Local News

  • Fire damages local home

    A Campbellsville home was damaged by a fire Thursday evening as severe weather moved into the area.

    Campbellsville Fire and Rescue was called to a house fire at 114 Oak St. just after 4 p.m.

    Upon arrival of firefighters, smoke was visible. Mutual aid was called in to assist while on the scene.

    Officials say lightning could have been the possible cause.

    The heaviest damage was contained to the attic area, though the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.

    No additional information was available as of press time.

  • Distinguished Young Woman contest is Saturday

    Taylor County will crown a new distinguished young woman on Saturday.

    While the annual Distinguished Young Women program has typically been held in August in previous years, this year’s scholarship competition has been moved again ahead a few months.

    Shelly Miller, chair of the local DYW program, said this year’s competition was moved so that contestants also attending the Governor’s Scholars Program would be able to focus on each program.

  • County fair starts Friday

    The Taylor County Fair Association is preparing for the annual Taylor County Fair, held this year from June 3-11 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
    Taylor Count Fair Association President Mike Litchfield says the fair is “about as shaped-up as it’s going to get.”

    “A tremendous amount of planning has gone into this year’s fair,” said Litchfield. “Our all-volunteer fair board has been working diligently to produce another quality event ... We feel like we have a really good lineup.”

  • Habitat home to be built

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity is preparing to build house number eight in the Campbellsville area.

    If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested in a home with no down payment and an interest-free loan, you may pick up a brochure at the Campbellsville Civic Center, the Campbellsville Christian Church or Green River Ministries to determine if you might qualify.

    Forms should be completed and returned to Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 154, Campbellsville, KY 42719, no later than June 13.

  • Campbellsville native in realtors’ hall of fame

    A Campbellsville native was recently inducted into the National Association of Realtors RPAC (Real Estate Political Action Committee) Hall of Fame.

    “I have been selling real estate since 2001,” said Myra Oliver. “I absolutely love what I do.”

    Oliver says being inducted into that hall of fame is a prestigious honor based on a realtor’s support for protection of private property rights. Everything they support or work against, she added, is with regard only to private property rights.

  • Weather postpones Green River float race

    Unsafe water levels on the Green River have resulted in the organizers of the 25-mile Float Race postponing the event for three months.

    Those who registered for the second-annual event received this message late last week from organizer, Kim Henderson:

  • Free yoga classes offered for kids

    Kids are going to get the chance to find their inner peace next week with yoga classes.

    Clancy Leonard of Chicago is offering two days of free kids yoga at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Leonard is a certified next generation yoga instructor with family ties in Taylor County. She had made plans to visit family and thought she would offer something different in the community.

  • Community Memorial Day celebration set

    Taylor County normally hosts a Memorial Day program as tradition stands, but this year is special. A bigger celebration is set to take place to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the 150th anniversary of the holiday.

    Bill Perkins, master of ceremonies and Vietnam veteran, has been in charge of the program for more than 15 years, having taken over the role of responsibility from Bob Rotschi.

  • Grand jury returns indictments for five

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted five people on charges mostly related to alleged thefts and drug use when it met Tuesday.

  • County may add road for school

    A road that will largely be used for buses at the new Taylor County High School on KY 210 will likely be added to the county road system.

    At a special-called Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday evening, magistrates unanimously voted to eventually bring a roughly 1,000-foot extension of Old Pitman Road into the county road system.