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Local News

  • CU wants to take over Tiger Way from city

    Campbellsville University wants to close part of Tiger Way to create a plaza between Finley Stadium and the Powell Athletic Center.

    At Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Otto Tennant of CU proposed taking over the road from the city from Chandler Street to Hoskins Street and closing at least half of it from Chandler Street to make way for a parking lot and turnaround point halfway between Chandler and Hoskins and a plaza near Chandler.

    Tennant said the plaza would “join those two buildings together.”

  • Miller safe after terror attack in London

    Kassie Miller, the daughter of Campbellsville City Attorney John Miller and Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller, was sitting at a bar in London, United Kingdom, with some friends when her friend received a text inquiring about their safety.

    Understandably confused, Miller and her friends pulled up various news apps on their phones and found that a van had mounted the pavement on the London Bridge—one of the most notable icons and tourist attractions in the city—and struck several pedestrians.

  • Old Lindsey Institute building could become a business incubator

    The Campbellsville Main Street organization is looking at using the old Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology building to help startup businesses.

    At a meeting on Thursday, CMS member T.J. Rayhill said they’re looking at renovating that building, located on North Central Avenue between Main Street and 1st Street, to house what’s called a business incubator project.

  • Local preacher, drug rehab leader arrested on drug charges

    A preacher who heads up a local drug rehabilitation facility was arrested Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County on drug-related charges.

    Cumberland County Sheriff Scott Daniels arrested Gregg Troutt on Thursday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m. on Garrett Creek Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Grand jury returns indictments against 19

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly shot his wife and set his house on fire is among 19 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, was charged with attempted murder – domestic violence, a Class B felony; second-degree arson, a Class B felony; second-degree domestic assault, a Class C felony; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony; and resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • City’s first liquor store opens

    Campbellsville’s first liquor store since going wet in September 2016 is now open for business.

    Ol’ Red Ace Liquor, located on South Central Avenue next to Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, opened Wednesday, May 31, as the only retail liquor store in Campbellsville. The store sells a variety of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, vodka, whiskey, and much more.

  • Washington, D.C. trip being planned for local veterans

    Washington D.C., the capital city of the United States, holds war memorials that are visited by thousands of veterans each year.

    However, at Moday’s Memorial Day ceremony, several local veterans said that they had not visited the war memorials.

    A couple of local men are trying to change that.

  • Storms bring damage, water outage

    Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning across Taylor County Saturday night left the county facing flash flooding, fires and property damage. And all of that was on top of a county-wide water emergency.

    Much of Taylor County was without clean water over the weekend due to the storms, and that continued into the week. At 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young released a statement announcing that the boil water advisory, which had been in place since Sunday, had been lifted.

  • Salute to service

    Community leaders and Taylor County citizens gathered Monday afternoon to salute the service of those who sacrificed their time, and in some cases, their lives, to defend our nation.

    Speakers included Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, State Representative John “Bam” Carney, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young, Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, and the featured speaker was Sen. Max Wise.

  • Missing goose safely returned home

    Melvin is safe at home.

    Just more than a week after a popular Canada goose, which has lived at the former State Fire Rescue Training Center for Area 14, went missing, it has now returned.

    The goose, named Melvin by many who visited the area, was found Wednesday evening around Robinson Creek.

    Mark Gray, who owns the old State Fire Rescue Training Center property, said he was excited to have Melvin back at home. He estimated that Robinson Creek was about six or seven miles from Melvin’s home.