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Today's News

  • Local legislators prepare for 2016 session

     

    State Representative John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) and State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville both agree that taking care of the budget and the state pension systems should take precedence in next month's session.

    Carney warned of "serious financial consequences" - largely in the form of a lowered credit rating - if the budget isn't balanced and the pension systems aren't made more solvent.

    "We need to be fiscally responsible without cutting vital services to people," said Carney.

  • Early Days December 17, 2015

    TEN YEARS AGO

    December 15, 2005

    Campbellsville Woman’s Club hosted its annual Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 11

    Frost-Arnett Co. in Campbellsville donated $1,654 in support of the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    Ronald McDonald visited Campbellsville Elementary School after the school collected 1 million soda can tabs. Money generated from the tabs benefits families who need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

  • Local man pardoned by Beshear

     

    A Campbellsville man, Christopher Lynn Carney, was one of 197 people pardoned by former Gov. Steve Beshear (D) before he left office early last week.

    In his final executive action before leaving office, Beshear granted the pardons and six commutations on Monday night to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses.

    Carney is the only Campbellsville resident on the list to be issued a pardon. While he's glad to have been pardoned, Carney said its usefulness is limited by the fact that his record hasn't been cleared as a result.

  • Officials say property taxes can be complicated

    Taylor County Property Valuation Administrator Chad Shively says property taxes can be quite complicated.

    “There’s still instances that pop up brand new, that even the Department of Revenue hasn’t heard of,” Shively said.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney shared similar sentiments.

    “It gets complicated quickly,” Carney said.

  • County discusses use of old elementary

    Taylor County School Board Superintendent Roger Cook talked with the board Thursday night on different options of what to do with the old elementary school building. One idea discussed was demolishing the building. The district received $250,000 from Frankfort to help defray the cost of demolishing it.

    “We really don’t want it to be an eye sore on the community,” Cook said.

    Original plans for the building were to donate it to the city and county, but district bondholders won’t allow that.

  • Santa’s sensitive side

    A tradition for many children during the Christmas season is paying a visit to Santa Claus. Those visits are usually a joyous occasion that include loud music, large crowds, and many colors and lights.

    But for other children, it is a sensory overloaded nightmare.

    The Kid SpOt Center started their Sensitive Santa program four years ago as a way for those who would not normally want to — or in some cases, not be able to — go and visit Santa Claus in a busy environment.

  • Ku Klux Klan spreads recruiting literature

    Some people in Campbellsville and in the surrounding area have received flyers encouraging them to join the Ku Klux Klan.

    “We have had a number of them brought to the police department,” Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson said. “We’ve collected a number of them. They’re just flyers for recruitment.”

    According to Thompson, such flyers have also been found in Green and Adair counties.

  • Lady Indians use late run to pull away

     

  • Adair upsets TCHS boys 75-62

     

  • CU’s Christmas Tapestry a success

    ‘Tis the season, once again, for the School of Music’s annual Christmas Tapestry at Campbellsville University.

    The concert took place Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. The event was free and open to the public.