Local News

  • CU honors Somerset graduates


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Hilda Legg, who says she never imagined herself, after growing up in Knifley, overseeing millions of dollars and 300 employees, told a group of graduates from the Somerset Center they could do the same.

    Legg spoke at a celebration for Somerset Center graduates who will receive their diplomas recently at the main campus. The celebration was in the Harold Rogers Student Commons on the Somerset Community College campus.

  • CU school of social work and counseling honors graduates


    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling had its pinning ceremony Dec. 16, in the Hawkins Athletic Center.

    Dr. Michael Carter, president of CU, addressed the graduates and affirmed the strength and integrity of the historic program of which they are now members.

    He said, "As a Carver School graduate, you are joining a prestigious group with an internationally known heritage."

  • Mile markers erected to help with water rescues

    On Nov. 27, Campbellsville Fire & Rescue, with help from Breeding Fire Department in Adair County, erected mile marker signs along Green River.
    The Taylor County Fiscal Court approved placing the signs every mile on Green River.
    The decision was made after two different water rescues where made during the summer.
    A swift water rescue occurred on Memorial Day weekend when two people were rescued after their canoe capsized in the river during the heavy rains of last May. A drowning occurred on July 4 weekend.

  • Richmond man charged with failure to comply with sex offender terms

    A Richmond man has been arrested and charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers arrested Darrell W. Jones aka Darrell Stephens, 44, of 230 S. Porter Drive #4, on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 8:10 p.m.
    According to Jones’s arrest citation, he allegedly entered the state of Kentucky, knowing he is a lifetime sex offender registrant, and failed to notify his supervising authority in Ohio.

  • Police investigating phone scams

    Campbellsville Police is investigating a series of phone scams.
    According to a new release, several local residents have received phone calls from people claiming to be family members who have been arrested.
    The callers have requested residents wire them bond money.
    The Campbellsville Police Department advises anyone who receives such a call to check with their family members and their whereabouts before wiring any money.  
    Those who suspect they are being scammed can call Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122.

  • Committee close to solving debt

    The committee charged with finding a plan to pay the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park debt is close to making a recommendation to the Campbellsville City Council and Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    The Committee met for a third time Friday morning, laying the groundwork toward making a final recommendation later this week.

  • EMS service names EMT, Paramedic of the Year: Flores


    A residential treatment facility. A nursing home. An ambulance service.

    Ray Flores has spent his life working to help others. And, this year, Flores was given an award for his work.

    Flores, an EMT with Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, is this year's recipient of the EMT of the Year Award.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Allen Bottoms said EMS staff members vote on the winners of the EMT and Paramedic of the Year awards.

    He said Flores is very hard working and dedicated to his job.

  • EMS service names EMT, Paramedic of the Year: Goodwin


    She says it's a team effort. But her efforts have garnered her the Paramedic of the Year award.

    "I could not do what I do without the paramedics and the people backing me up."

    Karla Goodwin has worked for Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS for about eight years.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS Director Allen Bottoms said EMS staff members vote on the winners of the EMT and Paramedic of the Year awards.

    He said Goodwin is pleasant to work with and always gives 100 percent of herself to her position.

  • The 2011 Year in Review


    Taylor Countians saw both tragedies and triumphs last year.

    From the death of several prominent residents to new officials taking office, a merger of local rescue and fire services, land purchases, allegations of abuse at the Taylor County Animal Shelter and more, the year 2011 was one of headlines.

    Following are some of the biggest local news stories of 2011, in no particular order.

    In memory

    Taylor County lost more than a half a dozen prominent residents in 2011.

  • Two injured in South Columbia crash


    Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash at about 9 p.m. on Saturday night on South Columbia Avenue.

    Campbellsville Police, Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire and Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded and worked to free the two trapped passengers.

    A Kentucky Utilities pole was struck in the collision and traffic was blocked.

    For more on this story, see the Thursday, Jan. 5 issue.