Local News

  • Art comes alive at the library

    The Taylor County Public Library called out to all teenagers with a creative eye. TCPL hosted their first 3-D pen drawing competition.

    The pen utilizes plastic threads that are melted and then cooled through a process while moving through the pen, and then used to make 3D objects.

    “I’ve never used one before,” Campbellsville High School junior Kyrsten Hill said.

    The artist teenager isn’t a stranger to the creative eye.

  • Grider’s name to be added to Johnny Edrington Memorial

    Tony Grider’s name will officially become part of the Johnny Edrington Memorial in Campbellsville’s Miller Park during a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

    Grider, 41, a captain with the Campbellsville Fire Department, died on Sept. 20 of last year following an accident about a month earlier at Campbellsville University on Aug. 21.

  • Local clerk will issue same-sex marriage licenses

    It has been more than two months since the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationally.

    Immediately after the ruling, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said that 25 days after the ruling, if there were no petitions to have the Supreme Court re-hear the case, he would issue same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Connexions Triathlon set for Saturday


    It’s that time of year again as the Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town hosts its third Connexions Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Green River Lake State Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event is slated to start at 8:30 a.m.

  • City proposes property tax increases

    Campbellsville City Council members voted Monday night to increase the city property tax rates.

    In a 5-4 vote, Council members voted to increase the real and property tax rates to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    This was the 4-percent option - the option expected to generate 4 percent more revenue. There will be a second reading on the new rates at the council’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.

  • Insurance to change for city workers

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously, but seemingly reluctantly, decided to change health insurance policies for city and water company workers at a Monday night special-called meeting.

    The changes are primarily aimed at encouraging spouses to seek coverage elsewhere, according to Kelly Harding with Harding Benefits Consulting.

    The city's insurance costs via United Healthcare were projected to increase by $419,944, or 34.9 percent, Harding told Council members. He went on to say the cost of subsidizing spouses is becoming unfeasible.

  • Friends of Green River Lake host Kids' Fishing Derby


    There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning near the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids' Fishing Derby.

    "The kids really enjoy this," Cora Miers, a Friends of Green River Lake member said.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the friends group has put on this event for about 17 years, said GRLSP Manager Andrea O'Bryan of the Corps of Engineers.

  • Schools get high marks on safety report


    Local officials say safety is a primary focus in pubic schools across Taylor County, and a recent report shows they are practicing what they preach.

  • Local club saddles up for a good cause


    It was a beautiful day for a ride — a horse ride that is.
    The Hill and Valley Saddle Club hosted its second charity ride of the year at Green River State Park for The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program, a

    non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness to the healing powers of the horse while raising money to help support equine therapeutic programs and horse rescues across the United States. The WWEP reunites military members with horses so they can heal each other.

  • CES Kindergarteners get health screenings

    Campbellsville Elementary School students are looking in the right direction as they are undergoing their annual health screenings. Students were weighed, height was recorded and they read an eye chart. Kindergarten students also had hearing exams.