Local News

  • Two want to be Taylor County's PVA


    Chad Shively and Greg Chick will face off next month to see who will serve as Taylor County's PVA.

    Shively, currently serving in the position, is a Democrat. He defeated Bernie Cave in the primary election in May.

    Chick, a Republican, was unopposed on his party's ticket in the primary, and, as such, automatically advanced to the general election.

    Central Kentucky News-Journal staff members sent questionnaires to all candidates who filed in contested races on this year's general election ballot.

  • Bank robber to serve 20 years in federal prison

    The Tennessee man who attempted to rob a local bank and then led police on a chase will spend 20 years in federal prison for his crimes.

    Eugene Earl Gentry, 63, of Swindle Road in Lafayette, was charged by a federal grand jury last December with carjacking, two counts of bank robbery and three counts of brandishing a firearm during a violent crime.

    In July, Gentry appeared before Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl and pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a violent crime and carjacking.

  • Winning the battle with cancer


    Someone once told her the strongest people are put in the toughest situations.

    Believing that, and having her friends, family and church on her side, DeAusha Atkinson is now in remission after battling breast cancer.

    And, after what she's been through, Atkinson says she kept a positive attitude throughout her battle, and that made a world of difference.

    October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Flu now in Kentucky

    Flu is now circulating in Kentucky, and residents are encouraged to get vaccinated to prevent the illness from spreading.

    According to a Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services news release, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials confirmed the first positive flu case last week, in Jefferson County.

    DPH officials are reporting the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a part of statewide flu surveillance efforts.

    Kentucky's flu level is now classified as sporadic, the lowest possible.

  • The Homeplace featured on television show

    Residents turning on their televisions tonight, Monday, Oct. 13, might just catch a glimpse of their hometown.

    A farm in Taylor County has been filmed and featured in a television show made about life in Kentucky.

    The show, which aired Saturday and Sunday and will air again tonight, features footage and photos of The Homeplace on Green River, along with interviews about the farm.

    According to a KET news release, Kentucky Life producers traveled to The Homeplace to see the ongoing efforts there to restore and re-establish the 230-acre farm.

  • Council approves contract for comprehensive plan

    More than 30 years after the last draft was written, the city of Campbellsville is getting a new comprehensive plan.

    At the City Council's regular meeting last Monday, members voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Kentucky League of Cities to create a new plan for $30,000.

    Speaking on behalf of the comprehensive planning committee, Council member Mike Hall said it's in the city's best interest to enter into a professional consulting agreement with KLC.

  • Vehicle crashes into home on Camelback Drive


    No injuries were reported in a crash at a home on Camelback Drive last Thursday morning. Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Branden Wilson responded to the report of a vehicle crashing into the home, which caused minor damage to the home and a vehicle parked inside the home’s garage.

  • Firefighters respond to report of smoke inside home


    Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel responded on Tuesday morning to the report of smoke inside a home on Hawk Landing. The homeowner reported to Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatchers that the home might have been struck by lightning the night before. No injuries were reported and the firefighters left the scene in about a half hour.

  • One injured in Meader Street crash


    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel and Campbellsville Police officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 8 p.m. Thursday night at the intersection of Meader Street and North Columbia Avenue. Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel were called to the scene to evaluate a child who was a passenger in one of the vehicles and might have been injured in the impact. At press time, no official report about the crash had been released.

  • Vehicle collides with motorcycle on 210 bypass