Local News

  • Police say think safety first this holiday season

    While the holiday season is a time of giving, for some it can be a time for taking.
    “It’s a time of benevolence and goodwill,” said Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette. “There are people just looking for things for free and they try to play on people’s emotions.”

    “Most of it is just common sense,” said Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton. “Don’t make it easy for [thieves].”
    Newton said his office is already investigating one home break-in in which someone stole Christmas presents.

  • Greater Campbellsville United celebrates 10 years

    “Looking back over the past decade, we are amazed at the positive impact that Greater Campbellsville United has had in promoting positive relations and progress in our community and region,” said John Chowning, one of the original founders and GCU board co-chair with Yvette Haskins.  

  • Caldwell receives Taylor Regional Hospital Hero award

    Dot Caldwell received the Taylor Regional Hospital Hero Award on Nov. 10, 2011, at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet, which took place at Campbellsville University.  
    Caldwell is a 22-year team member at Taylor Regional Hospital and is a Registered Nurse in Outpatient Surgery.

  • Guthrie representatives in town Thursday

    Phyllis Causey and Steve Miller, field representatives for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will have office hours in Taylor County Thursday at the Taylor County Courthouse Fiscal Court Room.
    They will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to meet with Causey and Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. They will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    The visit is also an opportunity to meet Miller, who will be taking over for Causey when she retires in January.

  • KSP conducts food drive

    The Kentucky State Police has begun a statewide food drive campaign called ‘Cram the Cruiser,’ which netted 21,586 pounds of food for Kentucky families last year. The campaign was created in effort for each KSP post to have an opportunity to give back to its local community.  
    Post 15 in Columbia has partnered with some local UK Cooperative Extension Offices and other businesses to serve as collection points.

  • Taylor County Bank gets ‘sweet’ for the holidays

    This holiday season Taylor County Bank’s Christmas cards and newspaper ads feature an incredible replica of the bank’s main office done in candy, cookies, chewing gum, frosting, and other tasty delights.
    On close examination, you’ll see tiny teddy bears roasting hot dogs, ice skating and having a snowball fight under the TCB sign. The lighted interior of the building reveals a Christmas tree surrounded by tiny presents, and there is even a miniature lake in the bank’s parking lot.

  • Meyer sues defense contractor

    Former Marine Dakota Meyer, an Adair County native who received the Medal of Honor, has sued a major defense contractor for allegedly saying he is mentally unstable and has a drinking problem, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    Meyer said a supervisor at BAE Systems made the remarks to another defense contractor, which has ruined his ability to get jobs in the industry, the Journal reported.
    According to the article, Meyer worked for BAE earlier this year but left after objecting to the company’s attempt to sell high-tech thermal optic scopes to Pakistan.

  • Man arrested on DUI charges

    A man was arrested on DUI charges following a one-vehicle crash Tuesday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office news release, at 9:37 a.m., Salvador Martinez, 35, address unknown, was traveling along KY 55 when he ran off the roadway, went down an embankment, struck a fence and an unused concrete tile.
    Martinez was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, having no operator’s license, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance and having expired registration.
    Deputy Dickie Benningfield investigated.

  • One injured in East Walnut collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:40 p.m., Susan Harris parked her 2005 Jeep Cherokee at Orville’s Restaurant on East Walnut Street. Harris exited her vehicle but left it in gear. The vehicle rolled and struck her.
    She was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS. She was treated and released.
    Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin investigated.

  • CU alumna gives thanks at annual Thanksgiving chapel


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Ginny Flanagan, a 1965 graduate of Campbellsville University, a financial supporter of the university, a former employee of the university who remains a part-time employee, gave a testimony of why she’s thankful for the university at the annual Thanksgiving service Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    Flanagan’s address was made possible through a grant from the Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program.