Local News

  • KU media manager to address chamber

    Cliff Feltham, Kentucky Utilities' statewide media relations manager, will be guest speaker at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, which is set for noon Thursday, Feb. 11 at Living Grace Church. KU is also co-sponsor for the event.

    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations must be made at the Chamber office by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

    Any cancellations after Feb. 9 will be billed and any reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.

  • Though there were several minor traffic collisions, the weekend snow storm resulted in only one injury.

    That report came Saturday afternoon when Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue was dispatched to Miller Park. According to the caller, someone had broken a leg sledding. Rescue Deputy Director Todd Cox could only confirm that Rescue treated a leg injury.

  • Police Department receives award

    Campbellsville Police are now a part of a select group.

    Mark Filburn, Kentucky League of Cities law enforcement specialist, presented the Golden Eagle Award to the Campbellsville Police Department. The department, Filburn said, earned a 100 percent score on the KLC 37 best practices - one of only 12 departments in the state to do so.

    Best practices include equipment availability, care and custody of suspects and training.

  • City Occupational Tax

    City officials say they aren't sure yet how much the City's occupational tax will bring in each year. And as a result, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen says, the City is watching its budget carefully.

    Campbellsville City Council members voted 5-4 last June to enact a 1 percent occupational tax. The move came after the City and County, which had been splitting a Countywide 1 percent occupational tax, went separate ways. The new tax went into effect July 1.

  • Doctor brings new specialty to Campbellsville

    Her office is somewhat bare, except for some scattered paperwork and plastic models of feet and other bones of the body.

    A book on fractures in children sits on the corner of her desk, with many pages dog-eared for future reference.

    Dr. Kenyatta Norman is Taylor Regional Hospital's new orthopedic oncologist at the Taylor Regional Orthopedic Center.

    And, according to Cindy Rose, TRH's public relations and hospitality services director, Norman is one of only two such surgeons in Kentucky. The other works in Louisville.

  • Rain barrel demonstration is Feb. 11

    The City of Campbellsville will offer a rain barrel demonstration as part of its storm water education efforts.

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from a roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams.

  • Court hears cases stemming from drug crime ring

    Several of the 19 people charged last year with operating a crime ring formed to sell drugs in Taylor and surrounding counties have pleaded guilty to their crimes.

    And as a result, the defendants have received jail time, probation and diversions, and some still face charges against them.

    According to a press release from the Campbellsville Police Department, the indictments came after an 18-month investigation.

  • Some is better than none

    On garbage day, Pat Webster's driveway sticks out like a sore thumb. While large cans line the street, Webster has only a tiny one. And it's often just half full.

    An avid recycler, Webster take two trips a month to the recycling center at Miller Park. She picks up recyclables from two friends along the way as well.

    "I guess I've just always been a recycler," she said. "I think we need to help our environment as much as possible."

    Webster is one of several people helping to push the importance of recycling in Taylor County.

  • The many branches of a family tree

    It started 40 years ago with a longing to find out who her relatives were. Since then, it has ballooned into an "addictive" hobby that covers her entire basement.

    "My basement is a full genealogy library," she said.

    Barbara Wright is a genealogist. And she helps others become them, too.

  • Times have changed, but a long way to go

    Since 1926, Americans have recognized the contributions made by the black community.

    That's when Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week to honor black history. After working in the Kentucky coal mines, enrolling in high school at age 20, Woodson went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. That's when he decided to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas, two important figures in Black History.

    Later, the week was extended to include all of February and renamed Black History Month.