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Today's News

  • Mayor addresses many city topics at Chamber Luncheon

     

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was the featured speaker at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday. 

    Young, in his “State of the City” address, spoke on many of the most notable concerns regarding the city, including the city pool, city streets, sewage overflows at Miller Park, the increase in pension contributions, and more. 

    The Pool

  • Petition circulating to bring dog park to Campbellsville

     

    A petition is circulating locally to create a dog park in the Campbellsville/Taylor County community. 

    Dylan Ford, an assistant track and cross country coach at Campbellsville University, recently started the petition with a small group of friends to create a safe place for people to bring their dogs to and let them play. 

  • A Fine Farm Family

     

    Randall Caulk grew up on his family farm on Finley Ridge Road in Taylor County, and he still calls that farm home today. His decades of hard work and dedication are what led the Taylor County Fair Board to present him and his wife, Linda Haydon Caulk, with the 2018 Finest Farm Family Award.

    Randall said the award is special because he is a small farmer.

    “I wasn’t expecting this, but it means a lot to me,” he said.

  • Fiscal Court passes budget

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at Tuesday night’s special called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The new budget has $5,302,780.00 in the general fund, $4,152,476 in the jail fund, $1,984,584 in the road fund and $40 in the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund for a total of $11,439,880.

  • Principal changes come for Taylor School District

     

    Taylor County Middle School named a new principal at Tuesday’s Taylor County Board of Education meeting, while a vacancy for principal at Taylor County High School opened up. 

    The personnel report presented at Tuesday’s meeting showed that Sara Tucker, who served as the interim principal at TCMS since January, was hired as the permanent principal at TCMS. Tucker was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Danita Johnson. 

  • Man arrested after robbery spree Tuesday night

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday night after robbing one local business at gunpoint while attempting to rob two others. 

    Campbellsville Police say 35-year-old William K. Graham of Campbellsville was arrested near apartment buildings on Risen Avenue after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Road at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

  • Primary Election Day less than two weeks away

     

    Less than two weeks remain until voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots for several local offices. 

    The May primary election will be held Tuesday, May 22, with polls being open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue preparing for summer busy season on the water

     

    With warmer weather, people are taking part in outdoor activities more frequently. For a lot of people, that means being out on the water in some capacity, whether that is going out for a boat ride or swimming at Green River Lake, or going kayaking along the river. 

    For the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations Unit, it means an increase in call volume for water rescues and increased training in preparing for the summer months ahead. 

  • Tuckers celebrate 70 years in the jewelry business

     

    It was 1948 and Main Street was booming.

    Cleaver Young and his wife, Martha, were looking to open a jewelry store downtown after moving to Campbellsville from Kansas City, Missouri – but there was no space available at the time.

    Then they caught a break. A restaurant was going out of business and a local realtor called them asking if they’d like to buy the space. The couple jumped at the chance, opening what was known then as Young’s Jewelry Store.

  • Mayoral Forum hosted by CU students

     

    It was clear from the beginning of Tuesday night’s mayoral forum at Campbellsville University that each of the six candidates vying to be elected to the city’s highest executive office prioritize bringing jobs to the community. 

    Jobs, or what candidates deemed to be a lack thereof in Campbellsville, dominated the discussion at Tuesday’s forum, an event organized by CU students to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the six candidates.