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Today's News

  • Local man building an airplane in his basement

     

    David Banahan was 16 years old, traveling on a school bus through the mountains, when something piqued his interest. The birds flying overhead caught his eye.

    “I just thought, how cool would that be, to be able to fly like that,” Banahan said.

    And from there, Banahan’s love of aviation was born. He went on to begin taking lessons, working at the local airport and earning his pilot license, and his passion for flying is still with him today.

  • Campbellsville School Board presents awards at meeting

     

    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in regular session Monday night in a relatively short meeting to finish a few items of business before Christmas and New Year holidays.

    The board voted to renew its contract with Adidas for athletic apparel through 2023. CIS athletics have partnered with Adidas for several years, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, so he recommended that they continue that partnership for another contract.

    The board also recognized individuals for this month’s Change Awards.

  • Taylor County School Board approves state-mandated civics exam

     

    The main topic of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education centered on the announcement that Superintendent Roger Cook will retire at the end of June.

    However, that was not the only topic discussed. The board approved several items of business before Cook’s announcement.

    In other news from the meeting:

  • County agrees on final payment to fire department architect

     

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney showed an amended budget of $49,850 at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    Carney said some things could still change in the two weeks left in the calendar year, and he did plan to replace a 39-year, 11-month old desk that he and other county clerks have been using.

    “We are lucky to have Mark on our side,” praised 6th District Magistrate Richard Phillips of Carney and his employees’ work.

    In other business:

  • Nine indicted by Taylor County Grand Jury

     

    Nine individuals were indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury last week. Among those was 35-year-old Shawn A. Cochran. 

    Cochran had two separate indictments that were released last Wednesday. In the first indictment, Cochran faces charges of theft of identity, giving an officer false identifying information, and a persistent felony offender charge. The theft of identity charge is a Class D Felony—punishable by one to five years—and the false identifying information charge is a Class B misdemeanor. 

  • City to sell water to Marion County

     

    Water should be flowing into Marion County by the end of the year according to news from Monday’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Campbellsville Water Company distribution supervisor Griffin Hash made the announcement at the meeting, saying a couple of leaks in Marion County had been or would be fixed in the next couple of weeks.

    Hash said he expected Marion County to use 250,000 to 400,000 gallons of water daily from the Spurlington tank.

  • Malone honored with Santa's Helper Award

     

    Ricky Malone has never sought recognition for his many efforts in the community, but he was recently honored by the Campbellsville Kiwanis Club as this year’s Santa’s Helper.

    The Kiwanis Club presents the award annually to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    “It was really a big surprise,” Malone said. “I had no clue I had even been nominated.”

  • Kentucky Coroner's Association seeks drug disposal system

    A little-known aspect of a county coroner’s job duties has been gaining some recognition around the state, as the Kentucky Coroner’s Association is lobbying for legislation that creates a state protocol for how county coroners are to handle the disposal of drugs recovered from a death scene.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said this is a relatively unknown aspect of his job as Taylor County Coroner.

  • Butler now facing federal charges

     

    Trouble continues to mount for a local attorney. Danny P. Butler has been indicted in federal court and made his first appearance in federal court in Bowling Green on Tuesday, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Exchange students experience life in Taylor County

     

     They are only here for a short amount of time, but their presence provides a great deal of cultural education and diversity to the community.

    The international exchange student program at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools bring students from various parts of the world to spend a semester or year studying in the United States.