Local News

  • Help sought in recording history of communities

    The Taylor County Historical Society and Taylor County Museum are looking for historical documents detailing the histories of some of Taylor County’s communities.

    “If people would call us and tell us that they would like us to come to their areas, we’d be happy to,” said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. “This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

  • Alcohol ordinance hearing tonight

    Campbellsville City Council members will hear a second reading of two alcohol ordinances at a special-called meeting tonight.

    A public hearing will be held at the Campbellsville Civic Center at 6 p.m.; once the public hearing has concluded, the actual meeting will start. The public will be able to make comment on a 21-page zoning ordinance amendment and a 31-page alcohol ordinance.

  • Campbellsville Elementary construction project nearing completion, Deaton says

    A sense of normalcy is about to take over Campbellsville Elementary as the end of the construction project is quickly approaching.

    “We’re looking at probably the end of December having total access to everything and having it turned over after the punch list is completed,” said Superintendent Mike Deaton.  

    The front entry way is set to be completed this week, and they will be able to start using the front doors again for loading and unloading buses.

  • Library hosts ‘Chopped — Library Style’ food event

    Local Taylor County food artisans called on their culinary skills as they faced off against one another in the second annual Chopped — Library Style Saturday. Participants prepared a dish to see whose was the best. The catch? Each chef had to use the same ingredients — bacon, raisins and shallots — in their creation.

  • Butler out on bond in theft case

    A local attorney was released from Hardin County Detention Center earlier this week after having allegedly stolen from a client in Hardin County.

    Danny Butler, 70, had been lodged there on a $207,000 bond, payable at 10-percent, meaning he needed only to post, or have posted, $20,700 to be released.

    He faced a Tuesday arraignment in Hardin County Circuit Court, but the results of that arraignment were not known at press time.

  • Two TCDC guards arrested

    Two guards at Taylor County Detention Center were arrested and are being investigated after alleged inappropriate sexual contact with an inmate.

    Kyle Novak was arrested on Nov. 3 for second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree official misconduct, both misdemeanor offenses, according to a Campbellsville Police Department arrest report. Court records indicate the charge is enhanceable.

    Joshua Kelley was also arrested on Nov. 11 for second-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor offense, a CPD press release stated.

  • Trail Town ‘walkability study’ conducted

    Members of Campbellsville’s Trail Town Committee and others conducted a “walkability study” of the city and county on Monday, Oct 7.

    According to Trail Town Committee member Jackie Hodges, the study is to ascertain how walkable the city is. Hodges said they walked downtown Campbellsville as well as the adjacent area.

  • Biannual job fair held at Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University students looked at several different local and area job prospects during Wednesday afternoon’s biannual job fair.

    “Students are talking to would-be employers. HR folks as well as industry leaders are here today talking with potential career seekers,“ said CU Vice President for Communications Keith Spears. “It’s a great opportunity.”

  • Book about firefighter Tony Grider’s life released

    Fallen Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider’s memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew him but now there is another outlet to keep his memory alive. 

    The book “With You All The Time” is a compilation of stories inspired by Tony. The book is authored by friends, family and loved ones.

    Tony passed away in 2014 after being injured in the line of duty while helping a group of students at Campbellsville University perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • Local attorney arrested for alleged theft

    A Campbellsville attorney was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from a client.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Danny Perkins Butler, 70, at approximately 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at his home in the 500 block of Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville, a KSP report stated.