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Today's News

  • 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.

  • TCHS substitute teacher arrested, 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.

  • Three injured in Broadway crash

    Multiple agencies responded to a two-vehicle accident on East Broadway in front of Forcht Bank Wednesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. 

    Few details are known at this time other than that three people were transported from the accident scene by EMS. 

    More information will be released as it is made available. 

  • City hopes to start work on sports complex

    The city hopes to start moving dirt out near KY 55 for the proposed sports complex in the next few months, or whenever weather permits.

    “We are excited about planning the development of this sports complex,” Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said after Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    By moving dirt, Young means moving topsoil and clay to make the area strong enough for construction. Crews will also have to move dirt to build the roads.

  • From the chains of addiction, Roop rises to live

    The following is the second part of a two-part series about a local man’s journey through drug addiction and recovery.

    At age 37, Jason Roop knew he was running out of options. At that point, he picked up the phone and called his mother.

    Roop’s mother gave him a business card that ultimately became the turning point in his life. The card contained the information to an addiction treatment center in Washington County called the Isaiah House.