Local News

  • KSP awards funds to prevent underage drinking

    Kentucky State Police has awarded $354,000 in federal grant funds to enforce underage drinking laws that prohibit the sale, purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court is among the grant recipients and will use the $31,695 to facilitate the W.A.L.K. - Without Alcohol, Life's Kickin' - Project in colleges and high schools in the area. The project includes partners from the schools, college, law enforcement and the court system aligning together to prevent alcohol abuse among youth.

  • Group offers support to caregivers

    Betty Williams says she couldn't help but feel guilty. Williams is caring for her husband, Russell, who has been sick for the last two years. She said she felt guilty when she had to ask for help.

    "You go through a lot of feelings," Williams said. "You go through feelings of guilt."

    When caring for a sick loved one at home, she said, "you get exhausted. After you do everything, you're just too tired."

    Since she found help caring for her husband, Williams said, the couple have actually been able to spend more quality time together.

  • County says no to extra worker

    A request to hire a seasonal worker to help mow the county's roadsides has been voted down by magistrates.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate Ed Gorin told his fellow magistrates that the Court's Transportation Committee met last Monday to discuss hiring a worker to help the County Road Department get caught up in mowing the county's roads.

    He said the group decided to recommend that the Court advertise for a seasonal employee who has a commercial driver's license and experience working with heavy machinery and is willing to work flexible hours.

  • Resurfacing begins Monday on U.S. 68

    Resurfacing on U.S. 68 in Campbellsville is scheduled to begin Monday. Work will take about two weeks to complete.

    Contract crews will mill and pave a 2-mile section of the highway from KY 3183 to June Drive.

    Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone and to expect delays.

    Nally & Haydon Surfacing LLC of Bardstown is the contractor on the $385,521 project.


  • Council may annex property for campsites

    Tourism in Taylor County could soon grow thanks to an effort by Amazon.com to hire retirees as temporary workers.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first readings of two ordinances annexing property into City limits. In both cases, the property owners have asked to be annexed so that City water and sewer services can be made available to the properties.

  • Crusade for Children

    Daniel Lovett and Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen help collect donations for the local WHAS Crusade for Children drive last Friday.

    At $30,748.93, donations in Taylor County were down from last year's $38,000.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson believes the drop was due to the fact that there were no door-to-door collections this year.

    Statewide, $5.3 million was raised, the highest total since 2005.

  • Business/industry meeting is Wednesday

    A business/industry meeting will take place Wednesday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at the Office of Employment & Training, 1311-C E. Broadway.

    The meeting will provide employers with information on two programs.

    WorkNow Kentucky is a new federal summer employment program providing employers who need workers with qualified job seekers. The program provides an opportunity to add employees at no cost through Sept. 18.

  • One injured in KY 210 crash

    A Vine Grove woman was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Vernon Beams, 74, of Mac Pitman Road in Campbellsville was traveling west on KY 210 at about noon when he attempted to make a left turn at the Ol' Mule county store.

    While making the turn, the report states, Beams pulled his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado into the path of a 1995 Mazda Protégé driven by Shawana Harris, 21, of Maple Street in Vine Grove. Harris was traveling east.

  • Barney School Road closed

    Beginning today, Barney School Road will be closed through Friday, June 18 for road repairs.

  • Nickel tax again focus of meeting

    Taylor County School District continues its campaign in support of passing a nickel tax, this time inviting State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, to speak before a packed house at Tuesday night's School Board meeting.

    Higdon said there has been a lot of discussion in Frankfort regarding the recallable nickel and the state's match or equalization of a district's nickel tax. And while equalization of that nickel is still not part of state law, Higdon said, it always has been matched.