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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Animal cruelty trial set for July

     

    A Taylor County couple accused of more than 80 counts of animal cruelty made their first appearance in a Taylor County district courtroom Monday morning for an arraignment hearing.

    Bobby Lee and Rebecca Phillips, owners of Phillips Agri in Taylor County, appeared in Taylor County District Court presided over by District Judge Michael Loy, who serves as the 29th District Judge for the commonwealth of Kentucky serving Adair and Casey counties.

  • 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. 

  • Governor upsets teachers in local radio interview

     

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has drawn the ire of many teachers around the state after appearing as a guest on WVLC 99.9 radio last week.

    Bevin was on during WVLC General Manager Larry Smith’s morning radio program for a regular appearance, but discussion came around to the state’s pension situation. More uncertainty was in the air after SB 1, the Senate’s pension reform bill, was sent back to a committee and didn’t receive a floor vote nearly two weeks ago.

  • 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. 

  • Couple faces animal cruelty charges

     

    The owners of a local business will appear in Taylor County District Court Monday for an arraignment hearing on charges of animal cruelty.

    Bobby Lee and Rebecca Phillips each face 82 charges of second-degree animal cruelty following a welfare check by the Taylor County Animal Shelter at a dog breeding location owned by the couple on Feb. 15, according to reports.

    The couple will be in Taylor County District Court at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 26.

  • Judge warns of people posing as census workers

     

    Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers said he has been contacted by some local residents and told of people coming to doors claiming to be census workers. According to Rogers, however, those people are not presenting any identification to prove that they are official census workers.

    Rogers said anyone being approached by someone at their door asking for information should be especially careful and ask to see identification.