Local News

  • Prichard Committee member speaks to Chamber

    The quality of Kentucky’s education system has markedly improved in a generation, an education researcher said Thursday at a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    However, Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, wants to improve educational opportunities for all students of all age groups.

  • County school tax rates to stay the same

    Taylor County School Board approved the tax rates for the 2016-2017 fiscal year Thursday. The board approved to keep the real and personal property tax rates the same as last year. 

    Superintendent Roger Cook recommended the board accept the state recommended 4-percent increase rate.

  • Teachers look to crowdfunding

    While teachers receive a small stipend each year, they often have to pay for items and materials for school projects.

    As a result, some teachers have turned to online crowd-funding sites to help fund their educational endeavors. One of those sites, DonorsChoose.org, is particularly popular among teachers.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on assault, burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday after a reported assault that took place on Monday, according to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    The CPD arrested Timothy Davis, 29, at approximately 1:11 p.m. on Davis Street on charges of first-degree assault and second-degree burglary. He is accused of breaking into a residence occupied by Cynthia White and assaulting her.

  • Camp Hobson Civil War ceremony is Sept. 17

    The Camp Hobson Civil War Wayside Marker Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. EDT at the Green River Tollgate House, 327 Tebbs Bend Road, in Taylor County. 

    KET personality Dave Shuffett will be the guest speaker. He will be dressed in his 13th KY uniform. His ancestor was mustered in at Camp Hobson. 

  • City to apply for loan for water improvements

    The city will apply for a loan from the state for a series of improvements to the water treatment plant and the water system, which could cost upwards of $2.7 million.

    At a Tuesday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved a series of resolutions that will allow the city to seek a loan from the Federally Assisted Drinking Water Revolving Fund through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.

  • Learning to ‘adult’

    Cooking dinner, paying bills, doing the laundry and being able to change a tire are things people associate with being an adult. It’s called being able to adult, or as the new verb states, “adulting.” 

    One definition defines adulting as behaving in an adult manner; or engaging in activities associated with adulthood, to make someone behave like an adult; or to turn someone into an adult. 

  • Movie screening assists those with special needs

    Soft lighting and lowered sounds provided a better atmosphere for families with autistic or sensory-sensitive children in Campbellsville last weekend. 

    Growing Minds Learning Center recently worked with Green River Cinema 6 to put on a special showing of ‘Pete’s Dragon’ for children with sensory issues, but they didn’t realize how huge of a success the event would be. 

  • Safety on the farm

    Many farmers and others came out to a Saloma farm Friday morning to learn about grain bin safety, and to learn more about soybean, corn and grain production.

    “Hopefully, what folks will learn today … will keep them safe,” said Taylor County Extension Agent Pat Hardesty.

  • Grand jury indicts 14

    A Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing a minor in 2008 and 2009 was one of 14 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted on Tuesday.

    Kevin Herbig, 43, of Old Lebanon Road, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim less than 12 years old, a Class D felony; and second-degree persistent felony offender.