Local News

  • 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.

  • Taylor County Fair events

    From cotton candy to wind-in-the-face rides, pageant crowns to belting out a favorite song and many more memories yet to be made, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer something for everyone.

    The fair officially began on Saturday with this year's horse shows.

    Midway rides begin Monday and continue through Saturday night. The midway will open each night at 6, with gates opening at 5. Fair admission is $10.

  • KSP warns of telephone fundraising scams

    Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

    According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Disaster recovery center now open in Adair County

    A FEMA disaster recovery center is now open in Adair County to help those who suffered damages in the recent flood.

    The center is located in the Adair County Annex at 424 Public Square in Columbia. The center is open from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those seeking help with federal assistance programs are encouraged to register at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA.

  • School Board moves foward with nickel tax

    Taylor County School Board is moving ahead with its effort to pass a nickel tax. A special election is still on track for June 22.

    The Board had a special meeting Thursday to discuss changes in how the state funds school construction projects, changes Superintendent Roger Cook said further drive home the fact that the District needs the extra nickel.

    According to State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, the state can't continue to fund school construction like it had in the past.

  • CHS Class of 2010

    Seniors at Campbellsville High School had their graduation ceremony Friday evening at Hamilton Auditorium. Project graduation followed.

    See more photos from both events in a slideshow on the home page.

  • County to host cleanup

    The County will host a cleanup on June 17 and June 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is being offered to help with flood cleanup.

    The cleanup site is at the paved back parking lot of the former Fruit of the Loom building. Those attending should enter and exit off West Main Street only. Signs will be posted.

    Items must be separated and easily accessed for unloading. No enclosed trucks or trailers will be allowed.

    Accepted items include:

    - Appliances - refrigerators, water heaters, stoves, washers and dryers, air conditioners, televisions and VCRs.