Local News

  • Central Kentucky Art Series plans local events

    The Central Kentucky Arts Series is gearing up to bring the arts back home for the 2016-2017 year. 

    And the group believes, with what they have planned for this season, they will do that.

    “We have pulled all of our events from the state of Kentucky,” CKAS member Lisa Gupton said.

  • Campbellsville Baptist to turn 225 years old

    Campbellsville Baptist Church, the oldest church in Taylor County, celebrates its 225th anniversary next month.

    As lead pastor Mike O’Neal sees it, the church has survived for as long as it has because it’s kept to the Great Commission and has stayed true to the Bible and to the belief that Jesus is the savior. 

  • Search for bank robber continues

     Police have not located a man who reportedly robbed an East Broadway branch of Forcht Bank at gunpoint more than a week ago.

    The Campbellsville Police Department is still looking for the suspect. While CPD Det. Nelson Bishop says they’ve received plenty of tips, there’s not been anything new that they can publicly say about the incident, as it’s still under investigation.

  • Cox to speak at CU Women’s Alliance

    Nancy Cox, a Taylor County native who is an Emmy Award-winning news anchor for WLEX 18 News in Lexington, will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University’s Women’s Alliance Brunch Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The brunch is at 10 a.m. in the Office of Broadcast Services at 203 W. Broadway St.

  • Business growth continues in downtown area

    Several businesses have either opened on, or moved to, downtown Main Street in Campbellsville just this year.

    “I can’t say enough about downtown, it’s just exciting down here,” said H & W s Shop owner Shaun Hord. 

    H&W was among those that recently moved to Main Street.

  • A mission of hope

    The women behind The Mission of Hope first came together for the mutual purpose to serve the Lord and help people in need. But their love for quilting has helped keep them stitched together for a good cause. 

    The Mission of Hope has been around for more than 30 years, helping those in need across Taylor County, Kentucky, India and Haiti. 

  • Community trail officially opens

    The Trace Pitman Greenway was officially recognized with a ribbon cutting Monday morning, held at a section of the trail known as the wall, near Trace Creek Softball Park.

    Campbellsville City Council member David Nunery, who chairs the city’s Trail Town Committee, encouraged people to “take a hike” on the trail, which has been in the works for years. He added that it’s a beautiful trail on a beautiful piece of land.

  • Heroin remains a problem locally

    Taylor County, like other areas, has seen a sharp uptick in heroin overdoses in recent days, some of them, tragically, fatal.

    Among them was Misty Buley, 42, who died on Aug. 15. 

    Buley’s obituary, published by L.R. Petty Funeral Home, lists her death as an overdose. Her mother, Joyce Bennett, says she wanted that in the obituary as a warning to others about the dangers of drug abuse.

  • Peter’s musical blessing

    When people meet Peter Foster, they first notice his infectious enthusiasm about life, a never ending smile, the ability to drone on about Hubbard Tanks, his devotion to the Lord and his incredible musical talents. 

    “Loves his music, loves life and loves to serve his Lord. That’s pretty much me,” Foster, 24, said with a smile.

  • Search continues for bank robber

    The Campbellsville Police Department is still searching for a man who reportedly robbed the Forcht Bank on Broadway on Friday afternoon.

    CPD officers responded to a reported robbery at Forcht Bank on 1405 East Broadway Street on Friday afternoon. The suspect fled the bank before the police arrived, leaving with an “undetermined’ amount of money, the police say.