Local News

  • Sen. Rand Paul hosts town hall on CU campus

    At a town hall meeting at Campbellsville University on Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) reiterated that he wants the government less involved in people’s lives.

    Paul spoke about the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and its effects, the multi-sided civil conflict in Syria and related threats of terrorism globally and domestically, and current events facing the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Heartland Parkway work reaches county


    Road construction started last week on KY 55 north in Adair County up to the Taylor County line.

    This construction is part of the Heartland Parkway project. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews started surveying the area and repairing shoulders late last year. While actual construction work started last week, blacktopping won’t begin until April.

  • Interacial family shares black history together


  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to speak at CU Friday


  • Three men arrested following KSP chase


    A Taylor County man was arrested Friday at approximately 2:26 p.m. on Poe Young Road following a pursuit that began on KY 527.

    Kentucky State Police Tpr. Logan Smith observed a Pontiac Grand Am with expired registration plates and an unrestrained passenger. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator fled.

    The pursuit ended 10 miles west of Campbellsville on Poe Young Road when the Grand Am became stuck in a muddy field.

  • Local FFA sees uptick in membership

    Taylor County FFA members are seeing more people join their group or otherwise learn about agriculture.

    “We know there’s been a lot of negativity against the agriculture industry in the last few months, directly related to FFA and 4-H in the last couple of weeks,” said Taylor County FFA President Korri Briggs.

    At a Taylor County Ag Council meeting earlier this month at the Taylor County Extension Office, local FFA (Future Farmers of America) talked about their activities over the previous year.

  • Bible Belt Medium is open for business

    A new business in Campbellsville is taking off and touching many people in the process.

    Travis Bright, the self-proclaimed Campbellsville Medium, is helping people reconnect with loved ones that have passed.

    Bright feels there is a big misconception to what it is he does and what a medium actually is.

    “This is my own self description; it’s a sixth sense that we have that allows us to be more observant, to be more aware of seeing, feeling and hearing than what the average person can do,” he said.

  • Renovation work happening at Trace Creek Softball Park

    Improvements to the Trace Creek softball complex should be complete in time for the first tournament of the year.

    Jamie Browning of Trace Creek anticipates work being done by April 1. The first travel ball tournament will be held there the next day, and the softball league starts playing by the end of April.

    “These improvements will be really great for the kids,” said Browning.

  • Wet/dry vote possible for Taylor County

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney thinks it quite likely that an alcohol referendum could happen this year.

    “I’ve already met with some people who had some questions, given them the numbers they would need,” Carney said. “If we are going to have (an alcohol election) this year, it’ll have to be before Oct. 8.”

    If it does happen, it could still happen earlier than that, if interested parties go through with what they’re talking about doing, Carney added.

  • Heating assistance available through LIHEAP program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, Inc., continues to operate the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. The program is operated on a first-come, first-served basis until federal funds are exhausted, or March 31, 2016, whichever comes first.
    LIHEAP assists households that are in a home heating crisis. The deepening of cold winter weather, combined with rising utility costs, leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.