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  • Standoff ends with shooting

     

    A standoff that lasted several hours between law enforcement and a man inside a residence on Greensburg Road ended with the man being flown to Louisville for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

    A report from the Taylor Count Sheriff’s Office stated that Kenneth Losch of Campbellsville was flown from the scene. His condition was not known at press time. 

  • Richerson has been cutting hair for 50 years

     

    Max Richerson has seen a lot in his 50-plus years of being a barber in the Campbellsville community.

    Max’s Barber Shop sits off South Central Avenue. After opening the shop in Feb. 1968, Richerson said things have changed a lot in the community, but he still has a lot of love for his hometown, the place he has called home all his life. Even after going to barber school in Louisville, Richerson knew he would find his way back to his hometown. 

  • Gov. Bevin visits Campbellsville

     

    Discussion centered on the topics of adoption and foster care at a community forum featuring Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at Campbellsville University Friday. 

    Bevin held a community forum at Gheens Recital Hall Friday morning with a large crowd in attendance. This was the 18th such forum that Bevin has held in cities across the state, with this one featuring the topic of adoption and foster care more prominently than in other forums. 

  • Moreland leaving Central Kentucky News-Journal

     

    Jeff Moreland, publisher of the Central Kentucky News-Journal, will be starting a new chapter in his life and career.

    Moreland, who has been with the newspapers’ parent company Landmark Community Newspapers for 13 years, has accepted a communications position with Isaiah House, a faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center for men.

  • Campbellsville Schools expanding preschool due to high enrollment

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education members heard positive news about the district’s preschool program Monday night, as Superintendent Kirby Smith told the board he was proposing the district hire another preschool teacher and instructional assistant to handle a high number of students in the program. 

  • Thank you for your service!

     

    It was standing room only at the National Guard Armory on Broadway Sunday afternoon for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. 

  • Local voter turnout about as expected

     

    Taylor County’s voter turnout for the 2018 November election ranks 17th of Kentucky’s 120 counties, according to voter turnout statistics from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office. 

    On Election Day, 10,117 voters made their way to the polls, which amounted to 54.61 percent of registered voters in Taylor County. Voter turnout in Taylor County was very close to the projection Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney gave before the election in which he projected turnout locally would be 55 percent. 

  • Taylor Schools look at later start

     

    Barring any changes, the Taylor County School District is planning to start the 2019-2020 school year a little later than usual.

    The Taylor County Board of Education approved the first reading of the 2019-2020 school calendar Monday night at the board of education meeting. The proposed plan involves a later start for the school year, with the first day of school being set for Aug. 21. The proposed last day is tentatively scheduled for May 22, but that date is likely to change with inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • Stallworth steps down as TC boys' hoops coach

    Maze Stallworth has stepped down as head coach of the Taylor County High School boys' basketball team after two seasons.

  • Arts series continues with Celtic music trio

     

    The next installment of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is set for Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring “na Skylark”, a Central Kentucky Celtic music trio dedicated to playing the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Ireland’s national instruments: the Irish harp, and the Irish uilleann (“elbow”) pipes.

    The show will be at Gheens Recital Hall on the campus of Campbellsville University beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at approximately 6:30 p.m.