Local News

  • Taylor County Primary Center opening delayed

    With exciting changes coming to Taylor County Schools, students will have to wait a bit longer before moving in.

    At the regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 12, Superintendent Roger Cook announced they would not make the primary center construction deadline.

    “We’re not going to make the Aug. 5, primary center deadline to get in. That’s not going to happen,” Cook said.

  • New fire station bids to be opened Friday

    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court will see bids on the proposed Taylor County Fire Station at a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

    They will hold another special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, where they will decide whether to move forward. The station would be located on U.S. 68, on the other side of the road from Phillip’s Lanes.

    “Blevins Construction will look at all the bids and then bring them back to the county,” said Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Brucker pleads guilty in son’s 2012 death

    One of the suspects in the 2012 death of an infant will serve as much as eight years after pleading guilty, while another suspect is still awaiting trial.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing in Taylor County Circuit Court, Brianna Brucker pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree complicity to commit manslaughter, a Class C felony charge that had been amended from first-degree murder, a Class A felony.

  • Calhoun murder trial set for November

    A Lebanon man accused of murder has a tentative trial date in November.

    At a Tuesday morning arraignment, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding gave William M. Calhoun, 25, of Oak Street, a trial date of Monday, Nov. 7. It would start at 8:30 a.m.

    Since Nov. 8 is Election Day, the trial would resume on Nov. 9. Spalding estimates that the trial will last at least three days.

    Calhoun’s attorney, Dawn McCauley out of Lebanon, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

  • Three new businesses set to open

    At least three new businesses will soon be open in Campbellsville.

    A Wings Pizza N Things restaurant will likely open on KY 55 later this year.

    Kelly Niswender, owner of the future restaurant, said it’ll probably take about four months to construct the building.

    The new restaurant, to be located on KY 55 near Cornerstone, will have a groundbreaking in the not-too-distant future. A specific date has not yet been set.

  • Storms cause damage locally

    About 2,000 customers lost power as a result of Thursday night’s storms, according to the Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.

    All but a few had power as of Friday. RECC officials said several trees were also down.

    The outages were all in the county, according to Kentucky Utilities, which recorded no outages in its mostly city-based area. Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the outages were in places like Lemons Bend, Meadow Creek and in the area around Davis Road.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Johnson family carries on after fire damages home, destroys property

    Allen and Angie Johnson celebrated 40 years of marriage July 2. The pair have made a life together watching their family grow in Campbellsville. They bought their house on Oak Street before they wed, and they worked on the house for six months before moving in after their wedding day.

    “It had metal cabinets in the kitchen,” Angie said. “It was a real fixer upper.”

    But it was theirs. They were both in walking distance of their jobs and were able to expand their family.

  • H&W Sport Shop still serving after fire

    Two weeks ago, H&W Sport Shop in Campbellsville was destroyed by fire.

    Now, many are curious what Shaun Hord, owner of the business, will do going forward. Will he rebuild on the old location, or simply find a new location to call home?

    Hord says he doesn’t know that answer yet, but he does have a plan in the meantime.

  • KSP Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints


    Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes  the counties of Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.

    Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts.

  • City to review zoning regs

    The city plans to update its planning and zoning regulations over the next two years with outside help.

    At a Tuesday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to have Shepherdsville-based Pike Legal Group help them look at their 20-year-old land use ordinances at a cost of $29,000.

    The city plans to pay them $15,000 now and the remaining $14,000 in the next fiscal year. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they already had $15,000 budgeted for this, and added that they've wanted to do this for years.