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Today's News

  • Mild winter saves salt, money for city, county

    There are roughly 6,000 miles worth of roads in Taylor County.

    The city of Campbellsville maintains about 1,000 miles of those, while Taylor County maintains about 3,000 miles and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintains the remaining 2,000 miles, according to the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.

    As there hasn’t been much snow this year, both the city and county have plenty of salt left over.

  • Wooley sentenced for sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl

    A Greensburg man will serve more than four years in jail for the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl last year.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram sentenced William Q. Wooley, 38, to five years in jail, minus the time he’s already served since his arrest on May 19.

    Once released, Wooley will have to register as a sex offender.

    During the proceedings, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Angie Call had the victim’s mother address the court and Wooley.

  • Water plant project will cost millions

    Fixing a sludge problem at the city’s Water Treatment Plant will ultimately cost the city millions of dollars.

    But money left over from previous water-related projects means it might not cost as much as previously feared.

    At Thursday evening’s Campbellsville Water and Sewer Committee meeting, members unanimously recommended that Campbellsville City Council members move ahead with applying for a Kentucky League of Cities loan for the project, expected to cost $4,362,000.

  • Truth and Consequences

    The high school years are a time of critical decision-making for most people.

    During the ages of 14-18, people make several important decisions such as their friend groups, their plans after high school, and much more.

    Last Thursday, elected officials and local leaders across the community put together an event in an effort to speak with high school freshmen about the decisions they will be making, how to make the right decisions, and the consequences of wrong choices.

  • Community welcomes new high school

    Taylor County High School held their open house for the new school last Tuesday with a large crowd on hand to tour the school and check out all that it has to offer.

    Visitors were able to check out various classrooms and other portions of the school such as the cafeteria and library. They were also able to get a glimpse into the various student enterprises that Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has highly touted.

  • Bestiality bills die in legislative session

    Two bills that would have dealt with the sexual abuse of animals didn’t come to the floor of this year’s Kentucky General Assembly legislative session.

    Neither House Bill 143 nor House Bill 480, both of which would have criminalized bestiality, made it out of the Kentucky House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, and never received a committee vote there.

    Kentucky is one of nine states that do not have a ban on the sexual abuse of animals.

  • Bald is beautiful

     

    In its 10th year of operation in Campbellsville, St. Baldrick’s has surpassed $400,000 raised for pediatric cancer research after Saturday’s head shaving event at Powell Gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Lead organizer Donna Wise said the organization had met its goal of reaching $34,150 this year, which placed it over its 10-year goal of $400,000.

  • Bill would require some hospitals to report drug abuse

    A bill sitting on Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk at press time is designed to curb the abuse of prescription drugs, and Taylor Regional Hospital would be affected by the bill.

    House Bill 314, which would tighten the reporting of toxicology screenings by Kentucky hospitals, passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives last month, and passed in the Kentucky Senate last week.

  • Fans across state ‘flip’ for Jolly

     

    Most people in Taylor County know him as “Jolly.” At Taylor County High School basketball games, he has become quite a sensation, known for his exceptional ability to perform backflips.

    After the Taylor County Cardinals boys’ basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Boys’ Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena in Lexington last week, Damond Jolly became known to thousands across the state of Kentucky and across the country.

  • Documentary featuring Green River to be shown March 30 at civic center

     

    A documentary that heavily features Green River will be shown later this month at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “Kentucky Wild Rivers: Secrets of Discovery” will be shown Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Campbellsville University professor Dr. Richie Kessler will be there to discuss the film. Admission is free.

    “There are a number of scenes in the documentary that feature the Green River, along with other beautiful wild rivers in the state,” said Kessler.