Local News

  • Library now has e-books

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Did you get a Nook or Kindle for Christmas? Did you know that the Taylor County Public Library has an OverDrive system that lets patrons check out music, books or movies from the comfort of their own homes?

    All you need to have is an ID number from the library. Not registered with the public library? No problem, just bring in a photo ID and proof of your current address.

  • School menus for Jan. 23-27

    Campbellsville Independent

    Jan. 23-27

    Monday - Pizza, buttered corn, tossed salad, strawberry cups and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Manager's choice, baked beans, glazed carrots, pears and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Beef nachos with cheese sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit shapeup and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, peaches, bug bite cookies and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Special Library Board meeting is Wednesday

    The Taylor County Public Library Board will have a special meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the library. The only item on the agenda is personnel appointments.

  • U.S. congressman speaks on CU campus

    Topics ranging from the national debt, health care and the closing of Campbellsville’s air filter manufacturer CLARCOR were addressed by United States Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., in a town-hall meeting attended by about 50 people in Campbellsville University’s Banquet Hall last Wednesday.
    Guthrie talked about issues in Washington, but Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked Guthrie about the loss of Campbellsville’s CLARCOR and other recent closures, including Parker-Kalon.

  • Campbellsville man accused of sexual abuse

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy.

    David Martin, 25, of 323 Handley Ave., was arrested last Tuesday at 8:18 p.m.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the alleged sexual abuse happened on Dec. 28.

    Through an investigation, Martin was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.

    The report states that the investigation revealed that Martin allegedly subjected the child to sexual contact by force.

  • Man charged with theft

    A Campbellsville man was arrested and charged with theft Saturday after police caught him attempting to break into a vehicle.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officer Daniel Forbis was investigating a report of someone attempting to enter several vehicles along Osage Avenue.
    At 5:54 a.m., Forbis spotted Dylan McDonald, 23, allegedly attempting to open the door of a white Chevrolet Tahoe, which was parked in a driveway at 601 Osage Ave.

  • Local woman injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 10:23 a.m., Anna Teel, 75, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet along East Broadway when she collided with a 2002 Nissan, driven by Ronald Rain, also of Campbellsville.

    Teel was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel. She was treated and released. Rain was not injured in the collision.

  • Taylor County Bank employees promoted

    Taylor County Bank employees received promotions at the bank’s recent Board of Directors meeting.

  • Stolen street signs still causing problems

    It's become a problem again, with all six of the county's magistrates saying they have some missing in their districts.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates said they again need stolen street signs replaced.

    During their monthly road reports, Magistrate Tommy Corbin said there was a Home Health diabetic emergency situation in his District recently, where an employee couldn't find someone's home because a street sign had been stolen.

  • Residents almost scammed

    Bill Reid got lucky. He was just moments away from losing $1,300.

    A few weeks ago, Reid, who retired and moved to Campbellsville from Clinton, Iowa, 21 years ago, received a call from someone claiming to be his granddaughter.

    The caller, who Reid said did sound like one of his granddaughters, said she was in Canada attending a funeral. She was riding back to the airport in her friend's cousin's car when police pulled them over and found marijuana in the trunk.