Local News

  • 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.

  • State gas prices continue to decline

    Gasoline prices continue to drop locally and nationally, with the average Kentucky price falling 4.9 cents last week to $1.99 a gallon.

    The Paducah area is seeing even lower prices with most stations selling between $1.84 and $1.79 a gallon.

    Prices in Kentucky have come down 30.6 cents in the past month and 53.4 cents in the past year, according to a GasBuddy.com survey of 2,623 gas outlets in the state.

  • Two-vehicle wreck on KY 55 and Blue Hole Road injures three

    A Tuesday afternoon wreck on KY 55 near Blue Hole Road involving a car and a tractor trailer sent three to the hospital, a Campbellsville Police Department said.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS sent Hanna Jonas, 18, of Greensburg, and her two juvenile passengers to Taylor Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the report stated.

    According to the report, a 2000 Nissan driven by Jonas collided with a 1998 Mack truck that was driven by Stephen Shanklin, 52, of Greensburg, at approximately 3:30 p.m.

  • Marketplace project gets city, county approval

    The proposed Campbellsville Marketplace, set to be located on the former Fruit of the Loom site, will likely be open for business a couple of years from now.

    At a joint meeting on Tuesday evening, Campbellsville City Council members and magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court overwhelming voted for a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreement with Hogan Real Estate.

  • Back-to-school

    Students in local school systems will soon set their alarm clocks and pack up their pencils and paper to head back to school.

    Taylor County students will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Kentucky Christian students will head back to the classroom on Thursday, Aug. 4, and Campbellsville pushed back to Monday, Aug. 8.

    Campbellsville Independent

    Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students will now have a few more days for summer break.