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Today's News

  • State senate approves Wise's KEES award bill

    A bill that would allow students to use Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money during high school was unanimously approved by the Senate last week.

    Senate Bill 110, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, would allow Kentucky juniors and seniors earning college credit through dual-credit courses to use KEES money they’ve earned to pay for up to six college credit hours.

    Making a dual-credit course more readily available provides many benefits, Wise said.

  • Play becomes passion for Gowdy

     

    Tonya Gowdy had a lot of dolls growing up.

    And, as so many little girls do, she cared for and treated those dolls as if they were her own children.

    The older she got, the more she realized that what she had been practicing with the dolls had actually grown into one of her greatest passions: looking after children.

    “It actually first came about ever since I was little,” Gowdy said. “I had that passion of working with kids, and it all kind of started just playing with and caring for those dolls.”

  • Hoskins-Sanders enjoys serving her community

     

    When Campbellsville City Council member Sharon Hoskins-Sanders graduated from Durham School, an all-black school, in 1964 and went to Campbellsville High School, which was integrated the year before, she had some fear about how she and other students might be treated.

    "There, it was a transition," said Hoskins-Sanders. "But surprisingly, we went in and we were accepted. And we could do everything, anything that anybody at the school could do. It wasn't like we were so alienated or segregated."

  • School library, city office suffer storm damage

     

    The Campbellsville Civic Center was damaged as a result of the snow and ice melting, but meetings there will continue uninterrupted.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said tonight's listening session and March's Campbellsville City Council meeting, both of which will be held in the main meeting room, will continue as planned, as that room was not damaged.

  • Woman's death result of cold temperatures

     

    A woman who was discovered buried in the snow outside her Elkhorn home on Friday evening is believed to have died from exposure, said Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney.

    Wilda Arnett, 74, had probably been outside her home on Bass Ridge Road for 2 or 3 days before she was found at about 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Dabney said.

    The coroner stated that she was outside her back door when she likely slipped off her porch, falling about 5 feet onto the ground in such a way that she wasn't able to get up or call for help.

  • Citizens asked to be cautious of water damage at seldom-used properties

    Campbellsville Water & Sewer officials are asking people to check all of their water lines for possible leaks if they can safely do so.

    "Please be sure to check all vacant buildings, rental properties, farming operations and any areas where water is not used regularly," said Controller Cheryl Sullivan. "Due to the freezing temperatures recently, it is very possible that lines have broken in remote areas that haven't used water for a long time."

  • Local-option tax could help city, county

     

    A 1-cent temporary sales tax could fund projects in the city and county that would improve the quality of life for everyone.

    That is what Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville-Taylor County Economic Development Authority, said last week. He was referring to House Bill 1, which House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonburg, and House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, sponsored. It is a proposed amendment to the Kentucky Constitution.

  • The big freeze continues

     

    Most of the city is prepared to open back up for business today, after a week of dealing with record cold and snowfall.

    The Kentucky Mesonet station in Taylor County recorded a low of -21.1 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning; Weather Underground recorded a low of -12 degrees.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said last week that people from the city's street and parks departments, with help from people from the water company, were working around the clock to plow and treat roads as fast as possible with a handful of plows.

  • Farris 'making a difference' in Campbellsville

     

    Anthony Farris just wants to make a difference.

    That’s why he got into teaching, and for the past 31 years working in the Campbellsville Independent School District, that’s what he’s been striving to do.

    After graduating form Henry Clay High School in Lexington in 1977, Farris went to Eastern Kentucky University and majored in psychology.

    While there, he took a class that had him working with young children off campus. It was this experience that led him to pursue a career in teaching.

  • Woman injured in Meadow Creek Road crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured after her vehicle hit a tree off of Meadow Creek Road late on Monday morning, according to a report by Deputy Branden Wilson of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kimbra Compton, 24, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital for critical injuries, the report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 10:54 a.m., Compton was driving a Pontiac Bonneville east on Meadow Creek Road, entered a curve and lost control because of wet conditions.