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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.

  • Wise sponsors bill for direct wine shipments

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Direct shipment of wine to consumers would become legal under a bill that advanced in the state Senate today.

    “This is something we have been talking about a long time,” said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, chairman of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee, the legislative panel that advanced the measure, known as Senate Bill 99.

  • Goodbye to ‘Banjo Man’

    Mike Stunson

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Neal James, better known as “The Banjo Man” and friend of “The Turtleman” on Animal Planet’s “The Call of the Wildman” died Friday, according to the Washington County coroner.

    James, 55, died at the Isaiah House in Willisburg, where he had been helping people battling substance abuse, according to Coroner Len Benedict. Prior to his death, James has been in and out of the hospital with cardiac issues, Benedict said.

  • Goodbye to ‘Banjo Man’

    Mike Stunson

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    Neal James, better known as “The Banjo Man” and friend of “The Turtleman” on Animal Planet’s “The Call of the Wildman” died Friday, according to the Washington County coroner.

  • Wise sponsors bill for direct wine shipments

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Direct shipment of wine to consumers would become legal under a bill that advanced in the state Senate today.

    “This is something we have been talking about a long time,” said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, chairman of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee, the legislative panel that advanced the measure, known as Senate Bill 99.

  • Taylor County Fiscal Court hears airport terminal building proposal

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court heard a proposal from the Taylor County Airport Board of Directors about building a new terminal building at Tuesday night’s regular meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Employees of Palmer Engineering spoke to the magistrates and county Judge-Executive Barry Smith about the plans to develop a new terminal building in the coming months.

  • Death investigation in Tennessee has Campbellsville connection

     

    A death investigation into two individuals found inside a burning car in Dyersburg, Tennessee, has connections to Campbellsville. 

    According to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, a 2019 White Ford Edge was discovered ablaze near the I-155 exit in Dyersburg at around 2:43 a.m. Saturday. The Dyer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the vehicle was registered to a car rental agency in Campbellsville, but it is not yet known which company the car was rented from.

  • Time for a change

     

    I’ve spent my entire adult career in journalism, beginning work in this field just a few months after my 18th birthday. I was a wide-eyed high school senior who took on the task of taking some photos and writing up recaps of local baseball and softball games for my hometown newspaper, which I had grown up reading. 

  • Remembering the life and legacy of Judy Cox

     

    Members of the community gathered together Friday afternoon at the Campbellsville Civic Center to remember the late Judy Cox, who served as the director of the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce for 16 years. Cox passed away in September 2018 at the age of 72. 

    The brief ceremony culminated with a ribbon cutting and dedication of a conference room at the Civic Center named in Cox’s honor. 

  • Cakes by Camille set to make Food Network debut Monday

     

    A Main Street business will be hitting national television airwaves Monday night. 

    Cakes by Camille, a local cupcake shop/bakery located at 111 East Main Street in Campbellsville, will be featured on the Food Network program “Winner Cake All.”

    Owner Shanon Camille O’Banion and Andrea Harmon were featured on the show. Their episode will air at 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. 

    They will be hosting a watch party at the store that night, beginning at 8 p.m.