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Today's News

  • 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 She and others are excited about the prospect of moving their historical documents to the new center.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.

  • City police set to move in to new station

    It has taken a lot of work and a lot of time, but the officers of the Campbellsville Police Department are preparing to move into their new station at an open house next week.

    The open house will take place on Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at the new station, which is located at 132 S. Central Ave. at the old depot building behind the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Hord pleads not guilty to shooting wife, setting home on fire

    A Campbellsville man accused of shooting his wife and setting their house on fire pleaded not guilty in Taylor County Circuit Court Tuesday morning.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding opted not to lower his bond.

    Hord’s attorney Mike Hall wanted it lowered to “some kind of alternative bond,” arguing that Hord doesn’t pose a flight risk.

  • KIA loan to fund water plant fixes

    The city will undertake a number of improvements to its Water Treatment plant with the help of a state loan with a low interest rate.

    By a vote of 9-1, Campbellsville City Council members, at a special-called meeting on Thursday evening, voted on a $6,923,000 project, which includes improvements that would fix the plant’s sludge problem, replacements of aging WTP equipment and the replace of aging water lines.