Local News

  • City will pay $8,900 monthly on new land

    The city will pay $8,900 a month for land that could be a future home to a sports complex and the Taylor County Fair.
    Campbellsville City Council met in special session Monday night to approve a resolution for financing the land purchase.

    During a recent joint meeting with Taylor County Fiscal Court, Council members voted for the city to purchase 175 acres from Sue Dowell for $1.3 million. The land is located near Heartland Commerce and Technology Park off KY 55. Following further negotiations with Dowell, the total acreage later grew to 180 acres.

  • At nearly 80 years old, Curry still decks the halls

    “I know why he started it,” Donald Skaggs says of his Smith Ridge Road neighbor Tom Curry’s Christmas lights. “He was trying to beat me.”
    “I did, too,” says Curry.

    For the past 40-plus years, Curry has been lighting up his corner of Smith Ridge Road with Christmas lights, as well as lit reindeer and Santas.
    And while many decorate their property for Christmas, Curry’s neighbors, including Carolyn Baker and Skaggs, say few pushing 80 years old go to the extent that Curry does.

  • Local kids talk about Santa's Christmas Eve preparations

    Christmas is only three days away, and local kindergarteners know all about the magic of Santa and just how he gets around on Christmas Eve.

    Students in Chanci Patterson's class at Campbellsville Elementary School and Shelly Young's class at Taylor County Elementary School were recently asked to answer the question "How does Santa prepare for Christmas Eve?"

    Their responses are printed below.


    Chanci Patterson's class, Campbellsville Elementary

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its students of the week for the week of Dec. 5-12.

    They are, from left, freshman Tyler Frogge, sophomore Emily Moore, junior Emily White and senior Matthew Hart.

  • TCES announces Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Weeks for Dec. 8.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Jayda Smith, first-grader John Hyuk, second-grader Makenzie Gribbins, third-grader Katie Richards and fourth- and fifth-graders Lydia Bell and Tyler Perkins.

  • Kindergarteners make gingerbread houses


    Students in Shelly Young's kindergarten class at Taylor County Elementary School recently made gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, icing and lots of candy.

  • CHS names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville High School recently announced its Students of the Week.

    They are, from left, Dalton Hughes, Masi Wilson, William Wright, Destiny Sacco, Jody Harris, Ashleigh Lewis, Cameron Hughes and Brandy Chelf.

  • CHS Beta collect money for Toys for Tots


    Campbellsville High School Beta Club recently collected money for Toys for Tots.

    Shown with their purchases are Beta Club class representatives, senior Denika Smith, junior Grace Arnold and sophomore Katelyn McMahan.

  • Allegro Dance Troupe performs at CES


    The Allegro Dance Troupe from Radcliff presented an abbreviated version of "The Nutcracker" for Campbellsville Elementary School students recently.

    The program began with an overview of ballet terms and demonstrations of ballet positions.

    Several students from the audience were selected to portray characters from "The Nutcracker."

    All performers were students who ranged from ages 8 to 17.

  • Finish school early or get started sooner with CU's January term

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Want to pick up some extra credit hours? Campbellsville University's January term has undergraduate offerings, which allow students to finish or even start their degree earlier.

    The term, which runs a total of eight days, Dec. 27 through Dec. 30 and Jan. 3 through Jan. 6, offers students the opportunity to fit in some extra credit hours in a short amount of time.