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  • Johnson family carries on after fire damages home, destroys property

    Allen and Angie Johnson celebrated 40 years of marriage July 2. The pair have made a life together watching their family grow in Campbellsville. They bought their house on Oak Street before they wed, and they worked on the house for six months before moving in after their wedding day.

    “It had metal cabinets in the kitchen,” Angie said. “It was a real fixer upper.”

    But it was theirs. They were both in walking distance of their jobs and were able to expand their family.

  • H&W Sport Shop still serving after fire

    Two weeks ago, H&W Sport Shop in Campbellsville was destroyed by fire.

    Now, many are curious what Shaun Hord, owner of the business, will do going forward. Will he rebuild on the old location, or simply find a new location to call home?

    Hord says he doesn’t know that answer yet, but he does have a plan in the meantime.

  • KSP Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

     

    Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes  the counties of Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.

    Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts.

  • City to review zoning regs

    The city plans to update its planning and zoning regulations over the next two years with outside help.

    At a Tuesday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to have Shepherdsville-based Pike Legal Group help them look at their 20-year-old land use ordinances at a cost of $29,000.

    The city plans to pay them $15,000 now and the remaining $14,000 in the next fiscal year. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they already had $15,000 budgeted for this, and added that they've wanted to do this for years.

  • Keltner receives state School Bus Driver of the Year honor

     

    For nearly five decades, Travis Keltner has driven children to and from school.

    He has not only made sure students safely get to and from school, however, but also that they have coats to wear and bicycles to ride - and are entertained on their ride.

    And it’s the opportunity to help Campbellsville Independent School’s students that keeps him coming to work, he says.

    To honor him for his commitment, service and dedication, Keltner has received this year’s School Bus Driver of the Year award.

  • City to review zoning regulations

     

    The city plans to update its planning and zoning regulations over the next two years with outside help.

    At a Tuesday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to have Shepherdsville-based Pike Legal Group help them look at their 20-year-old land use ordinances at a cost of $29,000.

    The city plans to pay them $15,000 now and the remaining $14,000 in the next fiscal year. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they already had $15,000 budgeted for this, and added that they’ve wanted to do this for years.

  • Despite weather, Fourth of July events deemed a success

     

    Although a few of the events in Campbellsville's Fourth of July celebration had to be postponed or canceled, organizers are still positive on how it turned out overall.

    "We didn't have any events that weren't well attended," said organizer Allan Gaddis. "We dodged some opportunities for rain several times."

    Gaddis said he was "pretty darned pleased" with the events.

  • State’s drinking water quality rated excellent

    Data from Kentucky’s 441 public water systems shows they consistently produce excellent quality water in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water requirements, according to the Kentucky annual Drinking Water Report.

    The report summarizes the compliance data and status of public water system compliance monitoring results.

  • Local musician set to release first album

    A Campbellsville native’s hard work is finally starting to take shape in the country music world.

    Country recording artist Tony McKee has his first formally released single on the radio off his first country EP album.

    After graduating from Campbellsville High School, McKee knew music was his future. He was a regular to perform at the K-Country Showdown.

    “I never placed in competitions, but I loved performing and the excitement those performances brought,” he said.

  • County assists with funerals for indigent

    Two things are certain in life; death and taxes.

    There’s no system in place to help cover the cost of taxes for those who may not be able to afford them, but taxes do help a bit in covering the costs associated with death for some in the community.

    Each year, Taylor County Fiscal Court provides money to funeral homes for when a family can’t afford funeral services.

    Regardless, when a person’s loved ones have trouble coming up with the money, most of the help will usually come from their family and friends.