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Today's News

  • Vandals do damage at Veterans Memorial Park

    Veterans Memorial Park will be locked at night, thanks to vandals who recently damaged two fences at the park.

    At Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed the damage and, as a result, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the County will begin locking the park once again.

    Rogers said the park was locked last year at this time. He said someone will lock the park at around 5 p.m. each day.

    "It's going to be dark then anyway," he said.

    The park will be unlocked at 6 or 7 a.m. daily.

  • Meth, assault and more in grand jury indictments

    A Greensburg man has been indicted on charges alleging he stabbed a Campbellsville man.
    Micah D. Sears, 28, of 401 Scottsville St. was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.
    He was charged with first-degree assault, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to Sears' arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Department received a call on Oct. 14 reporting a fight on Arbor Lane. Court records state that a caller reported that one a man involved had a knife.

  • Recanvass set in three races

    A recanvass of votes cast in three separate races in the Nov. 2 general election has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.
    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, three candidates have requested a recanvass of votes in their races:

  • Nickel tax election canceled

    There will be no nickel tax election.

    Taylor County School Board voted unanimously not to ask for a nickel tax election during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    Though Superintendent Roger Cook had previously said the election plans would be halted, it wasn't official until the Board approved his request.

    With Taylor County Elementary School now being classified as a category five school, Cook said, the extra nickel tax isn't needed just now.

  • Family loses all in fire Sunday

    A father and his four children lost everything in a fire Sunday morning at their home on Saloma Road.
    According to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson, firefighters received notice of the fire at 9:42 a.m. and arrived at 9464 Saloma Road at 9:56 a.m.
    A smoke alarm at the mobile home had alerted the family, Wilson said, and property owner Kevin Davis, 35, and his 3-year-old son were able to safely escape.

  • Voter turnout should have been higher

     

  • A tradition of loyalty and bravery

    Veterans Day this year has a sense of urgency about it. This nation is at war.
    And thousands of miles from Kentucky, in the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan, soldiers are dying on our behalf and on behalf of all who support right and good in the world.
    The numbers are staggering.
    Last month, we mourned the loss of the 100th Kentuckian killed on military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan since those wars began nine years ago.
    Furthermore, some 75 soldiers from units stationed at Fort Campbell have been killed since they were deployed in March.

  • K&M Crafts makes its mark at World Equestrian Games

     

  • Eagles hope to avoid another Ram ouster in play-offs

    It may be a week earlier (first round of the play-offs this season as opposed to the second round last November), but the Campbellsville High School Eagles must fight off a visiting rated (ninth in Class A) Raceland team on Friday night (7:30 on Dave Fryrear Field) to advance in high school football post-season play.

    Raceland downed the Eagles 23-20 last season on Nov. 14 by scoring a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. The CHS loss overshadowed an eight-reception, three-interception game by then-senior Bryton Taylor.

  • Lady Tigers tip off season on Saturday at home

    Season No. 4 begins in the Ginger Colvin era on Saturday when the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers host Morris College (S.C.) at noon.

    Colvin’s squad returns most of the players off last season’s 33-3 squad, which fell to Oklahoma City in the NAIA National Tournament quarterfinals.

    Heading the list of returnees is NAIA National Player of the Year Whitney Ballinger (6-3).