Local News

  • Local economy improving, McMahan tells officials

    Taylor County's economy is improving, according to its top economic development official.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Ron McMahan told magistrates at their meeting last Tuesday that a California company recently chose to locate in Campbellsville. The company will create 10 jobs, he said, with the possibility of creating more if the product they will be making becomes popular.

    McMahan said he expects to be able to make an official announcement in a month or two about the company coming to town.

  • Natural gas pipeline explodes in Adair County


    An early-morning gas line explosion beneath KY 76 in the Knifley community destroyed much of the road, damaged three nearby homes and sent two residents to the hospital for treatment last Thursday.

    The explosion, which took place just before 1 a.m., sent rocks and debris the size of small vehicles erupting into the air, according to Adair County Judge/Executive Ann Melton, and forced roughly 20 people to evacuate their homes.

  • Sex offender charged with failing to report address change


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Ronnie L. Ray, 30, of 205 Peterson St., was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 5:36 p.m.

    According to Ray's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police officers were dispatched to his Ray Street home to investigate a possible domestic situation.

    Upon arrival, court records state, officers spoke with Ray, who said he had been living at the Ray Street home for about three months.

  • Three injured in Greensburg Road crash


    Three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Greensburg Road and Tharp Drive last Tuesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to the crash at 4:44 p.m.

    Pamela Edwards, 30, of Burkesville, was driving a 2000 Ford Focus, the report states, and collided with a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am being driven by Jennifer Glass, 42, of Campbellsville. Glass was stopped in traffic.

  • Emergency services operating within budgets

    Taylor County's emergency services are operating within budget this fiscal year.

    With more than half of the 2013-2014 fiscal year having passed, the committee charged to study the operation, revenue and expenses of Campbellsville/Taylor County's EMS, Fire & Rescue and E-911 operations met Thursday night to discuss the status of the budgets.

  • Snow expected today


    Taylor County residents could see more snowfall today.

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management, a winter weather advisory is in effect for Taylor County from 4 p.m. Friday afternoon to Saturday at 4 a.m.

    A news release states that the National Weather Service in Louisville is predicting the county will see 1 to 3 inches of snow by late tonight.

    Rain will change to snow by late afternoon to early evening across central Kentucky. Snow could become moderate to briefly heavy before diminishing after midnight.

  • Natural gas pipeline explodes in Adair County

    A Columbia Gulf Transmission natural gas pipeline in the Knifley community in Adair County erupted into a ball of flame shortly after 1 a.m. CDT today. Three homes, two barns and four vehicles were destroyed, Greg Thomas, Adair County Emergency Management director, told Bowling Green's WBKO-TV.

    Witnesses said the explosion and fire could been seen as far away as Russell Springs and the shock was felt for miles, the station said on its website.

    One person was injured and hospitalized, WBKO reported.

  • Celebrating Black History


    "We want to help bridge gaps and help people come together," she told the crowd.

    Greater Campbellsville United and Taylor County Public Library sponsored a celebration at the library on Saturday in honor of February being Black History Month.

    Wanda Washington, GCU's executive director, said her organization aims to bring people of all races together and to ensure opportunities are given to everyone. "We're here today to say we want to love one another."

  • Snow days affect school calendars


    Despite nine days missed for snow, Taylor County High School seniors are expected to graduate on time, Friday, May 23.

    Superintendent Roger Cook sent a survey to students' parents this week to get their opinions on how the nine missed days and possibly more should be addressed.

    Roughly 80 percent of respondents favored students attending school on President's Day on Monday and the first Friday of spring, April 4, instead of changing the graduation date.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge to be replaced soon


    It's long been a symbol of history in the Taylor County community. And in a few months, it could be replaced and the old one moved and preserved.

    On Tuesday night, officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet discussed road and bridge repairs that will be done in the community this fiscal year.

    Though its been talked about for many years, residents could see the Tebbs Bend Bridge replaced in just a few months.