Local News

  • KSP warns of telephone fundraising scams

    Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

    According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Disaster recovery center now open in Adair County

    A FEMA disaster recovery center is now open in Adair County to help those who suffered damages in the recent flood.

    The center is located in the Adair County Annex at 424 Public Square in Columbia. The center is open from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those seeking help with federal assistance programs are encouraged to register at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA.

  • School Board moves foward with nickel tax

    Taylor County School Board is moving ahead with its effort to pass a nickel tax. A special election is still on track for June 22.

    The Board had a special meeting Thursday to discuss changes in how the state funds school construction projects, changes Superintendent Roger Cook said further drive home the fact that the District needs the extra nickel.

    According to State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, the state can't continue to fund school construction like it had in the past.

  • CHS Class of 2010

    Seniors at Campbellsville High School had their graduation ceremony Friday evening at Hamilton Auditorium. Project graduation followed.

    See more photos from both events in a slideshow on the home page.

  • County to host cleanup

    The County will host a cleanup on June 17 and June 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is being offered to help with flood cleanup.

    The cleanup site is at the paved back parking lot of the former Fruit of the Loom building. Those attending should enter and exit off West Main Street only. Signs will be posted.

    Items must be separated and easily accessed for unloading. No enclosed trucks or trailers will be allowed.

    Accepted items include:

    - Appliances - refrigerators, water heaters, stoves, washers and dryers, air conditioners, televisions and VCRs.

  • Green River Lake Visitor Center to close for renovation

    The Green River Lake Visitor Center will be closed for six months beginning Monday, June 14. The center will be closed while undergoing structural renovations.

    According to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release, the renovations will create more space for future exhibits, update the building infrastructure, improve energy efficiency and make the restrooms, entryways and reception area more accessible.

  • Six at TCHS reach perfect attendance

    Six seniors at Taylor County High School have achieved perfect attendance for 12 or more years in school. They are Chelsea Pike, Sara Siekierke, Rikki Phillips, Becca Cook, Stephen Bland and Kelsi Richerson.

    These students, who graduated on Friday night, have never skipped or called in sick throughout their entire school careers. While many teenagers were searching for excuses that would keep them from coming to school, these six were always present.

  • Guthrie seeks public ideas

    Seeking the input of the people he serves, Congressman Brett Guthrie brought the "America Speaking Out" series of town hall meetings to Campbellsville on Tuesday night.

    Guthrie said a recent poll shows that only 22 percent of the people approve of the work Congress is doing. Guthrie said he believes that boils down some members of Congress not listening to their constituents.

    "People feel like they are not being heard or not being listened to," Guthrie said.

  • Legislators approve state budget

    It may not be the ideal budget, but for the times, the $17.1 billion budget passed by Kentucky lawmakers on May 28 is perfect.

    "I think it is a great budget for the economic times we are in," said State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    Higdon said many families and businesses have had to tighten their belts. It is time for government to follow suit. As a result, Higdon said, the budget is about $1.2 billion less than the previous budget.

  • Supreme Court dismisses man's appeal

    The man found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has lost an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.