Local News

  • Work underway on ‘Archive Center’

    There should be a roof over the site of the future Taylor Regional Archive Center by the end of the year, and it will likely be complete by next May.

    That is what county historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said late last week. She and others are excited about the prospect of moving their historical documents to the new center.

    “We want to get it moved and in order,” Gorin-Smith said.

  • Firefighters train for swift water

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue’s Special Operations Team members took on four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, looked over ropes, knots and anchors, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other all before a large rescue scenario.

  • Work continuing on fire station

    There could be a roof on the new Taylor County Volunteer Fire Station by January, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said earlier this week.

    “If they can get under roof, they can do a lot of work during the winter months,” Rogers said. He was hopeful that crews would “make hay” while the weather was as good as it was.

    Rogers added that crews have already been working on the footers for the building. He estimates that the building should be complete by July or August of next year. Excavation started last month.

  • Wrapping program teaches work ethic

    The Taylor County Public Library is working to make your holiday season a little easier. For their second annual community service day they are offering free gift wrapping.

    People can start dropping off their gifts between noon-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. With all gift wrapping, materials are provided.

    This program is offered for middle and high school students to earn community service hours.

    “We recruit teen volunteers and they do all the gift wrapping,” said Young Adult Librarian Kimberly Burton.

  • Spoke Easy opened this week

    For Scott and Amanda Hess, the Spoke Easy is the culmination of years of work, not only to start a bicycle shop in Campbellsville, but also to build on the city’s bicycling community.

    “This is kind of our bud for flowering into a full community center,” Hess said. Serving our community means that bikes are for everyone, be it a competitive road cycling, mountain biking, campus riding or town travel.”

  • City working on sewer overflows

    To fix the city’s sewer overflows will take regular vigilance and a long-term solution.

    That is what Campbellsville Water & Sewer Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Sullivan said last week.

    “It’s something that has to be monitored, and you’ll have to go back to the areas you’ve already covered and make sure that nothing else has gone wrong,” Sullivan said.

  • CKNJ to deliver letters to Santa

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal continues to partner with the jolliest man in the land, Santa Claus. We will deliver those letters to him at the North Pole before Christmas.

    The CKNJ will also continue the tradition of publishing letters written by local children. A special edition of the paper will include letters to Santa from each class (pre-K through fifth grade) from all of our elementary schools.

  • Work underway at TRH water tower

    The new water tank near Taylor Regional Hospital could be finished by the end of the year, with work on the tank in Spurlington to start not long after that.

    That is what Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said early last week. He stated that the two tanks will each carry 1,000,000 gallons – the same as the one at Campbellsville University – in order to provide for a steady reserve of water.

  • Kiwanis names the Schuhmanns Santa’s Helpers

    Fred and Betty Sue Schuhmann find themselves nothing more than ordinary but for many in the community they are extraordinary. That is why they were honored as this year’s Santa’s Helpers.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Kiwanis Club members voted to name The Schuhmanns the recipients of this year’s Santa’s Helper Award. The award is presented each year to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    And, according to friends and family, no one embodies the giving spirit more than them.

  • Alcohol sales could start in January

    Campbellsville could see the first of its expanded alcohol sales by the first of the year, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said early last week.

    The state can start receiving applications for new alcohol licenses on Tuesday, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Legal Counsel Steve Humphress said at last Monday night’s special-called meeting.