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  • Republicans ready to seek governor’s office

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month's primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.

    The winner will then face off against the Democrat representative, which will either be current Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway or Geoff Young, a retired engineer and candidate for Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District last year.

    Matt Bevin

  • Finally time for finals!

    Students at Campbellsville University have been facing final exams, but one church is giving them a study space at night.

    "Attendance has grow over the last few years, and this has become very popular," said Karen Overstreet, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

    Shawn Williams, a political science professor at CU, is one of the original organizers of the study hall event at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 116 S. Columbia Ave.

  • Local man faces murder charge in Washington County fatal crash

    A Campbellsville man is facing murder charges following a fatal crash in Washington County Sunday afternoon. Another local man is also charged with other crimes in relation to the accident.

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, faces numerous charges after a collision involving three vehicles on Sunday around 12:35 p.m. in Springfield that left a Bardstown man dead.

    Among the charges, Mendoza faces one count of murder, as well as a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

  • Future dim for softball leagues

    The county will have Veterans Memorial Park's 24 light poles inspected to see if they need to be replaced before having work done on the electrical systems.

    At a special-called meeting Tuesday evening, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted 4 - 1 to spend $3,900 to have them inspected and make sure they're in good shape before the wiring work is started.

  • CU hosting conference May 18-19 in Louisville

    Campbellsville University will host Dr. Robert Smith, professor of Christian teaching at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., as the keynote speaker in a two-day evangelistic preaching conference “Called to One Hope” May 18-19 in Louisville at the Louisville Education Center, 2300 Greene Way, Louisville, Ky.

  • Lamb triplets earn prestigious piano honor

    Blair Lamb was at the Lucky Vista Motel, helping her group shoot a video for a project in one of her classes. Only her mind wasn’t on the project.

    She was waiting — waiting to hear if she had been accepted for the Governor’s School for the Arts program.

    So, with lighting and sound equipment all around her, she couldn’t help but sit there, staring at her phone as everyone else focused on getting their movie done.

    But she wasn’t alone in her misery.

  • Three-vehicle wreck ends in one fatality

    A Campbellsville man died and a Bradfordsville, Ky., woman was hospitalized after a head-on collision early on Thursday afternoon near Marion County, said a report by Deputy Dickie Benningfield of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney declared Joseph “Rufus” Wade, 70, dead at the scene of the accident, said the report. It also stated that Elizabeth Miller, 85, was flown via Air Evac to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Chamber hands out yearly awards

    A state senator, a restaurant, a teacher and an insurance agency were honored at the 66th annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

    Kentucky State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) was awarded the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award. Becky Nash and Larry “Fella” Wilson were also nominated.

    “First and foremost, I just want to thank God for blessing me with everything that I have in my life,” Wise said. “There’s nothing that I have today that’s not without Jesus Christ.”

  • Grimes faces Lovett for secretary of state

     

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.

    Thelma Lundergan McHugh, Grimes paternal grandmother, died in June 2012 while Elsie Case, her maternal grandmother, died just last week, on April 23. 

  • Hollon honored by Cattlemen's group

     

    When the Taylor County Cattlemen’s Association decided to revive the Cattlemen’s Member of the Year award — something that hadn’t been given in “several years” — they wanted it to go to someone who was “completely dedicated” to the organization.

    For Cattlemen’s president Jason Miller, no one exemplified that this past year more than David Hollon.