Local News

  • Motor lodge site improving


    After a few hits with the metal claws, the old concrete gives away and breaks into pieces. When he's finished, the final remnants of the Central Kentucky Motor Lodge will be hauled away and shoots of grass will take their place.

  • Blood needed during summer, local drives scheduled

    With the summer season beginning in three weeks, many people will take vacations and spend time outdoors.

    And with a busy schedule of summer activities, Lindsay English, communications manager for the Red Cross, said donating blood might not be on the agenda. That can mean the blood supply dips lower than the need.

    Last Saturday, English said, the Red Cross began its "100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope" campaign to entice people to donate. The campaign will run through Labor Day on Sept. 1.

  • Local Crusade for Children starts Friday


    It's all about helping children.

    Last year, volunteers collected $28,744 in the local Crusade for Children drive. But this year, organizers hope to reach the $30,000 mark.

    The statewide Crusade for Children drive is scheduled for June 7 and 8. However, the local drive will kick off this Friday and continue into Saturday and Sunday.

  • Remembering sacrifice of veterans


    The rain came down, softly at first and then harder and harder.

    But the uniformed National Guard and American Legion members didn't run for cover. Instead, the seasoned soldiers stood tall at attention, there to pay tribute.

    About 150 people gathered on Monday at the community's annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who have served their country.

    Though heavy rain postponed the ceremony for a few minutes, that didn't send the crowd away.

  • County fair now under way


    The Taylor County Fair is now under way, and will, for the first time, offer nine days of activities.

    Mike Litchfield, president of the Taylor County Fair Association, said this year's fair will offer three more days of activities than in the past - and a new midway.

    After learning Myers International Midways wouldn't offer carnival rides in Kentucky anymore, Litchfield said board members voted to contract with Miller Spectacular Shows to provide the midway rides this year.

  • Taylor County is home to 25,000 beef cattle


  • Man indicted, charged with leading police on chase


    A Willisburg man has been indicted on criminal charges after he led police on a chase and threatened to kill them.

    Davis Len Curtsinger, 36, of 220 Bluegrass Lane, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

  • May is National Beef Month


    Ounce for ounce, local producer Chad Sullivan says the nutritional value of beef is unrivaled by any other food. He said lean cuts of beef are low in saturated fat and are a leading source of protein and iron.

    "I think a lot of people think all red meat is bad for you, but that's not the case," Sullivan said. "It's one of the healthiest things you can eat and it's got more nutrients than you can get anywhere else."

  • With Honor


    They paused, to remember and say thank you.

    Last year, there were 105 state troopers killed in the United States while working in the line of duty. As of May 16, there have been 45 this year.

    In 1988, one of the troopers killed was Johnny Edrington of Campbellsville. And each Memorial Day, KSP Post 15 officials organize a service to remember Edrington.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory said the purpose of Friday's ceremony was to pause and remember Edrington's life and say thanks for his service.

  • City pool opens on Memorial Day for summer season


    It's predicted to be a hot summer. And he hopes that means lots of residents will choose to cool off at the pool.

    Campbellsville's city pool opens today, Memorial Day, for its summer season.

    The pool will be open through Aug. 3 and also Saturday, Aug. 9. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    Admission is $4 per person. Anyone wearing a bathing suit must pay admission.