Local News

  • Local woman battles rare immune system illness

    Living in a constant state of disinfectant and sanitization is a world that Candace Sapp and her family have learned to make their new normal. It includes a routine to quarantine the sick in their 6-member family if someone gets the simple sniffles, and even double- and triple-spraying door handles with disinfectant to catch anything, just in case.

    The behavior many would find obsessive and almost to the point of neurotic, but for Sapp it is a necessity for her life.

  • City bike trail nearly complete

    A hiking and biking trail in Campbellsville should have an official opening by the end of the school year, Campbellsville City Council member Paul Osborne, who also chairs the Trail Town Committee, said last week.

  • Fiscal court looks at security at Veterans Memorial Park


    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court discussed Tuesday night how better to secure Veterans Memorial Park.

    But by the end of the discussion, the court made no decision.

  • City water rates to increase July 1


    The annual automatic 3-percent increase in the city’s water and sewer rates will go into effect on July 1.

    The increase comes as a result of an ordinance Campbellsville City Council members passed last year. At a council meeting Monday night, council members opted to take no action. The increase is automatic unless the city’s water committee recommends keeping the rates the same.

    At Monday night’s meeting, Council member David Nunery, who sits on the water committee, recommended the increase.

  • National college fishing championship coming to county


    Green River Lake will be the site of a national bass fishing tournament involving roughly 90 teams July 28-30.

    The Taylor County Tourist Commission and Campbellsville University are going to host the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, presented by Bass Pro Shops.

    National championship takeoffs will be held at Green River Lake State Park, while the weigh-ins will be held at Campbellsville University, said Jordan Alves of CU.

  • Firefighters busy 'learning the ropes'


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue hosted a 5-day rope rescue training course over the past two weekends that tested firefighters logistically and mentally.

    The course was intended to have rescue personnel train on low- and high-angle evolutions, high points, aztec systems and stokes basket work. They will use these practices on swift water, where sending a rope system across the river is common, according to Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Taylor.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge completion set for Aug. 1


    The new Tebbs Bend Bridge will almost certainly be completed no later than Aug. 1 of this year.

    According to Robert Reeder of Flemingsburg-based RGF Concrete, the contractor in charge of the project, one abutment has already been completed, and work should start on the other one by the middle of the week.

    An abutment is a structure built to support the lateral pressure of an arch or span, like at the ends of a bridge.

  • Organ donation encouraged during National Donate Life Month


    For more than a decade, the month of April has been about saving and healing lives.

    Donate Life champions across the country fill the month of April with powerful testimonials to demonstrate the lifesaving message of donation and transplantation.

    The goal of National Donate Life Month is to make life possible by educating and motivating individuals to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

    One of those champions is Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress.

  • Amy Grant to perform at CU's Derby Rose Gala


    Campbellsville University’s annual Derby Rose Gala is planned for Thursday, April 29, with a dinner and a concert featuring contemporary Christian music singer Amy Grant.

    The gala is sponsored by the Campbellsville University Advancement Board. Proceeds from the event go toward student scholarships.

    Grant will be performing with Ellie Holcomb and Nichole Nordeman on their Live Life Together Tour.

  • Market Off Main set to return April 22


    Market Off Main is making a comeback to its original roots this year, and the 2016 season is about to kick off.

    This year the event is focusing on artisan-only vendors, which includes handmade and homemade items, produce, flowers and food. They will not be accepting direct sales.

    “We want to get back to showcasing the talent that is in the area,” Campbellsville Main Street Vice President Karen Patton said.