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  • Do you know where to vote?

     

    The primary election is just five days away, taking place on Tuesday, May 22.

    Polls will be open for voters to cast their ballots from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. With tightly contested races for mayor of Campbellsville, magistrate seats on the fiscal court, district judge, and circuit court clerk among others, local residents will have plenty of options on Election Day.

    For those who are unsure of where they must go to vote, we have provided a list of Election Day polling places below, courtesy of the Taylor County Clerk’s Office.

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue awarded $17,000 grant

     

    Campbellsville Fire-Rescue recently received a grant for more than $17,000 for new rescue and safety equipment through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

    The grant money, according to Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Chief Chris Taylor, was used to purchase six sets of turnout gear and four sets of swiftwater rescue personnel protective equipment.

    The new gear will replace several sets of older gear that was nearing the end of its lifespan, ensuring that fire-rescue personnel have proper equipment while out in the field.

  • Taylor County man arrested following short pursuit

     

    A Taylor County man was arrested after a short pursuit beginning on South Central Avenue and ending on Bell Avenue, according to a Kentucky State Police report. 

  • Wise mentioned as potential Governor candidate

     

    Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, is just finishing up his first term as Senator for Kentucky’s 16th District, and he is running again for the seat in November, where write-in candidate Nicole Britton is challenging him. 

    During Wise’s first term in the state legislature, his first venture into public office, he has turned some heads among those involved in Kentucky politics and has done so enough to garner speculation that he could potentially be a candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2019. 

  • Campbellsville man arrested after multiple robberies Thursday night

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested on five counts of first-degree robbery following a series of robberies that occurred Thursday night. 

    According to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department, Richard Conner, 39, was arrested just a little after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night near Bell Court. He faces five counts of first-degree robbery, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, and menacing, according to the report. 

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue preparing for summer busy season on the water

     

    With warmer weather, people are taking part in outdoor activities more frequently. For a lot of people, that means being out on the water in some capacity, whether that is going out for a boat ride or swimming at Green River Lake, or going kayaking along the river. 

    For the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations Unit, it means an increase in call volume for water rescues and increased training in preparing for the summer months ahead. 

  • Primary Election Day less than two weeks away

     

    Less than two weeks remain until voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots for several local offices. 

    The May primary election will be held Tuesday, May 22, with polls being open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • City to hire resource officer for Campbellsville Independent Schools

     

    The Campbellsville City Council approved a measure to help the Campbellsville Independent School District move one step closer to hiring a school resource officer in Monday’s regular meeting at City Hall.

    CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith and Mayor Tony Young have had discussions since late January about the possibility of bringing aboard a school resource officer at the high school and middle school campus.

  • CU students continue St. Baldrick's event

     

    For a while, it seemed as if the annual St. Baldrick’s Shaving for a Cure event would not be taking place in Campbellsville, but a group of Campbellsville University students made sure the tradition continued by organizing and holding the event Saturday afternoon. 

    Campbellsville University’s Student Government Association took the lead in organizing the event, led by CU sophomore Rebekah Mobley, an Elizabethtown native. 

  • Taylor County sees decrease in unemployment

     

    New statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show Taylor County experienced an overall drop in unemployment in the year 2017 compared to the year 2016, as well as a decrease in unemployment from March 2017 to March 2018. 

    Taylor County’s unemployment fell 0.6 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the report, which provides unemployment statistics for each county in Kentucky, as well as comparable rates for the state and nation.