Local News

  • 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.

  • Teachers look to crowdfunding

    While teachers receive a small stipend each year, they often have to pay for items and materials for school projects.

    As a result, some teachers have turned to online crowd-funding sites to help fund their educational endeavors. One of those sites, DonorsChoose.org, is particularly popular among teachers.

  • Campbellsville man arrested on assault, burglary charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday after a reported assault that took place on Monday, according to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    The CPD arrested Timothy Davis, 29, at approximately 1:11 p.m. on Davis Street on charges of first-degree assault and second-degree burglary. He is accused of breaking into a residence occupied by Cynthia White and assaulting her.

  • Camp Hobson Civil War ceremony is Sept. 17

    The Camp Hobson Civil War Wayside Marker Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. EDT at the Green River Tollgate House, 327 Tebbs Bend Road, in Taylor County. 

    KET personality Dave Shuffett will be the guest speaker. He will be dressed in his 13th KY uniform. His ancestor was mustered in at Camp Hobson. 

  • City to apply for loan for water improvements

    The city will apply for a loan from the state for a series of improvements to the water treatment plant and the water system, which could cost upwards of $2.7 million.

    At a Tuesday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved a series of resolutions that will allow the city to seek a loan from the Federally Assisted Drinking Water Revolving Fund through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.