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  • Young, Allen to meet for mayor in fall

     

    The votes have been counted from Tuesday’s primary election, and the November general election ballot is officially set after 35 percent of voters went to the polls.

    In the nonpartisan race for mayor of Campbellsville, the top two voter getters who will advance to the fall race are incumbent Tony Young and Brenda Allen. Young has served two terms and is seeking his third against Allen, who also has two terms under her belt.

  • Taylor County School District set to announce new superintendent hire tomorrow

     

    The Taylor County School District will have a new superintendent by Saturday morning. 

    The Board of Education has called a special-called meeting for 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The only business item on the agenda is "approval of new superintendent hire and contract." 

  • Campbellsville School District discusses 2018-2019 tentative budget

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the 2018-2019 tentative budget to the CIS Board of Education at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Kidwell said the budget is tentative right now as they await more information from the state before finalizing it. He said the district will have a projected carry forward balance of $1,960,000, a little lower than usual, but that was due to several large projects this year.

  • 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.