Local News

  • Extension office offers free slow-cooker classes

    Roughly 30 people came out Thursday evening to the Taylor County Extension Office to learn more about slow cookers.

    Taylor County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Audrey Myers believes more and more people are wanting to learn how to use slow cookers, also commonly called crock pots.

  • ‘Pink Potty Project’ to pay for mission trip

    Campbellsville Baptist Church is hoping to flush out the cost for their youth mission trip this summer, and a neon pink potty is helping do just that.

    The tactic looks like a neighborhood prank; a bright pink potty stands in the front yard for everyone to see.

    “It just started and appeared in someone’s yard, and they pay to get it removed,” Will Burgess, CBC youth pastor, said.

  • Dress sale raises money for Taylor County High School Project Graduation


  • County set to begin fire station project

    The new station for the Taylor County Fire Department could start to take shape later this year.
    At Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates unanimously chose Keyes Architects of Louisville to provide engineering and architectural services on the building, which would be located on U.S. 68/Greensburg Road, near Phillips’ Lanes.
    “In the spring, they probably should be able to start building,” said Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Cyber snow days working well for Taylor County, Cook tells board

    As of Wednesday, Taylor County students have used seven of their 10 cyber snow days. The elementary school has had a 100 percent turn-in rate, while the middle and high school are close behind at 99 percent. Superintendent Roger Cook has commended his principals, teachers and students for their hard work during the missed days.
    He went on to express again that the work sent home is not busy work.

  • Grand jury indicts 14

    A man accused of distributing and viewing child pornography was among 14 indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury.
    Ronald H. Clark, 55, of Brook Street in Campbellsville, was charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor — first offense, a Class D felony; and possess/view matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.
    The charges stem from a reported incident on July 28-29, 2015. Clark has been released from Taylor County Detention Center. No other information was available at press time.

  • Riley guilty of bank robbery


  • Republican caucus set for March 5 at community center

    The Veterans Memorial Park Community Center will be one of the locations for the Republican Presidential Caucus on Saturday, March 5.

    “I expect it to go pretty smoothly,” said local caucus chair Dennis Draper. They’re expecting as much as a 30-percent turnout.

    The caucus, conducted by the Republican Party of Taylor County, will be held at the Community Center building near Veterans Memorial Park, on Hodgensville Road/KY 3183, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Ellis signs with music publishing company

    Taylor County native Hannah Ellis’ hard work and passion is finally being recognized in Nashville. The songwriter signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Word Music Publishing/Wordcountry on Oct. 30, 2015.

    “They will actually pay me to write songs,” Ellis said with excitement in her voice.

    She graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 2012 and moved to Nashville soon after. She is spotlighted in a commercial for the university that is airing now. She also appeared in Season 8 of The Voice.

  • City chooses bicentennial logo

    The city has received three logos for its upcoming bicentennial celebration, and one of them has been selected as the winner of a contest to become the official logo of the city’s 200th birthday celebration.

    The Bicentennial Committee sought proposals for the design of an official Campbellsville Bicentennial logo to be used on all print and marketing materials.
    The contest was open to everyone. The deadline was Saturday, Jan. 30.

    The winning logo, designed by Jeffrey Mardis, will be the property of the city and the Bicentennial Committee.