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Today's News

  • Search continues to hire new TCHS principal

     

    They know what they're looking for, and hope to find it soon.

    The search is continuing for who will replace Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned from the post on June 19. He has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Those wanting to apply for the TCHS principal job can do so through July 19.

  • Safety committee meets

    They want everyone to be safe, and are taking steps to ensure that happens.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members have formed a safety committee, after receiving a recommendation to do so by the Kentucky Association of Counties, to which Taylor County belongs.

    Dwayne Litton, safety and loss control representative at KACO, said to magistrates at the committee's first meeting on Tuesday afternoon, that the county is very fortunate to not have experienced many workplace injuries.

  • Resident pleads guilty to federal charges

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges and now faces as much as two decades in prison.

    According to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office, Joshua Riley Spangler, 28, appeared in United States District Court on Monday before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II. A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Spangler on Nov. 20, 2013.

    On Monday, Spangler pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed Cecilian Bank in Sonora of $1,019 on Jan. 15, 2013.

  • County could maintain gravel roads

    Magistrates are moving forward with once again accepting gravel roads into the county road system.

    On Tuesday, Taylor County Fiscal Court members agreed to draft an amendment to its current subdivision ordinance that states the requirements for a road to be added to the county's road maintenance system.

    Now, residents wanting the county to maintain their roads must submit a request and then abide by several requirements, one being that the road is blacktopped.

  • Work progressing on Habitat for Humanity House

     

    Measure twice, cut once was the motto of the day as volunteers for Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity worked to frame the walls of the house they are building on Wickliffe Avenue on Tuesday.

    Ricky Malone, co-founder of the local chapter, said the group started framing on Monday and are planning to work on the house again today if the weather cooperates. He said the foundation for the house was poured a few weeks ago.

  • Campbellsville L.L. 12s wear District 5 crown

     

  • It’ll keep going around in circles

     

  • Police investigating burglary at pharmacy

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a burglary at a local pharmacy.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers received a report of the burglary at Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy when owners were opening the business at 7:25 a.m. on Friday.

    The report states that the perpetrators entered the business through a rear door of an adjacent business and then cut their way through a wall to get inside the pharmacy. The alarm system was disabled, preventing notification to police.

    Narcotics and cash were taken.

  • Recycling growing in popularity with residents

     

    It's working well, and the community seems to be embracing it more and more.

    In March, the county turned over operation of the Taylor County Recycling Center to the Taylor County Detention Center.

    The decision came more than a year and a half after the county took over operation of the center from the city as part of an agreement to fund Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority.

    As a result of the jail operating the recycling center, there are no longer any paid personnel working there.

  • State child care funding restored

    More than a year after cuts to the Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program that caused thousands of low-income families to lose their eligibility for child care subsidies, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that funding will now be restored.

    In an effort to save Kentucky's Department for Community Based Services an estimated $57.8 million during the 2014 fiscal year, a freeze on CCAP applications went into effect in April 2013 and continued until the fiscal year ended June 30.