Local News

  • Three injured in KY 210 crash

    Three people were injured Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, William Russell, 42, of 953 Goss Ave. #3 in Louisville pulled his 1993 Ford Ranger truck from KY 744 onto KY 210 at 1:32 a.m. into the path of a 1991 Ford Probe driven by Kevin Grumbles, 24, of 1387 Palestine Road in Campbellsville.

    Russell, Grumbles and his passenger Lindsey Robinson, 20, also of 1387 Palestine Road in Campbellsville, were transported by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Equipment available for conservation use

    The Taylor County Conservation District has four pieces of equipment to lease to landowners to help them implement conservation practices.


    The 2010 Haybuster grass and grain drill is ideal for pasture renovations, small grain seeding, solid stand beans, alfalfa, clovers, grasses and wildlife habitat establishments.

  • Taylor County Farmers' Market

    The Taylor County Farmers' Market had its opening day Saturday.

    The market, located on Animal Shelter Road, so far has bedding plants, blueberry bushes, eggs, hanging baskets, chicken, beef and pork.

    There are eight farm families who are members of the market this year. Cathy Bunnell, one of the eight, said in the coming weeks there will be strawberries, sweet corn and more, with different vegetables and fruits ripening through the summer months.

    The Farmers' Market will be open each Saturday until October from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Nickel tax petition a go

    Voters will get to decide whether Taylor County Schools can collect an extra nickel tax.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, a count of signatures on a petition seeking to bring the issue before voters was completed Tuesday. Using voter records, 1,575 of 1,773 signatures were validated, Carney said. In all, 819 signatures were required to get the issue on the ballot.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.


  • National Guard soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley Jr., a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was 28 years old. He was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, Ky., according to his stepfather, Alton A. Hardin of Lebanon.

    Sigley is also survived by his mother, Rhonda L. Hardin, and his sister, Kristin Mattingly.

  • USDA Rural Development kicks off program assisting homebuyers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has kicked off its "All the Way to 20K" campaign to help low- and very-low income families become homeowners.

    Across the nation, USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has about $2.5 billion for the Section 502 Direct Loan Programs, and with these funds, 20,000 families can become successful homeowners.

  • Airport, Community Center to get facelifts

    The Taylor County Airport and Community Center on KY 210 will get a facelift next fiscal year, thanks to a vote at the last regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    Magistrates agreed to pay about $86,000 to blacktop parking lots at both locations.

    Airport Manager Carl Watson told the Court that the airport has received $180,000 in state funding to resurface its runway but would like to do the same to the parking lot, which is partially gravel.

  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    It was too overwhelming. This was the place in which Jesus rose from the dead. And one day last month, Gabe Gabehart found himself standing in the very same Garden Tomb.

    "There was a beautiful garden there and several of us fell to our knees when we stepped into that empty tomb," Gabehart wrote in an e-mail. "My eyes are tearing just writing this."

    That was just one of many life-changing experiences for 29 "pilgrims," most of them from Campbellsville, who traveled to Israel from March 16 to 25 to witness the Holy Land in person.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in Hart County crash

    A Campbellsville teen remains in serious but stable condition at University of Louisville Hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Hart County on Sunday night.

    According to a Hart County Sheriff's Department report, the collision occurred at 7:58 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 31E and KY 218, about 4 miles west of Horse Cave.

  • FOL demolition begins

    A boom echoes across the morning sky. A large chunk of Campbellsville history falls to the ground.

    It has stood for decades, but Monday the walls of Fruit of the Loom began tumbling down. Work is now under way to clear structures once home to "the factory."

    The goal, said Dennis Brinley, one of the three partners of Heartbeat Development, is to market the 27-acre-lot as retail space. Brinley says he envisions restaurants and retail stores, such as Walgreens or Target.