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Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration drawing near

By Zac Oakes


Main Street will soon be bustling with people, vendors, and music, and fireworks will light up the sky over Campbellsville. 

The city’s Fourth of July celebration is on the horizon, celebrating its 43rd consecutive year, and the Fourth of July Committee is continuing to put in several hours to ensure that this year’s celebration is a success. 

The theme for the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration this year is “Celebrating Family, Faith, and Freedom.” 


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Derrick Bright attends first meeting as new magistrate

Fiscal Court passes budget

By Josh Claywell


The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at Tuesday night’s special called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

The new budget has $5,302,780.00 in the general fund, $4,152,476 in the jail fund, $1,984,584 in the road fund and $40 in the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund for a total of $11,439,880.

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Grand jury indicts total of 29

Conner indicted in May robberies

By The Staff


A Campbellsville man was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on 21 criminal charges after robbing three Campbellsville University students at knifepoint, then threatening a store clerk with a knife before robbing two other individuals at their homes. 

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A Fine Farm Family

By Moreland Jeff



Randall Caulk grew up on his family farm on Finley Ridge Road in Taylor County, and he still calls that farm home today. His decades of hard work and dedication are what led the Taylor County Fair Board to present him and his wife, Linda Haydon Caulk, with the 2018 Finest Farm Family Award.

Randall said the award is special because he is a small farmer.

“I wasn’t expecting this, but it means a lot to me,” he said.

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The group has gathered more than 300 signatures so far

Petition circulating to bring dog park to Campbellsville

By Zac Oakes


A petition is circulating locally to create a dog park in the Campbellsville/Taylor County community. 

Dylan Ford, an assistant track and cross country coach at Campbellsville University, recently started the petition with a small group of friends to create a safe place for people to bring their dogs to and let them play. 

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Mayor speaks about pool, parks, and budget, among others

Mayor addresses many city topics at Chamber Luncheon

By Zac Oakes


Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was the featured speaker at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday. 

Young, in his “State of the City” address, spoke on many of the most notable concerns regarding the city, including the city pool, city streets, sewage overflows at Miller Park, the increase in pension contributions, and more. 

The Pool

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All students in the district will receive free or reduced lunch this year

Principal changes come for Taylor School District

By Zac Oakes


Taylor County Middle School named a new principal at Tuesday’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting, while a vacancy for principal at Taylor County High School opened up. 

The personnel report presented at Tuesday’s meeting showed that Sara Tucker, who served as the interim principal at TCMS since January, was hired as the permanent principal at TCMS. Tucker was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Danita Johnson. 

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Campbellsville man dies after accidental shooting

By The Staff


A 20-year-old Campbellsville man was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later passed away following an accidental shooting last Wednesday at the Lucky Vista Motel. 

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man with an accidental gunshot wound to the head just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. 

TCSO, along with Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS, responded to the scene and discovered 20-year-old Tyson Rice inside the motel. 

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The officer will be in place by the beginning of the school year

CIS School Resource Officer position approved

By Zac Oakes


In an effort to improve school safety across the district, the Campbellsville Independent School District approved the creation of a school resource officer position. 

The creation of the district SRO has been in the works for a few months, with ongoing discussions between Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson, and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, dating back to late January. 

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William Graham faces three robbery charges, as well as a DUI charge

Man arrested after robbery spree Tuesday night

By The Staff


A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday night after robbing one local business at gunpoint while attempting to rob two others. 

Campbellsville Police say 35-year-old William K. Graham of Campbellsville was arrested near apartment buildings on Risen Avenue after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Road at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

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