Local News

  • ELECTION: Judge, 11th Judical District

    Incumbent Connie Sullivan Phillips will face challenger Jeff Eastham in the November race for 2nd Division District Judge in Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties.

    Ninety percent of all Kentuckians involved in court proceedings appear before district court. Juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, probate of wills, felony preliminary hearings, small claims and civil cases involving $4,000 or less are all district court matters, as well as voluntary and involuntary mental commitments and cases relating to domestic violence and abuse.

  • Campbellsville resident missing for a month

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies are still searching for a Campbellsville man who has been missing for a little more than a month now.

    James "Adam" Hogan, 29, was reported missing by his family on Thursday, Sept. 2.

    Deputy Mark Dickens is investigating.

    Hogan is a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has brownish blond hair and tattoos on his upper arms.

  • Juvenile injured after being struck by vehicle

    A juvenile was injured after being struck by a vehicle Sunday evening.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Report, a 17-year-old was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt along Ford Street and struck a 12-year-old. Neither the name of the driver nor the name of the victim was released.

    The victim was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel for treatment. No information was available as to their condition at press time.

    Campbellsville Police Officer Travis Begley investigated.


  • Burn ban in effect

    A burn ban is now in effect.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator and assistant E-911 supervisor, the statewide burn ban began Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 15.

    Any burning before 6 p.m. must be at least 150 feet away from woods or forestland.


  • Conservation cost share deadline today

    The deadline for requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program is today.

    The Taylor County Conservation District is accepting the local requests.

  • Jail employee is fired

    An employee has been fired and another has resigned after they allegedly committed ethics code violations at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    According to Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield, the jail received information on Sept. 10 involving an incident between one of its staff members and an inmate housed in Adair County.

    The information states that the employee, Patsy Bryant, sent money to the inmate, which Benningfield says is a violation of jail staff ethics codes.

  • Candidate lineup changes

    Two candidates are out and another has filed to run in the general election in November.

    According to an e-mail received Friday from Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, James Coakley Hoosier withdrew from the 2nd District constable race in May. Chris Wingler withdrew from the 4th District constable race earlier this month.

  • ELECTION: Campbellsville, Taylor County school boards

    Seats on Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County school boards are up for grabs this year.

    On the City Board, three of the five seats are open. Incumbents Angie Johnson, Suzanne Wilson and Mitch Overstreet have all filed, as has Tonya Gupton. The top three vote getters will secure seats on the Board.

    On the County Board, two seats are open - the 1st District seat held by Bernie Cave and the 5th District seat held by Gary Porter.

  • A piece of history

    What once was a place of learning could soon be demolished.

    Sunny Hill School, a one-room schoolhouse located on Henry Colvin Road, hasn't been used since the late 1950s.

    But some in the community say the building holds significance for them and they don't want to see it demolished.

    Taylor County resident Henry Lee Colvin Jr. attended first grade at the school during its final year, the 1955-1956 school year. He says the building has been vacant ever since.

  • School test scores in

    The results are in and local school administrators have mixed feelings about the latest batch of Kentucky Core Content Test results. For a list of specific subject scores, see the charts that accompany this story. Click HERE for the elementary school chart, HERE for the middle school and HERE for the high school.

    Campbellsville Elementary