Local News

  • Bland to appear on TV's 'Survivor' tonight


    To say she is a fan would be an understatement. In fact, Jefra Bland describes herself as a diehard fanatic of “Survivor.” And when her family gathers to watch the series’ 28th season premiere tonight, as they have done since the series premiered in 2000, their anticipation will be at an all-time high.

    Among the 18 castaways competing to stay on Cagayan, a province in the Philippines this season, will be Bland.

    “I’m a firm believer that you can do anything you set your mind to,” Bland said.

  • State Senate candidates face off


    They both want the job, and they have squared off so voters can decide who they want to have the position.

    State Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Republican challenger Max Wise of Campbellsville will battle in the May 20 primary election to represent the State Senate's 16th District, which includes Taylor, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell and Wayne counties.

  • GRM raises nearly $2,000 at soup supper


    Green River Ministries volunteers and board members hosted a chili and bean soup lunch on Tuesday to raise money for their efforts to help the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.

    GRM operates a homeless shelter and houses the Taylor County Food Pantry, Taylor County Crisis Relief, Campbellsville Lion's Club, Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity and other organizations.

    At press time, organizers said more than 100 people attended the lunch and nearly $1,800 was donated to help GRM's efforts.

  • Firefighters honor fellow officer


    He might not have served beside them, but they still share a bond.

    John Wesley Hardin of Lebanon died on Sunday, Feb. 9, after having a heart attack. He was 47. A firefighter, Hardin worked at Gravel Switch Fire Department.

    And when his funeral procession came through Campbellsville to take him to his burial in Greensburg, Campbellsville's firefighters stood at attention to honor him and his service.

    Kathy Spalding, one of Hardin's five sisters, lives in Campbellsville.

  • Officials warn of Internet scams

    Several computer and cell phone scams are circulating, but Taylor County's law enforcement officials say they haven't received reports that residents have fallen victim to them. And they say they hope it stays that way.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the Federal Trade Commission keeps a running list of scam alerts for residents to stay in the know.

    "I'd rather prevent it from happening than someone get took," he said.

  • CU theater to stage "Antigone"


    The ancient story has elements of family, religion, war, betrayal and love.

    Campbellsville University Theater will present an adapted version of Sophocles’s Greek tragedy "Antigone," starting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 20.

    Performances will be today, tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors age 65 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, $2 for CU employees and free for CU students.

  • Moss going strong at 106


    She still remembers the first time she rode in a car. And she can recall her first airplane ride. But she doesn't seem to understand why there is such a fuss about her 106th birthday.

    On Sunday, Frances Moss celebrated 106 years of life. Performers from Kentucky Classic Theater came to The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, where Moss now lives, to perform songs from her lifetime in her honor.

    "It was so much more than I thought it was going to be," she said.

  • Black History Month celebrations continue


    The purpose was simple - to remember where they have been and focus on where they are going.

    As the familiar song "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand" plays, they take each other's hands and pray together.

    Earlier, one by one, members of the congregation went to the podium and spoke about the many accomplishments made by prominent black leaders.

    Taylor County Civic League hosted its annual Black History Month celebration on Sunday to continue the community's recognition of the month.

  • Winter brings high utility bills to many homes


    The snow has melted and temperatures are expected to remain above freezing for the next several weeks. But many local residents are getting an unwelcome reminder of last month's single-digit temperatures as they open their electric bills.

    In the four years that Jessie Newton and her husband, J.D., have lived in their home, the Taylor County RECC customers had never gotten a bill for more than $178, during the winter or summer.

    "But, it hasn't been this cold for a long time either," Newton said.

  • Severe weather expected tonight


    Taylor Countians could see severe weather starting late afternoon today, Thursday, Feb. 20.

    According to a news release from Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, thunderstorms are expected during the late afternoon and evening hours. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are the greatest threats.

    Dooley stated that thunderstorms will exit southern Indiana and Central Kentucky after
    midnight Thursday.