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  • 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.

  • Sheriff's office hosts active shooter simulator

     

    There were sounds of gunfire coming from the fiscal court courtroom last week at the Taylor County courthouse, but there was no reason for alarm. Taylor County Sheriff’s Office deputies and others were participating in an active shooter simulator.

    The simulator was provided to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO), through which the county receives insurance for employees.

  • Local legislators discuss state pension bill

     

    Last Thursday was one of the more eventful days in the legislative chambers of Frankfort as SB 151, a bill originally dealing with local wastewater/sewer provisions, was transformed into a bill that provided drastic changes to Kentucky’s ailing pension system for state employees.

  • Jail continues to face overcrowding issue

     

    As jails and prisons around Kentucky debate the next steps with a majority holding more inmates than beds, the Taylor County Detention Center has not been immune to the jail overcrowding situation in the state. 

    A report in the Central Kentucky News-Journal last March detailed the overcrowding problem, and statistics show that the problem is showing no signs of letting up, either at the Taylor County Detention Center or any of the other jails in Kentucky. 

  • Campbellsville native Hannah Ellis flourishing in Nashville

     

    Hannah Ellis moved to Nashville with one goal in mind: to make a career in the music industry. 

    It has taken a lot of hard work, but now, Ellis is seeing her career as a singer/songwriter take off in ways she only imagined before. 

    Her new single, “ILYSoWhat” has increasingly grown in popularity, and the music video for the song has received significant playtime on Country Music Television (CMT). 

    The Campbellsville native has been thrilled to see the attention her music has been receiving. 

  • Snowy Owl pays visit to Taylor County

     

    A rare Snowy Owl, normally found in northern Canada, has temporarily made its home in Taylor County.

    For several weeks now, the bird has been spotted in the Cave Road area, where it continued to be seen regularly as of Tuesday.

  • Trailblazing African American Williams passes away at 94

     

    The day George Williams passed away, a tear ran down his cheek.

    Just over a year after being diagnosed with a drug-resistant urinary tract infection, Williams’ battle was over. He passed away last Friday evening at the age of 94, leaving behind a life well lived.

    But like he did with everything life threw his way, Williams fought to the end. That’s just the man he was, his second wife, Celia, said Tuesday afternoon.