Local News

  • Ballot set for Nov. 8 general election

    People in the city and county have only five days to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

    “Absentee voting by mail is already under way,” said Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney. “Those voters who need to vote absentee by mail can apply now through Nov. 1. Those who will be out of town on Election Day and need to vote absentee on the machine in the clerk’s office will be able to vote in the office beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11.”

  • Honoring Sam

    A beloved teacher, coach, mentor and community leader was recognized again for his selfless acts to his community. 

    The Samuel V. Wickliffe Park received a more permanent display last week with a plaque dedication.

    “We did the plaque to commemorate him in the community, and all he’s done for this community,” Yvette Haskins, president of the Durham School Reunion, said. 

  • Accused murderer’s case set to go to grand jury

    A case involving a murder from last month will be forwarded to a Taylor County grand jury.

    During a Wednesday morning preliminary hearing, Taylor County District Judge Amy Anderson ruled that a grand jury should decide on charges against Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, of Ray Street.

  • Local schools’ test scores shine

    Most local schools in the city and county districts showed great improvements last week as the Kentucky Department of Education released the 2016 test scores for the Unbridled Learning system. Both the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County School districts were named as distinguished/progressing districts. Taylor County Schools were classified as a district of distinction/high progress district, while Campbellsville Schools were classified as being a high performing district.

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  • City schools to take 4-percent tax increase

    Campbellsville Independent School Board members approved to raise the 2016-2017 real estate and personal property tax rates by 4-percent Tuesday in a special called meeting.

    The 4-percent increase tax rate, which means revenue is 4-percent more than the prior year, will increase from 60.6 cents per $100 to 62.5 cents in 2017, which would be an increase of 19 cents, or $19 per $100,000 in property value.

  • City looks at sewer use ordinance changes

    The Campbellsville City Council will consider new positions at Campbellsville Water and Sewer, as well as changes to its sewer use ordinance when it meets on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.

    “We’ve got a plan put together to … make an effort to make improvements to our water system and our sewer system,” said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. “

  • Ready for takeoff

    Taylor County Airport was a hive of activity Saturday morning and afternoon during its annual Airport Day.

    “There was a good turnout for us to handle. We had a steady flow,” said Carl Watson of Taylor County Airport. “Everyone who wanted to fly was able to.”

    The five pilots that participated Saturday gave 70 plane rides to 200 people, with another 400 people coming out to the airport,  according to Watson.

  • Suspect strikes sheriff with vehicle during chase

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday morning on several charges after allegedly hitting Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton with his vehicle during a pursuit on Saloma Road.

  • Area FOP donates to local youth organizations

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 presented Campbellsville and Taylor County’s Family Resource and Youth Services Centers with money for students in need of a little extra help. 

  • Germain visits White House for drug meeting

    Campbellsville native Teressa Germain was one of 12 mothers from across the country to sit in on a meeting in Washington, D.C., regarding drug overdoses and abuse.

    “The Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition has just … got started again, getting more members, and I’m a parent of that (group),” said Germain. 

    She believes her involvement in that group is why she was invited last week.