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Today's News

  • Library kicks off summer reading program

     

    The Taylor County Public Library was full of children and their parents on Friday evening as the library staff kicked off their summer reading program. 

    With an Elvis Presley impersonator, karaoke, limbo contests, and much more, the library was quite a hot spot for entertainment to get area youth and teens involved and excited for the upcoming programs. 

    Taylor County Public Library has several programs available for youth, teens, and all ages this summer. 

  • Higdon ready to embrace superintendent role

     

    Charles Higdon, Jr., applied when the Taylor County Superintendent position last opened in 2009. He was principal of Taylor County High School at the time, a position he had only been in for two years. 

    At the time, he knew he wasn’t ready to be a superintendent, but he wanted the experience. He knew that being Superintendent of Taylor County Schools was his ultimate dream. 

    “Throughout my career, I feel like that is something I was always ultimately working towards,” Higdon said. 

  • Where are our priorities?

     

    What if I told you that more than a thousand people recently died on American soil due to a natural disaster? 

    You would probably be shocked, right? Disturbed? You would probably be wondering why it hasn’t been all over the news, why there weren’t massive operations to provide relief to those affected. 

  • Pool's future remains in question

     

    The city pool was a hot-button topic at Monday night’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    City employee Cody Wood provided an update to the council, and the news wasn’t good. He said the pool is in need of a total overhaul, which would cost in the neighborhood of $150,000 to fix.

  • City Council takes first look at upcoming budget

     

    Campbellsville City Council members got their first look at the proposed budget ordinance for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at a special-called council meeting Thursday evening. 

    The city is proposing a total budget of $24,957,542 for the upcoming fiscal year. 

    Among the most notable changes to the budget from last year is the reduction of the alcohol regulatory fee on alcohol sales from 8 percent to 6 percent. 

  • Taylor County man indicted on murder charge

     

    A Taylor County man was indicted for murder by a LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 21 for his involvement in a November 2017 fatal accident that killed Stephanie Jensen, 28, of Magnolia.

    Matthew L. Howsden, 33, of Campbellsville was indicted for murder and leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid with death or serious injury.

  • Teaching lessons about veterans

     

    Taylor County recognized those who have served their country in the military Monday afternoon with the annual community Memorial Day celebration.

    Weather moved the majority of the ceremony indoors to the Campbellsville Civic Center, where speakers including State Rep. John “Bam” Carney and Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, as well as the keynote speaker Roger Cook, superintendent of Taylor County Schools, addressed the crowd of about 70 people on hand.

  • Taylor County Fair set to begin Friday

     

    With local schools closing for the year, that means it is about time for the Taylor County Fair to begin. 

    And this year, the fair will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing a week of entertainment and fun to the Taylor County community. 

    “We’re really excited for the fair this year, and we hope that a lot of people come out,” Taylor County Fair President Paul Malone said. 

    Festivities will kick off on Friday and continue until Saturday, June 9. 

  • Riggs named new administrator at KCA

     

    Kentucky Christian Academy has hired a new administrator to lead the school. 

    Alicia Riggs, a Campbellsville native now living in St. Petersburg, Florida, was chosen as the new school administrator at KCA. 

    Riggs will be replacing current administrator Lori Eubank, who will be retiring effective next month. Riggs will officially begin her new position June 18. 

  • The stories of our veterans

     

    Monday was Memorial Day, and I was fortunate enough to spend it covering the local celebration of the veterans who have served our nation and represented our community so honorably as they did so.

    As the event was winding down, I spoke with a gentleman who was dressed in full Air Force uniform, despite the fact that his service ended nearly 63 years ago.