Local News

  • Two injured in Federal Place crash


    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of West Broadway and Federal Place at about 3 p.m. Friday.

    At least two people were injured in the collision and treated at the scene. No other details were available at press time.

    See Thursday’s issue for the complete details.

  • Arrest made in vehicle break-ins


    Campbellsville Police officers investigated four automobile break-ins on Tuesday and made an arrest in the case that evening.

    According to a news release, the incidents were reported in the Green River Plaza and Lakeway Shopping Center.

    The report states that the thefts began in the morning at Walmart, when an employee reported that items had been stolen from a vehicle. Another theft was reported at Walmart later in the afternoon.

    At about 3 p.m., an employee at Priceless IGA reported a vehicle theft in which a purse was stolen.

  • County to buy new heating and cooling system

    After months of discussion, magistrates have decided to install a new heating and cooling system at the Taylor County Courthouse, and it will cost about $620,000.

    During last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed a letter from CMTA Consulting Engineers about bids the county received for the project. In the letter, the company suggested awarding the bid to the company with the lowest bid, which is Carrier.

  • Fire department wins $10,000 in equipment


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue recently won $10,000 in equipment.

    Chief Kyle Smith attended a Fire Department Instructor Conference recently in Indianapolis, Ind., and entered a raffle to win one of several packages of fire-fighting equipment.

    His ticket was chosen and the department recently received the equipment, which includes turnout gear, hoses and nozzles, a Hazmat suit and much more.

    The raffle raised money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

  • Martin named master conservationist


    Longtime board member and secretary Melvin D. Martin was named master conservationist by the Taylor County Soil Conservation District at the Taylor County Agriculture Council meeting on May 6.

    Martin will also be inducted into the National Conservation Districts Hall of Fame for his dedication to preserving the land for future generations.

    Board chairman John McLean presented the award.

  • Raminator comes to Campbellsville


    A large crowd came to see the Raminator crush five cars at Don Franklin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Price Crushing Days in Campbellsville on April 26.

  • Don Franklin donates to youth baseball


    Don Franklin general manager Joe Lee presented Campbellsville Youth Baseball with a $500 donation on opening day, Saturday, April 19.

    Accepting the donation were Campbellsville Youth Baseball board members Lynn Kearney and Gary England.

  • Campbellsville man appointed to state committee

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions recently, and a Campbellsville man was included.

    Nicholas C. Hazel of Campbellsville was re-appointed to the State Advisory Committee for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

    Hazel is assistant executive director at Lake Cumberland Area Development District. His term will expire March 8, 2016.

  • CPD communications officer graduates academy as valedictorian


    Campbellsville Police Department recently announced that David C. Goode of Liberty graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Basic Telecommunicator Academy during a ceremony Friday, April 18, on the Eastern Kentucky University campus.

    Goode graduated as valedictorian of the class of 19 telecommunicators, in recognition of him having the highest academic grade average.

    Goode, a police communications officer I, joined the staff at Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center last October. He is one of 12 employees at the center.

  • Leopold Conservation Award Program seeks nominees in Kentucky

    Sand County Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Council are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award program in Kentucky. The award honors Kentucky farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

    "Landowners throughout Kentucky are committed to the enhancement of the state's rich and diverse landscape," said Sand County Foundation President Brent Haglund. "Their conservation work benefits us all."