Local News

  • Library lands elite grant


    The Taylor County Public Library recently received a very competitive grant to go toward assisting with its summer programming, according to children’s librarian Emily Snyder.

    The $3,000 grant through the National Center for Families Learning was awarded to three libraries across the country with Taylor County Public Library being among the three.

    The other two chosen were Covina Public Library in Covina, California, and Leonard Reed Elementary School in Cedar Park, Texas.

  • Sewer issues delay new fire station


    The Taylor County Volunteer Fire Station was scheduled to be finished later this month, but sewer issues have delayed its opening.

    At a Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night, magistrates unanimously agreed to spend an extra $9,160 on an extra 320 feet of sewer line to connect to a different manhole. That line will only serve the new fire station.

  • Smith named CIS superintendent


    Campbellsville Independent School District has selected its new superintendent.

    Kirby Smith, Campbellsville High School Principal and head baseball coach, was selected by the board to be the district’s new superintendent following a 3-2 vote at Monday night’s meeting.

    Following the meeting, Smith expressed gratitude to the board and said he was honored to be chosen.

  • Substitute teacher indicted for sex-related crimes

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher who allegedly sent and solicited explicit photographs from students and allegedly had sexual contact with them was among six people that a Taylor County Grand Jury has indicted.

  • Yarberry is new county magistrate

    Zuel S. Yarberry will attend his first Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting tomorrow, and he is excited about the prospect.

    “I think I’ll learn quick,” said Yarberry. “I’m going to go to the first meeting and see what’s going on.”

    Last week, Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Yarberry as magistrate for the Fourth District of Taylor County. He replaces Matt Pendleton, who resigned in April because he’s moving to Adair County.

  • Louisville mall policy leads to CU students being told to leave

    Two Campbellsville University students who were on a Saturday trip to Louisville’s Mall St. Matthews last weekend had an unpleasant experience on their first visit there.

    Yaning LIU and Yuxiang JIN, two Chinese CU students, were part of a group that made the trip to the mall, but their visit was interrupted by mall security officers attempting to enforce a relatively new mall rule.

  • School board chair Davis dies

    Terry E. “Tony” Davis, Taylor County School’s 4th District Representative on the school board, passed away suddenly Tuesday night at the age of 68.

    Davis had served on the Taylor County School Board for more than 20 years after first being elected to the position in 1995. He also served as a magistrate for Taylor County’s 4th District from 1990-1993.

  • Restaurant to offer ‘exciting new adventure’

    A new restaurant in Campbellsville is planning to open to the public this month.

    Wings Pizza N Things, located off KY 55 in Campbellsville, is eyeing an opening date this month, according to general manager Deborah Curry.

    Curry was formerly the general manager at the recently opened Hardee’s in nearby Columbia.

    She said she is excited to be part of Wings Pizza N Things because it is an exciting new adventure, and she believes the restaurant will be a great addition to the Campbellsville/Taylor County community.

  • Campbellsville native returns home as chamber director

    Suzanne Grubesic says Campbellsville is quite a bit different than when she graduated from Taylor County High School in 1997.

    However, Grubesic, who is the new executive director at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, said the changes are for the better, and she is excited to see the amount of growth the community has experienced and is continuing to see.

  • Wall enters not guilty plea to rape charge

    A Garfield, Kentucky, man pleaded not guilty to a rape charge at a Tuesday morning arraignment in Taylor County Circuit Court.

    At the hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding lowered Justin O. Wall’s bond from $50,000 to $10,000. He will be lodged in Breckinridge County unless he bonds out.

    Wall, 23, is also to have no contact with the reported victim, no unsupervised contact with any minors, has a curfew of 8 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is to stay away from Taylor County except to come to court hearings related to this case.