Local News

  • Fire Prevention efforts begin next week

    Campbellsville Fire Department will begin its annual Fire Prevention Week activities next Monday. The events will run through Oct. 26 and go to Campbellsville Independent, Taylor County and Kentucky Christian schools.

    Though Fire Prevention Week is actually Oct. 4-10, local events are scheduled later in the month because of schools being closed for fall break.

    This year, the focus will be on basics such the dangers of playing with fire and the correct way to stop, drop and roll, according to Campbellsville Fire Assistant Chief Bill Hall.

  • Campbellsville men plead guilty to cocaine charges

    Two Campbellsville residents are among the three men who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

    According to a United States Attorney's Office news release, Eladio Pedroza Jr., aka "Junior," 30, of Campbellsville, Robert H. Lamer Jr., 37, of Campbellsville and Jeffery Lynn Bivens, 25, of Cecilia, Ky., entered guilty pleas before District Judge Thomas B. Russell on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Bowling Green.

  • Using the News

    Getting students interested in what they are learning has always been an important concern for educators. Teachers want students to be excited about what they are learning so they'll actively participate in classroom activities.

    Teachers in the Campbellsville and Taylor County area help accomplish this goal by using newspapers in the classroom. Teachers can use newspapers in all subject areas from English and arts and humanities to family and consumer sciences.

  • Council denies County's request again

    For the second time, Campbellsville City Council has denied a request from Taylor Fiscal Court to convert a two-way street into a one-way.

    At the last regular meeting, the Council declined a request from the County to convert a portion of a street running from Main Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard to one-way. The County wants the portion of the new street, which is adjacent to the Taylor County Judicial Center, to be one way so that eight parallel parking spaces can be created.

  • County answers lawsuit allegations

    Taylor County has filed an answer to a lawsuit that claims it failed to pay a bill for construction at the Taylor County Judicial Center. And, according to the answer, the County has filed a counterclaim.

    London attorney R. Aaron Hostettler filed a complaint on Friday, July 24 in the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office on behalf of SAF Perimeter Systems, a division of Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc., against Taylor Fiscal Court and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • Block party brings community together

    Though it was windy, the weather didn't damper their spirits.

    The Bass Ridge Road community had its fourth annual picnic and block party last Saturday, with estimates of nearly 60 people attending.

    The event was hosted on the front lawn of Shirley Noel's Bass Ridge Road home.

    Noel organized the event, with some help from Kaye and Butch Guthrie. The three, Noel said, pitched in to provide the meat for the event with others attending bringing potluck dishes.

  • Teen injured after seeing deer in road

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Monday after a deer ran in front of her vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sara M. Teel, 19, of 938 Sullivan School Road was traveling west on Meadow Creek Road at 4:07 p.m.

    The report states Teel lost control of her black 2001 Ford pickup truck after the deer ran in front of her. Teel ran off the right side of the road, the report states, and struck a mailbox. She crossed the roadway and struck a tree head-on before coming to a rest.

  • About 250 get seasonal flu shots at clinic

    It's not too late to get a seasonal flu shot and local health department officials are strongly recommending them.

    The Taylor County Health Department hosted a flu shot clinic on Saturday at Taylor County High School. And, according to Savannah Knopp, the health department's public information officer, about 250 shots were given.

    Knopp said anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu should get a seasonal influenza vaccine.

  • Several officers disciplined as result of internal investigation

    Several Campbellsville Police officers have been disciplined as a result of an internal investigation, though no officers have been fired.

    According to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield, officers were disciplined due to department policy violations.

    "During the month of June 2009, I began a quarterly review to see if the department was meeting our goals and objectives," Benningfield said. "During the course of the inquiry, several violations of departmental policy and procedures were discovered."

  • Fire department offers free smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

    Campbellsville Fire Department is offering free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to local homeowners.

    Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department assistant chief said the detectors were provided to the department at no cost through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hall said firefighters will also install the detectors for free.

    Call the fire department at 465-4131.