Local News

  • 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.

  • Roth indicted for murder of boyfriend

    A Campbellsville woman accused of a murder at St. Francis was formally indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury late last month.

    On Monday, March 28, Brandy N. Roth, 33, of Old Columbia Road, was formally charged with murder, a Class A felony; tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, a Class C felony; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • State may fund KY 210 improvement planning study


    There could be money in the state budget for a scoping and planning study on improvements to KY 210 from Campbellsville to the Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville.

    That’s the message from Ron McMahan, executive director for Team Taylor County, the county’s economic development authority.

    “The House has $600,000. The Senate has $250,000 proposed for a scope study on 210,” said State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville). “It will be decided during the conference committee.”

  • Dunkin' Donuts coming to Campbellsville


    A Dunkin’ Donuts will likely open this summer on the former site of Jackson Gas at 504 E. Broadway St.

    “Everything has been approved. There’s even a store number,” said Troy Curry, who co-owns the property with his wife, Leah. “It’s been a long time coming.”

    Talks started last fall, but Curry said it’s taken some time to get everything approved. He didn’t know the store number at press time.

  • Wet-dry petitions now available


    Petitions for a special alcohol referendum in Campbellsville appeared last week at Harden Coffee on Main Street and Phillips Lanes, a bowling alley at 164 Bambi Dr.

    Pat Keefe is behind the petition.

    “I’ll be visiting voters door-to-door in a week or two,” said Keefe. To hold a wet/dry election, a person or group has to collect signatures on a petition; the number of signatures has to be at least 25 percent of the voter turnout from the last election.

  • Near-death experience helps change outlook for local woman battling drug abuse


    Stormy Colvin is a daughter, sister, mother, friend, girlfriend, an ex-addict and most recently a fighter. Colvin has been addicted and using IV drugs for the past two years and it wasn’t until last month that a close call with death would be enough to scare her to get clean.  

    “I’ve never been so close to death in my life,” she said. “I was terrified.”

    She was taking a mix of Subutex and methamphetamine on a daily basis, putting a needle in her arm up to 20 times a day to just get that high.

  • Grand jury indicts 15

    A Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing a child three-and-a-half years ago is one of 15 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Brian E. Gaudinier, 30, of Browns Court, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse — victim less than 12 years old — a Class C felony; and first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.

    The first charge stemmed from reported incidents from Sept. 1-Oct. 4 of 2012. The second charge stemmed from reported incidents on Nov. 1-30 of last year.

  • Ground broken for new TRH rehab center

    Taylor Regional Hospital held a groundbreaking for the new 15,375 square foot rehab services facility that will be built over the next nine months. The building design will also accommodate the Taylor Regional Orthopedic Group practice.

    “We are very excited,” Jane Wheatley, TRH Chief Executive Officer, said.

    An aquatic therapy pool will also be one of the features in the new facility.

    “This building just gives us another opportunity to be a regional hub,” John Miller, TRH board chairman, said.

  • Remembering Brooklyn

    It was a beautiful sight Wednesday afternoon as red balloons drifted into the sky in memory of Brooklyn Carothers.

    Brooklyn, a 9-year-old Taylor County Elementary School fourth grader, and her mother, Ashley Moore, passed away last week as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Her classmates wrote messages to Brooklyn on the balloons and shouted “We love you Brooklyn” as they were released into the air.