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Today's News

  • Turpin resigns as director of Taylor County Public Library

     

    She said she will miss the people and the community.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin has resigned her post. She has accepted a similar position in North Carolina. Her last day on the job in Taylor County will be Friday, Oct. 3.

    Hired in February 2012, Turpin is the second director in the library's history. She was hired after Elaine Munday stepped down from the position after 37 years on the job.

    Turpin and her husband, Dr. Robert Turpin, moved to Campbellsville in 2012 from Henry County.

  • Dudley Hilton named coach of Taylor County football team

     

    Washington County native Dudley Hilton was named the 10th head football coach at Taylor County High School on Monday.

    Hilton, who resigned as head coach at the University of Pikeville on Aug. 9 after three seasons, is one of Kentucky’s all-time winningest high school coaches. He replaces Eric Graves, who announced his retirement last Thursday. The first plan was for Graves to coach the rest of this season.

  • Local corn mazes open

     

    Though the design has many twists and turns, organizers say they are pretty sure no one will get lost.

    A free corn maze will open at Green River Lake State Park on Saturday, near the entrance to the park.

    The park and Friends of Green River Lake group are sponsoring the maze, which will feature a design to honor this year's 90th anniversary of Kentucky State Parks.

    A logo was created for the anniversary, which has been cut out the maze made from nearly five acres of corn.

  • City adopts storm water ordinance

    After voicing concerns about the federal government overstepping its boundaries, Campbellsville City Council members reluctantly adopted amendments to the city's storm water regulations ordinance at its regular meeting on Sept. 2.

    Mandated by the Clean Water Act of the Kentucky Division of Water, the city faced notices of violations and fines if the storm water ordinance wasn't amended to meet the act's requirements.

  • Gabehart named Homemaker of the Year

     

    They asked her lots of questions, from her favorite color to where she first met her husband.

    Christine Gabehart believed her great-grandchildren were writing a report about her for a school project. But they were really digging for information.

    Gabehart received the Homemaker of the Year award at the recent Taylor County Extension Homemakers annual meeting.

    A member of the homemakers group since 1965, Gabehart has spent her life helping others through volunteer work.

  • City Council approves 2014 tax rates

     Campbellsville City Council members gave final approval of the tax rates on real and personal property at a special meeting on Monday.

    The tax rate for real and personal property was set at .193 cents per $100 of assessed value. This rate is the same as last year.

    “I think it’s great we can continue to keep the rates as low as possible,” Council member Stan McKinney said. “I know legally we could have taken more, but since we don’t need to, I’m glad we’re not going to.”

  • Local office evacuated due to fire concerns

     

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the smell of a fire on Monday morning at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services office on East Broadway. According to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith, a motor in the rooftop HVAC system caused the odor, though no fire was found. He said maintenance personnel were on the scene Monday afternoon to make repairs. Workers inside the building were evacuated as firefighters checked the building.

  • Vehicle crashes near judicial center

     

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and law enforcement personnel responded to the report of a one-vehicle injury collision on Tuesday afternoon at about 2:15 p.m. near the Taylor County Judicial Center. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel also responded to treat those injured. No official report about the crash had been released at press time.

  • Combined emergency services paying off

     

    Three years into the interlocal agreement between the city and county to share the deficit from emergency services operations, officials from both entities are praising its benefits to the community.

    The committee charged to study operation, revenue and expenses at Campbellsville and Taylor County's EMS, Fire & Rescue and E-911 operations met Tuesday to discuss the report of the emergency services operations' income and expenses for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

  • One injured in three-vehicle crash