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Today's News

  • Turn It Up!

     

    The community's Fourth of July celebration ended on a high note.

    Award-winning country band Exile performed a concert on Saturday, attracting thousands of people to hear popular songs such as "Kiss You All Over," "Woke Up in Love" and more.

    The concert, part of Exile's "50 Years in Music" tour, was the final event of the celebration, which began a week earlier. All but one of Exile's members are from Kentucky.

  • UPDATE: One injured after boats crash

     

     

    A person has been treated for injuries suffered during a boat collision on Green River Lake last Friday. And the investigation into what exactly caused the crash is ongoing.

    At about 5 p.m., Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the scene near Emerald Isle Marina to investigate the report of two boats colliding.

  • Search continues to hire new TCHS principal

     

    They know what they're looking for, and hope to find it soon.

    The search is continuing for who will replace Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned from the post on June 19. He has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Those wanting to apply for the TCHS principal job can do so through July 19.

  • Murder trials rescheduled

     

    Jurors won't be called next month to decide the guilt or innocent of Dale and Brianna Brucker after all.

    Instead, the two, who are accused of killing Brianna's 3-month-old baby, might face jurors in September.

    Dale Brucker, 27, and his wife, Brianna Means Brucker, 21, formerly of 109 Mill St. in Campbellsville, are accused of killing Charles Brett Hayden Jr., Brianna's son and Dale's stepson, who was 3 months old.

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  • Resident pleads guilty to federal charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges and now faces as much as two decades in prison.

    According to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office, Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, appeared in United States District Court on Monday before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II. A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Spangler on Nov. 20, 2013.

    On Monday, Spangler pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed Cecilian Bank in Sonora of $1,019 on Jan. 15, 2013.

  • Safety committee meets

    They want everyone to be safe, and are taking steps to ensure that happens.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members have formed a safety committee, after receiving a recommendation to do so by the Kentucky Association of Counties, to which Taylor County belongs.

    Dwayne Litton, safety and loss control representative at KACO, said to magistrates at the committee's first meeting on Tuesday afternoon, that the county is very fortunate to not have experienced many workplace injuries.

  • County could maintain gravel roads

    Magistrates are moving forward with once again accepting gravel roads into the county road system.

    On Tuesday, Taylor County Fiscal Court members agreed to draft an amendment to its current subdivision ordinance that states the requirements for a road to be added to the county's road maintenance system.

    Now, residents wanting the county to maintain their roads must submit a request and then abide by several requirements, one being that the road is blacktopped.

  • Work progressing on Habitat for Humanity House

     

    Measure twice, cut once was the motto of the day as volunteers for Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity worked to frame the walls of the house they are building on Wickliffe Avenue on Tuesday.

    Ricky Malone, co-founder of the local chapter, said the group started framing on Monday and are planning to work on the house again today if the weather cooperates. He said the foundation for the house was poured a few weeks ago.

  • Teen starts child swimming program

     

    Two weeks ago, he didn't know how. But now, he squeals as he dives and hits the water with a splash.

    Trenton Lawson is one of four local children who participated in First Strokes, a two-week program begun this year at city pool.

    Kathryn Doss, 16, said she wanted to start the program because she knew some children might not be able to afford private swimming lessons. And, she said, it's very important for children to know how to swim.