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  • Funding for constantly updated weather website dwindles

    At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, the temperature in Taylor County stood at 61 degrees. There had been no rain yet that day, and the wind was blowing northwest at 1 mph.
    Taylor Countians can see up to the minute weather data on the Kentucky Mesonet website, www.kymesonet.org, which publishes information updated every five minutes from the Mesonet site in the Bengal community. But that could soon change.

  • County budget nears $12 million

     

    The county will have a bit more money to operate with this coming fiscal year.

    Magistrates gave their final approval to the county's 2014-2015 budget on Tuesday night, which totals nearly $11.8 million.

    The new budget - about $725,000 more than this year's - contains 3-percent raises for employees and $1.8 million to blacktop county roads.

    Magistrate Richard Phillips said he and his fellow magistrates worked hard on planning the county's finances.

    "I am very proud of this budget," he said.

  • Leader says county must operate as a business

     

    Taylor County operates a lot like a business, it's top leader said, and it's a business that's thriving.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers gave his annual State of the County address at the monthly Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday.

    Rogers discussed the state of the county's finances and told the crowd his goals for the community as it moves forward.

  • Mad Science

     

    With a wave of his hand, the water magically stays in the glass - even though it's upside down.

    And later, the DNA he thought would turn into a mutant becomes a rabbit named Abigail.

    Jack Strauss, a mad scientist from Louisville, performed a magic show at the Taylor County Public Library last Thursday, with a scientific twist. Strauss taught the children how to read minds and make elephant's toothpaste and performed an illusion to shrink his head.

  • City considers annexations

    The income that can be generated as a result of annexing properties into the city is difficult to predict, City Council member Paul Osborne told Council members at a special meeting last Monday.

    Osborne and Council members Dr. Jimmy Ewing and Dave Nunery were appointed to a committee to review annexation requests in April. The committee prepared a report assessing the benefits and costs of annexing three properties into the city. The properties are a mobile home park on Rowling Street, an RV park on Lone Valley Road and Elk Horn Baptist Church on Elk Horn Road.

  • Gravel Switch man arrested after being struck by vehicle

    A Gravel Switch man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the road when intoxicated.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Jacob Hedgespeth was called on Saturday, June 7, at about 11:30 p.m. to help Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Robert VanCleave investigate an incident near the Taylor County Fairgrounds on U.S. 68.

  • Resident charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI offense.

    James M. Buck, 49, of 510 N. Columbia Ave., was arrested on Sunday, June 8, at noon.

    According to Buck's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian saw him driving on North Columbia Avenue. Perian wrote in court records that he knew Buck's driver's license had been suspended for a previous DUI offense.

  • Resident first to complete GED after test changes

     

    She had never worked an algebra problem until a few months ago, but she now knows how to solve for X.

    Home schooled since she was a child, Lidda Hood, 24, wasn't ever expected to work a public job. But after wanting to have a career and better future, Hood has completed a GED and will soon start college to make those goals come true.

    Hood is the first Taylor County resident to complete the recently revamped GED, which is more difficult than the previous test.

  • Bowling Green Man Accused of Stealing Trailer

    A Bowling Green man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a trailer and several firearms.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a call on Friday at about 1 p.m. reporting a stolen trailer being pulled by a GMC SUV on KY 55.

  • Vehicle Collides With Van, Carport

     

    No injuries were reported, though a vehicle, carport and home were damaged when a vehicle crashed into a structure on Saturday afternoon at about 4:45 p.m. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue employees were called to the scene at 2319 Greensburg Road, in the Arrowhead Trailer Park. Upon arrival, they saw a Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Emily Ford of Campbellsville had collided with a van, portable carport and a ramp leading to the home. The van is owned by Jimmy Russell, and Mary Russell owns the home.