Local News

  • Man leads officer on 20-mile chase

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday morning following a 20-mile pursuit.

    Officer Brian Morgan of the Campbellsville Police Department arrested Bo James Stancill, 34, on charges of reckless driving, first-degree fleeing/evading police in a motor vehicle, second-degree criminal mischief, no insurance, disregarding a stop sign, disregarding a traffic control device and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, according to a CPD report.

  • Lillian Clark, longtime educator, school board member, dies


  • Recycling center expects increase of items around Christmas

    With Christmas here, people have more trash than they do the rest of the year, and much of it can be recycled.

    Like any other time of year, people can bring paper, steel and aluminum cans, cardboard and plastics, but no trash, to the recycling center or to the recycling trailers in the city and county.

    Tony Harris of the Taylor County Recycling Center on Lebanon Avenue says they see more cardboard during the Christmas season, but added that they see a lot of it year-round.

  • Local author publishes first book, plans many more

    Kyle Romines has many things to be thankful for at the end of 2015, including being halfway through his third year of medical school at the University of Louisville and having his first book published.

    Romines felt his future was laid out just right to follow in his father’s footsteps of becoming a doctor.

    “I always felt like that medicine was just what I was going to do because I made good grades and was a biology major (in college),” he said.

    But it wasn’t until he discovered his passion that his path has now changed.  

  • Coffee shop highlights up-and coming artists

    Artwork by artists, both local and otherwise, often hangs on the walls of Harden Coffee, a coffee shop that’s been open in downtown Campbellsville since Sept. 4, 2014.

    Owner Justin Harden sees himself, at least to some extent, as a kind of curator.

  • Making spirits bright

    Hundreds of local children had a merry Christmas, thanks to gifts delivered Thursday morning by the local Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids programs.

    Toys for Tots has been operated locally by EMS since the 1960s, according to event coordinator Denise Gupton. She said local teenagers and other children volunteer to deliver toys and other items donated by supporters to provide Christmas presents for local families.

  • Legislators to host town hall meetings


    Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville), along with House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover (R-Jamestown), Representative Bam Carney (R-Campbellsville), and Representative Ken Upchurch (R-Monticello), have announced plans to hold town hall meetings in Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties, the seven counties that make up Kentucky's 16th state senate district. The town hall meetings will take place from Dec. 28-30.

  • Chowning to retire from CU


    Dr. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, and a former chair and board member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, with whom Chowning worked for 17 years, said, "John Chowning is one of the most gifted individuals I have ever met. He is a great thinker, and he is wise in his approach to topics across a broad spectrum.

  • Lakes to benefit from recycling Christmas trees


    When the presents are unwrapped and the lights and tinsel are removed, the Christmas tree is not such a beautiful sight.

    But even when it’s just a plain old tree again, there’s still some good use for it, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. The department is collecting used Christmas trees after the holiday to help do away with them for consumers, but also to help lakes across Kentucky, including Green River Lake here in Taylor County.

  • Taylor named new fire chief


    Captain Chris Taylor will be the new Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

    At a special-called meeting Monday night, Campbellsville City Council members unanimously chose Taylor. He will replace Chief Kyle Smith, who has been the fire chief since Oct. 8, 2012.