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Today's News

  • School safety is focus of legislators

     

    School safety has been a major topic of discussion lately, as local schools have implemented several new ideas and practices in order to further enhance the safety and security of students while they are at school. 

    The topic has also been approached at the state level over the summer, as State Rep. Bam Carney and Sen. Max Wise, both Republicans from Campbellsville, led a School Safety Working Group that traveled the state this summer to gather input from school officials, students, and citizens across the commonwealth. 

  • 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.

  • Back to School!

     

    In less than one week, local students will return to their classrooms to begin the 2018-2019 school year. 

    Classes begin at Campbellsville Independent Schools, Taylor County Schools, and Kentucky Christian Academy on Wednesday, Aug. 8. 

  • Riot breaks out at detention center early Tuesday morning

     

    A riot at the Taylor County Detention Center involving 27 inmates occurred at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, but no inmates or detention center staff or law enforcement officers were injured during the incident, according to Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum.

    Marcum said damages were extensive enough that the 27 inmates in that particular part of the jail, Cell 217, had to be transported to the Marion County Detention Center early Tuesday morning.

    Among the damages were some broken windows, a damaged door and some broken appliances, Marcum said.

  • Taylor residents using area needle exchange programs

     

    Four counties within the Lake Cumberland Health District operate syringe exchange programs, and while Taylor County does not operate a program, that has not stopped local residents from traveling to nearby counties to participate in the programs.

  • Election filing deadline is Aug. 14

     

    Residents who wish to run for local school board seats or seats on the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation Board have less than two weeks to do so. 

    The deadline to file for election to those seats is Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. 

    Three seats will be up for election on the Campbellsville Independent Board of Education. Those seats are currently occupied by Angie Johnson, Mitch Overstreet, and Suzanne Wilson. 

  • Comer says upcoming farm bill is key for Kentuckians

     

    U.S. Rep. James Comer, the representative for Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Taylor County, has his sights set on providing some help to Kentucky’s ailing farmers as commodity prices continue to drop. 

    That job became a little easier when Comer was announced as a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the first Kentucky congressman to serve on that committee in nearly three decades. 

  • Man arrested in Tuesday home invasion

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested after a crime spree Tuesday night where he attempted to rob several individuals, broke into homes, and assaulted two individuals, according to Campbellsville Police.

    According to a CPD release, Joseph Kameron Hughes, 18, was arrested and faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief, attempted auto theft, fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault, and menacing.  

  • Five cases of Hepatitis A confirmed locally since 2017

     

    A recent release from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department stated there have been five confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Taylor County since August 2017, although none of the cases involve food service employees, according to LCDHD Senior Epidemiologist Amanda England. 

    One of those cases occurred last year and four have been confirmed over the course of this year, according to LCDHD. 

  • Jones named CHS Principal

     

    Weston Jones will be making the jump from an assistant principal position to a principal position this school year. 

    Jones, 32, was selected Monday morning by the Campbellsville High School Site-Based Decision Making Council to be the next leader of Campbellsville High School. Jones just finished his first year as an assistant principal at Campbellsville Elementary School, his first administrative position in the district, which he has worked in for the last nine years.