Local News

  • City employees to get 2-percent pay raise in new budget

    Campbellsville City Council members had a first look Monday night at the proposed 2015/2016 budget, which represents a decrease from the current one.

    The new fiscal year begins on Wednesday, July 1, so a special-called meeting will have to be scheduled for a second and final reading. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said that will likely happen in the next couple of weeks.

  • 400-mile yard sale begins


    People, businesses, churches and other organizations in Campbellsville and Taylor County will be participating in the annual 400-Mile Sale today through Sunday.

    Every June, scores of yard sales take place along or near roughly 400 miles of U.S. 68 in Kentucky, stretching from Paducah in western Kentucky to Maysville in northeastern Kentucky.

    In the past, scores of people set up booths along that road and on nearby streets and roads.

  • Habitat for Humanity provides family with home


    A local mom and her son are able to have their own home, thanks to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity officials and others toured a home on Wickliffe Avenue Sunday afternoon, a home in which Lisa and Daniel Dishman will soon live.

    "It's been a long time coming, but a short notice on the dedication," said CTCHFH board member Tonya Young. "Tina Dishman ... has qualified and earned [the house] through Habitat For Humanity."

  • Myers is new extension agent


    When Audrey Myers graduated from Green County High School in 2000, she had never considered being a family and consumer science extension agent as a career. In fact, she didn’t “know (Family and Consumer Sciences) was a degree, per se.”

    But now that she has done it full-time for nearly 10 years, Myers wouldn’t change her career choice for anything.

    “I love what I do,” Myers said.

  • Comer concedes in Republican governor’s race

    Matt Bevin will officially be the Republican gubernatorial candidate in November.

    James Comer conceded on Friday in a race that had Bevin and Comer separated by 83 votes. A recanvass did not change the fact that Bevin received more votes.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said the local recanvass was performed without incident in about 20 minutes; the numbers were the same as before.

    This outcome did not surprise him.

  • Parties have until Wednesday to answer lawsuit

    Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing have until Wednesday, June 3, to file a written response to a lawsuit Gina Grider filed against them.

    Lance W. Turner, attorney for the Griders, said he is “not inclined to say” how much they’re asking for.

  • Valedictorians honored at high school graduations

    After more than five hours of calculations, all that stood between earning valedictorian or salutatorian at Taylor County High School was .04 of a point.

    And in the end, it was William Cooper Hall, who goes by Cooper, who was named valedictorian, barely edging out salutatorian Kassie Miller.

    Hall had figured out almost a month prior to the official announcement that he and Miller would be the two battling it out for the top two spots in the Class of 2015 because they had taken the most weighted AP classes.

  • Valedictorians honored at high school graduations

    Don’t reach out of your comfort zone — move it.

    This advice from Abigail Hope Hieneman’s father was something that always stuck with her.

    This small reminder about comfort zones always helped her strive to do her best and to stay involved with different activities throughout her academic career.

    And last week, she knew that extra push had paid off when she found out she had been named the valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Campbellsville High School.

  • Man arrested after alcohol-related crash

    A single-vehicle wreck on County Park Road on Thursday morning led to three injuries and one drunk driving arrest, according to a report by Deputy Rodney Cox of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jeremy Clemmons, 22, Vicki Milby, 35, and Daniel Arellano, 22, all of Campbellsville, were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for their injuries, the report said.

    Clemons was arrested on charges of driving under the influence; aggravated circumstances, first offense; and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Water, sewer rates to increase July 1

    Water and sewer rates in the city and county will go up in a little more than a month.

    By a vote of 9-3 at a special-called meeting Tuesday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved, on second reading, an ordinance to increase the rates and change the water rate structure.

    City Engineer David Bowles estimated the "average" user - that is, one who uses about 5,000 gallons a month - will see an extra $6 or $7 on their water and sewer bill per month, whether they're in the city or county. The ordinance goes into effect on July 1.