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Today's News

  • County holds off on park improvements

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court will add a water spigot and key to the outside of a building at Veterans Memorial Park, and will also fix a water leak.

    Otherwise, magistrates tabled any park improvements until after they receive bids to surplus the park and decide what to do about them.

    Those bids are due by May 9. Magistrates will look at those bids at their regular meeting on May 10. They want to wait to see if the park sells before acting on the fence or any other improvements.

  • Innaugural 'Plow Days' a success, organizers say

     

    Several hundred people attended the inaugural Plow Days and Spring Festival held at The Homeplace on Green River.

    “We’re absolutely thrilled that so many people attended,” said organizer Billy Fudge. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather.”

    The event took place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at The Homeplace, located at 5807 Old Columbia Road (KY 55) between Campbellsville and Columbia.

    Since admission was free, Fudge could only estimate how many people were on hand.

  • Community celebrates Earth Week

     

    Earth Week activities have been happening at Campbellsville University’s Stapp Lawn and at the Turner Log Cabin all this week.

    On Monday, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young read an Earth Day proclamation. That proclamation says everyone has a “right to a healthy, sustainable environment with economic growth,” and implores people to take action to create a “green economy.”

    Campbellsville University President Michael Carter read a passage from Leviticus 19:9-10.

  • County's unemployment rate drops slightly

     

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate dropped half a percentage point, from 6.4 percent in February to 5.9 percent in March, according to numbers the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released last week.

    Of the county’s 11,694-strong workforce, 11,008 were employed and 686 were unemployed.

  • Chamber honors several community members

    A man who’s worked at Wal-Mart and Big K for more than four decades was among those honored at the 67th annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.

    Marshall Johnson was given the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year Award, named for the former chamber leader and given to people who have “given substantially” to the community, in the words of presenter Carol Sullivan. David Nunery and Dr. Ray Roberts were also nominated.

  • Newspapers aren’t dying, says KPA director

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the newspaper industry’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

    That was the message from David T. Thompson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Press Association, who spoke at a media appreciation brunch at Campbellsville University on Thursday morning.

    Thompson said the newspaper’s death has been predicted several times, but that this hasn’t occurred because newspapers are resilient.

  • Man arrested for alleged theft of Fish and Wildlife property

    Joshua A. Grisso, 33, was arrested on Wednesday, April 20, for receiving stolen property more than $500 but less than $10,000.

    The alleged stolen goods involved Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife property as well as power equipment, according to Fish and Wildlife Fourth District Lt. Jeremy McQueary of Green County.

    Conservation officer Jared Ervin made the arrest in Taylor County.

    Bond was set at $10,000, full cash, and Grisso remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

  • County looks to surplus VMP

    The county is going forward with a plan to declare Veterans Memorial Park as surplus property.

    At a special-called meeting Thursday afternoon, magistrates voted unanimously for an invitation to bids on the property.

    Taylor County Attorney John Bertram said, however, that the surplussing may still not happen.

    “It may very well be that the court will wind up deciding this is not the thing to do, based upon the bids we’ve received,” said Bertram.

  • County declares Veterans Memorial Park as surplus

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court intends to surplus Veterans Memorial Park, with the exception of the Community Center.

    After a special-called meeting Tuesday afternoon and an hour-long executive session, magistrates voted unanimously to have the park declared as surplus, with current contracts the Fiscal Court has with Campbellsville Baptist Church, Audience 1 Sports and Taylor County Public Schools honored.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the park is costing the county between $40,000 and $60,000 a year.

  • Bob Clark sworn in as newest county school board member

     

    A seat on the Taylor County School Board will stay in the family.

    Bob Clark was sworn in as the newest member of the board Tuesday evening, filling a vacancy left by the passing of his mother, Lillian Clark, on Dec. 24 of last year.

    Bob Clark was one of two applicants for the vacant seat, according to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook, who said the position was filled by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt. Clark will serve the remainder of his mother’s term on the board, which ends in November.