Local News

  • Columbia woman dies in KY 55 crash

    A Columbia woman has died after a two-vehicle crash on KY 55 on Wednesday morning.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William J. Hudgins, 31, of 207 GT Eubank Road in Greensburg, was traveling south on KY 55 in Taylor County at 5:49 a.m. in a 2000 Nissan pickup truck.

    The report states that Wilma M. Morgan, 44, of 6321 Liberty Road in Columbia, was traveling north in a 2005 Ford.

  • Underage drinking focus of meeting

    The Campbellsville Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition recently hosted a town hall meeting to increase awareness about social media and the negative consequences of underage drinking.

  • Bishops receive key to the city

    Jeremy and DeeAnn Bishop were recently presented a key to the city of Campbellsville by Mayor Tony Young. Jeremy Bishop has served three tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. DeeAnn has served three tours of duty in Iraq. The Campbellsville natives are stationed at Fort Polk in Louisiana and have two children, Joshua, 8 and Jonathan, 1.

  • TRH honors employees

    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor. Those honored were Tena Bradshaw, ESD; Elizabeth Gaskin, transitional care; Dale Henderson, plant operations; Jeremiah Hoagland, ICU; Melissa Netherland, transitional care; Amy Pardue, transitional care; Dianna Phillips, OB; Jennifer Walls, Med/Surg; Larry Walters, hospitality services and William Wilson, Med/Surg.

  • Wednesday is National Bike to School Day

    There could be a little extra traffic next Wednesday morning.
    Wednesday is the first-ever National Bike to School Day.
    An offshoot of Walk to School Day, which is in October, the event takes place in conjunction with National Bike Month.
    Bike to School Day promotes physical activity, a cleaner environment and the importance of sidewalks in communities.
    Officials urge motorists to be on the lookout for children and their parents on bicycles.

  • Help available through Green River Ministries

    Green River Ministries has help available through Housing and Emergency Assistance Reaching The Homeless funding for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
    The funding, which is available through May 18, can be used to help with rent payments and deposits.
    Recipients must be low income, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and they must be renting with the lease in their name.
    For eligibility requirements, visit Green River Ministries at 55 Clem Haskins Blvd. on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Annual food drive is Saturday

    The annual letter carriers’ food drive will be Saturday.
    The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers sponsor the drive.
    On that day, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food item donations that can be left in the inside or hanging on or beside residents’ mailboxes.
    For more information, call 465-4251.

  • Two injured in crash at corner of Main and Lebanon Avenue

    Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash at the corner of Lebanon Avenue and Main Street last Wednesday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 9:07 a.m., Mildred Barnett, 74, of Campbellsville, was driving a 1993 Mercury Topaz when the vehicle ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
    Barnett and her passenger, Leola Moss, 77, also of Campbellsville, were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for injuries. Barnett was treated and released. No information was available at press time as to Moss’ condition.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in Columbia wreck

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Columbia last Wednesday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Ronda Judd, 34, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2005 Saturn south on KY 55 when she rear ended a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Michael S. Smith of Columbia. Smith was attempting to make a left turn.
    Judd, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released.
    Smith, who was not belted, was not injured.
    KSP trooper Andy Olson investigated.

  • Former City Councilman battles back after stroke


    He says he thought he was dying. From high blood pressure to Type 2 diabetes to sleep apnea, he had many health problems.

    But after making some drastic lifestyle changes, Paul Harmon says he completely changed his life and feels 20 years younger.

    Harmon, 45, was born and raised in Campbellsville. He served three terms on the Campbellsville City Council and ran to be elected mayor.

    In addition to his other ailments, Harmon says he has been obese his entire life and had congestive heart failure and acid reflux.