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  • Jan. 9 is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

     

    On Friday, Jan. 9, a nationwide support of law enforcement officers will take place through National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), a day sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors.

    According to a press release from C.O.P.S., the idea for this celebration of police officers came about  “to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen” in response to the recent, highly publicized national events involving law enforcement.

  • Police warn of scam related to fallen officers

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department received information on Tuesday about a possible scam being perpetrated in the Campbellsville and Elizabethtown areas. A witness reported that a caller identified himself/herself as a Campbellsville Police Officer, and requested a monetary donation be made to the family of a Campbellsville Police Officer who recently lost his life in the line of duty.

  • Wildlife focus of proposed dam work

     

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville is currently conducting an environmental impact assessment study in hopes of discovering how proposed modifications to Green River Lake Dam could affect the wildlife in the river.

    The plans are currently in their infancy, but in the study, it is stated that the purpose of these modifications is to “restore the downstream river to more temperature regimes by delivering water discharges with higher temperatures than current conditions allow.”

  • Police chief resigns

     

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young announced late Tuesday night that Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette has resigned from his post. His resignation will be effective March 1.

    According to the release, Hazlette has served as chief since Nov. 1, 2011. Before coming to Campbellsville, he had worked with Kentucky State Police for more than 25 years.

    Hazlette states in the release that it has been an honor and privilege to serve as Campbellsville's police chief for the past three years.

  • Year in Review

     

    Taylor Countians made headlines in 2014, experiencing many triumphs but also much tragedy.

    Last year saw new political figures elected, ground broken for new Taylor County schools and the local economy improving.

    Taylor County saw its first line of duty death when Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider died in September.

  • Officials, community leaders ring in the new year

     

    With the calendar now turned to 2015, local officials and community leaders are reflecting on their hopes for the year.

    From being more thankful to spending quality time with friends and family to continuing to lead the community, officials are vowing to not take what they have for granted.

  • WLEX removed from Comcast lineup

     

    As of Thursday, Jan. 1, those who like to watch Campbellsville native Nancy Cox Kenny deliver the news on WLEX television will no longer be able to.

    Comcast recently sent notices to its customers stating that, effective today, WLEX, Channel 6, will no longer be available on the Xfinity television lineup.

    The notice states that the channel no longer being available is "due to a recent change with WLEX."

  • Author to write about Taylor County School District

     

    Mike Raible has been in public education for almost 25 years, but he said he has never seen anything like the Taylor County school district's performance-based education initiative.

    And that's why he wants to spread the word.

    Raible first read about what Taylor County is doing after reading a story on the subject in an education magazine. He was immediately intrigued because, for the past several years, his job description has been to solve problems in various school districts.

  • Delivering Christmas

     

    Firefighters and EMS workers brought Christmas to hundreds of children in Taylor County on Christmas Eve morning.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS volunteers pitched in for this year's annual Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots drives, respectively.

    Donations and toys were collected for months and organizers then worked with Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency workers to gather the names of families asking for help this Christmas season.

  • Families file suit against gas companies

    Eight families have filed suit against a gas company, claiming that a severe leak where they lived has caused them damages and illness.

    In all, seven lawsuits have been filed in Taylor Circuit Court against Marathon Petroleum Co.

    Six of them were filed on Dec. 16. The other was filed in August.

    The lawsuits claim that the defendants are responsible for damages caused by a "catastrophic release" of gasoline at their homes in the Lebanon Avenue area in December 2013.