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  • Taylor schools enter agreement with city to repair parking lot

     

    The Taylor County School Board and the Campbellsville City Council entered into an interlocal agreement Monday night that looks to benefit both parties.

    New Superintendent of Taylor County Schools Charles Higdon Jr. sought a partnership with the city to help cover paving the back parking lot at Taylor County Middle School. The parking lot, which provides access to Shaw Field and the football stadium/track, is littered with potholes and numerous other issues that could prove problematic if they aren’t taken care of as soon as possible.

  • Man charged in stabbing, cuts his own throat as police talk to him

     

    A Campbellsville man was stabbed multiple times late Sunday night, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    The incident took place at 11:40 p.m. Sunday night at 122 Watson Court in Campbellsville. Upon arrival on the scene, police found Bradley Ratcliff, of Campbellsville, with multiple stab wounds to his body.

  • Carney elected to key position with regional education board

     

    Taylor County educator and state representative Bam Carney has been elected vice chair of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Legislative Advisory Council.

    The Southern Regional Education Board is a nonprofit based out of Atlanta that works to improve public education at every level, including by providing state leaders with reliable data and opportunities to collaborate in order to share resources and ideas. Founded in 1948, the board is chaired by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who was also recently elected to serve a one-year term.

  • Storm slams Taylor County

     

    A second microburst wind hit Taylor County and Campbellsville in 13 days last Thursday evening, leading to substantial damage around the county.

    Several downed trees and power lines were reported throughout the city, with most of the damage occurring in the Forest Hills subdivision near Taylor County High School and in the neighborhood surrounding Campbellsville High School.

  • Storm debris cleanup set for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday

    Campbellsville and Taylor County residents will be allowed to bring debris from Thursday's storm to the old Fruit of the Loom property Saturday, Monday and Tuesday to be disposed of.

  • Arrest made after robbery, attempted rape at local business

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday afternoon after robbing a consignment store and attempting to rape a clerk working there.

    Michael H. Adams, 50, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on first-degree attempted rape and first-degree robbery charges.

  • New TCHS principal named

     

    The Taylor County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has made a recommendation for the school’s next leader.

    Jonathan Hall received the approval of the council and the recommendation will be presented to the Taylor County Board of Education at its next meeting on July 9.

  • New preschool will begin this fall

     

    Parents will have a new preschool option for their children this fall.

    Campbellsville First United Methodist Church recently began accepting applications for its new preschool program, First Blessings Preschool.

    The program will be for children ages 3 and 4, according to Mallory Sluder, director of First Blessings Preschool and the teacher for 4-year-olds, and has a faith-based curriculum called My Father’s World.

  • Arrest made after robbery, attempted rape at local business

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday afternoon after robbing a consignment store and attempting to rape a clerk working there.

    Michael H. Adams, 50, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on first-degree attempted rape and first-degree robbery charges.

  • Grand jury indicts 18

     

    A Columbia man was indicted on a sodomy charge with the victim being under 12 years of age by a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Chaz A. Shofner, 22, of Columbia, was indicted on the charge, which is a Class A felony, punishable by 20-50 years in jail or life imprisonment, according to Kentucky Revised Statute 532.060. 

    The alleged offense(s) occurred between Dec. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016, according to the indictment.