Local News

  • Area KSP post does ‘Lift with a Trooper’

    The Kentucky State Police hosted the second annual Lift with a Trooper event Saturday at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory.

    The event raised money for KSP Post 15’s S.W.A.T., or Shop with a Trooper, program, which takes underprivileged children in the KSP Post 15 area Christmas shopping. Post 15 includes Taylor County, as well as Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Monroe, Russell and Washington counties.

  • ‘SOUP-er Bowl’ helps feed the needy

    Taylor County High School gave a helping hand to people in the community this holiday season with their annual canned food drive.

    This is the third year the Taylor County FFA (Future Farmers of America) has sponsored the schoolwide food drive benefiting Green River Ministries food pantry.

    TCHS junior and FFA member Ashley Smith enjoys this program because it is one of the biggest events the FFA puts together.

  • Two die in car fire

    Two individuals have died after their car caught on fire Monday morning in Campbellsville. 

    On Monday morning, all emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle car fire in the area of KY 55/U.S. 68 and Palestine Road.

    The 911 caller indicated that there were two people inside the burning vehicle. When officials arrived on the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

    The individuals were taken to the medical examiners office.

  • City approves alcohol ordinances

    Campbellsville City Council members voted for two ordinances that will regulate the sale of alcohol in the city limits.

    In a special-called meeting on Monday night, council members voted 9-2 on a zoning ordinance that will determine where places can sell alcohol within the city limits.

    Council members David Nunery, Jimmy Ewing, Patti Phillips, Frankie Hansford, Greg Rice, Paul Osborne, Terry Kelter, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders and Allen Johnson voted yes.

  • Vehicle crashes into Broadway CVS building

    A one-vehicle accident occurred Thursday afternoon outside CVS/Pharmacy on Broadway.

    A vehicle pulled over the sidewalk and drove into the side of the store, crashing through a glass window and causing damage to much of the storefront.

    Officers from the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

    No further information was available as of press time.

  • Campbellsville native arrested in Alaska on child porn charges

    A Campbellsville native was arrested last week in Alaska on child pornography charges.

    According to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Jessie L. Thompson, 25, of Campbellsville, was arrested on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    As the charges are Class D felonies, Thompson could face 1-5 years in jail for each count.

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Cyber Crimes Unit announced that Thompson was arrested after a lead from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Alaska.

  • Help sought in recording history of communities

    The Taylor County Historical Society and Taylor County Museum are looking for historical documents detailing the histories of some of Taylor County’s communities.

    “If people would call us and tell us that they would like us to come to their areas, we’d be happy to,” said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. “This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

  • Alcohol ordinance hearing tonight

    Campbellsville City Council members will hear a second reading of two alcohol ordinances at a special-called meeting tonight.

    A public hearing will be held at the Campbellsville Civic Center at 6 p.m.; once the public hearing has concluded, the actual meeting will start. The public will be able to make comment on a 21-page zoning ordinance amendment and a 31-page alcohol ordinance.

  • Campbellsville Elementary construction project nearing completion, Deaton says

    A sense of normalcy is about to take over Campbellsville Elementary as the end of the construction project is quickly approaching.

    “We’re looking at probably the end of December having total access to everything and having it turned over after the punch list is completed,” said Superintendent Mike Deaton.  

    The front entry way is set to be completed this week, and they will be able to start using the front doors again for loading and unloading buses.

  • Library hosts ‘Chopped — Library Style’ food event

    Local Taylor County food artisans called on their culinary skills as they faced off against one another in the second annual Chopped — Library Style Saturday. Participants prepared a dish to see whose was the best. The catch? Each chef had to use the same ingredients — bacon, raisins and shallots — in their creation.