Local News

  • Back to school


    Big changes are in store for Taylor County School District this year, but until then, it’s business as usual.

    “It was almost like we never ended (school),” Superintendent Roger Cook said. 

    Taylor County students packed backpacks for a successful first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 3. 

  • Man charged with shooting, kidnapping

    A Greensburg man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly shot a woman the day before.

    The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team arrested Steven D. Hewitt, 24, at approximately 3:08 p.m. on Thursday at an Indian Trail Trailer Park residence on a warrant for first-degree assault, a KSP Post 15 press release stated.

  • Rogers gives annual state-of-the-county address

    The county is in a holding pattern with regard to Veterans Memorial Park.

    That is what Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said in his state of the county speech Tuesday morning at a Taylor County Agricultural Council meeting.

  • Stolen road signs costly for local government

    Replacing stolen road signs costs local governments thousands of dollars a year, and it’s difficult to catch those responsible. 

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said theft of road signs is an ongoing problem. And it isn’t just the signs; many of the poles are also taken, he added.

  • On the road to Rio

    Athletes from around the world are preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that are set to kick off this week. Morgan Reed Magness and her family of Campbellsville are on their way to Brazil for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience firsthand the excitement of the Olympic Games. 

    Reed, 17, is one of 40 Make-A-Wish kids nationwide in attendance to see the best of the best compete. 

  • Rains blamed for sewer issues

    During heavy rainstorms, water and raw sewage bubble up from manholes at Miller Park, creating unsanitary conditions there.

    It’s something that several people have taken videos of recently. According to the city, while it’s been happening for decades, rainstorms have become more intense in recent years, compounding the problem.

  • Trace Pitman Greenway unveiling set for Aug. 22

    The Campbellsville Trail Town Committee is planning an official unveiling of the Trace Pitman Greenway at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, with a possible lunch afterwards at the Hiestand House.

    They also talked about a children’s trail kick-off at approximately 5 p.m. that day, where bicycle helmets would be given away along with children activities.

    However, a definitive location has not yet been set.

  • Murder case forwarded to grand jury

    A case involving a recent murder will come before a Taylor County Grand Jury in the near future.

    At a Wednesday morning preliminary hearing, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips decided to forward the murder case involving Rocky Ashby, 36, of Georgetown, to the grand jury.

    Det. Nelson Bishop with the Campbellsville Police Department is the lead investigator in the case.

  • Residents look at plans for Campbellsville Bypass

    Work on the southern half of the bypass around Campbellsville is set to start in about two years, and it’s tentatively scheduled to be open in about four years.

    That was the message at a public right-of-way informational meeting that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held Thursday evening at Elk Horn Baptist Church.

    The first half of the bypass, which is approximately 3.3 miles, will start from KY 55, just north of INFAC, to KY 70.

  • Johnson to start as Taylor County Middle School principal

    Students at Taylor County Middle School will have a new principal to greet them when the school year starts this week.

    The Taylor County Board of Education welcomed Danita Johnson as the school’s next principal. She replaces outgoing principal Tony Jewell.

    A veteran educator, entering her 24th year of teaching, Johnson comes to TCMS after working as an associate principal in Fayette County Public Schools.
    Johnson has felt so welcomed by the community of Taylor County.