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  • Conner indicted in May robberies

     

    A Campbellsville man was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on 21 criminal charges after robbing three Campbellsville University students at knifepoint, then threatening a store clerk with a knife before robbing two other individuals at their homes. 

  • A Fine Farm Family

     

    Randall Caulk grew up on his family farm on Finley Ridge Road in Taylor County, and he still calls that farm home today. His decades of hard work and dedication are what led the Taylor County Fair Board to present him and his wife, Linda Haydon Caulk, with the 2018 Finest Farm Family Award.

    Randall said the award is special because he is a small farmer.

    “I wasn’t expecting this, but it means a lot to me,” he said.

  • Petition circulating to bring dog park to Campbellsville

     

    A petition is circulating locally to create a dog park in the Campbellsville/Taylor County community. 

    Dylan Ford, an assistant track and cross country coach at Campbellsville University, recently started the petition with a small group of friends to create a safe place for people to bring their dogs to and let them play. 

  • Mayor addresses many city topics at Chamber Luncheon

     

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was the featured speaker at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday. 

    Young, in his “State of the City” address, spoke on many of the most notable concerns regarding the city, including the city pool, city streets, sewage overflows at Miller Park, the increase in pension contributions, and more. 

    The Pool

  • 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.