Local News

  • Campbellsville using retro decorations

    Christmas is brighter than ever on Main Street thanks to the restoration of 18 street decorations that have been scattered around the area. The decorations had been used before but had been stored away over 40 years ago.

    “We knew they were up there but we had no idea what do with them,” Doug Tucker, Campbellsville Main Street president, and owner of Tucker Diamonds and Gold, said.

    That is until Rob Roberts, CMS Design Committee member and Campbellsville University director of grounds and landscape development, found a purpose for them.

  • First responders give Christmas to children

    Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice and with the help of Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency holiday help program over 500 children will receive presents this Christmas.

    This year's Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots drives, organized by Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, collected money, toys, clothes and more to give to children who might otherwise not have Christmas gifts.

  • Grand Jury indicts 16

    Two people who allegedly stole from a hardware store in January 2014 are among 16 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday.

    Samuel E. Buckman, 42, of McNary Street in Campbellsville, and Rebecca J. Wyatt, 44, of Crossville, Tenn., were both indicted on charges of third-degree burglary, a Class D felony; and receiving stolen property over $10,000, a Class C felony.

    The charges stem from a reported incident on Jan. 18, 2014. According to court records, Buckman and Wyatt broke into Ace Hardware by breaking the front window with a concrete stepping-stone.

  • Comprehensive plan almost done

    Roughly a year in the making so far, Campbellsville’s comprehensive plan is nearing completion.

    Planning and Zoning Commission members read a draft of the new plan for the first time at their Thursday night meeting.
    Tad Long and Bobbie Bryant of the Kentucky League of Cities will come back to the planning commission at their next meeting – scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26 – and Campbellsville City Council members will look at it at their February meeting.

  • City schools denied funding for building


    Campbellsville Independent School District discussed and approved all actions to continue on with the Elementary School Addition/Renovation project Monday.

    Scott Noel with N3D Group said, “It is a complex project.” Some of the projects included are renovations with classroom additions, part of the building being gutted and redone, a new cafeteria, entry way and administrative suite and classrooms being removed and redone.

  • Riding on a trail of faith


    Tyler Smith is on what he calls “A Trail of Faith.” He is on a mission to spread the word, to remind people of this nation that Jesus Christ is still Lord. But he isn’t traveling by car or plane, but by riding on horse back.

    Smith started his journey Oct. 13, 2015, out of Delhi, La., and is heading to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C.

    During his roughly 1,200-mile journey he is carrying the Christian flag.

  • Local legislators prepare for 2016 session


    State Representative John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) and State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville both agree that taking care of the budget and the state pension systems should take precedence in next month's session.

    Carney warned of "serious financial consequences" - largely in the form of a lowered credit rating - if the budget isn't balanced and the pension systems aren't made more solvent.

    "We need to be fiscally responsible without cutting vital services to people," said Carney.

  • Local man pardoned by Beshear


    A Campbellsville man, Christopher Lynn Carney, was one of 197 people pardoned by former Gov. Steve Beshear (D) before he left office early last week.

    In his final executive action before leaving office, Beshear granted the pardons and six commutations on Monday night to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses.

    Carney is the only Campbellsville resident on the list to be issued a pardon. While he's glad to have been pardoned, Carney said its usefulness is limited by the fact that his record hasn't been cleared as a result.

  • Officials say property taxes can be complicated

    Taylor County Property Valuation Administrator Chad Shively says property taxes can be quite complicated.

    “There’s still instances that pop up brand new, that even the Department of Revenue hasn’t heard of,” Shively said.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney shared similar sentiments.

    “It gets complicated quickly,” Carney said.

  • County discusses use of old elementary

    Taylor County School Board Superintendent Roger Cook talked with the board Thursday night on different options of what to do with the old elementary school building. One idea discussed was demolishing the building. The district received $250,000 from Frankfort to help defray the cost of demolishing it.

    “We really don’t want it to be an eye sore on the community,” Cook said.

    Original plans for the building were to donate it to the city and county, but district bondholders won’t allow that.