Local News

  • PVA's office to publish expenses on website


  • 'Hands of God' tour visits Campbellsville


    Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli performs Friday as part of the
    “Hands of God” tour. The concert was at Living Grace Church, and was sponsored
    by Elk Horn Baptist Church, “The Book” Store and Green River Veterinary
    Service. Sanctus Real, All Things New and Jon Bauer also performed as
    part of the concert.

  • Suit alleges harassment, racism


  • Winter storm expected this weekend


    Taylor Countians will likely see another winter storm this weekend.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, forecasts indicate the potential for a winter storm to come through the community on Sunday night and into Monday.

    As of now, precipitation will likely begin Saturday night as rain and continue through the day on Sunday.

    By Sunday evening, however, cold air will come in from the north and change the rain to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow.

  • Taking the 'Plunge'


    They took the plunge, and survived to tell about it.

    Campbellsville University's first Tiger Plunge garnered about $400 to benefit the university's Society of Professional Journalists student chapter, the CU School of Nursing and CU's Alumni & Friends Park.

    Those participating received pledges to "plunge" into the fountain at the Alumni & Friends Park.

    Though temperatures on Saturday were in the mid 60s, the temperature of the water was just above freezing.

  • Efforts being made to bring barn owls to area


    If you hear a hoot, then it’s definitely not a barn owl. Although most species of owls produce some variation of a hoot, barn owls only screech and hiss.

    Kate Heyden, avian biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the sound of a barn owl’s screech is comparable to stepping on a cat’s tail.

    However, Heyden said barn owls are still great to have around because they are very efficient rodent hunters, with adults consuming five mice a night.

  • Man attempts suicide at fire department

    A man is recovering after he tried to kill himself at the local fire department on Sunday.

    Campbellsville Police Sgt. David Tucker and Officer Roy Rodgers responded to the report of a gunshot at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue on Sunday afternoon.

    Tucker said a man drove to the fire department, parked in the parking lot on Broadway and shot himself.

    The man was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment, and Tucker said he is in fine condition now. He said the man suffered non-life threatening injuries.

  • Girl Scout cookies on sale through March 20


    Those who haven't gotten their Girl Scout cookies are still in luck, but they had better get them fast.

    Girl Scout cookie booth sales began last weekend and will continue in Taylor and surrounding counties for the next few weeks. But once the season ends, it will be another year before Girl Scout cookies are sold.

    Though this year's advanced sales are down when compared to last year's, there are still a few weeks left in this cookie season. The majority of cookies are sold after initial orders taken at the beginning of the year.

  • Durham found not guilty of assaulting deputy


    Jurors have found a Campbellsville man not guilty of assaulting a former Taylor County Detention Center deputy.

    Jesse Durham, 22, of 102 Eads St., was indicted in June 2012 and charged with third-degree assault.

    Durham faced jurors in a two-day trial on Tuesday and Wednesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram. Jurors returned their verdict on Wednesday morning.

  • 'No inmate left behind'


    Dressed in sweats and scrubs, the students pick up their pencils to learn today's math lesson. It's the Pythagorean theorem.

    The six students say they hope to finish their studies soon, but math has been the most difficult obstacle. Though the four women and two men have tried to complete their studies before, they say this time is different, and they are all determined to finish.