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  • City School Board has re-vote for superintendent

    After a re-vote yesterday morning, Mike Deaton is still Campbellsville Independent Schools' new superintendent.

    Board members re-cast their votes for superintendent in a special meeting at 7:30 Wednesday morning.

    Board member Pat Hall made the motion to appoint Deaton, with Board member Mitch Overstreet's second. Hall, Overstreet, Board member Suzanne Wilson and Board chair Angie Johnson voted "yes," while Board member Barkley Taylor cast the lone "no" vote.

    Wednesday's meeting was a result of the Board's private vote on Friday.

  • Taylor Board begins superintendent interviews

    The Taylor County School Board will begin interviewing superintendent candidates during a special meeting Friday.

    Neither the number of candidates being interviewed nor their names is being released.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Board of Education office on East Broadway. Interviews are done in closed session.

  • Stacking 'em high

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast was held Saturday.

  • Update: City may set own occupational tax

    Campbellsville City Council set the wheels in motion to enact its own occupational tax and bill the County for its share of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and E-911.

    At a special meeting Monday, Councilman David Nunery asked City Attorney John Bertram to draft an ordinance that would bill the County for Rescue runs and E-911 calls dispatched outside the City limits, as well as an ordinance that would enact a City occupational tax.

    The City is expected to consider both ordinances, as well as the actual occupational tax rate, at its regular meeting Monday.

  • Deaton named City Superintendent

    Mike Deaton is exchanging his principal's hat for that of superintendent.

    Deaton was named superintendent of Campbellsville Independent Schools shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday.

    A familiar face at Campbellsville Schools, Deaton has served as high school principal for the past two years.

    The Campbellsville School Board met in special session at 5 to finalize its selection of a new superintendent. Deaton was notified of the Board's decision in a telephone call while he was attending a track meet in Green County with his wife, Amy.

  • Sticking a fork in hunger

    Eighty-one local students raised $2,200 and a pickup truck bed full of canned food during last weekend's 30-Hour Famine event.

    As part of the event, students went without food from 7 a.m. on Friday until about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They slept in cardboard boxes at Miller Park Friday night and went door to door to collect canned food Saturday morning.

  • Mischief at City Park

    Campbellsville Police are searching for vandals who've caused extensive damage to Miller Park, in particular the park's Par 3 golf course.

    "We've got some people playing golf who are tearing up the green and driving golf balls into the building," said Park Director Bill Brewer.

    Normal wear and tear is to be expected, Brewer said. But 210 divots in a day and golf ball sized holes in the metal maintenance building is far beyond the norm.

    Vandalism at the park has always been a small problem, Brewer said, but it has become worse in the last month or so.

  • History comes to life

    History came to life last Friday, at least for 27 people.

    Greater Campbellsville United sponsored an African American Heritage Driving Tour, which took participants to many nearby black historical sites.

    According to GCU coordinator Wanda Washington, the tour identifies 62 historic locations in Taylor and Green counties.

    Participants boarded a bus at Elmhurst Shopping Center and traveled Taylor County for about two hours.

    Washington said she was pleased with the crowd that attended, though the bus was only half full.

  • County says no to tax agreement

    Unless something changes before June 30, Taylor Fiscal Court will keep all of the occupational tax money it currently shares with the City.

    That means the City will be short about $1.2 million.

    Taylor Fiscal Court voted down a new interlocal agreement with the City of Campbellsville at a special meeting last week. And Campbellsville City Council members will meet tonight to discuss how they will respond.

  • Campbellsville man accused of sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with sexual abuse after he allegedly had sexual contact with another person.

    Travis Barnett, 23, of 905 Hamilton St. was served Tuesday, April 14 with a summons to appear in Taylor District Court today to face a charge of third-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the summons, Barnett is accused of having sexual contact with another person, a female.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley investigated.