Local News

  • Animal shelter answers leash complaints

    Taylor County Animal Shelter staff members are receiving complaints that residents are allowing their dogs to run without supervision.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said he gets calls about the problem almost daily, and he knows magistrates are getting the same complaints.

    "A lot of people don't realize that the county does have a leash law," he said.

    Rogers said animal shelter staff members need help to make sure residents keep their dogs under control. He said the issue is starting to create problems between neighbors.

  • Foreign exchange students feel at home in Taylor County


    A home away from home; that's what Campbellsville has become for them.

    There are 10 foreign exchange students studying at local high schools, more than ever have before.

    The coordinator who helped bring the students to Campbellsville says the students are loving every minute of their time here.

  • Volunteers needed to start local Red Cross group

    Wanted: a few good volunteers.

    Campbellsville resident Michael K. Humphress and Greensburg resident Bill Hargan hope to start a Red Cross disaster response team in Taylor County. And Humphress said there is plenty of proof that the community needs one.

    Last Thursday, several Red Cross teams responded to a natural gas pipeline explosion in Adair County. Several homes and vehicles were destroyed and two people were injured.

  • New farm bill affects farmers, more


    From the field to the table, Taylor County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Pat Hardesty says he believes the federal farm bill affects everyone.

    "I think this should be called the food bill and not the farm bill," Hardesty said. "SNAP is about 75 percent of the farm bill. The majority of the farm bill deals with food ... in a sense, it directs what people eat."

  • 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.