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  • TCHS senior wins $1 million in lottery

    A Taylor County High School senior has claimed a $1 million prize from the Wednesday, Feb. 1, Powerball drawing.

    Tanya Herrera, 18, won by matching the five white ball winning numbers on her ticket, but not the Powerball. The computer-generated quick pick ticket chose 22 as her Powerball number, but 10 is what was drawn for the $206,000,000 jackpot drawing.

    After paying 25 percent in federal taxes and 6 percent in state taxes, Herrera was left with $690,000, according to a Kentucky Lottery spokesperson.

  • Market Off Main schedule set

    Campbellsville Main Street will organize its fifth Market Off Main, which starts back up in April.

    At their meeting on Thursday, Campbellsville Main Street members voted to have Market Off Main on the first day of every month from April to October from 3-9 p.m. The dates will be April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, with an additional date of Saturday, Oct. 28, for Campbellsville University’s homecoming.

    June 2, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 would also feature movies played on Main Street, known as “Movies Off Main.”

  • Local officials see benefits from constables

    A bill that a northern Kentucky Republican filed would allow counties to abolish the constable position, and would allow cities to keep constables from trying to enforce the law within city limits.

    But locally, officials are less than enthusiastic. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers says constables still serve a purpose in Taylor County.

    “A lot of the constables work at the school, and I don’t think it’s my place or the court’s place to say that the school doesn’t need them,” Rogers said.

  • 15 indicted by grand jury

    A man who reportedly injured Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton during a chase last year was among 15 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

  • Trial date set for man charged with shooting, kidnapping

    A Greensburg man accused of a shooting, kidnapping and taking a hostage last year will face a jury trial in August, about a year after the reported incident.

    At a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram set a pre-trial conference for Tuesday, March 14, for Steven Hewitt, 25.

  • City’s water tank completion delayed

    Weather has delayed completion of a new water tank at Taylor Regional Hospital and one in the Spurlington area.

    That is what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said earlier this week. However, he added that they both should be completed within the next six months.

    “The situation they’re dealing with now is the weather,” said Young. “It’s cold, and they’re trying to paint the outside of the tank at the hospital. They have a number of coats they need to put on there to actually protect it properly.

  • Brothers serves prize pig

    If you’ve eaten at Brothers restaurant in downtown Campbellsville, you may be one of many who think they serve some of the best barbeque around.

    If so, the Kentucky Pork Producers Association agrees with you. The group honored Brothers as its Pork Restaurant of the Year Saturday at the KPPA annual meeting and banquet in Bowling Green.

  • H & W to have new home

    Some eight months after a massive fire, H & W Sport Shop is moving again, this time to 120 E. Main St.

    Demolition is complete, and renovations are underway, and they should be ready to move into their new location in about a year, said H & W Sport Shop owner Shaun Hord said.

    “We’ve taken down probably the back third of it,” said Hord. “And we’re going to come back with a garage in the back part. That will be more efficient for deliveries and orders. And we’re renovating the inside of it.”

  • Lieutenant governor speaks at CU convocation

    It’s good to have a plan for your life, but sometimes God’s plans aren’t your plans.

    That was the basic message that Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton (R) gave at a convocation service Wednesday morning at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel.

    “It was an interesting journey, for sure, and it was a journey that I didn’t plan,” Hampton said.

    Hampton, the first African-American to hold statewide office in Kentucky, was elected alongside Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on Nov. 3, 2015.

  • Long is new principal of primary center

    The family of the Taylor County Primary Center has been in its new building for a month now, and there is a familiar face leading them on their new journey.

    Melissa Long is the new principal at Taylor County Primary Center. Long had been the vice principal at Taylor County Elementary for the past 11 years.

    When the school decided to split, Long said she was “blessed with the opportunity for this position,” as Donna Williams moved into the Taylor County Intermediate School principal role.