Local News

  • City plans to sell water to Lebanon

    State officials and representatives from both Taylor and Marion counties came together Thursday morning to celebrate the construction of a new water tank on the county line.

    “It gives a little hope in our communities,” said Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty. “If you don’t look ahead and if you don’t work together, you’re going to fall behind.”

  • Walk raises money for ‘nearly unknown’ disease

    A local walkathon that took place recently raised nearly $3,500 for research into Huntington’s Disease.

    “I am pleased with the turnout, it being an unknown disease and the first year we’ve done it,” said Rebekah Taylor, a Campbellsville woman who organized the Team Hope Walk at the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park. The event was organized via the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

  • Guptons share memories of travelers more than 50 years ago

    In 1962, Campbellsville native Tom Gupton encountered two German-born brothers who were making their way across the country on horseback.

    The two brothers – Peter and Wolfgang Stoerckle – were trekking on horseback from Ontario, Canada, to Los Angeles, California, a trip that took from January to December 1962. They had left Ontario with $25; they were going to work their way across the country. 

  • New library director settling into job

    There has been a new face filling the stakes at Taylor County Public Library this fall. Tammy Snyder is the new director of the TCPL. 

    Snyder and her husband, Kevin, have resided in Green County since 2010. Kevin is active duty military and is currently stationed in Texas. He is approaching retirement, and soon will join Snyder at their home in Kentucky. 

  • 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. “