Local News

  • Schools set orientation dates for students

    Students in local school systems will soon gather their supplies together and head back to class.

    Students in the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts will head back to the classroom Wednesday, Aug. 4 with Kentucky Christian Academy's school year beginning a week later on Aug. 11.

    Local schools will have orientations for students and their parents to get a head start on planning for the new school year, with some beginning this week.

    Supply lists for many local schools have been posted at several local stores.

    Campbellsville Schools

  • Citizens Bank robbed Friday afternoon

    Police are searching for a man who robbed Citizens Bank at gunpoint Friday afternoon.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, at 2:20 p.m. a man walked into the Citizens Bank KY 210 branch office and demanded money.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches and 220 pounds.

  • Deadline to report production certification for ACRE extended

    Producers who have farmland enrolled in the Average Crop Revenue Election Program must annually report acreage and production to the Farm Service Agency by July 15.

    The deadline to furnish a production certification for the ACRE program has now been extended to Sept. 1 for the 2009 crop year only. Failure to do so may result in ineligibility.

  • HEAT WAVE: Temps continue to rise

    With temperatures expected to remain in the low 90s all this week, local health officials are offering some advice to those who have to be outside for prolonged periods of time.

  • Food pantry accepting vegetables, non-perishable items

    The Taylor County Food Pantry is now accepting fresh garden vegetables, and volunteer Marietta Moyers says the response has been good so far.

    Moyers said the pantry is accepting any type of fresh vegetables people would like to donate. Recently, she said, the pantry received cucumbers, tomatoes, corn and green beans. Moyers said those who would like to donate should do so on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The food pantry is located next to Green River Ministries, which is behind Wendy's Restaurant.

  • Petett goes back to CMS

    Former Campbellsville Elementary School Principal David Petett will take the reigns as principal at Campbellsville Middle School when school begins this year. But he is certainly no stranger to CMS.

    Petett taught at CMS before leaving his position to become principal at CES two years ago. Now, he said, he's going back where he started.

    He says Chris Kidwell, former principal at CMS, has moved to the district's central office as finance officer, which leaves a spot open at CES.

  • Warning issued on lead-tainted jewelry

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the Kentucky Department for Public Health have issued a warning to consumers after an investigation by the Attorney General's office confirmed high levels of lead in jewelry sold in Kentucky.

    The brightly colored jewelry sold at Rainbow stores in Lexington and Louisville could be attractive to children and could present a danger to a child's health. An investigation into whether the products have been sold elsewhere in Kentucky is ongoing.

  • Unclaimed funds for appliance rebates up for grabs

    Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear announced last week that nearly $1.7 million in unclaimed funds remain in the Kentucky Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.


    During phase one of the program, residents could "reserve" rebates. However, nearly half of Kentuckians who reserved a rebate have not purchased an appliance, making those unclaimed funds now available. Kentuckians are encouraged to quickly get in line for the unclaimed rebate funds, which will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Campbellsville police terminate K-9 patrol

    Campbellsville Police Department has stopped its K-9 patrol program, at least for now.

    "We are in need of patrol officers due to scheduling, training, vacations, etc.," according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.

    "Our calls for K-9 are so little that we need to concentrate more on community policing. Our officers do a great job in drug detection and investigations that we just do not need a K-9. This will also reduce our expenses for the Department."

    The department had one K-9 unit.


  • Council says no to golf carts on City streets

    Golf carts will not be allowed on City streets any time soon.

    The Campbellsville City Council opted not to pursue a request to allow residents to drive golf carts on City streets.

    At Monday night's meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said a resident called City Hall and asked that the Council consider it.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said he is opposed to it, citing safety issues.

    The Council agreed to revisit the issue at another time if there is more community support.

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