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Today's News

  • Mold issues arise at Taylor County Judicial Center

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court heard about ongoing mold issues at the Taylor County Judicial Center in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Mold and humidity issues have begun wreaking havoc on the 10-year-old judicial center building and have progressively gotten worse over the last few months.

    On Aug. 10, Barry Goodin of Paul Davis Restoration in Elizabethtown contacted Environmental Safety Technologies to perform testing for possible fungal contamination in the judicial center.

  • Taylor Schools to hold public hearing on proposed tax increase

     

    A public hearing is set to take place in two weeks as the Taylor County Board of Education considers a tax increase. 

    According to a notice released from the board Monday afternoon, the hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the board’s central office on East Broadway. 

    The proposed increase will take the tax rate from 58.2 cents on real and personal property to 59.8 cents. The proposed increase would result in an additional $195,355 in revenue for the school district. 

  • Schools host active shooter training

     

    A line of Kentucky State Troopers were parked in front, and the sound of gunshots rang through the halls at Taylor County High School Friday afternoon. 

    While it was an eerie and frightening experience for those inside and outside the building, it was a training experience for personnel from local school districts that was frighteningly realistic.

  • Campbellsville School District will not increase tax rate

     

    In a meeting that exceeded two hours Monday evening, the Campbellsville Independent School Board voted unanimously to not take a tax increase on real and personal property next year.

    After extensive discussion between the board members, CIS Finance Director Chris Kidwell and CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, the board decided to keep the same tax rate for next year, which sits at 65.4. Board member Mitch Overstreet was not present for the meeting.

  • Two killed in Sunday crash

     

    A two-vehicle accident on KY 210 Sunday evening left two people dead and resulted in another being airlifted from the scene, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. 

    The report stated that 21-year-old Brandon Henry was operating a 2015 Volkswagen westbound on KY 210 when he attempted to pass three vehicles in a no-passing zone, according to witnesses at the scene. 

  • Bobby Phillips files as Independent for County Judge-Executive

     

    A new candidate has filed to run for County Judge-Executive in Taylor County as an independent candidate.

    Bobby Lee Phillips, owner of Phillips Agri, completed the process of filing for office last Friday, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney. 

    Phillips completed the necessary requirements, including changing his political party before Jan. 1, and gathering 100 signatures on his nomination papers in order to appear on the ballot. 

  • Comer addresses tariffs, other key issues at Chamber meeting

     

    A much-larger-than-expected crowd was on hand at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Thursday afternoon to hear U.S. Representative James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, speak. 

    Comer spoke on a number of topics, but a pressing issue that many local business owners and manufacturing representatives at the luncheon wanted to hear Comer speak on is the ongoing tariff situation between the United States and several of its trade partners. 

  • Counterfeit money being circulated in Campbellsville

     

    Counterfeit money is being circulated at local businesses in Campbellsville, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department over the weekend. 

    The counterfeit bills have been $100 bills, according to police. 

    Campbellsville Police are encouraging local businesses and individuals to be watchful of $100 bills that they encounter. If anyone encounters a suspicious $100 bill, they are asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department or any local law enforcement agency. 

  • Taylor Schools hire fourth school resource officer

     

    In an effort to provide a safer school environment, as well as help with traffic control around Taylor County Primary Center, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. announced that the district has hired a fourth school resource officer. 

  • School safety is focus of legislators

     

    School safety has been a major topic of discussion lately, as local schools have implemented several new ideas and practices in order to further enhance the safety and security of students while they are at school. 

    The topic has also been approached at the state level over the summer, as State Rep. Bam Carney and Sen. Max Wise, both Republicans from Campbellsville, led a School Safety Working Group that traveled the state this summer to gather input from school officials, students, and citizens across the commonwealth.