Local News

  • Heartland Parkway project progressing

    Work on the Heartland Parkway in Adair County is tentatively set to be complete by August.

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 Spokesperson Amber Hale, excavation of the southbound shoulder is currently taking place.

    “Once this is complete they will begin laying crushed stone base, which will take approximately four weeks to complete,” said Hale. “Next will begin the asphalt base paving operations followed by guardrail and the final asphalt surface.”

  • Road to be named for firefighter

    A stretch of KY 55 in Taylor and Adair counties will be named in honor of fallen Campbellsville firefighter Tony Grider.

    That section will be officially renamed at a ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT at the Columbia/Adair County Fire Department on 200 Merchant St. on Saturday, June 11.

    A bridge along KY 55 in Adair County will also be named in honor of fallen Columbia firefighter Charles “Sparky” Sparks. The Kentucky General Assembly passed a resolution naming the road section and bridge.

  • State launches program to help foster youth aging out of program

    Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services offices around the state.

    Gov. Matt Bevin, first lady Glenna Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson made the announcement Tuesday in Louisville where they joined several program participants and state leaders who have helped launch the initiative.

  • Breakfast served to veterans on Memorial Day

    Veterans and their families were treated to a breakfast on Memorial Day at the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 82.

    “It’s a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses in honor of Memorial Day,” said Lauri Mandi of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 82.

    Mandi said they treat veterans of all branches, from all wars, to breakfast on Memorial Day and to dinner on Veterans Day, and have for the past several years.

  • Walk to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease

    A Campbellsville woman is organizing an event to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease, and to raise funds to research it.

    Rebekah Taylor, the local organizer, says the Team Hope Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Green River Lake State Park pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is also being organized via the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

    The proceeds from the event will go to HSDA, which does community services, education, advocacy and research.

  • A night on the town

    Drive-in movies have a sense of nostalgia for many people, whether it be kids running around with their friends not watching the movie, or for teens reaching that first peak of independence or adults just getting a night away.

    Many today won’t experience a drive-in, with less than 20 active drive-ins left in Kentucky, and the Campbellsville drive-in being closed since the mid-1980’s.

    Campbellsville Amazon SDF-1 and Town Hall Productions have put a unique spin to the drivein experience and brought it touch of it back to Campbellsville.

  • Fire damages local home

    A Campbellsville home was damaged by a fire Thursday evening as severe weather moved into the area.

    Campbellsville Fire and Rescue was called to a house fire at 114 Oak St. just after 4 p.m.

    Upon arrival of firefighters, smoke was visible. Mutual aid was called in to assist while on the scene.

    Officials say lightning could have been the possible cause.

    The heaviest damage was contained to the attic area, though the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.

    No additional information was available as of press time.

  • Distinguished Young Woman contest is Saturday

    Taylor County will crown a new distinguished young woman on Saturday.

    While the annual Distinguished Young Women program has typically been held in August in previous years, this year’s scholarship competition has been moved again ahead a few months.

    Shelly Miller, chair of the local DYW program, said this year’s competition was moved so that contestants also attending the Governor’s Scholars Program would be able to focus on each program.

  • County fair starts Friday

    The Taylor County Fair Association is preparing for the annual Taylor County Fair, held this year from June 3-11 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
    Taylor Count Fair Association President Mike Litchfield says the fair is “about as shaped-up as it’s going to get.”

    “A tremendous amount of planning has gone into this year’s fair,” said Litchfield. “Our all-volunteer fair board has been working diligently to produce another quality event ... We feel like we have a really good lineup.”

  • Habitat home to be built

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity is preparing to build house number eight in the Campbellsville area.

    If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested in a home with no down payment and an interest-free loan, you may pick up a brochure at the Campbellsville Civic Center, the Campbellsville Christian Church or Green River Ministries to determine if you might qualify.

    Forms should be completed and returned to Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 154, Campbellsville, KY 42719, no later than June 13.