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Today's News

  • County accepts proposals for park operation

    Those interested in operating Veterans Memorial Park have a little more than a week to submit a proposal for running the park this summer.

    The future of Veterans Memorial Park has been the topic of several recent governmental meetings.

    The discussion began at the October Fiscal Court meeting when magistrates discussed budget cuts recommended by Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

    At that meeting, Rogers asked magistrates if changing the operation of Veterans Memorial Park could save the County any money.

  • Osborne misses not a single day in 2008

    Raymond Osborne, a client at Campbellsville Active Day Center, attended every day the center was open in 2008. Of the 32 people the center serves, Osborne is the only one to come every day.

  • Locals to get streets named in their honor

    Two Campbellsville natives may soon have streets named after them.

    Magistrates agreed during last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting that Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers should pursue naming streets in honor of Emily Cox and Jefra Bland.

    Cox, a Campbellsville native who is the reigning Miss Kentucky, will compete for the Miss America crown on Saturday. Bland won the Miss Kentucky Teen USA crown last month.

    Also at the meeting:

  • CU to host annual MLK memorial service

    Emmanuel L. McCall, pastor of the Fellowship Group Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel.

    The public is invited to the free service.

    McCall is an adjunct faculty member of the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. He previously pastored the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church for 13 years in College Park, Ga.

  • Annual MLK events are Jan. 17, 18

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reception will be Saturday, Jan. 17 at Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall at 6 p.m.

    The 100 Male Voice Choir, Voices of Praise, will be featured. The event is sponsored by the Taylor County Civic League.

    On Sunday, Jan. 18, participants will assemble at 4 p.m. at Campbellsville Middle School for the annual MLK march. The march will begin at 4:30 p.m. and travel to Ransdell Chapel. A memorial service for King will follow the march and begin at 6 p.m. at the chapel.

  • Taylor Board sets superintendent schedule

    There could be a new Taylor County superintendent in town by May 15.

    During a work session prior to its regular meeting Tuesday night, Taylor County School Board members adopted a timeline for its superintendent search.

    Superintendent Gary Seaborne announced last month that he would retire effective June 30 after 27 years as Taylor County superintendent.

  • Taylor jail to begin housing Green County inmates

    The Taylor County Detention Center may soon become home to Green County's inmates.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates at last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting that he and Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield had discussed contracting to house inmates from Green and Metcalfe counties with officials from those counties. As of the meeting, Rogers said, no agreements had been officially reached.

  • Charges filed, then dismissed against deputy

    Charges accusing a Taylor County sheriff's deputy of fraudulently using a credit card in Russell Springs have been dismissed.

    Aaron Lee Walters, 35, was indicted in late November by a Russell County grand jury on charges of more than $100 in fraudulent use of a credit card and theft by deception more than $300.

    Last Tuesday, the charges were dismissed in Russell Circuit Court.

  • Annual essay contest winners announced

    Dozens of people participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest sponsored by Greater Campbellsville United and the Central Kentucky News-Journal in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated today.

    Winners of the "I Have a Dream" essay contest are: Blair Lamb, 9-year-olds; Diamond Thompson, 10-year-olds; and Ted Beam, adults.

    Each will receive various prizes and a year's subscription to the Central Kentucky News-Journal. The winning essays accompany this story.

  • Tracking the 'Campbellsville Comeback'

    The "Campbellsville Comeback" is alive and well. In the 10 years since the closure of Fruit of the Loom, which saw Taylor County's unemployment shoot up to 24 percent, several new industries brought new jobs to town and nearly all of them have stuck around.

    "We are a more diversified economy than we were when Fruit was operating," said Ron McMahan, Team Taylor County executive director. "Some of the major industries are manufacturing, but we also have several in the service business."