Local News

  • Ellis signs with music publishing company

    Taylor County native Hannah Ellis’ hard work and passion is finally being recognized in Nashville. The songwriter signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Word Music Publishing/Wordcountry on Oct. 30, 2015.

    “They will actually pay me to write songs,” Ellis said with excitement in her voice.

    She graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 2012 and moved to Nashville soon after. She is spotlighted in a commercial for the university that is airing now. She also appeared in Season 8 of The Voice.

  • City chooses bicentennial logo

    The city has received three logos for its upcoming bicentennial celebration, and one of them has been selected as the winner of a contest to become the official logo of the city’s 200th birthday celebration.

    The Bicentennial Committee sought proposals for the design of an official Campbellsville Bicentennial logo to be used on all print and marketing materials.
    The contest was open to everyone. The deadline was Saturday, Jan. 30.

    The winning logo, designed by Jeffrey Mardis, will be the property of the city and the Bicentennial Committee.

  • Fire damages apartment

    Firefighters with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department responded to a report of an apartment fire at 452 Greenbriar Drive, Apt. A, around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

  • Pastor sees positive change in the community


  • City plan nearly complete


  • Weapon at center of bank robbery case


  • Cake decorating classes offered at extension office


  • CU students on the campaign trail at Iowa caucus

    With the 2016 presidential election quickly approaching, one Campbellsville University political science class is getting a look at the campaign up close.

    Dr. Shawn Williams, associate professor of political science, is in Iowa this week with students from his Politics and Social Media class for the Iowa Caucus of the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

    While in Iowa, these students will have the opportunity to experience the lessons they’ve learned in the classroom in a whole new way.

  • No school, no problem for Taylor students

    For most students, snow days are an instant blessing with prolonged consequences; taking a break from the normal routine only to be made up later in the year. But for Taylor County students, they are in their second year of cyber snow days.

    Last year Taylor County School District applied and was approved for a non-traditional instruction waiver that allowed students to continue learning when school isn’t in session.

    After the crippling snow Taylor County experienced, students should have now completed five of their cyber snow day assignments.

  • Ready, set, grow!

    Two area churches are currently undergoing construction projects.

    Renovations to Campbellsville Christian Church and an expansion to Elk Horn Baptist Church should both be complete by the middle of the year.

    Rodney Booe, lead minister of Campbellsville Christian Church, says they plan to dedicate the renovated sanctuary in June of this year, in time for the 100th anniversary of that building, though he anticipates it being complete before then.