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Today's News

  • Everything... and the kitchen sink

     

    In his 45 years living alongside Highway 210 in Campbellsville, Bob McMahan has witnessed all kinds of trash thrown into his yard.

    From bottles to fast food wrappers and everything else imaginable, McMahan and his wife, Edith, spend at least one day a week walking through their yard picking up the trash left behind by passersby.

    The only thing missing was the kitchen sink.

    Until now.

    While mowing grass on a chilly Monday afternoon, McMahan noticed a brand-new sink lying on an embankment in his front yard near the road.

  • Twenty-six indicted by grand jury

     

    A local business owner charged with shooting another man on Gowdy Street in January has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on first-degree assault charges. 

    Richard T. Fedewa, 37, owner of the Towne Motel in Campbellsville, faces a Class B felony charge after the incident on Jan. 26, in which Campbellsville Police say the victim was transported from the scene with injuries considered to be possibly life-threatening at the time. 

  • Future teachers face challenges

     

    With a month left until graduation, most college students are planning graduation festivities, spending time with friends, and beginning the process of employment applications. 

    For T.J. Rayhill, a Campbellsville University education student on the verge of graduation in May, he spent a night last week contemplating his future as an educator in the state of Kentucky. 

  • Vandals paint Miller Park with racial slur

     

    The Campbellsville Police Department is investigating a vandalism incident at Miller Park.

    Multiple images on social media depict a racial slur that was spray painted on the back of at least one dugout at a baseball field at the park.

    According to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department, they are looking into the situation and asking for the public’s assistance with the incident.

  • Victims’ rights bill needs assistance from voters

     

    In Kentucky last year, 23,785 felony cases resulted in a conviction. In each case, there was a victim who had to navigate a complicated judicial system at a severe disadvantage to those accused of doing them harm. Too often, the criminal justice system meant to work for them caused even more anguish.

    It shouldn’t be this way in Kentucky. And, with your help in November, it won’t be much longer.

  • Kentucky’s financial future requires tough decisions

     

    For many months, we have been working to resolve the toughest financial crisis Kentucky has ever faced, a crisis that began many years ago and that previous governors and legislators either negligently handled or ignored. It is now snowballing out of control. Nothing about this process has been easy. That does not, however, take away from the present reality that we are facing, or from the difficult decisions that must still be made.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's office hosts active shooter simulator

     

    There were sounds of gunfire coming from the fiscal court courtroom last week at the Taylor County courthouse, but there was no reason for alarm. Taylor County Sheriff’s Office deputies and others were participating in an active shooter simulator.

    The simulator was provided to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO), through which the county receives insurance for employees.

  • Local legislators discuss state pension bill

     

    Last Thursday was one of the more eventful days in the legislative chambers of Frankfort as SB 151, a bill originally dealing with local wastewater/sewer provisions, was transformed into a bill that provided drastic changes to Kentucky’s ailing pension system for state employees.