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  • School library, city office suffer storm damage

     

    The Campbellsville Civic Center was damaged as a result of the snow and ice melting, but meetings there will continue uninterrupted.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said tonight's listening session and March's Campbellsville City Council meeting, both of which will be held in the main meeting room, will continue as planned, as that room was not damaged.

  • Local-option tax could help city, county

     

    A 1-cent temporary sales tax could fund projects in the city and county that would improve the quality of life for everyone.

    That is what Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville-Taylor County Economic Development Authority, said last week. He was referring to House Bill 1, which House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonburg, and House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, sponsored. It is a proposed amendment to the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Farris 'making a difference' in Campbellsville

     

    Anthony Farris just wants to make a difference.

    That’s why he got into teaching, and for the past 31 years working in the Campbellsville Independent School District, that’s what he’s been striving to do.

    After graduating form Henry Clay High School in Lexington in 1977, Farris went to Eastern Kentucky University and majored in psychology.

    While there, he took a class that had him working with young children off campus. It was this experience that led him to pursue a career in teaching.

  • The big freeze continues

     

    Most of the city is prepared to open back up for business today, after a week of dealing with record cold and snowfall.

    The Kentucky Mesonet station in Taylor County recorded a low of -21.1 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning; Weather Underground recorded a low of -12 degrees.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said last week that people from the city's street and parks departments, with help from people from the water company, were working around the clock to plow and treat roads as fast as possible with a handful of plows.

  • State police offer winter driving tips

     

  • County passes gas tax resolution

    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court were divided Monday night over a resolution to support changes to the gas tax.

    The tie was broken by a vote by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, who voted in favor of the resolution.

    “What we voted tonight was to stabilize what the tax would be. It would be a ceiling, basically, to where that it stays at,” Rogers said. “It’s really in the legislators’ hands, whatever comes out of this … but we’re in support of whatever the legislators do.”

  • Bedbugs still a problem locally

    Brenda Brockman’s mother-in-law has been a resident at Jackson Towers, an assisted living facility. That facility, she said, is likely one of many that is or has been infested with bedbugs.

    “Everything they’ve had their whole lives they’ve had to throw away,” said Brockman. She said she’s called, and has been called by, people at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Pursuit ends in arrest of two

    Two Campbellsville residents were arrested early on Monday morning after a police pursuit ended on Dale Street.

    Stephanie Lynn Dickens, 18, was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officers and reckless driving, while Ronald D. Hayden, Jr., 36, was arrested on three outstanding Taylor County warrants, according to a report by Sergeant Shannon Wilson of the Campbellsville Police Department.

  • Blood drives expanding in local community

    This past Tuesday, Campbellsville citizens filed in to the Taylor County Public Library to give blood to the first community blood drive provided by the Kentucky Blood Center.

    The center, which provides blood to hospitals around the state, has done previous drives at various businesses and schools in the community, but they are now branching out in order to reach a wider portion of the population in Campbellsville and Taylor County.

  • Drug arrest made

    Campbellsville Police, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police DESI West unit, made a drug arrest after serving a search warrant at 510 Jackson Street Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Edwards, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and possession of paraphernalia.