Local News

  • Voter turnout at 63 percent

    There will be three new faces on the Campbellsville City Council come January.

    Alexander Shively, Jay Eastridge and Diane Ford-Benningfield will join the Campbellsville City Council, while Council members Frankie Hansford and Stan McKinney will depart.

    Eastridge received the most votes, with 2,173, and will be Mayor Pro Tempore. Two of the other challengers, Ford-Benningfield and Shively, received 1,298 and 1,268 votes, respectively. The other two challengers, Lucy Cox and Henry Goff, received 1,260 and 1,139 votes, respectively, and will not be on the council.

  • Liquor licenses could come soon

    Campbellsville could see as many as four bars and four liquor stores early next year.

    At a Campbellsville City Council meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the state could start taking applications for, or even selling, licenses on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    “We’re on a strict timeline. We have to have this done by Nov. 28,” said Young. “In order to have some kind of regulation, this must be in place by then.”

  • Extension Office welcomes new agent

    The Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service has added a new agent to their team.

    Kara Buck is the new County Extension Agent for Horticulture Education.

    Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology and business of growing plants. It includes the cultivation of medicinal plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers and seaweeds, as well as non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants.

  • Taylor County Grand jury indicts 18

    A Campbellsville man accused of a September murder was one of 18 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, of Ray Street, was charged with murder, a Class A felony; and first-degree burglary, a Class B felony.

  • A special mission

    The Air Evac Life Team had a special mission last week at Taylor County Primary Center.

    While kindergarten classes were learning their alphabet with the focus letter for this week being H, it was only appropriate for a real life lesson on helicopters.

    The Air Evac Team helicopter landed in the soccer field behind the school Tuesday. The students anxiously watched as the large air craft landed at their school.

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department accompanied, too, with their fire truck.

  • City looking for sewer overflow fixes

    During its Monday meeting, Campbellsville City Council members will look at measures aimed at reducing the problem of sewer overflows during heavy rains.

    Among them is an amendment to the city’s sewer use ordinance that requires inspections of homes to check for illegal connections to the sewer system.

    As Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young put it, the ordinance amendments would help the city control inflow and infiltration of water into the city’s sewer system – commonly referred to simply as I&I.

  • Deer pose danger for drivers this time of year

    Accidents, injuries and fatalities involving deer and automobiles increase dramatically during the autumn months, according to Kentucky State Police.

    “Drivers should be engaged, alert and on the lookout for deer this time of year. Deer mating season leads to higher roaming activity all across the commonwealth, which leads to more car-deer crashes,” says Kentucky State Police Lt. Michael Webb.

  • Two-faced calf sets new record for her age

    Lucky the two-faced cow, who made headlines in September, is at it again.

    As of Oct. 27, 2016, Lucky has beaten the record and is now the oldest two-headed calf that Ripley’s Believe It or Not has ever encountered. Before Lucky, the oldest two-headed calf lived 40 days. Lucky, born Sept. 6, on the farm of Stan and Brandy McCubbin, is now 48 days old and doing better than ever.

    “She’s doing a lot better than I expected,” Stan said.

  • Inspecting before electing

    The general election is only five days away, and one of the last steps that a county clerk has to take before Election Day is to verify that the voting machines are in working order.

    Most recently, the Taylor County Board of Elections inspected the machines Wednesday morning in the Taylor County Courthouse basement, a process that Carney says takes about 30 to 45 minutes.

    “We verify the seals that are used and will be used on the machine and make sure that there are zero votes on the machines before the election starts,” said Carney.

  • Boy saves woman’s burning car

    Saturday was nothing special. It was a normal day for most people in Campbellsville, but for Dr. Janna Gresham and 11-year-old Evan Bryant, it turned into something more.

    Gresham was using the beautiful weather Saturday had to offer to run errands and take her dog, GiGi, to the new walking trail.

    “I promised her we’d go,” Gresham said.