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  • Cyber snow days deemed a success for Taylor schools

    The Taylor County School District’s cyber snow days have been a success, to say the least.

    During the 2013-2014 school year, Taylor County students missed 15 days of school due to inclement weather. Hoping to avoid a repeat of that this winter, the district applied for — and was accepted — a new program that allows districts to use online or alternative means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.

  • Myles remembered as animal lover, caring person

    Mary Myles was born on Oct. 18, 1929 in Owensboro, Ky., In the late 1950s, she and her family moved to Campbellsville, when her husband, the late William “Bill” Myles, got a job at Campbellsville University.

    Myles passed away recently at the age of 85.

    While not a native of Campbellsville, her advocacy efforts in the community did not go unnoticed.

    ‘We saw a need in this county.’
    Pat Abell had always been concerned with the condition and treatment of animals in Taylor County.

  • County set to begin pothole repair

    County road crews will hopefully soon be able to start fixing potholes and other damage related to the snowstorm, Taylor County Judge Executive Eddie Rogers said at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    “Hopefully in the next week or so, if the weather holds up, we will be able to use the new machine,” Rogers said. “The road crew are to be commended for a job well done. I know that we did our best to satisfy everybody. Did we satisfy everybody? Probably not, but we did the best that we could under the circumstances.”

  • Four-year-old shot in gun-cleaning accident

    A four-year-old girl is at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville after an accidental gunshot wound to her leg, according to the Campbellsville Police Department.

    A CPD press release stated that officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Lowell Avenue at about 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, where they found a 4-year-old with a gunshot wound in her lower right leg.

    The CPD investigation suggested that the victim's father was repairing his firearm, not knowing it was loaded, when it accidentally discharged, hitting her in the leg, police said.

  • Thompson is city's first female police chief

     

    Campbellsville Deputy Police Chief Patricia Thompson will be the new Campbellsville Police Chief - as well as the city's first woman in the position - starting Monday, March 30.

    "We always love to - and enjoy to - promote from within," said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young.

    By a vote of 7 - 4, Campbellsville City Council members chose Thompson as the new Campbellsville Police Chief at a special-called meeting on Monday evening at the Civic Center.

  • Accused bank robber indicted on numerous other charges

     

    A Lexington man has been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged Campbellsville bank robbery.

     Thomas E. Riley, 52, of Rookwood Park in Lexington, was charged with first-degree burglary, a class B felony; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, a class B misdemeanor; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, first-degree persistent felony offender and license to be in possession, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Campbellsville School District chooses architect, amends school calendar

    After interviewing three architecture firms last week, the Campbellsville school board has chosen N3D Group of Lexington.

    Before making his recommendation to the board, Campbellsville Superintendent Mike Deaton commended all three firms — including Murphy, Graves and Trimble, PLLC and Studio Kremer Architects — for their “very impressive” presentations and noted that all three of the companies “would do well by Campbellsville Independent Schools.”

  • Cards advance to state tournament

     

  • Local man faces federal indictment for possession of child pornography

    Campbellsville resident Lonnie Harness faces federal indictments that accuse him of possession of child pornography.

    A teleconference with his public defender, federal prosecutors and Judge Greg N. Stivers of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Bowling Green is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller said they should know more about his status after that hearing.

  • Plummer shaving head for a cancer cure

    McKenzie Plummer’s headaches just kept getting worse and worse.

    For three or four days at a time, she couldn’t open the blinds and needed her room to be completely dark.

    Eventually, her headaches began happening on a daily basis.

    “I would get these really sharp pains that would pretty much paralyze me, and I’d fall in the floor,” she said. “One day, I was just like, ‘I have to go to the doctor.’”