Local News

  • Air Evac celebrates 30 years


    This month, Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 30 years of providing access to definitive healthcare for thousands of medically underserved people.

    The local Air Evac group will celebrate its 11th year this November, Dan Durham, senior program director for Eastern Kentucky's Air Evac Lifeteam, said.

    The local team is based in Taylor Regional Hospital. They have eight full-time medical personnel, four pilots and five part-time personnel, for a total of 17 people.

  • County wants to build fire substation


    The county wants to build a Taylor County Fire Department substation on 6 acres of land on Old Greensburg Road.

    At Tuesday night's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to look for bids for the proposed building, which would be located near Phillips Lanes. A cost estimate was not available at the time.

  • Fallen trooper laid to rest


    A state trooper killed in a car crash was remembered Tuesday as a man of faith who displayed that faith through service.

    In a funeral for Sgt. David Gibbs, who died Friday on Ky. 210, at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown two pastors - one past and one present of Gibbs' childhood church - used messages of Gibbs' faith to comfort mourners.

  • Weather delays school progress


    Mother Nature has not been kind to the Taylor County School District in terms of allowing progress on its construction projects.

    At Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, Superintendent Roger Cook told school board members the project is currently behind schedule due to inclement weather.

  • KSP trooper Gibbs, Campbellsville resident, dies in crash


    A Kentucky State Police trooper from Campbellsville died in a two-vehicle traffic accident Friday morning on KY 210 in LaRue County near the Buffalo area.

    Sgt. David Gibbs, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner's Office, a KSP report said.

    The other driver, Patrick Judd, 63, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky., where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

  • Campbellsville bus involved in crash


    Initial reports say none of the nearly 60 students on board the Campbellsville Independent Schools bus that was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Aug. 6, were injured.

  • Two face charges for theft, endangering child


    A Campbellsville man was arrested on DUI, theft and endangerment charges Monday morning, and a Campbellsville woman was arrested on a theft charge Tuesday, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report.

    Joshua Grisso, 33, was arrested after 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, on South Central Avenue on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (aggravating circumstances), first offense, endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000.

  • INFAC adding 20 new local jobs


    A company that located to Taylor County seven years ago is set to expand.

    INFAC, a manufacturer of automotive cables, actuators, antennas and horns, will create 20 additional jobs and invest $1 million into the project, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) announced last week.

    Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority, said they're already taking applications, from local and out-of-town people alike.

  • City to pay $460,000 for fire truck


    The Campbellsville Fire Department will have a new pumper truck, possibly before the year is out.

    At their Monday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to spend almost $460,000 on a demonstration pumper truck - that is, one that has been on display at trade shows - from Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., of Holden, La.

    "They are a very good truck, in my opinion," said Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith. "They are very dependable, very well built."

  • Shaeffer seeks title of Ms. Wheelchair America


    Summersville resident Casey Shaeffer, who is a native of Campbellsville, participated in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant last week.

    While the results weren't known at press time, Shaeffer, who has been Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky since last year, was honored just to be there and learn new things.

    She also wants others who have gone through what she's gone through to know that their lives aren't over.