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Today's News

  • St. Baldrick's event set for April 28 on CU campus

     

    Campbellsville University is hosting St. Baldrick’s once again.

    The event, the purpose of which is to raise money to fight childhood cancer, is Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Stapp Lawn.

    There was a possibility of Campbellsville not hosting the event this year after Donna Wise, who had been the organizer for 10 years, decided she would no longer be involved.

  • Taylor Schools continue superintendent search

     

    The screening committee charged with screening candidates for the Taylor County Schools Superintendent job met for the third time Monday evening to develop a list of candidates to be presented to the board of education at its regular meeting on May 8. 

    The screening committee has held two previous meetings, one earlier this month on April 9, to choose applicants for background and reference checks, and the first initial meeting was a joint meeting with the board to initially begin the process. 

  • County teachers attend rally

     

    More than 60 teachers from the Taylor County School District traveled to Frankfort last Friday to take part in a rally involving educators from across the state. 

    The number of teachers attending the rally led to school being cancelled in the district on Friday, as Taylor County joined with around 40 other school districts in the state cancelling school for the day. 

  • Local students accepted into military academies

     

    Mikey Sanford, Taylor County High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

     The Sanford family has an honorable history of attending military academies, and Mikey Sanford, a senior at Taylor County High School, is continuing that rich history.

    Mikey recently found out that he was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a prestigious acceptance as just a little more than 12 percent of applicants to the academy are granted acceptance.

  • Police recognized for presence at city school district

     

    The board room at the Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Central Office was filled to capacity Monday night with members of the Campbellsville Police Department. 

    Campbellsville Chief of Police Pat Thompson and members of the department were recognized by CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith and board members as part of the board’s CHANGE awards, presented at each monthly meeting. 

  • Some local polling places changed for upcoming election

     

    Voters in two precincts will be casting their ballots at a new location during the May Primary Election and any election moving forward. 

    Voters who reside in the Oak Hill/Poplar Grove precinct will now be voting at Salem Baptist Church located at 271 Salem Church Road. Voters previously went to Dakota Farms Gift Shop to vote in elections. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.