Local News

  • Campbellsville men indicted on burglary charges

    Two Campbellsville men have been indicted on burglary charges.

    Trevor W. Tucker, 31, of 205 Pitman Ave., and Daniel Davis, 32, of 330 High St., were indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Tucker and Davis were charged with second- and third-degree burglary. Tucker was also charged with an additional count of second-degree burglary.

  • Library construction could begin in a month

    Work to convert the former Gabehart Lumber building into the new Taylor County Public Library could begin in a month.
    The Library Board met last Wednesday, approving the building plans as presented by ICON Engineering & Inspection Services. The plans had been modified slightly since first presented to include a few more parking spots, landscaping and minor changes inside.

  • Emergency communications to imrpove, mayor says

    Emergency communications should improve soon.

    At last week’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the city received a $417,905 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant, which will be used to improve radio reception throughout the county.

    Young said there are a few dead spots throughout the county, which the new equipment should eliminate.

    Other council action include:

  • Campbellsville schools name academic achievers


    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for the month of April. A boy and a girl from each school are named. Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Caiden Yocum is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the grandson of Lora Hicks. His favorite teacher is Melanie Adams, and reading is his favorite subject. He enjoys playing basketball. His future plans are to become a policeman.

  • Schoolhouse renovation is complete, under budget

    Work to renovate the one-room schoolhouse is complete and under budget.

    Though originally reported at $8,000, Superintendent Roger Cook said the building was rehabbed for a little less than $4,000.

    Heavily damaged by termites, windows and several boards in the building's walls had to be replaced. The exterior walls were covered with vinyl siding, which has the look of wood.

    Cook and members of Taylor County Schools' maintenance staff did the work.

  • TCHS hosts career night


    Taylor County High School hosted college/career advising night on April 12.

    Students picked up their fall schedules and students and parents met with administrators, counselors and advisors regarding their college and/or career choices.

  • CMS SBDM seeking nominations

    Campbellsville Middle School Site-Based Decision Making Council's parent member nominations will be accepted through April 27.

    The election will be Tuesday, May 1, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the middle school's front lobby.

    Nomination forms can be picked up at CMS. For more information, contact PTO President Judy Cox at 403-1286.

  • Taylor County residents named to community college dean's list

    Three Taylor County residents were recently named to Bluegrass Community & Technical College's dean's list for the 2011 fall semester.

    Those named include Garret Gabehart, Virginia Partin and Abel Tucker.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean's list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Lawsuit against TRH dismissed

    A lawsuit filed against Taylor Regional Hospital alleging one of its pediatricians permanently injured a newborn baby has been dismissed.

    The claims remain active against the doctor, however, Campbellsville pediatrician Dr. Winit Chartisathian, who has retired.

    In May 2010, Gail Wilson of Jamestown filed suit against Chartisathian and TRH on behalf of Columbia resident Telissa Moore and her son, Brent Owen.

    In the complaint, Moore stated that Chartisathian delivered her son at Taylor Regional Hospital on May 29, 2009.

  • Magistrates approve recycling agreement

    Magistrates have added an addendum to the interlocal agreement that spells out how debt will be paid on land in the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.

    The addendum, which was discussed during Tuesday's regular meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, reveals the details as to how the transfer of the recycling center from the city to the county will take place.

    Magistrate Richard Phillips, who serves as chair of the Court's Sanitation and Environmental Committee, said the addendum was discussed during the Committee's meeting on Monday.