Local News

  • City shelves proposed ordinance focused on council meetings

    A proposed ordinance detailing codes of conduct at Campbellsville City Council meetings was shelved at a council meeting Monday night.

    “We can’t always agree on things, and I just don’t like to see that much of a division between our Council on an issue,” said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. “There were strong feelings both ways.”

  • County to begin fire station project

    Construction work hasn’t yet begun on the new fire station for the Taylor County Fire Department, but it should start soon.

    Magistrates will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. to approve a debt service ordinance. This will allow them to borrow $1.2 million from the Kentucky Association of Counties on the new fire station. The Department of Local Government has to approve the loan.

  • Good Samaritans Bash to be held Saturday

    An evening of fellowship and entertainment is soon to take over downtown Campbellsville. 

    The first Taylor County Good Samaritans Bash is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. 

    The Taylor County Good Samaritans Foundation is putting on their first bash. The non-profit, tax deductible organization, is designed to ease the financial stress of those diagnosed with cancer and facing the unknowns that go along with their illness. 

  • County still in ‘holding pattern’ with VMP

    The county is still in a holding pattern where Veterans Memorial Park is concerned, a situation that could continue in the near future.

    “We’re waiting on a response from the federal government to see what we need to do,” said Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Ricky Skaggs to play Thursday

    Kentucky’s original “Country Boy” will make his debut in Campbellsville this week. 

    The 14-time Grammy award-winner Ricky Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, will be in concert on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel as a part of the 2016 homecoming celebration. This year’s theme is Best of the Bluegrass.

  • Johnson arrested for alleged drive-by

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday night in connection with a reported drive-by shooting on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested Malik Johnson, 18, on a charge of first-degree assault. A CPD press release states that they are continuing the investigation and that additional arrests are pending.

  • City plans to sell water to Lebanon

    State officials and representatives from both Taylor and Marion counties came together Thursday morning to celebrate the construction of a new water tank on the county line.

    “It gives a little hope in our communities,” said Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty. “If you don’t look ahead and if you don’t work together, you’re going to fall behind.”

  • Walk raises money for ‘nearly unknown’ disease

    A local walkathon that took place recently raised nearly $3,500 for research into Huntington’s Disease.

    “I am pleased with the turnout, it being an unknown disease and the first year we’ve done it,” said Rebekah Taylor, a Campbellsville woman who organized the Team Hope Walk at the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park. The event was organized via the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

  • Guptons share memories of travelers more than 50 years ago

    In 1962, Campbellsville native Tom Gupton encountered two German-born brothers who were making their way across the country on horseback.

    The two brothers – Peter and Wolfgang Stoerckle – were trekking on horseback from Ontario, Canada, to Los Angeles, California, a trip that took from January to December 1962. They had left Ontario with $25; they were going to work their way across the country. 

  • New library director settling into job

    There has been a new face filling the stakes at Taylor County Public Library this fall. Tammy Snyder is the new director of the TCPL. 

    Snyder and her husband, Kevin, have resided in Green County since 2010. Kevin is active duty military and is currently stationed in Texas. He is approaching retirement, and soon will join Snyder at their home in Kentucky.