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  • County teachers attend rally

     

    More than 60 teachers from the Taylor County School District traveled to Frankfort last Friday to take part in a rally involving educators from across the state. 

    The number of teachers attending the rally led to school being cancelled in the district on Friday, as Taylor County joined with around 40 other school districts in the state cancelling school for the day. 

  • Local students accepted into military academies

     

    Mikey Sanford, Taylor County High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

     The Sanford family has an honorable history of attending military academies, and Mikey Sanford, a senior at Taylor County High School, is continuing that rich history.

    Mikey recently found out that he was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a prestigious acceptance as just a little more than 12 percent of applicants to the academy are granted acceptance.

  • Green River Ministries Cardboard Nation set for tomorrow

     

    Most people have never experienced being truly homeless, but Green River Ministries has organized an event to give citizens an opportunity to get a taste of what those who are homeless experience each night. 

    The event is called “Cardboard Nation,” according to Green River Ministries Executive Director Miranda Willis, and it is a one-night homeless simulation taking place on the lawn at the Green River Ministries office on Clem Haskins Boulevard. 

  • Salaries set at fiscal court meeting

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night and approved numerous measures during its monthly meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Among them was approving Martin Sanitation to provide Port-A-Potties for the city’s Fourth of July celebration this summer. Martin Sanitation gave the court a bid of $4,235.

  • Everything... and the kitchen sink

     

    In his 45 years living alongside Highway 210 in Campbellsville, Bob McMahan has witnessed all kinds of trash thrown into his yard.

    From bottles to fast food wrappers and everything else imaginable, McMahan and his wife, Edith, spend at least one day a week walking through their yard picking up the trash left behind by passersby.

    The only thing missing was the kitchen sink.

    Until now.

    While mowing grass on a chilly Monday afternoon, McMahan noticed a brand-new sink lying on an embankment in his front yard near the road.

  • Twenty-six indicted by grand jury

     

    A local business owner charged with shooting another man on Gowdy Street in January has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on first-degree assault charges. 

    Richard T. Fedewa, 37, owner of the Towne Motel in Campbellsville, faces a Class B felony charge after the incident on Jan. 26, in which Campbellsville Police say the victim was transported from the scene with injuries considered to be possibly life-threatening at the time. 

  • Future teachers face challenges

     

    With a month left until graduation, most college students are planning graduation festivities, spending time with friends, and beginning the process of employment applications. 

    For T.J. Rayhill, a Campbellsville University education student on the verge of graduation in May, he spent a night last week contemplating his future as an educator in the state of Kentucky. 

  • Vandals paint Miller Park with racial slur

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is investigating a vandalism incident at Miller Park.

    Multiple images on social media depict a racial slur that was spray painted on the back of at least one dugout at a baseball field at the park.

    According to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department, they are looking into the situation and asking for the public’s assistance with the incident.

  • Fiscal court annual audit shows issues

     

    Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon has released a regular annual audit of the Taylor County Fiscal Court. Harmon’s office found multiple issues during the audit.

    Finding One: The Taylor County Fiscal Court materially misstated liabilities on the fourth quarter financial report

    The first issue noted in the audit report involves misstated liabilities on the fourth quarter financial report.

    The report states that three of five liabilities reported on the fourth quarter financial statement were incorrect.

  • City political sign limit measure fails

     

    A resolution banning political signs on property owned by the city of Campbellsville received no support, and therefore no votes during Monday’s monthly City Council meeting at Campbellsville Civic Center.

    The measure, sponsored by Councilman David Nunery, looked to limit political signs being placed on city owned property – which Nunery argued made it appear as if the city was endorsing one candidate over another.