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  • Principal changes come for Taylor School District

     

    Taylor County Middle School named a new principal at Tuesday’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting, while a vacancy for principal at Taylor County High School opened up. 

    The personnel report presented at Tuesday’s meeting showed that Sara Tucker, who served as the interim principal at TCMS since January, was hired as the permanent principal at TCMS. Tucker was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Danita Johnson. 

  • Campbellsville man dies after accidental shooting

     

    A 20-year-old Campbellsville man was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later passed away following an accidental shooting last Wednesday at the Lucky Vista Motel. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man with an accidental gunshot wound to the head just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. 

    TCSO, along with Campbellsville Police and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS, responded to the scene and discovered 20-year-old Tyson Rice inside the motel. 

  • CIS School Resource Officer position approved

     

    In an effort to improve school safety across the district, the Campbellsville Independent School District approved the creation of a school resource officer position. 

    The creation of the district SRO has been in the works for a few months, with ongoing discussions between Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson, and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, dating back to late January. 

  • Man arrested after robbery spree Tuesday night

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday night after robbing one local business at gunpoint while attempting to rob two others. 

    Campbellsville Police say 35-year-old William K. Graham of Campbellsville was arrested near apartment buildings on Risen Avenue after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Road at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

  • Bright appointed as 5th District Magistrate

     

    Alvin Derrick Bright has been appointed to finish the unexpired term left by Ed Gorin for the 5th District magistrate seat on the Taylor County Fiscal Court. 

    Bright, who is vying for election to the position and won the Republican primary last month to move on to the November general election, was appointed to the seat and sworn in last Wednesday. 

  • Honoring Bobby

    Former Central Kentucky News-Journal sports editor Bobby Brockman was honored Thursday as the newest member of the Campbellsville Youth Baseball league's Hall of Fame.

    Bobby, who passed away in January, had been involved with the league since his playing days in the late 1960s and then began covering the league for the CKNJ in the late 1980s.

  • Campbellsville Police warning of scam

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is warning the public of a possible scam. Unknown person(s) are contacting the public by phone and identifying themselves as a Campbellsville Police Officer. They are then telling them that they have an outstanding warrant and attempting to get the person to pay the warrant over the phone. 

  • Kosair Grant provides handicap-accessible playground equipment at TCPC

     

    Playground time is essential for young students. 

    At Taylor County Primary Center, first-grade teacher Brooke Downey and speech-language pathologist Erin Whitlock recently teamed up to make sure the playground was more inclusive for students with disabilities. 

    The two collaboratively wrote a grant and were awarded nearly $6,000 that was used to purchase handicap-accessible playground equipment for the school’s playground. 

  • Library kicks off summer reading program

     

    The Taylor County Public Library was full of children and their parents on Friday evening as the library staff kicked off their summer reading program. 

    With an Elvis Presley impersonator, karaoke, limbo contests, and much more, the library was quite a hot spot for entertainment to get area youth and teens involved and excited for the upcoming programs. 

    Taylor County Public Library has several programs available for youth, teens, and all ages this summer. 

  • Higdon ready to embrace superintendent role

     

    Charles Higdon, Jr., applied when the Taylor County Superintendent position last opened in 2009. He was principal of Taylor County High School at the time, a position he had only been in for two years. 

    At the time, he knew he wasn’t ready to be a superintendent, but he wanted the experience. He knew that being Superintendent of Taylor County Schools was his ultimate dream. 

    “Throughout my career, I feel like that is something I was always ultimately working towards,” Higdon said.