Local News

  • Post office closings put on hold

    Mannsville residents don’t know yet whether their post office will close. And they might not know until next year.
    Though no decision has been made yet, the Postal Service announced in July that the Mannsville Post Office is one of 3,700 being studied for possible closure. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

    USPS announced that the closures are being considered because more customers are conducting postal business online, on smart phones and at other retail stores, which means the need for post office locations is declining.

  • Pyles enters Alford plea, avoids trial

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill his former wife didn’t face a jury trial last Wednesday after all.
    Instead, Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 415 Quisenberry Road, entered an Alford plea to one charge, had another dismissed, and was sentenced to serve five more years in prison.

    With an Alford plea, a defendant recognizes that the court has enough evidence to convict, though the defendant maintains his innocence. The court treats an Alford plea the same way as a guilty plea.

  • Warmer winter lies ahead, experts say

    Today’s temperature may feel unseasonably warm. And, days like today could be the norm this winter.

    According to John Denman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Louisville office, all evidence points to a warmer winter than usual.
    Denman said the Climate Prediction Center’s winter forecast calls for a “better than even chance of being warmer than normal.”
    While Denman said it is hard to predict the weather, science and history back the CPC’s forecast.

  • Band Day

    Local bands recently received checks were from proceeds collected during Band Day at Lee’s on Oct. 25.

  • Kessler named Auctioneer of the Month

    John M. Kessler of Campbellsville has been named Auctioneer of the Month by the Kentucky Auctioneers Association. The Auctioneer of the Month is awarded to auctioneers who consistently demonstrate extraordinary leadership in the profession.
    Auctioneers are selected based on their professionalism, high ethical standards and a consistent commitment to their community.

  • Lynch opens real estate business

    Chester “Check” Lynch recently opened a real estate business in Campbellsville.
    Lynch has been a broker since 1976 and has more than 35 years of real estate experience in residential, commercial 0and farms. He is a 1972 alum of the University of Louisville, where he majored in business.
    Lynch is a former resident of Louisville and moved to Campbellsville five years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren, who live in Taylor County.
    Lynch can be reached at 469-8787.

  • TCHS hosts service honoring veterans


    “Bravery is being the only one who knows you are afraid.”

    The quote by Franklin Jones was shared by TCHS senior Jonathan Rafferty at a special Veterans Day service at Taylor County High School on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Local dignitaries, TCHS students, staff, administration and local veterans and their families attended.

    State Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville, a history teacher at TCHS, organized the event along with the Social Studies Department.

  • Bland earns Downtown Beautification award

    Ben Bland owner of The Twisted Stem, is the winner of the 2011 Downtown Beautification Award. Bland received the award for making “an attractive addition to the overall appearance of downtown Campbellsville, especially along Main Street.” Bland provided a colorful arrangement of flowers in numerous pots along the sidewalks, as well as upper story flower boxes. The Campbellsville Renaissance/Historic Preservation Commission selected the winner.

  • CU initiates students, faculty into education honor society


    Natasha Janes

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University recently hosted the third Kappa Delta Pi initiation ceremony in Ransdell Chapel recently for 38 students and four education faculty members. Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. Alpha Epsilon Omicron is CU’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

    Dr. Bill Stout, associate professor of special education, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

  • Fiscal Court agrees to buy truck

    Magistrates have agreed to buy a dump truck for the County Road Department to use when salting county roads during winter weather.
    At a special Fiscal Court meeting on Wednesday, magistrates approved a request from county road foreman Brian Smothers to trade in two vehicles, a 2000 Chevrolet truck that has 180,000 miles on it, and an old dump truck, for $5,500 in trade-in value on a used 4x4 Ford F 250 dump truck. The truck will cost $12,000, which will come out of the county’s road fund.