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Today's News

  • Thank you for your service!

     

    It was standing room only at the National Guard Armory on Broadway Sunday afternoon for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. 

  • Taylor Schools look at later start

     

    Barring any changes, the Taylor County School District is planning to start the 2019-2020 school year a little later than usual.

    The Taylor County Board of Education approved the first reading of the 2019-2020 school calendar Monday night at the board of education meeting. The proposed plan involves a later start for the school year, with the first day of school being set for Aug. 21. The proposed last day is tentatively scheduled for May 22, but that date is likely to change with inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • Local voter turnout about as expected

     

    Taylor County’s voter turnout for the 2018 November election ranks 17th of Kentucky’s 120 counties, according to voter turnout statistics from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office. 

    On Election Day, 10,117 voters made their way to the polls, which amounted to 54.61 percent of registered voters in Taylor County. Voter turnout in Taylor County was very close to the projection Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney gave before the election in which he projected turnout locally would be 55 percent. 

  • Campbellsville Schools expanding preschool due to high enrollment

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education members heard positive news about the district’s preschool program Monday night, as Superintendent Kirby Smith told the board he was proposing the district hire another preschool teacher and instructional assistant to handle a high number of students in the program. 

  • Allen wins mayor, Smith is new judge

     

    The votes have been tallied in Taylor County for the 2018 general election, and Campbellsville has a new mayor, while Taylor County has a new judge-executive.

    Approximately 54.6 percent of Taylor County registered voters turned out at the polls Tuesday, as Brenda Allen defeated incumbent Tony Young in the race for Campbellsville mayor, and Republican Barry Smith defeated incumbent Democrat Eddie Rogers and independent candidate Bobby Lee Phillips in the race for Taylor County judge-executive.

  • Grand jury indicts 16

     

    A Campbellsville man was indicted on two charges of sexual abuse first degree and one charge of attempted rape, with the victim being under 12 years of age, according to indictments from a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Dakota B. Redmon, of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville, was indicted on the charges stemming from incidents that took place between Sept. 1 and Sept. 29. 

  • Arts series continues with Celtic music trio

     

    The next installment of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is set for Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring “na Skylark”, a Central Kentucky Celtic music trio dedicated to playing the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Ireland’s national instruments: the Irish harp, and the Irish uilleann (“elbow”) pipes.

    The show will be at Gheens Recital Hall on the campus of Campbellsville University beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

  • Where do I vote?

    Changes are coming for voters in Taylor County, and some will vote in new locations on Nov. 6.

    Voters in the Old West precinct will vote at the new Taylor County Fire Department at 1563 Greensburg Road.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, there will not be any precincts that vote at the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Department on Broadway with the new change, as both the New West and Old West precincts will now vote at the Taylor County Fire Department on Greensburg Road. 

    A complete list of polling locations by precinct is included below.

  • 55 percent voter turnout predicted by Carney

     

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says he is projecting a 55 percent turnout for Election Day, set for next Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

    The projection, Carney said, is close to the average turnout in Taylor County for a general election with local offices on the ballot. In 2014, about 55.4 percent of Taylor County residents cast their ballots. That number was slightly higher in 2010, when voter turnout was 59.9 percent. In 2006, Taylor County saw 57.7 percent of its resident vote. 

  • Health Department report shows six new cases of Hepatitis A locally in October

     

    As October comes to an end, statistics from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department show six new cases of Hepatitis A were discovered in Taylor County during the month of October. 

    That matches the number of new cases from September and July locally, but is down from the peak of the outbreak in Taylor County in August, when 15 new cases were confirmed. 

    Going back to Dec. 2017, Taylor County has now recorded 38 cases of Hepatitis A.