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  • Mold issues arise at Taylor County Judicial Center

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court heard about ongoing mold issues at the Taylor County Judicial Center in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Mold and humidity issues have begun wreaking havoc on the 10-year-old judicial center building and have progressively gotten worse over the last few months.

    On Aug. 10, Barry Goodin of Paul Davis Restoration in Elizabethtown contacted Environmental Safety Technologies to perform testing for possible fungal contamination in the judicial center.

  • County looks into LED energy-saving lights

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed a measure at Monday’s special called meeting that District 5 Magistrate Derrick Bright hopes will help the county’s residents save money on electricity in the future.

    Bright presented a request from the homeowner’s association of the Hidden Meadows neighborhood to install LED lighting in the subdivision. The Hidden Meadows HOA is going to pay for the work to take place, which will cost around $2,600 for 44 bulbs to be installed.

  • Comer addresses tariffs, other key issues at Chamber meeting

     

    A much-larger-than-expected crowd was on hand at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Thursday afternoon to hear U.S. Representative James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, speak. 

    Comer spoke on a number of topics, but a pressing issue that many local business owners and manufacturing representatives at the luncheon wanted to hear Comer speak on is the ongoing tariff situation between the United States and several of its trade partners. 

  • Bobby Phillips files as Independent for County Judge-Executive

     

    A new candidate has filed to run for County Judge-Executive in Taylor County as an independent candidate.

    Bobby Lee Phillips, owner of Phillips Agri, completed the process of filing for office last Friday, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney. 

    Phillips completed the necessary requirements, including changing his political party before Jan. 1, and gathering 100 signatures on his nomination papers in order to appear on the ballot. 

  • Campbellsville School District will not increase tax rate

     

    In a meeting that exceeded two hours Monday evening, the Campbellsville Independent School Board voted unanimously to not take a tax increase on real and personal property next year.

    After extensive discussion between the board members, CIS Finance Director Chris Kidwell and CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, the board decided to keep the same tax rate for next year, which sits at 65.4. Board member Mitch Overstreet was not present for the meeting.

  • Two killed in Sunday crash

     

    A two-vehicle accident on KY 210 Sunday evening left two people dead and resulted in another being airlifted from the scene, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. 

    The report stated that 21-year-old Brandon Henry was operating a 2015 Volkswagen westbound on KY 210 when he attempted to pass three vehicles in a no-passing zone, according to witnesses at the scene. 

  • FROG Race held at Green River Lake

     

    Between 60 and 70 individuals converged on Green River Lake State Park over the weekend to participate in The Frog Unbridled Race on Saturday. 

    The participants came from around the country to take part in the three-part race around Green River Lake State Park, which consisted of paddling, cycling, and trekking. 

    The event started at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and concluded nearly 12 hours later. 

    The winning team was Team Küat, consisting of Jeff Sona, Jason Bettis, and Diane Diebold. 

  • FROG Race held at Green River Lake

     

    Between 60 and 70 individuals converged on Green River Lake State Park over the weekend to participate in The Frog Unbridled Race on Saturday. 

    The participants came from around the country to take part in the three-part race around Green River Lake State Park, which consisted of paddling, cycling, and trekking. 

    The event started at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and concluded nearly 12 hours later. 

    The winning team was Team Küat, consisting of Jeff Sona, Jason Bettis, and Diane Diebold. 

  • City accepts roads along future bypass

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted to accept roadways into the city along the Campbellsville Southern Bypass, a road that will be constructed in the near future, during its regular meeting Monday night.

    Ordinance 18-09 calls for the city to maintain roadways upon the completion of section one of the new road, which will stretch from Highway 55 to Highway 70.

  • Taylor Schools hire fourth school resource officer

     

    In an effort to provide a safer school environment, as well as help with traffic control around Taylor County Primary Center, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. announced that the district has hired a fourth school resource officer.