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  • Campbellsville Baptist Church volunteers at Grace Centers of Hope

     

    Campbellsville Baptist Church traveled to Pontiac, Michigan from June 23 – 29, to volunteer with Grace Centers of Hope (GCH), one of the leading faith-based organizations in southeast Michigan. GCH is daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty, abuse and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope provides transitional and emergency shelter to 150-200 men, women and children, in addition to serving more than 100,000 meals each year. 

  • Comer says upcoming farm bill is key for Kentuckians

     

    U.S. Rep. James Comer, the representative for Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Taylor County, has his sights set on providing some help to Kentucky’s ailing farmers as commodity prices continue to drop. 

    That job became a little easier when Comer was announced as a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the first Kentucky congressman to serve on that committee in nearly three decades. 

  • Jones named CHS Principal

     

    Weston Jones will be making the jump from an assistant principal position to a principal position this school year. 

    Jones, 32, was selected Monday morning by the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council to be the next leader of Campbellsville High School. Jones just finished his first year as an assistant principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, his first administrative position in the district, which he has worked in for the last nine years. 

  • Five cases of Hepatitis A confirmed locally since 2017

     

    A recent release from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department stated there have been five confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Taylor County since August 2017, although none of the cases involve food service employees, according to LCDHD Senior Epidemiologist Amanda England. 

    One of those cases occurred last year and four have been confirmed over the course of this year, according to LCDHD. 

  • Man arrested in Tuesday home invasion

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after a crime spree Tuesday night where he attempted to rob several individuals, broke into homes, and assaulted two individuals, according to Campbellsville Police.

    According to a CPD release, Joseph Kameron Hughes, 18, was arrested and faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief, attempted auto theft, fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault, and menacing.  

  • Campbellsville Police investigating Dollar General robbery

     

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information regarding a burglary that occurred early Saturday morning at the Dollar General store on New Columbia Road. 

    According to a CPD report, after viewing surveillance footage, police have determined that a white male wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans was involved. 

    No further description of the suspect was available at time of publication from CPD. 

  • Two more cleanup days announced for remaining storm debris

     

    Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers announced two more cleanup days from the microburst storm that hit the area two weeks ago.

    During Thursday’s special called meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, Judge Rogers announced July 27 and July 28 as additional days residents can bring storm debris to the old Fruit of the Loom site off Highway 55.

    Times are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28.

    “That should finalize all of the cleanup from the storm that we had two weeks ago,” Judge Rogers said.

  • 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.