Local News

  • Beshear brings money for water tank

    The city of Campbellsville is now nearly $750,000 richer, thanks to a state grant to help pay for a new water storage tank.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was in Taylor County on Tuesday afternoon to announce that the city has received a $746,000 grant to help fund a water tank project in the industrial park.

    At the ceremony, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young welcomed the many local and state officials and residents who attended.

    “You all, this is a good day,” he said.

  • Taylor County students graduate from Rogers Explorers


    Campbellsville Middle School students Paige Dabney, Kathryn Doss and Kenzie Murrell and Taylor County Middle School student Korri Briggs have graduated from The Center for Rural Development's 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

    The students put their math, science and technology skills to work this summer attending the opening session of the Rogers Explorers program from June 3-5 on the Lindsey Wilson College campus in Columbia.

  • Pajama Party!


    Taylor County Public Library hosted pajama parties, complete with stories, crafts and dressing the part, for participants in the “Dream Big ... READ!” summer reading program last week.

  • Rising heat could cause fire hazards

    Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees in Taylor County beginning Thursday and continuing through Monday.

    Acccording to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the heat, when combined with critically low relative humidities, west winds at 10 to 15 mph and dry vegetation, can cause outdoor fire hazards.

    Residents are urged to use caution when outdoors.

  • Local man receives probation for sex crime


    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.

    Nathan Jay Bradshaw, 24, of 420 Kenny St., was indicted last August by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bradshaw appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly in March and entered a guilty plea to first-degree sexual abuse. The persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Local guard unit wins prestigious award for second straight year


    The Alexander Hamilton Award annually recognizes an outstanding Army National Guard Field Artillery Battery for superb mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence. This year the 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery received the award for the second straight year. Bravo Battery is located in Campbellsville.

  • Grand jury indicts 15


    The Campbellsville man who allegedly assaulted a Taylor Cou-nty Sheriff’s deputy after a standoff has been indicted on assault and sex crime charges.

    Kenneth L. Agee, 46, of 665 W. Martin Road, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Agee was charged with third-degree assault, attempted first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor younger than 16, promoting a sexual performance by a minor younger than 16, resisting arrest and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Curry leaving Green River Ministries

    She has spent the last six years helping people in Taylor County. Now, she’s going to help people in Hardin County.

  • Schuhmann logs 1 million safe miles for Postal Service

    U.S. Postal Service worker Richard Schuhmann has accomplished a feat few people can boast. Last month, Schuhmann joined the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Club, which requires members to work 30 years or drive one million miles without an at-fault accident.

    He is the third postal worker from Campbellsville to achieve this mark.

    “I never thought when I started in 1982 that I’d make it to this mark,” said Schuhmann, a 30-year employee of the USPS.  

  • School lunch prices to increase

    When students head back to school in August, they could have to pay a bit more for their breakfast and lunch.

    At Taylor County schools, those who qualify for reduced lunches won’t have to pay for them at all.

    At last week’s regular Taylor County Board of Education meeting, Food Service Director Gertie Graves told members she has tried to keep lunch prices affordable, and remembers only one increase in lunch prices during her time at the District.