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  • Mayor Brenda Allen has a lengthy list of goals and a lot of optimism

     

    Newly-elected Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen has a lengthy list of things she wants to get accomplished since taking office last week, but Allen says she has a lot of optimism as she begins her second stint in the mayor’s office. 

  • McKinney raises questions about more than $600 thousand in city funds for sports complex

     

    The first 2019 meeting of the Campbellsville City Council was held Monday night, and new Councilman Stan McKinney wasted little time asking what the city plans to do with the money set aside for the sports complex.

    Former Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young has long wanted a sports complex to be built in the city, and there was $613,842.63 in the city’s sports complex bank account through Nov. 30.

    McKinney wanted to know if the city could use that money on other projects, namely Miller Park.

  • MLK reception set for Saturday, Jan. 19

     

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Civic League will be hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reception at the Taylor County Extension Office, 1143 South Columbia Avenue, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. EST. 

  • Max Wise legislative survey available

     

    Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) would like to provide the attached legislative survey to his constituents in the 16th Senate District.  This questionnaire will allow individuals to weigh in on the issues they find important and bring them to the attention of Senator Wise for the 2019 Legislative Session.  Constituents wishing to participate may fill out the questions and return them to the address provided with the survey.

    The survey can be accessed through the attached PDF.

  • 2018 Year in Review

     

    January

    • Dr. James A. “Papa Doc” Ewing celebrated his retirement from Taylor Regional Hospital with a reception attended by family, coworkers and friends. Ewing helped thousands of local patients in more than 40 years at Taylor Regional Hospital. 

    • Former Campbellsville University Athletic Director and Hall of Fame member Don Bishop passed away at the age of 82, leaving a lasting legacy behind at CU.

  • New driver's licenses to be available in Taylor County in April

     

    As part of Kentucky’s ongoing initiative to become compliant with the federal REAL ID Law, the state will begin its phased rollout of new driver’s licenses in March and finishing in May.

  • Rogers presides over final fiscal court meeting as CJE

     

    Tuesday night marked the last Fiscal Court meeting for Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, who served in that capacity for a total of 16 years.

    The meeting was originally scheduled for Dec. 11, but was pushed back to Tuesday at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Rogers was presented with a blanket commemorating some of the achievements that happened under his watch, including the county’s new fire department, improved roads across the county and several other accomplishments.

  • Expansion to bring 135 jobs locally

     

    A Campbellsville company will be expanding and relocating, adding more than 100 jobs in the process, according to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.

    Bevin announced Friday that Frost-Arnett Co., an accounts-receivable management company operating in Campbellsville for nearly two decades, will create 135 full-time jobs and invest $2.84 million as it relocates to a new office within the community. 

  • Raikes sworn in as new Taylor County School Board member

     

    The Taylor County Board of Education swore in a new board member at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday. 

    Tommy “T.J.” Raikes won an uncontested race for the board’s 4th District seat in November, the seat that has been most recently occupied by Jan Burkhead, who chose not to seek election to the seat after being appointed by the office of the Kentucky Commissioner of Education last year. Monday was the last board meeting for Burkhead.

  • Local church the subject of new television series

     

    “I set up a physical location in a place that was a dry county, where you couldn’t even buy a beer, and I’m slinging the strongest psychedelic known to man,” says Steve Hupp in the opening episode of the latest Viceland documentary series “Kentucky Ayahuasca.”

    Local residents Steve and Teri Hupp are featured in the show, which began airing late last month. The show centers on Steve, Teri, and their team at Aya Quest, the church they opened in Campbellsville a couple years ago.