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  • Groundbreaking held for sports complex

    City officials and area students officially broke ground on the proposed Campbellsville Sports Complex Friday afternoon.

    A ceremony was held for the official groundbreaking on 175 acres of land purchased from the Dowell family over five years ago.

    Several local residents were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, including a large contingent of area students from the Campbellsville Independent School District and Taylor County School District.

  • City schools plan for tax increase

     

    The Campbellsville Board of Education will be having a special tax hearing later this month, the board announced at Monday night’s regular monthly meeting.

    The board will hear public comments regarding the proposed rate increase, which would take the rates on real property and personal property from the current 62.5 to 65.4.

  • Former CU wrestlers thwart robbery in Florida

     

    A lifetime of training prepared two Campbellsville University alumni for an unlikely situation.

    Spencer Adams and Brandon Sellers helped stop a robbery while in Daytona, Florida, as they left the National Wrestling Coaches Association Conference.

    Adams is the head wrestling coach at Bellarmine University and Sellers serves as assistant coach.

    Sellers wrestled collegiately at Campbellsville University for four years.

  • Vandals paint in Miller Park

     

    Vandalism that has recently occurred at Miller Park has sparked concern among citizens that frequently visit the park.

    A symbol that appears to resemble a swastika, a symbol most notably used by the Nazi Party of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, was found painted on a sign at the park near the playground.

    In the wake of recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, some local citizens had expressed concern about the vandalism at the park, and its potential to spark backlash amid high tensions.

  • Two locals among 41 new KSP Troopers

     

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 866 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth. Among them were Dexter Colvin and Daniel Forbis of Campbellsville.

    KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the addition of these newly-graduated troopers will help with the current strength, but does not come close to resolving the agency’s shortage of personnel.

  • Powell arrested in tire theft

     

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Monday evening after a burglary at Mannsville Tire Store.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office release, Adam Powell, 31, was arrested Monday evening and charged with third-degree burglary.

    The arrest came after the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a burglary at Mannsville Tire Store, in which four new tires were taken, according to the release.

  • Wilson arrested after battery thefts

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department made an arrest Monday in regard to a couple of recent thefts.

    William Jeffrey Wilson, 31, was arrested Monday afternoon by CPD officers and charged with receiving stolen property more than $500, according to a CPD report.

    The report states that CPD responded to thefts that had already occurred at 385 Old Greensburg Road, and a construction site at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Bell Avenue.

    In both incidents, commercial batteries were stolen from equipment.

  • City looks at repair options for swimming pool

     

    While a cable television deal was finalized, the city appears to be no closer to solving its swimming pool problems during a three-and-a-half hour City Council meeting on Monday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Former Mayor and current City Councilman Paul Osborne gave a report on what he had found out about similar-size communities and what they were doing about their pools.

  • Healthcare highlights Paul's visit to Campbellsville

     

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, made a stop in Campbellsville Monday afternoon to talk about healthcare reform with local healthcare leaders in a roundtable format at Orthodyne Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

    The stop in Campbellsville was the fifth of the day for Paul, with previous stops in Pikeville, Hazard, Middlesboro, and Somerset before making his way to Campbellsville.

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