Local News

  • Biker Field Day

    Bikers from as far away as Indiana attended Vision Riders Chapter 1038's annual Biker Field Day on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

    The event was filled with games, food, fellowship and a bike show.

  • Weekend events offer 'something for everyone'

    For those who say there's little to do in Campbellsville, this weekend might just prove them wrong.

    This Saturday is full of events for the whole family, from a fall harvest festival, a concert in the park, flea market and kids fishing derby to what is planned to become an annual event honoring emergency services personnel.

    And events continue Sunday with a reunion event for anyone who used to live in the Elk Horn community.

    There is no charge to attend the events, though there will be a small fee for some of the games at the fall festival.

  • One injured in KY 55 crash

    A Louisville man was injured Sunday in a motorcycle crash on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, James Walker Jr., 45, of 7500 Farm House Lane was traveling south on KY 55 at 11 a.m.

    The report states that Walker told deputies a truck stopped in front of him and he lost control of his 1992 Harley Davidson when attempting to stop.

    Walker fell off of the motorcycle and came to rest in the southbound emergency lane.

  • School tax hearings are Tuesday

    Both local public school systems will have hearings Tuesday on tax rates that could see residents paying more.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board will host its hearing at 5 p.m. at the Board office on South Columbia. The purpose of the hearing is for public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 45.7 cents on real and personal property.

    The amount includes a 4 percent increase over last year's rate, which is the maximum allowed by state law without being subject to voter recall.

  • Business suffers moderate smoke damage

    An East Broadway business suffered moderate smoke damage Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department news release, firefighters responded to a report of a building fire at Salon 68 at about 8:15 a.m.

    According to the release, a flat iron was left on all night, melting a workstation tabletop. The building suffered only smoke damage.

    Eight firefighters responded with three trucks.

  • Resident charged with sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with sexual abuse.

    Jennifer B. Rogers, 33, of 14 Vintage Lane was cited on Friday, Aug. 20 by Kentucky State Police.

    Rogers was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

    According to court records, Rogers is accused of having sexual contact with a parolee while under her supervision with the Department of Probation and Parole from Sept. 15, 2009, to Oct. 30, 2009.

    Rogers pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court last Monday. A pretrial conference was set for Sept. 27.

  • Flu vaccines expected to be plentiful this year

    Flu season is approaching and health department officials say there should be enough flu vaccine for everyone this year.

    In a news release, Dr. Christine Weyman, medical director at Lake Cumberland District Health Department, says the vaccine to fight the flu is already available.

    " ... And everyone who wants to be protected should receive it," she stated.

    According to Weyman, the flu is a viral disease that kills from 3,000 to 49,000 people each year in the United States.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Anna Perkins, 73, of Campbellsville was attempting a left turn from University Drive onto North Central Avenue in a 1997 Plymouth van when she pulled into the path of a 2003 Lincoln LS, driven by Lottie Curtis, 66, of Campbellsville.

    Campbellsville/Taylor Rescue personnel transported Curtis to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

    Perkins and her passenger, who was not identified, were not injured in the crash.

  • Candidate for City Council declared ineligible

    A judge has ruled that City Council candidate Walter Ray Rafferty doesn't live in the city limits and therefore isn't eligible to run for the position in the November general election.

    Campbellsville City Councilman David Nunery filed a lawsuit last month alleging that Rafferty does not live in the city of Campbellsville. The lawsuit asked that a judge decide the issue.

  • Staying afloat in a slow economy

    Driving around his facility Tuesday morning, Cox Interior President/CEO Barry Cox points out that not a single shard of wood is wasted. What's not used to manufacture moldings, trim, doors, etc. is used either to produce wood shavings or create electricity for the facility.

    And today, that approach is more important than ever.

    Just as it has for any business in today's struggling economy, it's been a tough year for Cox Interior.