Local News

  • Good Samaritans Bash raises $16,500 for cancer patients

    Scores of people came out to downtown Campbellsville Saturday evening to help those diagnosed with cancer with their expenses.

    “It’s our first year. We took baby steps, we knew that it would be difficult to start, but we’ve done it,” said Taylor County Good Samaritans Foundation President Debbie Carrico. “And we hope that it will expand. And we hope next year that it will be even bigger and better than it is.”

  • Refinancing to save city schools nearly $200,000

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board is taking advantage of a refinancing opportunity. The board adopted a resolution authorizing the CISD Finance Corporation to issue refunding revenue bonds, and will save nearly $200,000.

  • 19 indicted by grand jury

    A man who was arrested earlier this year after a reported incident involving a shooting, kidnapping and hostages, was one of 19 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

  • Drive-by shooting suspect enters not guilty plea

    A Campbellsville teenager accused in a reported drive-by shooting pleaded not guilty Monday morning in Taylor County District Court.

    Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips set a $25,000 cash bond for Malik Johnson, 18. He was arrested last Thursday on a charge of first-degree assault.

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department says that they are continuing the investigation and that additional arrests are pending.

  • Numerous community Halloween events set

    Several different local groups are holding Halloween events this year.

    “Campbellsville has a lot of safe avenues for trick-or-treating,” said Rob Collins of the Q-104 radio station, 

    The station is putting on its 26th annual trick-or-treating event in the Taylor County Elementary School gymnasium. Collins said it’s the last one that will be held there; the current TCES is scheduled for demolition in the not-too-distant future.

  • Public hearing on fire station finance is Nov. 7

    The last hurdle to the construction of a fire station for the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department was cleared Thursday morning.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers had a teleconference with Kentucky Association of Counties officials Thursday morning at the Campbellsville University Technology and Training Center.

    “All the paperwork (and) everything is ready to go,” said Rogers.

  • He’s just a country boy at heart

    Ricky Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, performed at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel Thursday night as part of the university’s homecoming festivities.

    Prior to the show, Skaggs also hosted a meet-and-greet, where he posed for photos and talked with some locals who purchased tickets for the experience.

    The concert was a fundraising event for the university, and it brought more than $25,000, which will go toward the university’s scholarship fund.

  • Greenway project improvements continue

    More improvements are in store for Trace-Pitman Greenway, according to Trail Town officials.

    Campbellsville Trail Town Committee member Paul Osborne says they currently have the funding to pave all but 0.9 miles of the 1.5 miles  of the greenway that sits behind Trace Creek Softball Park.

  • Progress being made on county school projects

    There seems to be a light at the end of the construction tunnel for the Taylor County Primary Center and high school. 

    Both Superintendent Roger Cook and architect Kenny Stanfield, with Sherman Carter Barnhart PSC, said the primary center will be completed by November and the high school’s cafeteria, kitchen and class rooms will be done by Christmas break. 

  • City shelves proposed ordinance focused on council meetings

    A proposed ordinance detailing codes of conduct at Campbellsville City Council meetings was shelved at a council meeting Monday night.

    “We can’t always agree on things, and I just don’t like to see that much of a division between our Council on an issue,” said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. “There were strong feelings both ways.”