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  • Adams indicted for robbery and attempted rape

    A Campbellsville man accused of robbing a local consignment store and attempting to rape the clerk was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Michael H. Adams, of Crescent Hill Manor in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery (a Class B felony), first-degree assault (also a Class B felony), and attempted rape first degree (a Class C felony). 

  • Campbellsville High School begins principal search

     

    Campbellsville High School has begun looking for its third principal in three years. 

    Former CHS Principal David Petett will be transferring to the district’s central office as director of food service and federal programs. 

    Petett served as CHS principal during the 2017-2018 school year, moving from another central office position as the district’s Transportation Director. He succeeded now CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith as principal. 

  • Candidates visit Campbellsville

     

    Political season was brought into full swing Monday night with a dinner hosted by the Taylor County Democratic Women headlined by Kentucky Attorney General and governor candidate Andy Beshear and House Democrat Leader Rocky Adkins, who told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that he is “strongly considering” a run for governor in 2019.

    The event served as a fundraiser for the local Democratic Party, with several items auctioned off through the night and tickets being sold for the dinner.

  • Road closure set for next week

     

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced that a road closure will take place on KY 1798 (Stoner Creek Road) for repairs beginning on Monday, July 23 and lasting through Friday, July 27. 

    The closure will affect the stretch of road between Sullivan Road and Old Stoner Creek Road, approximately a half-mile stretch. 

    Up to Sullivan school will be accessible from the Acton end of Stoner Creek from KY 70, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Public Information Officer Chris Jessie. 

  • 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.