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  • Making spirits bright

    Everyone knows that Santa Claus couldn’t prepare for the busiest time of year without the help of his pint-sized assistants.

    However, on Monday at the Campbellsville Walmart, men in grey uniforms and shinny black shoes were placing toys, clothes, shoes and other goodies into carts for children.

    These definitely weren’t elves from the North Pole. They were Kentucky State Police troopers taking deserving children on the annual Shop with a Trooper outing.

  • Autopsy transports to change soon

    At the request of incoming Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook, how autopsy transports are reimbursed will change.

    During Tuesday evening’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously agreed to have Cook’s office reimburse the four funeral homes in the county – Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, L.R. Petty Funeral Home, Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home and Buchanan-Robinson & Percell Funeral Home – $250 whenever they provide transport of a body to be autopsied at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced in bank fraud case

    A Campbellsville man will serve a four-month sentence and pay half a million dollars in restitution on a bank fraud charge.

    United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentence William K. Collins, 68, to four months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution of $506,684.37 on a single charge of bank fraud.

    The restitution to the vicwas $83,505.03 to United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky and $423,179.34 to Community Trust Bank.

  • First responders honored

    They were honored for their service, to each other and the community. Local emergency services were honored on Saturday, Dec. 10 during their annual awards banquet.

  • Funding sought for water plant fix

    The city will seek $4.3 million worth of financing to fix problems at the Campbellsville Municipal Water Treatment Plant.

    At a special-called meeting, Council members agreed by a vote of 11-1 to look for loans to pay for a permanent solution to the sludge problem at the Campbellsville Water Treatment Plant (WTP.)

  • CU poised for growth, Carter says

    Campbellsville University is continuing to expand, and continues to have a good relationship with the city and county.

    That is the message that CU President Dr. Michael Carter gave at a luncheon last week, which was put on by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    “We’re excited about the opportunities that are coming before us,” said Carter. “We’re excited about … the increasing number of new opportunities for our students. Several new programs are coming online that I am especially excited about.”

  • County schools to delay 2017 start

    Taylor County School District students will be able to enjoy their winter break a little longer this year. The Taylor County Board members approved amending the school calendar and extending the winter break for 3.5 days. Students are now scheduled to go back to school on Monday, Jan. 9, 2016.

    Issues with construction on the high school project were the main reason for delaying the return date, along with giving teachers and staff more time to fully move into their new spaces.

  • City planning 200th birthday celebration

    2017 will mark Campbellsville’s 200th birthday, and city officials are planning several events over the course of the year to celebrate the anniversary of its founding.

    And the first event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Campbellsville Civic Center, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the first Campbellsville City Council meeting of the new year, which should start at 7 p.m.

  • Deaton to leave city school district

    Campbellsville Independent School District Superintendent Mike Deaton announced at Monday night’s school board meeting that he will not renew his contract after the current school year ends.

    “After much thought and reflection I’ve decided that this will be my last year with the Campbellsville Independent School District,” he said.

  • Grand jury indicts 15

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted 15 people last week, largely on charges related to theft, drug possession and assault.

    Dayle “Dre” Thornton, 21, of Bell Avenue in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, all Class D felonies; resisting arrest and fourth-degree domestic assault with no visible injury, both Class A misdemeanors; and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.