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Today's News

  • ‘REAL ID Bill’ to help Kentucky travelers

    A new bill moving through the Kentucky legislature could reduce headaches for travelers from the Bluegrass State.

    HB 410, dubbed the “REAL ID Bill,” is aimed at putting Kentucky in compliance with the federal government’s REAL ID law, which was passed in 2005. That law was passed as an anti-terrorism measure that required new security features for state driver’s licenses.

  • Calhoun murder trial to start June 5

    A trial for a Lebanon man accused of a murder has been pushed back a couple of months because his defense attorney hasn’t been able to see all the evidence.

    At a Friday morning hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding moved William Calhoun’s jury trial from Monday, April 10, to Monday, June 5.

  • Cook responds to arrest of substitute

    Following the arrest of Taylor County High School substitute teacher Friday afternoon, Taylor County School District Superintendent Roger Cook has faced some criticism from those in the community and on social media for the incident.

    Lawrence Harris, who was working as a substitute teacher at the school Friday afternoon, was arrested on charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, and promoting a sexual performance of a minor.

  • CU to replace fieldhouse

    A fieldhouse at Campbellsville University that was heavily damaged in a fire last month will be demolished and rebuilt, and is scheduled to reopen in mid-August.

    That is what Otto Tennant, CU vice president for finance and administration, said earlier this week. He noted that the current site will be demolished, and a new gateway into Finley Stadium will be built at that location.

  • County looks to pave roads with rubber

    County officials hope to pave more than 4 miles of roadway by applying for a crumb rubber grant.

    “We voted last month … to chip and seal,” Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Magistrates had voted to apply for a crumb rubber grant last month, but Rogers said Tuesday night that the grant they had applied for had been for landscaping. That is, they voted to apply for the wrong grant.

  • County violated state’s open records law

    Taylor County violated the state’s open records laws when it denied a records request to a person involved in litigation involving a bridge in the county.

    That is the decision handed down by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear earlier this month.

  • TCHS sub charged with sex crimes

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.

    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.

  • City has big plans for 200th year

    The city has plans for the area between Broadway and West Main Street where Andrew Campbell’s gristmill once stood.

    That is what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said during a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday. The major topics of discussion were the city’s 200-year history and its bicentennial plans. Campbellsville was officially founded on Jan. 3, 1817. A birthday party was held on Jan. 3, 2017 to celebrate.

  • A grand new school

    Thursday evening was a time to celebrate for the Taylor County School District, as school officials, teachers, parents, students and community members celebrated the grand opening of the Taylor County Primary Center.

    Although classes have been operating inside the new school since early January, the event was an opportunity for many of those involved to come together and celebrate the opening of the school.

  • Longtime constable ‘Dinky’ Graham dies

    Fourth District Constable Marshall “Dinky” Graham, 66, was found dead at his home on Wednesday, March 8.

    A constable for several terms, Graham was also a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office employee and a maintenance worker at Splash Carwash, and was formerly employed by Vaughn Shrader Cleaning Service for 11 years.

    “The past several years have been hard on the entire family, as he has buried a son, daughter, and just six weeks ago, a brother,” a GoFundMe page for Graham’s funeral expenses said.