Local News

  • ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ cites more than 1,400 drunken drivers

    This year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, resulted in 1,480 citations for drunken driving.
    The annual, federally funded campaign, supported by more than 170 state and local law enforcement agencies, was Aug. 19 through Sept. 5.

  • Dead animal removal assistance approved for Taylor County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Taylor County. The Taylor County Conservation District submitted a proposal to the Taylor County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.
    The Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.  

  • Mayor has plan to replace aging EMS vehicles

    Looking to replace an aging fleet, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young discussed at Monday’s City Council meeting his plans to buy a new medic unit every two years.
    Young said that the cost to maintain the Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS vehicles has gone up. From July to November 2010, medic unit maintenance cost $24,984. From July to November of this year, maintenance expenses were $29,961.
    “That’s $6,000 to $7,000 per month that we’re spending to keep our medic units running,” Young said.

    Loans for three medic units will be paid off this budget cycle, Young said.

  • Hospice tea raises nearly $10,000

    They came dressed to the nines, with money in hand.
    Sitting at elaborately decorated tables, they sipped tea and raised their numbers high at an auction to raise money for a cause.
    Hosparus - Hospice of Central Kentucky hosted its annual Hosparus Charity Tea and Auction at Campbellsville University’s Student Activities Center on Sunday.

  • Arrest made in CU football player's murder

    Nearly four months after Campbellsville University football player Tevin Scruggs was shot to death, a 22-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder.

    According to a Metro Nashville Police Department press release, police arrested Kenneth Eugene Offutt Jr., of Creekwood Drive in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 29. A Davidson County grand jury indicted Offutt and charged him with first-degree murder.

    Scruggs, 19, of Madison, Tenn., was shot and killed July 16 in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.

  • Veterans still serving their brothers

    They have all been part of a group of men in service to their country. Now, a group of 35 veterans continues to serve in another way.
    The Marion County Veterans’ Honor Guard may be based beyond the boundaries of Taylor County, but the service it provides reaches many local residents and their families.

  • CU initiates new President's Club members


    WVLC The Big Dawg of Campbellsville was initiated by Dr. Michael V. Carter as a new member of Campbellsville University's President's Club, Monday, Oct. 24.

  • CU initiates new President's Club members


    Jane Wheatley of Campbellsville was initiated by Dr. Michael V. Carter as a new member of Campbellsville University's President's Club on Monday, Oct. 24.

  • TCMS students 'soar to success'


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Middle School students had an opportunity to showcase their hard work, knowledge and talents during the TCMS "Soar to Success" event on Nov. 1, according to Cherry Harvey, principal.

    The event featured sixth grade science students, eighth grade reading and social studies students, TCMS band and chorus, TCMS accelerated art students and the TCMS cheerleading squad.

  • CU honors 95 graduates


    Meagan Pickett

    Campbellsville University

    Ninety-five graduates from five allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University Technology Training Center were honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 at Ransdell Chapel.

    The graduates are from the advanced nursing assistant-patient care technician, medical transcription, clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician and phlebotomy technician programs of study.