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  • H&W rises from the ashes

     

    Shortly after seeing his family’s business destroyed by fire nearly two years ago, Shaun Hord had a simple answer for how he, his family, and his employees would move forward.

    “We’re just praying about it and taking it a day at a time,” Hord said in 2016.

    Now, after much prayer, they have an answer, and it lies just across the street from the building they called home in the aftermath of the fire.

  • Community pitching in for safer schools

     

    As ideas continue to be discussed about what should be done to strengthen local schools, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has decided to involve the local community in taking a step to strengthen security in each of the district’s four schools.

    Cook attended a school safety seminar in Louisville last week, and has decided to purchase expandable doorstops to be placed on each door of an occupied room at each of the schools.

  • Threat made against Taylor County High School

     

    A threat against Taylor County High School was discovered Thursday morning, making this the fourth-known threat against local schools since last Friday. 

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that TCHS was on lock down for a period of time Thursday morning after someone in the school discovered the words "TC is next" written on a bathroom wall. 

  • Church to start after school program

     

     A new after-school program is in the works that could benefit local students.

    Pastor Montel Richardson of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, located on Broadway, said the church hopes to offer the after-school program beginning next school year.

    When Richardson first arrived in Campbellsville as pastor of the church around six months ago, upon meeting with people in the church, he realized that they wanted to find a way to become more involved with children in the community.

  • Free smoke detectors to be available to all residents

     

     Free smoke detectors will soon be available to anyone who would like to have them in Campbellsville and Taylor County, courtesy of a program through the American Red Cross.

    A meeting was held last week to discuss the program involving local government officials, including Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville City Council member A.J. Johnson, and also Taylor County firefighter John Harris and Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor, among others also in attendance. 

  • School leaders deal with threats, school safety

     

    A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week.

    Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith.

  • Second threatening note found at Campbellsville High School

     

    A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week. 

    Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith. 

  • Marineau named interim chamber director

     

    There will be a new, but familiar, face leading the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    Suzanne Grubesic, who took over the position last spring, announced at this month’s Chamber luncheon that she is stepping down from the position. Grubesic announced that the interim chamber director will be Niki Marineau.

    She said Marineau would be an excellent fit to continue the positive momentum that the Chamber has built over the last several months, with several new businesses joining and a lot of enthusiasm from Chamber members.

  • Youth learn, share message of peace

     

    Around the country, people are observing the month of February as Black History Month, and Campbellsville’s First Baptist Church is no exception.

    The church has already had a couple of programs the first two Sundays of this month, aimed at celebrating the accomplishments of historical figures and educating children and others about the past, present, and future.

    Sheila Taylor and other members of First Baptist Church have been working with children in the church to conduct performances aimed at observing Black History Month.

  • Taylor County Civic Club celebrates Black History Month

     

    It was a time to reflect upon the past and look toward the future.

    A large crowd, in some cases several generations of the same family, was on hand at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville on Sunday for the Taylor County Civic Club’s 28th annual Black History Month celebration.

    They stood and sang negro hymns and the church echoed with ‘amens’ as one speaker after another recalled the history of African-Americans, reminding the crowd that “God has brought us a long way, but we have a long way to go.”