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  • School Safety bill sponsored by Wise passes Kentucky Senate without dissent

     Legislative Research Commission

    The School Safety and Resiliency Act – the number one priority of the General Assembly’s leadership – passed out of the Kentucky Senate without dissent.

  • Campbellsville Police respond to injury accident

     

    Staff Report

    A 17-year-old female was transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after an injury accident.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the accident occurred at about 9:16 a.m. on Highway 527, or North Central Avenue.

    Police said an investigation by Officer Jeromy Burris determined that a 2006 Suzuki, operated by 17-year-old Madison Page of Campbellsville, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

  • Heatwave to hit Taylor County

    An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Central Kentucky.

    The warning takes effect this Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

    "Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities," read a statement from the NWS.

  • Pageants collect toys for charity

    Peyton Lawson, head coach at Pey’s Campbellsville Pageant Productions, hosted Campbellsville’s Fourth of July pageants at Hamilton Auditorium on June 29.

    Participants were tasked with gathering toy donations for the Toys for Kids program and collected 2,593 items in total, with proceeds from pageant admission going towards the program as well.

    The winners advancing to Kentucky Festivals State competition in November are:

    Baby Miss Campbellsville Fourth of July 2019: Adeline Kate Salmon

  • Gigabit internet available in Campbellsville

    Comcast announced recently that high-speed gigabit internet, often seen in larger cities like Louisville or Lexington, would soon be available in Campbellsville.

    Thanks to upgrades by Comcast to the headend — the control center that manages cable signals in an area — customers in central Kentucky will be able to upgrade to gigabit speeds as long as they have a DOCSIS 3.1 compatible modem, which they can purchase individually or rent from Comcast.

  • Food delivery service coming to Campbellsville

    Campbellsville residents will soon be able to enjoy local restaurants without ever leaving the comforts of their home.

    This is thanks to Food of Your Mood, a food delivery service that will be expanding its reach into Campbellsville in the near future.

    According to Destiny Locke, who started off as a driver for the company but is now the area manager for Bardstown and Campbellsville, Food of Your Mood originally began in 2007 but didn’t gain much traction in its early form.

  • ‘That’s a recipe for disaster’

    Kentucky residents no longer need a license to carry a concealed handgun and are no longer required to take the training classes necessary to get that license.

    This law became official as of June 28, 2019, when Kentucky Senate Bill 150 removed the requirement for a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon (CCDW) permit.

    Despite the change, though, some still suggest getting the license anyway.

  • City approves the Historic District Design Guidelines

    The Campbellsville Local Historic District Design Guidelines were a main point of discussion during last week’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Donna Logsdon, Campbellsville Main Street Director, spoke briefly about the design guidelines, which set standards for how property owners in the Historic District should renovate or update their buildings to maintain the architectural style, as well as how the city can work on things like sidewalks or street lamps while maintaining historical accuracy and aesthetic. The guidelines were written in 2018.

  • County schools hope to improve energy efficiency

    Ben Buckner, a net zero energy engineer working with CMTA Energy Solutions in Louisville, stole the show at Monday’s Taylor County School Board meeting with a presentation detailing the engineering firm’s plan for drastically improving the district’s energy efficiency.

  • Antique Tractor Show celebrating 30-year anniversary

    Tractors have seen many stages of development since they became mainstream equipment on rural farms, and for Wayne Livesay, this is why antique tractor shows remain popular to this day.