Local News

  • Three injured in one-vehicle collision

    Three people were injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle collision on Greensburg Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Jennifer Lugo, 30, of U.S. 68 in Greensburg was traveling eastbound on U.S. 68 at 1:31 a.m. when she swerved to the right side of the road and struck an embankment.

    The report states that Lugo's 1997 Pontiac overturned twice before stopping in a field.

    Lugo and her two passengers, her 4- and 6-year old sons, exited the vehicle and got into another car driven by someone else who took them to a home in Campbellsville.

  • SEARCH UPDATE: Thirty-four apply for Taylor Superintendent spot

    Thirty-four people have applied to be the next Taylor County School Superintendent.

    Though it wasn't discussed during the meeting, Board Member Gary Porter provided information on the superintendent search before the start of the Board's regular meeting Tuesday. Porter is the Board's representative on the superintendent search screening committee.

  • Campbellsville to host superintendent reception

    Campbellsville Independent School Board will host a reception to allow the public to meet the three superintendent candidates.

    The reception is Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the media center in Campbellsville High School. The candidates will share some information about themselves and their vision for the school district.

  • New restaurant will provide 85 jobs

    Colton's Steak House & Grill is set to open this fall in the current Ponderosa building on KY 210.

    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan says the restaurant is expected to hire 85 people, more than double Ponderosa's 33 employees.

    The restaurant expects to open in August or September. It is owned by Doug Landers, who also owns a Colton's in Glasgow. The Glasgow restaurant is the only other Kentucky location.

  • SEARCH UPDATE: City Schools announces superintendent finalists

    Campbellsville Independent School Board announced the names of its three finalists for superintendent at Monday night's Board meeting.

    The candidates are Mike Deaton, who is currently principal at Campbellsville High, Leon Smith, principal at Washington County High School, and Robert Lewis, associate superintendent at Hardin County Schools.

    The Board will host a reception to allow the public to meet the candidates at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CHS Media Center.

  • Budget: City passes resolution waiving County contributions to Rescue, E-911

    Discussion of the City/County occupational tax agreement took center stage at Monday night's City Council meeting.

    The City and County have been discussing budget options due to an expected shortfall in the County's jail budget. Last month, Fiscal Court members had first reading of an ordinance to break the occupational tax agreement with the City.

  • 'Whenever you have a partnership [and] there's money involved, there's always someone unhappy.'

    The County's occupational tax agreement with the City will remain in tact, though the Court will not contribute to Rescue or E-911 next year.

    Tuesday night's regular Fiscal Court meeting again addressed the expected shortfall in the County's 2009-2010 budget.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said several proposals as to how to solve the shortfall have been denied by City officials. One such offer was to take over operation of E-911 and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, though he said that, too, was also denied.

  • RECC customers no longer have to read meters

    Taylor County RECC customers who have forgotten to read their electric meters won't have to worry about it any longer.

    RECC announced recently that, as of April 1, its customers no longer have to read their own meters. The company's May bills will reflect the change.

    According to Ann Beard, RECC's manager of member services, the change was made in an effort to keep up with today's technology.

    Beard said RECC was one of the few - if not one of the last - companies to require customers to read their own meters.

  • Group lets young musicians perform at the national level

    The rhythmic thump of drums echoes throughout Taylor County Elementary School, mixing with the ring of xylophones. It's Friday night and Speed Percussion is hard at work.

    A percussion group made up of about 30 musicians ranging in age from 14 to 22, Speed Percussion formed in the fall of 2007.

    The purpose, co-founder Patrick Brady says, was "to let young musicians perform at the national level of music sport/art."

    The majority of the members hail from Taylor, Marion and Russell county schools and Campbellsville University.

  • Monday meeting open to the public after all

    Three magistrates and four City Council members discussed the County's budget shortfall Monday over lunch, this time in a meeting open to the public.

    The group first met to discuss the issue in a closed-door meeting at Councilman David Nunery's office Wednesday, April 1. No notification of that meeting was given to the public or local media.