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  • Winter? Snow problem!

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, for the second time, in two weeks, declared a state of emergency in the state after a snowstorm.

    “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders,” Beshear said in a press release.

    The state of emergency authorized deployment of National Guard troops and other state resources.

  • Bruckers seek separate trials

    Dale and Brianna Brucker, both accused in the murder of a 3-year-old, appeared separately before Taylor County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon.

    Both are still shown as lodged at Taylor County Detention Center, but they are represented by two different attorneys, Brianna Brucker, 22, is being represented by Liberty, Ky., attorney Donald Thomas, while Dale Brucker, 28, is being represented by Shonda West-Stiles of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy.

  • Local singer performs on TV show 'The Voice'

     

    Hannah Ellis started singing before she could even talk.

    And that was just the beginning.

    At age 11, she entered her first singing contest. By 13, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
    She wanted to sing.

    “It was something I have always been really passionate about,” Ellis said. “Why would I not pursue the one thing I enjoy doing more than anything else and make that a career?”

  • Weather damages local roads

    The plowing and salting during the recent snowstorm resulted in many potholes, and with more snow hitting this week, there will likely be more, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said at Monday's city council meeting.

    He went on to say there will have to be more road repairs later on, adding that they've already used half of their salt supply.

    Young admitted that four snowplows weren't adequate for the almost 2 feet of snow that recently hit the county. However, he believed the city was ready for the snow that was predicted.

  • How did that traffic light get put there?

     

    Since their invention in the 1910s, electric traffic lights have become ubiquitous on city streets. It's hard to imagine automobile traffic without them.

    The first traffic light in Taylor County was put up on old Main Street. The most recent traffic light was put up at the intersection of Ky. 3183 and Ky. 3350, or the Campbellsville Bypass, just off of Ky. 210, in November 2007. New traffic signals are being planned for the proposed Heartland Bypass.

  • 1 Route Highway to perform March 20

     

    Chris Burch and several other local musicians formed a Christian rock group called 1 Route Highway in August and are looking forward to their first full concerts later this year.

    "We're a band made out of five college students," Burch said. "I'd already had a vision of maybe doing a band, and one of my friends inspired me to get something together."

  • Agee enters guilty plea to sex charges, sentenced to five years

     

    Christopher Agee pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon to first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree rape. He will serve five years in jail.

    His formal sentencing hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 19, but he has been remanded until that date in the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Standing before Circuit Judge Allan Bertram with attorney Daniel Butler, Agee was ordered to undergo treatment and to stay away from the victim.

  • State senate approves Wise's KEES award bill

    A bill that would allow students to use Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money during high school was unanimously approved by the Senate last week.

    Senate Bill 110, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, would allow Kentucky juniors and seniors earning college credit through dual-credit courses to use KEES money they’ve earned to pay for up to six college credit hours.

    Making a dual-credit course more readily available provides many benefits, Wise said.

  • 100-year celebration for fire department

    To celebrate 100 years of existence, the Campbellsville Fire Department is gathering as many stories and photos that it can in order to create a yearbook-sized publication of its long history.

    And on March 7, from 8 a.m.-noon, they are asking for help from the public in the process.

    Citizens are asked to bring any photographs that they have of the fire department, and to ensure that no photographs are lost or misplaced, the photo will be scanned right in front of the person who brought it in and handed directly back to them.

  • Pizza Hut coming back to Campbellsville

    Almost six years after the one at the Green River Plaza closed its doors, a new Pizza Hut is opening up, Pizza Hut officials said.

    A new Pizza Hut is scheduled to open on Broadway, next to Taco Bell, sometime in the summer, Regional Manager Charlie Orr confirmed last week.

    “We’re in the approval phase; we’re running our plans by the state,” Orr said.

    A Pizza Hut had been located in the Kroger shopping center on Ky. 210 for many years, but it left that building about five or six years ago.