Local News

  • City weighs options to deal with sewer overflows

     Campbellsville City Council members may look at their October meeting at hiring a water engineer and an IT person for the Campbellsville Water and Sewer Company.

    The two additional hires, which would require amending the city’s budget, would be tasked with helping with the problem of storm water making its way into the city’s sewer system by collecting data to help the city make an informed decision on the problem of sewer overflows.

  • Taylor County middle schoolers ‘act out’

    Students at Taylor County Middle School are learning from their older peers and starting to act out. Only they are being productive about it. Taylor County High School students have come together to form a middle school drama club. 

    This is the second year the student lead club has been around. Seniors Malorie Byrne and Lydia Epperson started the club last year, when they were just juniors. 

  • Sen. Rand Paul tours Murakami

    Decreasing regulatory and tax burdens on U.S. corporations will help everyone prosper.

    “I think the role of government is that we should try to help your company grow, prosper, hire more people (so) everybody makes more money,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “We all benefit when the whole benefits.”

  • It’s tea time

    The Hosparus Green River Tea and Auction had another successful event Sunday, Sept. 11. 

    Local businesses and individuals decorated tables for ladies and gentlemen to enjoy an afternoon of hot tea, served along with a variety of plated hors d’oeuvres.

  • County gives $10,000 donation to Marion veterans group

    Otha Allen from the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard spoke at Tuesday’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, asking for assistance as his organization looks to purchase a new bus.

    Following Allen’s presentation, magistrates voted 3-3 to give the group $10,000 for a new bus, with Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers casting the tie-breaking vote in favor. He added $100 from his own pocket.  

  • City schools approve abuse training for staff

    The Campbellsville Independent School District has approved personal training for recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. The training was approved at the September board meeting Monday. 

    This is a new training for Campbellsville Schools. All current school staff members who are employed by the district will complete training by Jan. 31, 2017, and then every two years after. It will take each staff member about 30 minutes to complete the training session. 

  • Ordinance protested

    An ordinance proposed at a recent Campbellsville City Council meeting has drawn criticism, and even protests.

    At Council member Terry Keltner’s request, Council members held a first reading at their meeting earlier this month of an ordinance that would change how citizens speak before the Council at meetings. Council member David Nunery co-sponsored the ordinance.

  • Police looking for armed robber

    The Campbellsville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that reportedly took place Thursday morning at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.

    A CPD press release describes the suspect as a white male between 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 140 pounds, and wearing a camouflage bandana and a black hooded sweatshirt.

  • Prichard Committee member speaks to Chamber

    The quality of Kentucky’s education system has markedly improved in a generation, an education researcher said Thursday at a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    However, Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, wants to improve educational opportunities for all students of all age groups.

  • County school tax rates to stay the same

    Taylor County School Board approved the tax rates for the 2016-2017 fiscal year Thursday. The board approved to keep the real and personal property tax rates the same as last year. 

    Superintendent Roger Cook recommended the board accept the state recommended 4-percent increase rate.