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Today's News

  • Ground to be broken for new county schools

     

    Just a month after opening bids for construction of a new high school, Taylor County School District is planning to break ground for the facility within 10 days.

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Board unanimously approved a $1,140,500 contract with Pyles Excavating of Columbia to clear and rough grade the site for the facility located on the district's KY 210 property.

  • Marcum, Benningfield square off for jailer

     

    Two people want to be Taylor County's jailer, and they have both served in the position before.

    Incumbent Eddie "Hack" Marcum, a Republican, and Rick Benningfield, a Democrat, both want the job.

    Marcum and Benningfield first battled opponents in the primary race to advance to the general election on Nov. 4. Marcum defeated Terry Lynn Skaggs and Benningfield defeated Nick Alsager.

    The battle between Marcum and Benningfield for the jailer's slot is a re-match.

  • Hosparus tea is Sunday

    The goal is to raise money for patients who can't afford the care they need.

    The annual Hosparus of Green River tea will be Sunday at Campbellsville University from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.

    Tickets are on sale now at the local Hosparus office at Taylor County Courthouse for $20 each. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the event.

    Chad Shively, who serves as chair of the Hosparus Green River Community Board, says the tea is the organization's largest fundraiser.

  • Lawler is new library director

     

    She says she has always loved libraries, and now, she gets to lead one.

    Andrea Lawler will become the third library director in Taylor County's history.

    Taylor County Public Library Board members met in special session on Monday to vote on hiring a new director after Julia Turpin left the position earlier this month. Turpin replaced Elaine Munday, who was the library's first director, about three years ago.

  • Campbellsville native debuts movie

     

    Soon, the nation will see a Campbellsville native's name on the movie screen. But Campbellsville residents saw it first.

    Last Friday, Campbellsville native Deronte' Smith debuted his first feature film, "Prosper," at Campbellsville's Green River Cinema 6.

    And after showing the movie publicly for the first time, Smith answered questions about making the film.

    Smith, 41, now lives in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Taylor County High School in 1991.

  • Baptist church will continue to operate Veterans Memorial Park

    Campbellsville Baptist Church will continue to operate the county's park.

    During Tuesday night's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to again contract with the church to operate Veterans Memorial Park.

    Chris Ambers, representing the church, said he believes the agreement is working well from the church's perspective.

    The church has operated the park on the county's behalf since 2009.

    According to the lease agreement, the church will operate the park for four more years, through Oct. 31, 2018.

  • Car crashes into West Walnut Street home

     

    A woman was injured at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday night after she crashed her vehicle into the porch of a home on West Walnut Street. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded, as did Campbellsville Police. The woman suffered a leg injury but refused treatment at the scene. Damage to the home was minor.

  • One injured in East Broadway crash

     

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on East Broadway in front of Windstream Communications. Campbellsville Police Officer Jeromy Burris is investigating. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene. At press time, no official report had been released about the crash.

  • Teen injured in Friendship Pike crash

    A Summersville teenager was injured Tuesday night at about 6:30 p.m. in a one-vehicle crash on Friendship Pike.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ryan Skaggs, 18, told officials he had to leave the roadway to avoid colliding with a vehicle. His 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • First Financial Credit opens

     

    Manager Lynn Penick cut the ribbon in front of the new First Financial Credit office in Campbellsville on Sept. 12 to signify the grand opening of the company's 20th office in Kentucky. First Financial Credit is part of Forcht Group of Kentucky, based in Lexington.