Taylor County Elementary School, Kellie Jones, received one of the highest honors in the teaching profession when she was named the 2017 Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year last week.

    Jones has spent her entire career teaching fourth-grade students at TCES, and she has mostly taught science.

    “I just love what I’m doing,” Jones said.

  • Retired teachers aim at increasing kindergarten readiness

    The Taylor County Retired Teachers Association is doing their part to help children be more prepared for kindergarten. 

    President of the Taylor County Retired Teachers Association Faye Howell said less than 50 percent of Campbellsville and Taylor County kindergarteners are prepared to succeed in school, and it’s largely because of vocabulary. 

  • Springsteen tribute concert set for Friday

    A group of area musicians will pay tribute to singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen later this month.

    What is being called BruceFest will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Vineyard. They had played a tribute concert to Bob Dylan, titled BobFest, on May 24 – his 75th birthday – at the same location. That concert was free to the public, as is this one.

  • Former mayor releases book

    Paul Osborne has a long list of achievements under his belt and now he can add published author to the top. 

    The current Campbellsville City Council member and former mayor’s book is titled “A Mayor’s Diary.” 

    It chronicles his life though personal milestones and business endeavors. 

  • Regional groups take on heroin

    Several local and regional groups are coming together to speak out against heroin abuse at an event on Thursday night.

    “There’s been a lot of concern about heroin in the community,” said Audrey Myers, Taylor County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. “This is basically to inform the community about how to be part of the solution, and what we need to do as a community to keep this out of our community.”

  • Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday

    Kentuckians are encouraged to turn in any unused or expired prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of National Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous.

    There are now 194 prescription drop boxes available across Kentucky in 116 counties, with more being added daily, according to the state Office of Drug Control Policy.

  • Good Samaritans Bash raises $16,500 for cancer patients

    Scores of people came out to downtown Campbellsville Saturday evening to help those diagnosed with cancer with their expenses.

    “It’s our first year. We took baby steps, we knew that it would be difficult to start, but we’ve done it,” said Taylor County Good Samaritans Foundation President Debbie Carrico. “And we hope that it will expand. And we hope next year that it will be even bigger and better than it is.”

  • Refinancing to save city schools nearly $200,000

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board is taking advantage of a refinancing opportunity. The board adopted a resolution authorizing the CISD Finance Corporation to issue refunding revenue bonds, and will save nearly $200,000.

  • 19 indicted by grand jury

    A man who was arrested earlier this year after a reported incident involving a shooting, kidnapping and hostages, was one of 19 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.