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  • CU to replace fieldhouse

    A fieldhouse at Campbellsville University that was heavily damaged in a fire last month will be demolished and rebuilt, and is scheduled to reopen in mid-August.

    That is what Otto Tennant, CU vice president for finance and administration, said earlier this week. He noted that the current site will be demolished, and a new gateway into Finley Stadium will be built at that location.

  • Cook responds to arrest of substitute

    Following the arrest of Taylor County High School substitute teacher Friday afternoon, Taylor County School District Superintendent Roger Cook has faced some criticism from those in the community and on social media for the incident.

    Lawrence Harris, who was working as a substitute teacher at the school Friday afternoon, was arrested on charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, and promoting a sexual performance of a minor.

  • Longtime constable ‘Dinky’ Graham dies

    Fourth District Constable Marshall “Dinky” Graham, 66, was found dead at his home on Wednesday, March 8.

    A constable for several terms, Graham was also a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office employee and a maintenance worker at Splash Carwash, and was formerly employed by Vaughn Shrader Cleaning Service for 11 years.

    “The past several years have been hard on the entire family, as he has buried a son, daughter, and just six weeks ago, a brother,” a GoFundMe page for Graham’s funeral expenses said.

  • A grand new school

    Thursday evening was a time to celebrate for the Taylor County School District, as school officials, teachers, parents, students and community members celebrated the grand opening of the Taylor County Primary Center.

    Although classes have been operating inside the new school since early January, the event was an opportunity for many of those involved to come together and celebrate the opening of the school.

  • City has big plans for 200th year

    The city has plans for the area between Broadway and West Main Street where Andrew Campbell’s gristmill once stood.

    That is what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said during a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday. The major topics of discussion were the city’s 200-year history and its bicentennial plans. Campbellsville was officially founded on Jan. 3, 1817. A birthday party was held on Jan. 3, 2017 to celebrate.

  • TCHS sub charged with sex crimes

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.

    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.

  • TCHS substitute teacher arrested, charged with sex crimes

     

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.

    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.

  • Three injured in Broadway crash

    Multiple agencies responded to a two-vehicle accident on East Broadway in front of Forcht Bank Wednesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. 

    Few details are known at this time other than that three people were transported from the accident scene by EMS. 

    More information will be released as it is made available. 

  • TCIS students present interactive animal museum

    Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Kellie Jones’ project-based science class at Taylor County Intermediate School recently donned their white lab coats and presented interactive museum-style exhibits for multiple audiences over the course of a two-day period on Friday, March 3, and Monday, March 6.

    The students held walkthrough visits Friday morning and throughout the day on Monday.

    The students have recently spent time researching various animals for their projects and prepared detailed, interactive presentations for various classes that came by.

  • From the chains of addiction, Roop rises to live

    The following is the second part of a two-part series about a local man’s journey through drug addiction and recovery.

    At age 37, Jason Roop knew he was running out of options. At that point, he picked up the phone and called his mother.

    Roop’s mother gave him a business card that ultimately became the turning point in his life. The card contained the information to an addiction treatment center in Washington County called the Isaiah House.