Local News

  • County votes not to pay for land study


    Magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court are in favor of a proposed project to turn the old Fruit of the Loom property into a shopping center, and for tax increment financing to make that happen.

    But at Tuesday night’s meeting, they unanimously also voted against spending $15,000 on a feasibility study of that project.

  • Vancleave fights cancer with a smile


    The entire year of 2013 was a constant battle for Dianna Vancleave.

    “That was the year to see if I was going to make it or break it,” Vancleave said.

    With a positive attitude and her humor on her side, that is exactly what she did as she fought breast cancer, and won.

    Breast cancer statistics from The American Cancer Society estimate that 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  

  • Homemaker week to be celebrated Oct.11-17


    Taylor County Homemakers are celebrating Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association Week this week. This year’s celebration is Oct. 11-17, and is a way to recognize the contributions that homemakers provide to the state and their counties.
    Homemaker president Cyndy Humble suspects that the Taylor County Homemakers is one of the largest women’s organizations in Taylor County.

  • Firefighter recovering from 2014 accident


    For local firefighter Alex Quinn, the last 12 months or so have been a struggle. But he’s been recovering and bettering his life.

    “I got married, I’m going back to school,” Quinn said earlier this week. “I’ve just been getting back to a normal life, getting back on firefighting runs.”

  • Escaped inmates still at large


    Local law enforcement officers are trying to find two inmates who allegedly escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon after leaving an assigned work detail.

    The Campbellsville Police Department confirmed that Joshua Gill and Michael Tetreault walked off during work release around 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and took off in a white unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

    The stolen vehicle was recovered on Wednesday evening, but both men are still at large, police said. The plate number has not been released.

  • Therapy dog helping TCMS students


    A new “staff” member at Taylor County Middle School is giving the students in Nicole Britton’s class of exceptional children something to look forward to every day.

    That new staff member is a 12-week-old Aussiedoodle named Merle.

    Merle is in the process of becoming a certified therapy dog.

    “We are the only school I know of that has a dog on staff full-time,” Britton joked.

  • City council looks at parking issues

    Campbellsville City Council member Allen Johnson suggested at Monday’s meeting that the Council look at taking some action to make sure cars are not on the side of the road when snow plows need to get through this winter.

    “A lot of people park their vehicles in the street,” Johnson said. “So when they plow, they have to drive around these vehicles, they’re trying to get the streets cleared, and they’ve got obstructions all over the place.”

  • Four-year-old struck by car Monday afternoon

    A 4-year-old who was hit by a car on Kenny Street on Monday afternoon remains hospitalized, a Campbellsville Police Department report said.

    The child was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and was later taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson said the boy is going to recover.

    According to the report, at approximately 3:07 p.m., Laverne Sapp was driving west on Kenny Street in a 1991 Ford Thunderbird when the boy darted out into the street in front of her.

  • Hayes fights second round against breast cancer


    Battling breast cancer is no easy feat, but the reward of beating the disease is what everyone hopes for. Linda Hayes has done it not once, but twice.  

    “I must be a tough ole bird,” Hayes said. “That’s what everybody tells me.”

    In 2002 Hayes was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    “It was so long ago I couldn’t even tell you what type (of cancer) it was,” she said.

  • Council member charged with passing bad checks


    A Campbellsville City Council member remains in jail after his Tuesday, Sept. 29, arrest for allegedly passing cold checks.

    Rufus Franklin Hansford Jr., 54, of Lebanon Avenue - also known as Frankie Hansford, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report - is in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $2,000 full cash bond on four counts of theft by deception - including cold checks under $500; the bond was lowered from  $10,000.

    According to the police report, he was arrested at 12:10 p.m. on Sept. 29.