Local News

  • No foul play suspected in death

    A Campbellsville man who was found dead off of Greensburg Road last week was said to have died of natural causes.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said that an autopsy of Donnie Milby, Jr., 48, preliminarily showed that he died of natural causes, and had probably been dead for more than a week.

    The Kentucky State Police was in charge of the death investigation, KSP Post 15 Spokesman Billy Gregory said.

  • Healthy living program starts next week

    Lots of people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and become healthier. Regardless, for many the resolution fizzles out.

    But the Taylor County Extension Office provides a health and wellness program at the beginning of the year, every year, and they partner with the Taylor County Health Department and the Kid Sp0t Center.

  • Lamb departs for state DYW competition today

    The community support has been overwhelming, and now Blair Lamb is ready to represent Taylor County.

    Lamb, who was named Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2017 in June, will participate in the state Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky competition next week in Lexington. The Campbellsville High School senior leaves town on Sunday and began rehearsals that afternoon.

    A send-off reception for Lamb will be today, Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fireside room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • First baby of new year born at TRH

    Almost everybody celebrates the arrival of a new year, but for Trent and Jessica Edwards of Campbellsville, there was another arrival on Jan. 1 that was especially meaningful as 2017 began.

    The couple welcomed a son, who was the first baby born at Taylor Regional Hospital in the new year. Joseph David Edwards was born at 2:48 a.m. Sunday. He was 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

    Joseph is the Edwards’ first child. Trent picked out the name for their son.

  • Campbellsville’s 200th

    The Campbellsville City Council met Tuesday evening, but prior to the meeting, a birthday party for the city was hosted for the city, which was officially founded on Jan. 3, 1817.

    Nearly 200 people were in attendance for a cake and punch reception at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was not able to attend the city’s birthday celebration, but sent a video statement with his well wishes.

  • CIS district named to AP honor roll

    Campbellsville Independent Schools has been named to an honor roll for improving its academic performance and expanding is AP course offerings.

    CIS is one of eight Kentucky public school districts named to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll.

    College Board, a nonprofit organization geared toward expanding access to higher education, announced the news on Thursday, Dec. 15.

  • Campbellsville native hopes to take story from kids book to TV series

    A Campbellsville native author is hoping to take his book to television.

    Deronte’ L. Smith recently stopped in his hometown on his latest book tour for “The Fantastical Adventures of Sleepy Steve: Reuniting the Stone.”

    The tween book first came out in 2005 under his publishing company, Infinity One Publisher.

    He first toured with Sleepy Steve for three years. Then the market changed from paper to digital.

  • License, registration, and a gift card

    The Campbellsville Police Department was out in full force the Friday before Christmas. Only this time, when officers pulled residents over they weren’t getting tickets, but gift cards.

    An anonymous secret Santa and Mrs. Claus donated 10 Visa gift cards valued at $20 each to be handed out at random in the community.

    The “Claus couple” donates money each year to a different charity, and this year they wanted to pay it forward through the hands of the police department.

  • Armed robbery suspect sought

    Police are still looking for an unknown man accused of robbing a check-cashing business on Christmas Eve.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department press release, on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 24, a tall male with an unknown type of handgun approached a Check Into Cash employee at 729 Campbellsville Bypass while they were on duty inside the business, took money at gunpoint and fled on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

  • Man pleads not guilty in murder case

    A murder suspect pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his third arraignment hearing.

    Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $1,000,000 bond. He’s been housed there since Sept. 19.

    At Tuesday’s arraignment hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram appointed public defender Shanda West-Stiles from the Department of Public Advocacy to represent him.