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Today's News

  • 'Taylor's Got Talent' event will benefit Relay for Life

    Taylor County Relay for Life will have a community fundraising event Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Taylor County High School gymnasium.

    "Taylor's Got Talent" will feature performances, a silent auction and several Relay teams with booths selling items.

    Doors will open at 6 p.m.

  • 'The Squishiness of Things' to be performed at CU

    "The Squishiness of Things," an adaptation of the play by Mark Kompaneyets, will be presented at Campbellsville University on Friday, April 18 in the University Theater.

    The children's play, which is a comedy, will be performed at 6:30 with general admission at $2.50.

    The play is directed by Starr Garrett, who is an instructor in theater and director of the theater program.

  • Education cuts could affect local schools

    Though the state budget passed by the General Assembly restored a great deal of proposed education funding cuts, local administrators say more funding is needed.

    "It's a little disappointing," said Taylor County Superintendent Gary Seaborne. "We're going to receive less funding. We're still expected to reach proficiency by 2014, but with diminished funding. It is pretty discouraging."

  • Lawsuit against City, Rescue dismissed, settled

    Claims brought by a Lebanon man alleging that two Rescue EMTS injured him have been dismissed by a judge. However, according to an attorney in the case, the man's claims have been settled out of court and will cost the City's insurance carrier $40,000.

    Louisville attorneys Diane Bluhm and Kevin B. Sciantarelli filed a claim on behalf of Alton Turpin in Taylor Circuit Court on Dec. 27, 2005.

  • CKAS presents: 'The Chairs'

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series brought Eugene Ionesco's play "The Chairs" to Campbellsville last week.

    The performance, part of CKAS' "Home Roots Series," brought Campbellsville native John Paul Davenport back to his hometown from Oxford, Miss. Three of Davenports students at Oxford High School performed in Campbellsville University's Theater, a theater Davenport himself performed on several times.

  • Taylor Schools approve drug testing

    This fall, Taylor County students participating in extracurricular activities could be tested for drugs.

    After nearly a full year of discussion and study, Taylor County School Board members approved a random drug testing policy during its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The policy was passed by a 3-1 vote, with Board Chairman Tony Davis casting the lone "No" vote. Board members Bernie Cave, Jim Cheatham and Lillian Clark voted in favor of the policy. Board member Gary Porter was absent.

    "I'm just as confused as I was at the last meeting," Davis said.

  • Man with venomous snakes faces additional charges

    The Campbellsville man facing 25 criminal charges after Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers found several venomous snakes and alligators at his home has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment.

    According to a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife press release, Freddie Stone, 36, of 552 Mt. Carmel Road was charged after the animals were found Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at his Campbellsville home.

  • Police searching for stolen flatbed trailer

    Police are searching for a flatbed trailer stolen from Taylor County High School.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Finck, the theft was caught on the school's security video system.

    At 12:51 a.m. on Friday, April 4, someone driving a two-tone Jeep Cherokee backed up to the trailer, which was parked by the Taylor County Band barn. Using bolt cutters, they cut the lock off of the trailer, hitched it to their vehicle and drove away.

  • Public record for April 14

    District Civil Settled

    07-C-497, filed 11/10/07; Asset Acceptance LLC v. Tamara L. Donnelly of Ray Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleged defendant owed on account, $1,316.04, $351.13 in interest, interest and court costs. On 3/19/08 a judgment was rendered for the plaintiff, $1,316.04, interest and court costs.

  • CMS students celebrate International Pi Day

    Campbellsville Middle School students in Melisa Morris' pre-algebra and algebra classes celebrated International Pi Day by completing an Internet scavenger hunt to locate interesting and unusual Pi facts. At the end of the day, students were treated to marshmallow, oatmeal and raisin "pies." Daniel Dicken, an eighth grader, previews the scavenger hunt before he begins surfing the Web.