Local News

  • Ovations!

    Taylor County High School's Show Choir will look to the past this weekend.

    "Ovations!" is a celebration of the choir's annual spring musical, which began in 1993 with "I'm Sorry, the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night."

    According to Lisa Gupton, choral director, "Ovations!" features some of the more crowd-pleasing selections from spring performances past.

    While there were several musicals and revues performed before 1993, the spring show became an annual event that year, Gupton said.

  • City Council meeting rescheduled

    The regular City Council meeting set for Monday, April 6 has been rescheduled. The meeting has been moved to Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the City Council room above Campbellsville Police Department. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Hospital's economic impact is $35 million

    The impact of Taylor Regional Hospital goes far beyond health care.

    According to a Kentucky Hospital Association report, Taylor Regional Hospital has a local economic impact of $35 million.

    The study, based on 2007 data, offers information on employment and salaries, as well as spending estimates. The report, said TRH Board of Trustees Secretary Laura Wilds, shows the hospital impacts far more than local residents' health.

    "It makes me very proud of our hospital," Wilds said.

  • Circuit clerk's office open Saturday

    The Taylor Circuit Clerk's office, located at the Taylor County Courthouse, will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    According to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress, the office was originally scheduled to be open Saturday, April 11. However, due to the Easter holiday, the office will be open this Saturday instead.

    For more information, contact Burress at 465-6686.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 crash

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 68 near Tharp Drive on Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Brittany Morgan, 17, of Greensburg was driving a 2003 Kia east on U.S. 68 when she struck a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Erica Blaydes, 25, of Campbellsville. Blaydes' vehicle then struck a 2002 Mercury driven by Nicky Ferguson, 54, of Hardyville.

    The collision occurred at 5:20 p.m.

  • Students, staff gather for prayer walk at CU

    Administrators, faculty and staff, alumni and current students gathered Monday to celebrate the past, present and future of the Campbellsville University education department and dedicate its new building to Christian servant leadership.

    "Campbellsville University has been in the business of preparing educators since the very beginning," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said at the School of Education prayer walk.

    The building is located at 302 N. Hoskins Ave.

  • Man arrested, charged with assaulting woman

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his wife after he allegedly kicked her in the head.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report filed by Deputy Aaron L. Walters, John M. Mann, 30, of 25 Morgan Trail was arrested at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

    The report states that Mann is accused of kicking his wife and causing a cut on her head. Mann also allegedly kicked the woman in her leg, causing a bruise.

    Walters' report states that the woman was taken to a hospital and treated and released.

  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City is applying for grants that, if awarded, will pay for new equipment and salaries for up to three new police officers.

    At a March 25 special meeting, Campbellsville City Council members gave their approval for Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield to apply for two grants.

  • Judicial center bond not enough

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. released a legal opinion last week regarding bonding requirements for Kentucky court facilities construction projects.

    On March 4, Minton announced that he had retained construction law attorney William G. Geisen to determine whether current court facilities construction projects were appropriately bonded.

    According to Minton's opinion, the judicial center under construction in Taylor County is one of several projects insufficiently bonded.

  • Couple starts new music studio in their home

    His father began teaching him to play guitar when he was just 2 years old. As a teen and young adult, he was a member of several punk bands in the Chicago, Ill. area where he lived.

    But, now, Dave Hyde says he enjoys the production side of making music much more than performing.

    "I spent years playing in bands. In recent years, I like producing more," Hyde said. "It's definitely a lot of fun."

    Hyde, along with his wife Shannon, owns a home studio in Campbellsville and started a record label, Riotous Records, in March 2008.