Local News

  • Residents encouraged to get flu vaccine

    Flu season begins next month, but residents are encouraged to get vaccinations now to help fight the illness.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health preparedness manager for Lake Cumberland District Health Department, said the flu season begins in October and can last through May. The season typically peaks in mid to late winter.

    "It is recommended that people get their flu vaccines as early as possible to have the greatest amount of protection against the illness," she said.

  • Local named Grand Champion pie maker


    Although most modern recipes call for butter or vegetable shortening, she says her great-grandmother Pearl Flinchum always used lard in her pie crust.

    So when 12-year-old Lea Corbin started making her own pies, she decided to stick with the family tradition. That decision, coupled with a lot of experimentation with different recipes, led to Corbin being named Grand Champion in the 4-H Cloverville foods division at this year's Kentucky State Fair.

  • Extension office hosts 4-H 4 All


    They learned about sewing, animals, shooting, camping and all the Taylor County 4-H program has to offer.

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted its annual 4 H 4-All event on Saturday, with those attending given information about the many activities 4-H offers local youth.

  • Emergency services personnel honored at Main Street Saturday Night


    They came to check out the classic cars and honor those who serve the community.

    Tri-County Car Club members hosted a Main Street Saturday Night event last weekend, with a car cruise, prizes and its annual salute to local emergency services personnel.

    Officials from Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Campbellsville Fire & Rescue were honored and thanked for their service to the community.

  • Resident reappointed to state board

     Campbellsville resident Edward R. Goff has been reappointed to serve on a state board.

    Gov. Steve Beshear reappointed Goff to the Manufactured Home Certification and Licensure Board. His term will expire Sept. 1, 2018.

    Goff is a manufactured home retailer at Goff’s Fleetwood Home Center. He represents mobile home dealers.

  • City Council approves 2014 tax rates

     Campbellsville City Council members gave final approval of the tax rates on real and personal property at a special meeting on Monday.

    The tax rate for real and personal property was set at .193 cents per $100 of assessed value. This rate is the same as last year.

    “I think it’s great we can continue to keep the rates as low as possible,” Council member Stan McKinney said. “I know legally we could have taken more, but since we don’t need to, I’m glad we’re not going to.”

  • City adopts new storm water ordinance

     After voicing concerns about the federal government overstepping its boundaries, Campbellsville City Council members reluctantly adopted amendments to the city’s storm water regulations ordinance at its regular meeting on Sept. 2.

    Mandated by the Clean Water Act of the Kentucky Division of Water, the city faced notices of violations and fines if the storm water ordinance wasn’t amended to meet the act’s requirements.

  • Vehicle crashes near judicial center


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and law enforcement personnel responded to the report of a one-vehicle injury collision on Tuesday afternoon at about 2:15 p.m. near the Taylor County Judicial Center. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel also responded to treat those injured. No official report about the crash had been released at press time.

  • Local office evacuated due to fire concerns


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the smell of a fire on Monday morning at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services office on East Broadway. According to Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith, a motor in the rooftop HVAC system caused the odor, though no fire was found. He said maintenance personnel were on the scene Monday afternoon to make repairs. Workers inside the building were evacuated as firefighters checked the building.

  • Searching for Bargains


    They came from Taylor and surrounding counties in search of a good bargain. And many found them.

    The annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market was Saturday and it stretched the length of the road.

    Many homeowners set up shop on their front lawns, selling clothing, household items, furniture and more.