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Today's News

  • McDonald's closing July 30 for rebuild

     

    The McDonald's on Broadway will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, and is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, Oct. 29.

    That is according to Willie Vaughn of the local McDonald's, who confirmed earlier this week that the restaurant will undergo renovations to bring it up to date with newer McDonald's locations.

    The renovation will entail a complete rebuild of the restaurant; the new McDonald's building will face a different direction.

  • Drug court program helping get lives back on track

    "Drug court doesn't work for everybody," said Jennifer Caulk, who works for the drug court program serving Taylor County. "If you're not willing to say, 'I have a drug problem and I need help,' this is what drug court is about, no matter what your charge is."

  • Governor puts $82.5 million in 'rainy day' fund

    Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday gave Kentuckians another boost of confidence in the state’s ongoing economic progress by placing $82.5 million of surplus into the “rainy day fund,” increasing the fund balance to $209.4 million.

    The $82.5 million surplus is the product of a 5.3 percent increase in general fund revenues for Fiscal Year 2015 from growth in individual income and sales taxes and business tax receipts.

  • Grand jury returns 17 indictments

     

    New charges have been filed against a Campbellsville man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water.

    Kevin Jones, 27, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, is one of 17 people indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury last week. He was charged with first-degree criminal abuse - victim under 12 - a Class C felony; and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Organization helps local homeowners

     

    Despite precarious weather condition, volunteers with Kentucky Heartland Outreach were able to help homeowners throughout Taylor and Green County last week.

    Formed as a result of a dream of the current president of Campbellsville University, Dr. Michael V. Carter, Kentucky Heartland Outreach seeks to provide safe, warm and dry homes to homeowners throughout south central Kentucky who could otherwise not afford such needed home repairs.

  • Campbellsville Baptist going back to two morning services

     

    After a few years of having one worship service on Sunday mornings, Campbellsville Baptist Church is moving back to two such services on Sunday, Aug. 2.

    CBC Pastor Dr. Mike O'Neal said last week that the church is adjusting its Sunday morning schedule to make it "more user friendly."

    "We're calling it, '9, 10, 11,'" O'Neal said. "Not only is that an easy thing to share with people, but it also summarizes exactly what this is ... We've decided to go with a very simple approach."

  • Judge will no longer perform marriages

     

    Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers is one of many judge-executives in Kentucky who has ceased to officiate any weddings after a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that made recognition of same-sex marriage the law across the country.

    "I've quit doing ceremonies. I'm not doing any ceremonies," Rogers said. "I respect everybody's beliefs, and whatever they want to do in their lives ... I want to treat everybody fairly."

  • Fire chief wants to sell truck from fatal accident

     

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith wants to sell the ladder truck that was involved with the electrocution accident from last summer.

    "Our department has been without a ladder truck for nearly one year, and it appears it will still be quite some time before that truck is repaired and returned," said Smith.

    The fire chief's proposal is to sell that ladder truck, which the city purchased in 2009, for about $400,000, and use that to purchase a pumper truck and finance a new ladder truck.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital awarded state grant for $50,000

    Taylor Regional Hospital (TRH) has been awarded a grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development's Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) in the amount of $50,000.

    The grant will reimburse the hospital for training eligible employees of the hospital (including physicians) from May 27, 2015 to May 26, 2016.

    All training sessions will ensure that hospital staff is equipped with the most current medical knowledge available to treat and serve the region.

  • CHS student learns to play guitar in after school program

     

    He had never played before, but, one day, he decided to pick one up and give it a try. Months later, he says it's one of his favorite hobbies.

    Michael Richards, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May, learned to play guitar when he attended the afterschool Eagle Excellence program.

    Richards said he can't really explain why he decided to start playing last fall.

    "I decided one day, 'Why don't I just pick up a guitar and start playing?'"