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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Snowy Owl pays visit to Taylor County

     

    A rare Snowy Owl, normally found in northern Canada, has temporarily made its home in Taylor County.

    For several weeks now, the bird has been spotted in the Cave Road area, where it continued to be seen regularly as of Tuesday.

  • Trailblazing African American Williams passes away at 94

     

    The day George Williams passed away, a tear ran down his cheek.

    Just over a year after being diagnosed with a drug-resistant urinary tract infection, Williams’ battle was over. He passed away last Friday evening at the age of 94, leaving behind a life well lived.

    But like he did with everything life threw his way, Williams fought to the end. That’s just the man he was, his second wife, Celia, said Tuesday afternoon.