Local News

  • Campbellsville woman injured in Columbia wreck

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Columbia last Wednesday.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Ronda Judd, 34, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2005 Saturn south on KY 55 when she rear ended a 1999 Chevrolet driven by Michael S. Smith of Columbia. Smith was attempting to make a left turn.
    Judd, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released.
    Smith, who was not belted, was not injured.
    KSP trooper Andy Olson investigated.

  • Former City Councilman battles back after stroke


    He says he thought he was dying. From high blood pressure to Type 2 diabetes to sleep apnea, he had many health problems.

    But after making some drastic lifestyle changes, Paul Harmon says he completely changed his life and feels 20 years younger.

    Harmon, 45, was born and raised in Campbellsville. He served three terms on the Campbellsville City Council and ran to be elected mayor.

    In addition to his other ailments, Harmon says he has been obese his entire life and had congestive heart failure and acid reflux.

  • Senior center offers fellowship


    "Bingo," they yell, and the others groan with disappointment.

    This is the last game of the day, and it appears that those who didn't get the luck of the draw have just lost.

    The Taylor County Senior Center offers bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and last week, a dozen showed up ready to play.

    Mitzi Hay, director of the center, says the center plays an important role in the community by offering activities, outings and fellowship for Taylor County's senior residents.

  • Police install prescription drop box

    Those needing to dispose of unneeded or expired medications no longer have to wait for the yearly drug drop off.

    A MedReturn drug collection unit was installed in the Campbellsville Police Department lobby last Thursday.

    "We've had a number of burglaries where the object was to steal prescription medications," Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said. "Plus, there is a need for persons to have a disposal point without waiting for the yearly drop off."

  • Mild weather puts farmers ahead


    A mild winter and early spring has local farmers ahead of the game.

    Corn is already in the ground and many have already begun planting soybeans and cutting hay. During a more ordinary weather pattern, local farmer Jeff Deener said, this wouldn't happen until at least mid-May or later.

    "We're probably a month ahead of where we were last year," according to local farmer Chad Sullivan.

  • Day of Prayer


    They prayed together for this community, this nation and each other.

    About 30 people gathered together at a National Day of Prayer ceremony last Thursday on the Taylor County Courthouse Square.

    The Lauritzen family performed several songs at the ceremony.

  • UPDATE: Funeral details set for teens who died in Saturday crash

    Funeral details for the two Campbellsville teenagers who died in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday have been released.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Justin Atwood, 19, and Jade M. Sullivan, 17, both of Campbellsville, died at about 7:08 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in a crash one mile east of Campbellsville.

    Visitation for Sullivan was Monday, May 7, after 3 p.m. at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8.

  • Campbellsville teens killed in collision Saturday

    Two Campbellsville teens were killed in a head-on collision Saturday evening.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Justin Atwood, 19, and Jade M. Sullivan, 17, were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68.

    According to the report, at 7:08 p.m., Atwood, who was traveling west in a 2009 Nissan, attempted to pass a vehicle and pulled into the path of an eastbound 2006 Jeep driven by Lauren Dyer, 21, of Burkesville. The vehicles struck head on.

  • Commencement

    Nearly 600 students, including many Campbellsville residents, graduated from Campbellsville University this academic year. About 400 graduated in ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president, said the amount marks the largest graduating class in CU's history.

    The speaker for Saturday's undergraduate ceremony was Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, ambassador at large for international religious freedom. She brought greetings to CU on behalf of President Barack Obama.

  • National Bike to School Day is next Wednesday

    There could be a little extra traffic next Wednesday morning.
    Wednesday, May 9, is the first-ever National Bike to School Day.
    An offshoot of Walk to School Day, which is in October, the event takes place in conjunction with National Bike Month.
    Bike to School Day promotes physical activity, a cleaner environment and the importance of sidewalks in communities.
    Officials urge motorists to be on the lookout for children and their parents on bicycles.