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  • 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. 

  • Grand jury indicts 16

     

    A Campbellsville man was indicted on two charges of sexual abuse first degree and one charge of attempted rape, with the victim being under 12 years of age, according to indictments from a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Dakota B. Redmon, of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville, was indicted on the charges stemming from incidents that took place between Sept. 1 and Sept. 29. 

  • Allen wins mayor, Smith is new judge

     

    The votes have been tallied in Taylor County for the 2018 general election, and Campbellsville has a new mayor, while Taylor County has a new judge-executive.

    Approximately 54.6 percent of Taylor County registered voters turned out at the polls Tuesday, as Brenda Allen defeated incumbent Tony Young in the race for Campbellsville mayor, and Republican Barry Smith defeated incumbent Democrat Eddie Rogers and independent candidate Bobby Lee Phillips in the race for Taylor County judge-executive.

  • Health Department report shows six new cases of Hepatitis A locally in October

     

    As October comes to an end, statistics from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department show six new cases of Hepatitis A were discovered in Taylor County during the month of October. 

    That matches the number of new cases from September and July locally, but is down from the peak of the outbreak in Taylor County in August, when 15 new cases were confirmed. 

    Going back to Dec. 2017, Taylor County has now recorded 38 cases of Hepatitis A.

  • 55 percent voter turnout predicted by Carney

     

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says he is projecting a 55 percent turnout for Election Day, set for next Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

    The projection, Carney said, is close to the average turnout in Taylor County for a general election with local offices on the ballot. In 2014, about 55.4 percent of Taylor County residents cast their ballots. That number was slightly higher in 2010, when voter turnout was 59.9 percent. In 2006, Taylor County saw 57.7 percent of its resident vote. 

  • Local leader Mobley dies at 84

     

    Russ Mobley, former 51st District State Representative and longtime professor at Campbellsville University, passed away Friday following an illness. 

    Mobley served in the Kentucky House of Representatives for the 51st District, serving Taylor and Adair counties. He served in the state legislature from 2000-2009, winning election as a Republican after former representative Ricky Lee Cox opted not to seek re-election. 

  • City moves Trick or Treat hours to Tuesday

     

    The City of Campbellsville has decided to move Trick or Treat hours to Tuesday due to pending inclement weather forecasted for Wednesday evening. 

    Trick or Treat hours will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. According to the city's Facebook page, individual organizations and community events will change at their own discretion.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain and potential for storms to develop Wednesday evening, prompting the change by city officials. 

  • Let there be rock!

     

    People in the Campbellsville area may have noticed something a little different when scanning through their radio dials. 

    Forcht Broadcasting recently launched The Rock 106.7 FM and 1450 AM, playing Classic Rock X music, which has a basis of classic rock music with a little newer rock music incorporated, as well. 

  • Election Preview: Mayor, County Judge-Executive, Sheriff, and District Judge

     

    • This is the third in a four-part series previewing the 2018 general election. This week focuses on the races for Taylor County Judge-Executive, Mayor of Campbellsville, Taylor County Sheriff, and 11th District Judge, Division 2. 

     

  • Extension provides a century of service

     

    The Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office is celebrating 100 years of service to the community this year. 

    For the past century, the Extension Office has provided the citizens of Taylor County with a variety of services, information, and programming aimed at bettering the lives of local citizens. 

    The Taylor County Extension Office is operated through the University of Kentucky as one of the state’s land-grant colleges.