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  • City voted wet, but what’s next?

    Campbellsville will be officially wet in less than two months, but there likely won’t be sales until January or February.

    It could be at least four more months before the first new licenses are granted, and it will be longer still until city residents see the first signs of expanded alcohol sales, according to state ABC officials.

  • Two-faced calf born in county

    Two heads are better than one, or in this case two faces, and that’s the case for Stan and Brandy McCubbin. 

    A two-faced calf, who has been named Lucky, was born on Friday on the McCubbins’ farm on Spurlington Road.

    While she has one body, Lucky has two partial heads with a total of two months, two noses, two ears and two eyes with a third socket space.

  • Council talks at greater length about new ordinance

    A revised version of a proposed city ordinance relating to public conduct at meetings met with stiff resistance. 

    Campbellsville City Council members took no action Monday evening on a revised version of an ordinance that has attracted controversy and even protests at City Hall.

  • Man charged with murder on Howell Street Sunday

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested a Campbellsville man in connection with a murder that reportedly happened late Sunday night.

    A CPD press release stated that Jorge Gavarrete Serramo, 20, of Ray Street, has been charged with murder and first-degree burglary that reportedly happened at approximately 10:56 p.m. in the 100 block of Howell Street.

  • Relay For Life kickoff to be held Oct. 1

    Relay For Life of Taylor County will be hosting it’s kick-off event for the 2017 fundraising season on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 10 a.m. The Harvest of Hope Festival will take place on Main Street with numerous activities and entertainment lined up throughout the day.

  • City weighs options to deal with sewer overflows

     Campbellsville City Council members may look at their October meeting at hiring a water engineer and an IT person for the Campbellsville Water and Sewer Company.

    The two additional hires, which would require amending the city’s budget, would be tasked with helping with the problem of storm water making its way into the city’s sewer system by collecting data to help the city make an informed decision on the problem of sewer overflows.

  • Taylor County middle schoolers ‘act out’

    Students at Taylor County Middle School are learning from their older peers and starting to act out. Only they are being productive about it. Taylor County High School students have come together to form a middle school drama club. 

    This is the second year the student lead club has been around. Seniors Malorie Byrne and Lydia Epperson started the club last year, when they were just juniors. 

  • Sen. Rand Paul tours Murakami

    Decreasing regulatory and tax burdens on U.S. corporations will help everyone prosper.

    “I think the role of government is that we should try to help your company grow, prosper, hire more people (so) everybody makes more money,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “We all benefit when the whole benefits.”

  • It’s tea time

    The Hosparus Green River Tea and Auction had another successful event Sunday, Sept. 11. 

    Local businesses and individuals decorated tables for ladies and gentlemen to enjoy an afternoon of hot tea, served along with a variety of plated hors d’oeuvres.

  • County gives $10,000 donation to Marion veterans group

    Otha Allen from the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard spoke at Tuesday’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, asking for assistance as his organization looks to purchase a new bus.

    Following Allen’s presentation, magistrates voted 3-3 to give the group $10,000 for a new bus, with Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers casting the tie-breaking vote in favor. He added $100 from his own pocket.