Local News

  • Police department adds chaplain


    Steve Wagers has served the Lord for more than 20 years. Now, he will serve those who protect and serve us all.

    Wagers, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church on Coakley Street, has been named chaplain of the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Wagers is a native of Whitesburg, Ky., where he lived until the age of 15. His father, also a pastor, was called to pastor a church in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Campbellsville native lives on the street to help the homeless


    Matt Rigsby is a native of Campbellsville, but these days, he’s living in Nashville.

    Life in a larger city like Nashville might sound glamorous to some, but there’s nothing glamorous about what he’s experiencing.

    You see, Matt Rigsby is homeless.

    The 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School is living life on the streets of Nashville, and he’s doing it to help bring attention to the number of homeless people living in the United States today. 

  • Man charged with robbing local bank


    A Lexington man is behind bars and charged with robbing a Campbellsville bank.

    Thomas Riley, 51, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with robbing the Forcht Bank in Green River Plaza, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Riley allegedly robbed the bank and fled the scene in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with an undetermined amount of cash and a handgun. Officers observed the vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Federal Place and were able to take Riley into custody without incident.

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing domestic scene


    A Lebanon man is behind bars after attempting to flee the scene of a domestic call.

    Diaz Douglas, 25, of Lebanon, was taken into custody at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Deputy Mark Dickens responded to a domestic call at the intersection of Fairview and Friendship Pike, according to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. When Dickens arrived, Douglas fled the scene on foot. He was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies moments later on Friendship Pike.

  • Marion County man killed in farming accident


    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Blanford was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney at the scene. Dabney said Blanford died as a result of asphyxia.

  • City to host listening, design session


    What if everyone in Campbellsville was invited to share their ideas about the community’s future, and they all showed up?

    That’s exactly what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and members of the city council are hoping will happen, and what makes this initiative so important is that everyone in the community is invited to get involved.

    Young has announced that a community listening and design session will be held on Feb. 19, and residents are invited to attend and voice their concerns.

  • Kassie Miller crowned state's Distinguished Young Woman


    In the long history of the state’s Distinguished Young Women competition — formerly known as Junior Miss — no Taylor County representative had ever been crowned Kentucky’s winner.

    Kassie Miller changed that this past weekend.

    “It’s really neat being the first one from this town to hold that title,” she said. “There have been so many awesome people that have gone before me.”

  • Campbellsville Fire Department fined $25,200


    The Campbellsville Fire Department has been fined $25,200 by state safety regulators in relation to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that killed one fireman and hurt three others in August.

    The incident happened when the fire department was helping Campbellsville University's marching band with its Ice Bucket Challenge. An aerial ladder truck bucket came into contact with power lines, and men in the bucket and on the ground were injured. One of them, Tony Grider, died a month after the incident from injuries he sustained.

  • County to make repairs at courthouse

    Two upcoming projects were the main topics of discussion at this week’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting. The first dealt with the renovation and repairs to the main floor of the old courthouse.

     “I think it’s time to renovate and make repairs to the remaining offices of the main floor of the courthouse,” Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said while introducing the subject. “As you walk through [the main floor of the courthouse], the ceiling tiles are in need of replacement.”

  • Campbellsville Independent Schools’ mobile app goes live


    Campbellsville Independent School District now has a free mobile application for students, parents and community members to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the district, directly from their smart phone or tablet.

    The application is available for free download by searching for the “SchoolCast for Me” app on any smart phone or tablet.