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Today's News

  • Recycling growing in popularity with residents

     

    It's working well, and the community seems to be embracing it more and more.

    In March, the county turned over operation of the Taylor County Recycling Center to the Taylor County Detention Center.

    The decision came more than a year and a half after the county took over operation of the center from the city as part of an agreement to fund Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority.

    As a result of the jail operating the recycling center, there are no longer any paid personnel working there.

  • Police investigating burglary at pharmacy

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a burglary at a local pharmacy.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report of the burglary at Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy when owners were opening the business at 7:25 a.m. on Friday.

    The report states that the perpetrators entered the business through a rear door of an adjacent business and then cut their way through a wall to get inside the pharmacy. The alarm system was disabled, preventing notification to police.

    Narcotics and cash were taken.

  • State child care funding restored

    More than a year after cuts to the Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program that caused thousands of low-income families to lose their eligibility for child care subsidies, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that funding will now be restored.

    In an effort to save Kentucky's Department for Community Based Services an estimated $57.8 million during the 2014 fiscal year, a freeze on CCAP applications went into effect in April 2013 and continued until the fiscal year ended June 30.

  • Future still uncertain for drug coalition

     

    One of the community's weapons in its battle against drug addiction lost its funding nearly a year ago. Today, its future is still uncertain.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members learned last September they weren't approved for the annual grant they had depended on to operate.

    The office had once employed half a dozen employees, but, as grant funding was depleted, it was down to two last year. And when the $125,000 grant was lost, they feared it could be down to none.

  • Ticks plentiful, officials say

    They apparently hibernated well last winter.

    Tick season begins in April with the spring season and ends around the first frost of the fall season, in late September or early October.

    And typically, when there is a cold winter, like the last one, the tick population dies off a bit and residents don't see as many the following season.

    But that isn't the case this year, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Man sentenced to prison in sex abuse case

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for sodomizing and sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.

    James A. Loy, 25, of 341 Ebenezer Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in April 2013 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse, both of a victim younger than 12.

    Last September, Loy appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram and pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and an amended charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • 'Fiddler on the Roof' performed July 3-6

     

    "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a catch," they sing in harmony. But just a few bars later, they say they aren't so sure they want to be matched with husbands after all.

    Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions will present "Fiddler on the Roof" starting today, Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus.

  • City, county parks attract residents, tourists

     

    While climbing higher and higher, she insists she isn't afraid of heights.

    "I'm the queen of the world," she says, while atop the playground equipment at Robert L. and Bernice Miller Park.

    Lydia Warren wasn't the only child who came to Miller Park for some fun on Tuesday afternoon. Despite 90-degree and higher temperatures, children still came to play on the slides, swings and monkey bars.

    In addition to Green River Lake State Park, the community is home to two public parks that residents flock to each summer.

  • Sentencing in former deputy's case delayed

     

    The former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold hasn't been sentenced in federal court just yet.

    But when he does in three weeks, Billy Rice faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.

    Rice, a former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty, but has since entered a guilty plea to the charges.

  • Motor lodge site enters new phase