Local News

  • Teenager injured in KY 210 crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a one-vehicle crash on KY 210 on Friday, Jan. 27.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Paul Swartz, 17, was traveling west on KY 210 at 9:34 p.m. in a 2001 Nissan Altima.
    The report states that Swartz lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail.
    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel transported Swartz to Taylor Regional Hospital. He was treated for minor injuries and released.
    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department also responded.

  • Police investigating vandalism

    Campbellsville Police is investigating a series of vandalism incidents.
    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette, there have been about 16 instances around the city where windows were shot out with what police believe is an air-powered pellet gun.
    Hazlette said officers have questioned two juveniles and an adult in the case. However, no charges have been filed.
    The investigation is ongoing.

  • Campbellsville man arrested following crash in LaRue County

    A Bardstown man remains hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, Jan. 29.
    Police say Jimmy Dean Underwood, 46, of Coakley Road in Campbellsville, was driving a 1998 Mercury on the wrong side of the road when he collided with a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Russell Ray, 59, of Bardstown.
    According to LaRue County deputy Eric Williamson, the crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Gleanings Road.
    Ray suffered severe arm and leg injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Turning lane nixed at Main Street/South Central intersection

    The turning lane at the intersection of Main Street and South Central Avenue southbound is no more.
    Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said there have been numerous problems regarding vehicles turning at the intersection unto the southbound lane of South Central, particularly with high-profile vehicles. Hazlette said the awning of Elegant Touch has been damaged as a result.
    To solve the problem, the turning lane has been done away with, Hazlette said. However, motorists can still turn from Main Street onto South Central, but can now do so with a wider berth.

  • More than 1,200 drunken drivers cited in drunken driving campaign

    The holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, resulted in 1,211 citations for drunken driving.
    The annual federally funded campaign, supported by more than 200 state and local law enforcement agencies, took place Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15, which provides coverage for Taylor, Washington, Marion, Casey, Russell, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton, Cumberland and Adair counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at various locations.
    These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the state traffic laws.

  • CU School of Nursing serves 2,125 during Haiti medical mission trip


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Nursing faculty, students and friends served 2,125 people in four days of clinics on a medical mission trip to Haiti over the university's Christmas break.

    The team of 26 people served clinics, which consisted of several stations, according to Hannah White, a nursing student from Hodgenville. She said stations included "prayer where we would pray for their specific needs and share the gospel."

  • Colvin named leadership service winner


    The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Brittany Colvin of Campbellsville has been named an All-American Scholar at-large award winner.

    Colvin will appear in the All-American Scholar Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

    Colvin is a student at Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon.

    This award is an honor very few students achieve. Fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students receive the award.

  • Preschool student collects 24,000 pennies


    Taylor County Elementary School pre-school student Brooklyn England, 4, collected $240.87, which is 24,087 pennies, during a recent "penny war" PTA fundraiser.

    England is a pre-school student in Brandy McCubbin's class.

    She is the daughter of Joey and Kathy England.

  • TCES to host kindergarten, new student registration

    Taylor County Elementary School will host kindergarten and new student registration on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16.

    Items needed to register a student include birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence, physical, eye exam, Social Security card and dental exam for all 5- and 6-year-olds. Custody papers are also required, if applicable.

    For more information, call 465-5691.