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Today's News

  • New police station opens

    The Campbellsville Police Department officially has a new home.

    After months of moving, remodeling, and transition, the CPD welcomed the community into their new police station Monday morning with a ceremony and open house.

  • City has big plans for Fourth of July weekend

    One of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the state of Kentucky is set to kick off in just over a week.

    The Campbellsville Fourth of July celebration is the largest in south central Kentucky and one of the largest in the state, according to Campbellsville Fourth of July Committee Chair Allen Gaddis.

    This year’s Fourth of July festivities begin on Friday, June 30 and will run through Tuesday, July 4.

    “This will be our longest event, in terms of days,” Gaddis said. “This year, we are running a full five days.”

  • County approves new budget

    At roughly $11 million, the county’s 2017/2018 budget will be about $1 million more than the current budget.

    At a special-called meeting on Tuesday evening, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the new budget. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the budget will be “almost identical” to the current budget.

    “We’re up a little bit, and the jail’s up a little bit, (but) the general fund is about the same,” said Rogers.

  • Same-sex couple hold local book signing

    Paul Campion, Randy Johnson, their daughter Mackenzie Johnson-Campion and Johnson’s sister Violet Johnson were at Dog-Eared Books Saturday at a book signing for their book “Higher Love: The Miraculous Story of a Family.”

    Dog-Eared Books owner T.J. Rayhill said he, local group Love Wins United – which is organized by Ashley Bell – and others invited Campion and Johnson to be there Saturday.

  • Suspect sought in shooting

    The Campbellsville Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for an individual involved in a shooting on Lowell Avenue that occurred on May 28.

    Cimorone R. Porter, also referred to by the nickname “P”, is facing a charge of first-degree assault in reference to the shooting, as well as some other possible charges, according to Det. Nelson Bishop of the CPD.

  • History in the re-making

    A “ghost structure” of a 200-plus-year-old gristmill will serve as a pavilion at Campbell Mill Lane in time for the city’s Fourth of July festivities.

    That is according to Susie Skaggs, who sits on the city’s Bicentennial Committee. A ghost structure typically consists of metal poles arranged in the shape of an old building or structure that is no longer standing.

  • Regional archive center set to open

    The Taylor Regional Archive Center is set to open in the next two months, and when it does it will be a centralized location for local and area historical data.

    That is what local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said earlier this week. She and others are excited about the prospect of moving their historical documents to the new center.

    “We have received shelving for one half of the room,” said Gorin-Smith. “We are ordering shelving for the other half of the room.”

  • City awaiting news on marketplace project

    City officials are still waiting on news about the Campbellsville Marketplace from developers Hogan Real Estate, but they are optimistic.

    That was the message Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young delivered when he spoke to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce during their monthly luncheon Thursday.

    “We’re excited about that,” said Young. “We’re still hoping, we’re still waiting. We feel good about this situation, even if it’s not happening as quick as we want it to.”

  • Tops in talent

    Generally pleasant weather contributed to a high turnout for this year’s Taylor County Fair.

    That is according to fair president Paul Malone, who said more than 12,600 people attended this year’s fair.

    “The midway was a big hit. We couldn’t have asked for a better fair,” said Malone. “We had wonderful weather, and everyone seemed to be tickled and happy with their new midway provider. The folks were super nice.”

  • Calhoun guilty of killing local woman in 2016

    A Lebanon man has been convicted in a murder case that took place more than a year ago.

    William Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and 1 year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges, with the recommendation that they all run concurrently. The third count was dismissed during the trial.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding, who presided over the trial, will preside over a sentencing hearing that will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27.