Local News

  • Downtown development coordinator honored for efforts

    Campbellsville Downtown Development Coordinator Donna Logsdon was honored recently for her efforts in helping revitalize Main Street.

    Awards were given out in several categories at the Kentucky Main Street Conference in Frankfort on Oct. 22.

    Among them were service awards, honoring those with five or more years of service, for which Logsdon was named one of several winners.

  • Details of Campbellsville Police suspensions released

    Details about the suspensions of three Campbellsville Police Officers have been released after an open records request was filed by the News-Journal.

    All suspensions were due to Police Department policy violations, according to Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. No criminal acts were committed.

  • Academy gives residents a taste of policing

    It started as a routine traffic stop. But the moment the intoxicated driver jumped out of his truck, the incident took a quick turn for the worst. Gunshots rang out. The officer was down. Only 12 seconds had passed since the officer first stepped out of his cruiser.

    Anything can happen. That was the point driven home Thursday night during the Kentucky State Police's Citizen's Police Academy.

  • Waiting in Line

    Taylor County Health Department staff administered 80 injections and 135 nasal sprays of the H1N1 vaccine at its second flu shot clinic.

    According to Amy Tomlinson of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, there are no other clinics scheduled for Taylor County until more vaccine is received.

    Watch the News-Journal for more on upcoming flu clinics.

    For more information, contact the district health department office at (800) 928-4416 Ext. 132.


  • Street discussion may not be over

    Discussion about the new street beside the Taylor County Detention Center might not be over just yet.

    An ordinance adopted by the Campbellsville City Council in September 2006, and signed by then Taylor County Judge/Executive Paul Patton, states that after the street is completed it is supposed to be turned back over to the City.

    Taylor Fiscal Court did just the opposite at its last regular meeting by voting to keep the street as a County road and make it one way.

  • Harvest Time

    Hay rides. Mazes. Picking your own pumpkin. These are fall traditions John and Delaina Russell wanted to bring back.

    "It's just something we always wanted to do," Delaina said. "We wanted to get people out and enjoy and experience farming and nature."

    With the help of Delaina's parents, Dwain and Theresa Brockman, the Russells converted a portion of their Heavenly Haven Farm into a fall agritourism attraction.

  • Bertram attends judges college

    Chief Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Ray Bertram, who serves Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College on Sept. 20-24 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Campbellsville woman injured in four-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville woman was taken to the hospital after being involved in a four-vehicle crash Monday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:15 p.m., Robert Anderson, 22, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla east on Broadway when he became distracted, failing to notice vehicles stopped in front of him.

  • Club looking for Santa's Helper

    Santa Claus has helpers each year during the holiday season, though many people in Taylor County give of themselves all year long. If you know of such a person, the Campbellsville Kiwanis would like to honor him or her.

    The Kiwanis Club is seeking the person who most embodies the Christmas spirit every day, all year long. And the club will name the person this year's Santa's Helper Award winner.

  • Sixth Habitat home dedicated

    "Everything on earth has its own time and its own season."

    —Ecclesiastes 3:1

    The crowd cheered as Daniel Hoosier cut the yellow ribbon across the front door of his family's new home Sunday.

    After a two-year wait, Hoosier and his children - Tiffany and Craig - had finally become the owners of Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity's sixth home. Hoosier also has another daughter, Shanae.