Local News

  • Kiwanis names the Schuhmanns Santa’s Helpers

    Fred and Betty Sue Schuhmann find themselves nothing more than ordinary but for many in the community they are extraordinary. That is why they were honored as this year’s Santa’s Helpers.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Kiwanis Club members voted to name The Schuhmanns the recipients of this year’s Santa’s Helper Award. The award is presented each year to someone in the community who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive all year.

    And, according to friends and family, no one embodies the giving spirit more than them.

  • Alcohol sales could start in January

    Campbellsville could see the first of its expanded alcohol sales by the first of the year, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said early last week.

    The state can start receiving applications for new alcohol licenses on Tuesday, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Legal Counsel Steve Humphress said at last Monday night’s special-called meeting.

  • Area KSP post does ‘Lift with a Trooper’

    The Kentucky State Police hosted the second annual Lift with a Trooper event Saturday at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory.

    The event raised money for KSP Post 15’s S.W.A.T., or Shop with a Trooper, program, which takes underprivileged children in the KSP Post 15 area Christmas shopping. Post 15 includes Taylor County, as well as Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Monroe, Russell and Washington counties.

  • ‘SOUP-er Bowl’ helps feed the needy

    Taylor County High School gave a helping hand to people in the community this holiday season with their annual canned food drive.

    This is the third year the Taylor County FFA (Future Farmers of America) has sponsored the schoolwide food drive benefiting Green River Ministries food pantry.

    TCHS junior and FFA member Ashley Smith enjoys this program because it is one of the biggest events the FFA puts together.

  • Two die in car fire

    Two individuals have died after their car caught on fire Monday morning in Campbellsville. 

    On Monday morning, all emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle car fire in the area of KY 55/U.S. 68 and Palestine Road.

    The 911 caller indicated that there were two people inside the burning vehicle. When officials arrived on the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

    The individuals were taken to the medical examiners office.

  • City approves alcohol ordinances

    Campbellsville City Council members voted for two ordinances that will regulate the sale of alcohol in the city limits.

    In a special-called meeting on Monday night, council members voted 9-2 on a zoning ordinance that will determine where places can sell alcohol within the city limits.

    Council members David Nunery, Jimmy Ewing, Patti Phillips, Frankie Hansford, Greg Rice, Paul Osborne, Terry Kelter, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders and Allen Johnson voted yes.

  • Vehicle crashes into Broadway CVS building

    A one-vehicle accident occurred Thursday afternoon outside CVS/Pharmacy on Broadway.

    A vehicle pulled over the sidewalk and drove into the side of the store, crashing through a glass window and causing damage to much of the storefront.

    Officers from the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

    No further information was available as of press time.

  • Campbellsville native arrested in Alaska on child porn charges

    A Campbellsville native was arrested last week in Alaska on child pornography charges.

    According to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Jessie L. Thompson, 25, of Campbellsville, was arrested on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    As the charges are Class D felonies, Thompson could face 1-5 years in jail for each count.

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Cyber Crimes Unit announced that Thompson was arrested after a lead from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Alaska.

  • Help sought in recording history of communities

    The Taylor County Historical Society and Taylor County Museum are looking for historical documents detailing the histories of some of Taylor County’s communities.

    “If people would call us and tell us that they would like us to come to their areas, we’d be happy to,” said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. “This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

  • Alcohol ordinance hearing tonight

    Campbellsville City Council members will hear a second reading of two alcohol ordinances at a special-called meeting tonight.

    A public hearing will be held at the Campbellsville Civic Center at 6 p.m.; once the public hearing has concluded, the actual meeting will start. The public will be able to make comment on a 21-page zoning ordinance amendment and a 31-page alcohol ordinance.