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Today's News

  • Mild winter saves salt, money for city, county

    There are roughly 6,000 miles worth of roads in Taylor County.

    The city of Campbellsville maintains about 1,000 miles of those, while Taylor County maintains about 3,000 miles and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintains the remaining 2,000 miles, according to the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.

    As there hasn’t been much snow this year, both the city and county have plenty of salt left over.

  • $100,000 grant would finish paving trail

    Campbellsville’s Trail Town Committee plans to finish paving the Trace-Pitman Greenway, thanks to a $100,000 state grant.

    At a public hearing held by the committee Tuesday evening, the group announced that it will apply for a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant. If approved, work could begin next year.

    That money would pave the remaining 3,900 feet of the 1.5-mile trail, which starts at the Trace Creek softball park and ends at the soccer fields off of KY 210.

  • County jail faces overcrowding

    Nearly all of Kentucky’s county jails are experiencing overcrowding issues, and the Taylor County Detention Center is no exception.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Weekly Jail Report, which is released each Thursday, TCDC had a total of 285 inmates as of March 23.

    This puts TCDC at 140 percent capacity, as the facility only contains 204 jail beds.

  • Fishing around a busy schedule

     

    J Ramsey took a little time off last Friday from his regular job as a sales consultant at Don Franklin Family of Dealerships to do a little fishing on Green River Lake. Ramsey claims to be on the lake for about six hours and caught and released several fish. The drum he said weighed 10-12 pounds, the biggest largemouth was between 5 1/2 and 6 pounds and the smallmouth was close to 6 pounds. All were caught on a crankbait shallow. The fish were pulled up pre-spawn, waiting for the water to be the right temperature so they can start working on beds.

  • Bethlehem beats CHS Eagles in Fifth Region All 'A' finals

     

  • It’s always time to talk basketball in this community

     

  • Bestiality bills die in legislative session

    Two bills that would have dealt with the sexual abuse of animals didn’t come to the floor of this year’s Kentucky General Assembly legislative session.

    Neither House Bill 143 nor House Bill 480, both of which would have criminalized bestiality, made it out of the Kentucky House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, and never received a committee vote there.

    Kentucky is one of nine states that do not have a ban on the sexual abuse of animals.

  • Community welcomes new high school

    Taylor County High School held their open house for the new school last Tuesday with a large crowd on hand to tour the school and check out all that it has to offer.

    Visitors were able to check out various classrooms and other portions of the school such as the cafeteria and library. They were also able to get a glimpse into the various student enterprises that Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has highly touted.

  • Truth and Consequences

    The high school years are a time of critical decision-making for most people.

    During the ages of 14-18, people make several important decisions such as their friend groups, their plans after high school, and much more.

    Last Thursday, elected officials and local leaders across the community put together an event in an effort to speak with high school freshmen about the decisions they will be making, how to make the right decisions, and the consequences of wrong choices.

  • Water plant project will cost millions

    Fixing a sludge problem at the city’s Water Treatment Plant will ultimately cost the city millions of dollars.

    But money left over from previous water-related projects means it might not cost as much as previously feared.

    At Thursday evening’s Campbellsville Water and Sewer Committee meeting, members unanimously recommended that Campbellsville City Council members move ahead with applying for a Kentucky League of Cities loan for the project, expected to cost $4,362,000.