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Today's News

  • Taylor County Judicial Center to close for three weeks for mold cleanup

    The Taylor County Judicial Center will be closed for three weeks to address the mold issue inside the building, according to the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. 

    The building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 24 and will remain closed until it is anticipated to reopen on Monday, Oct. 15.

    Those who need to access services at the judicial center will still be able to do so via a trailer adjacent to the judicial center, according to Kentucky AOC. 

  • DYW set for Saturday

     

    The Distinguished Young Women of Taylor County contest is Saturday evening at Roger D. Cook Auditorium on the campus of Taylor County High School.

    The contest starts at 6 p.m. and features 14 senior girls from Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools.

    The contest is based upon academics, and DYW of Taylor County will award over $12,000 in scholarships this year, said co-chair Jennifer Fitzpatrick.

    “It’s an excellent program,” she said.

  • Special meeting ends in no decision for sports complex earthwork

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted down a motion to accept a bid for mass earthwork at the site of the Campbellsville Sports Park at a special-called meeting Monday evening. 

    The council met and heard from City Engineer Blake Durrett about three bids that were submitted for the project and opened last week. 

  • Reunited

    By Emily LaForme, elaforme@lebanonenterprise.com 

    Automobiles… They carry us where we have to go, they help us get to where we want to be, and sometimes they bring us to places we never thought we’d end up. After 36 years, an old car is doing just that… Bringing people together in entirely unexpected ways.

    Chuck Frame, of Toronto, Canada, has a passion for cars that has taken him all over, and when he heard that a friend was selling his favorite model - a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - he jumped on it.

  • Grandview faces uncertain future

     

    There is a great deal of uncertainty around the community with the recent announcement that Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation could potentially be closing, and approximately 80 residents would have to be relocated, with no clear picture on where many could ultimately wind up. 

    As of now though, there has been no official notice that the facility will be closing. A spokesperson for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) said the investigation is still ongoing.

  • Deal reached in animal abuse case

     

    The animal cruelty case against local business owners Bobby and Rebecca Phillips came to an end last week via a mediation agreement, and many local residents are upset, angry, and frustrated at the result. 

    Via the agreement, all 164 charges against Bobby Phillips were dismissed. He had faced 82 counts of cruelty to animals second degree and 82 counts of failure to vaccinate against rabies. 

  • Fall Festival at Homeplace on Green River set for Sept. 8

     

    The board of directors and volunteers at the Homeplace on Green River are preparing for the annual Fall Festival, set to take place in a little more than a week, on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    This year will be the 11th year of the festival, and with mostly sunny skies and early projections showing temperatures in the low 80s, board member George Kolbenschlag and other organizers said they are expecting a large, possibly record-breaking turnout for the festival.

  • Marsy's Law aims to help provide crime victims rights

     

    Voters headed to the polls in November will have a slate of candidates for local offices to vote for, but they will also have a “Yes” or “No” question on the ballot as well. 

    The question will read, “Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?”

  • Art series to begin with Oct. 2 show

     

    Fresh off its 40-year celebration, the Central Kentucky Arts Series is gearing up for its 41st season providing a wide array of musical experiences to the Taylor County community. 

    “We had a great season last season, and we had a lot of community support,” CKAS Board Member Lisa Gupton said. “We feel like the arts series is on solid ground and we are really excited about the upcoming season.”

  • County abruptly ends free adoptions at animal shelter

     

    Animal advocates brought about a big change at last Thursday’s special-called meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    Until that evening, the fiscal court was sponsoring free adoptions at the Taylor County Animal Shelter. Several advocates spoke to the court about the dangers of free adoptions, saying the magistrates and Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers — along with officials at the animal shelter — had no way of knowing if the animals were going to safe homes.