Local News

  • Fire destroys home on Elk Horn Loop
  • Runnin' in the Rain


    Even as a steady ran fell early Saturday morning, the runners still took off at the word “go.”

    Friends of Green River Lake partnered with the local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office to host the annual I’m a Dam Runner 5K walk/run.

    See race results in Thursday’s issue.

  • Students preparing for life after high school

    When they walk across the stage next week, the nearly 300 graduates will know what they want to do after high school.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County students learn early in their education about their options after high school, whether it's going to college, heading straight to the workplace, or both.

    Laura Benningfield and Angie Russell serve as college and career readiness advisors to students at Taylor and Campbellsville high schools, respectively.

  • Former public official battling health problems


    It's been a long road of doctor's visits, hospital stays and medications, but Randall Phillips says he is lucky.

    Phillips, 73, a former long-time public official, has battled a lung disease for nearly two years. Oxygen-dependent, he now has difficulty getting around.

    "It sure has changed me a lot," he said. "I'm keeping as good a frame of mind as you can get."

    Phillips was once a staple at the Taylor County Courthouse, having served as Taylor County Clerk for 29 years.

  • Man charged with committing sex crimes


    A Campbellsville man has been charged with committing sex crimes for the second time this year.

    Christopher Agee, 24, of 200 Pitman Ave., was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Agee was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Agee allegedly committed the crimes last November. Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield is investigating.

  • Parents of K.J. Richerson accept Spirit of the Eagle Award
  • City may get new comprehensive plan

    Campbellsville’s comprehensive city plan has been recommended for an overhaul.
    Campbellsville City Council members Dr. Jimmy Ewing, Paul Osborne and Dave Nunery were appointed to a committee to review annexation requests last month.
    At the Council’s regular meeting on May 5, Ewing said the plan is a document that is supposed to be updated every five years. However, the last draft was in 1982.

  • More claims dismissed in hospital case

    More of the claims made by a Campbellsville woman who said she was injured while being treated at Taylor Regional Hospital have been dismissed.
    Louisville attorneys Lea Player, Douglas Morris and William McMurry filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on Oct. 21, 2011, on behalf of Javonna Smith, who claims she received a severe radiation injury while at TRH. Those listed as defendants are:
    • Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. dba Taylor Regional Hospital of Campbellsville
    • Dr. Maura L. Campbell of Lascassas, Tenn.

  • Local tourism takes financial hit


    Not as many tourists came to Taylor County last year as in the past.

    And while it increased overall in Kentucky, the economic impact of tourism in Taylor County last year is also down, considerably. But the county's tourist director says she hopes that will change this year.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the economic impact of tourism in Kentucky last year amounted to more than $12.5 billion. That's a 2.6 percent increase from 2012.

  • Three candidates seek city mayor's office


    Three people want to be Campbellsville's mayor for the next four years. On May 20, that pool of candidates will be narrowed to two.

    Tony Young, serving in his first term as mayor, has filed for re-election. Brenda Allen, whom Young defeated in the November 2010 general election, has also filed for another chance to serve the community. Henry L. Goff has also filed for the chance to represent Campbellsville residents.