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Local News

  • Bertram appointed to City Ethics Board

    The city approved an interlocal agreement for financing of the Economic Development Authority debt and appointed a new member to the City’s Ethics Committee at a special-called meeting Tuesday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Phil Allan Bertram will be the newest member of the City’s Ethics Committee. He will replace Don Bishop, who passed away last month. He will join current members Frank Cheatham, Lucy Cox, Mark Rodgers, and Carol Kirtley.

  • MLK events scheduled for this weekend

    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reception will be held Saturday, January 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Services office, 1143 S. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.

    The guest speaker will be Dr. Mandrill Taylor of Portland, Oregon. He will facilitate a forum on “Addressing the Behavioral Health Crisis” with Campbellsville Police Chief Patricia Thompson, Adanta Associate Clinical Director for Crisis Services Latisha Collins and Dr. John Chowning, pastor of Saloma Baptist Church, on the panel.

  • Taylor County Fire Dept. to receive new equipment through grant

    The Taylor County Fire Department will receive some new equipment after the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to approve the grant-funded purchase at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

    The fire department will receive a cascade compressor for their air packs, according to members of the Taylor County Fire Department.

  • Frigid temperatures results in more visits to local shelter

     

    The beginning of 2018 has brought frigid temperatures across the state, with several consecutive nights of single-digit low temperatures with wind chill temperatures falling below zero.

    The extremely cold temperatures created problems for many residents of the Campbellsville community, and Green River Ministries has been doing their best to help all those in need.

  • Liberty couple passes away in KY 70 wreck

    A two-vehicle accident on KY 70 in the Mannsville community near Stoner Creek Road resulted in a Liberty couple passing away at the scene.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Dewey Sturgell, 49, was operating a 2001 Ford Pickup traveling west on KY 70 just before 2 p.m. on Friday.

    The report states that Sturgell was traveling behind a 1997 GMC pickup truck operated by 65-year-old Carey Stafford, also of Liberty.

  • Local legislators have had busy start to 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 regular session is underway in Frankfort, as the annual legislative session began last Tuesday.

    Campbellsville’s legislators—Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R) and Sen. Max Wise (R)—have been busy in the first week of this year’s 60-day session.

    While much of the focus during this year’s session will be directed toward pension reform, the state budget, and possibly tax reform, there have already been several bills introduced in the legislature.

  • 'A new occupant at Heaven's Press Table'

     

    I usually don’t make mental notes for stories I think I’ll never write. So with a 10-year head start on life, I figured a story about the death of long-time friend and CKNJ Sports Editor Bobby Brockman might become someone else’s responsibility.

    But sometimes life throws you that unhittable slider, and the news of Bobby’s passing this past Sunday punched me out with my bat still on my shoulder.

  • A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Review July-December

     

    Below is a summary of the news that took place in Campbellsville and Taylor County between July and December of 2017.

     

    July

    • Campbellsville University announced it would be offering a doctoral program, where students can receive a Ph.D., starting in the fall of 2017. The program was announced to be for a degree in management, and is the first doctoral program to be offered by CU.

  • Mayor says city will comply with state laws

     

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young addressed the recent state audit during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

    “I’m very glad to have constructive criticism,” Young

    offered. “Violations occurred and they will be corrected. The city will immediately comply. Not one dollar was misspent.  I made a mistake and should have explored some options. We’re going to move forward and comply.”

    Two council members, Randy Herron and Allen Johnson, addressed why they were mentioned in the report.

  • Arrests made in school break-in

    Two individuals have been arrested following a break-in at the former Taylor County Elementary School.

    Joseph Murrell, 28, of Campbellsville, and Jesika Meyers, 28, also of Campbellsville, were taken into custody by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday and face multiple charges.

    The two were arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center early Saturday morning.