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Today's News

  • Lamb performing as part of The Soda Pops

    Blair Lamb was nervous.

    She was getting ready for her first performance in front of an audience as a member of The Soda Pops, one of the entertainment groups at family-themed Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    What made it even more nerve-wracking was that she and her band mates were set to perform for the people that hired them at preview day — a celebration before the park officially opened for the 2019 season — and the fact that the group only had two weeks to put together the different versions of the show they would be performing all summer.

  • Schools make safety top priority

    Kentucky Senate Bill 1 (SB1), also known as the School Safety and Resiliency Act, was signed into law in March.

    It declared school safety an emergency, created a Center for School Safety at the state level and laid out a roadmap with new school security changes to be implemented, as funding is made available. The bill suggests a phased rollout, with additional requirements coming into effect each year through 2022.

  • Altman charged with assault

    Janice Altman, 45, of Campbellsville, was charged with second-degree assault (domestic violence) after the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to a dispute at 9 p.m. Monday.

    Deputy Stephen Dobson, who is the investigating officer, arrived at the scene on Hickory Grove Road and found a male victim who appeared to have been shot in the upper part of his right arm with pellets from a .22 caliber handgun.

  • Yocom facing drug charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Monday on multiple drug charges.

    The Campbellsville Police Department, with the assistance of Kentucky Probation and Parole, arrested 37-year-old Jason Yocom, of Campbellsville, at 12:12 p.m. and charged him with trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (meth), trafficking in marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, third degree.

  • Wanted man flees on foot after crash

    A Campbellsville man fled on foot after being involved in a vehicle accident in Lebanon on Monday, Aug. 12, triggering a three-hour manhunt.

    Dameon Devine, 30, was involved in a three-car accident at the intersection near KFC/Taco Bell on West Main Street at approximately 3 p.m.

  • Deputy judge-executive appointed

    With little support from Taylor County’s six magistrates, Judge-Executive Barry Smith appointed Cole Bland as his deputy judge in Tuesday’s work session of the Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    The appointment was met with resistance from the magistrates, most of who don’t believe Smith needed to appoint someone to that position.

  • Service centers useful resources for city schools

    Representatives from the Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center spoke to the Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education Monday about their accomplishments throughout the 2018-19 school year.

    FRC Coordinator Courtney Sowell spoke first, giving some background on the program. 

    She explained that funding for a school’s FRC is based on the percentage of students enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program. 

  • TRH finds no personal info was stolen

    Taylor Regional Hospital has confirmed that “no protected health information” was stolen or improperly accessed as the result of a cyber attack that knocked their systems offline in late May.

    In addition, the hospital noted that its patient portal would be re-opening in early September after the hospital has had time to make sure it’s working properly.

  • Cox set to compete at state fair

    Aiden Cox didn’t grow up on a farm, but tractors have always fascinated him.

    The now-15-year-old has long been interested in how diesel engines work, especially in trucks and tractors, and has gotten his hands on as much information pertaining to them as he possibly could.

    He even hopes to work on them for a career one day.

    So when he heard about the local 4-H tractor driving contest last year, he knew he had to take part in it.

  • TCMS athletics get $5,000 budget boost

    The Taylor County Board of Education has approved a request for $30,000 in funding for the Taylor County Middle School Athletic Department for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Neil Sanders and Travis Smith, assistant principal and athletic director, respectively, at TCMS, took the lectern at the regularly scheduled August meeting to make their case for a $5,000 higher budget, up from last year’s $25,000.