Local News

  • Rescue response better than national average

    Ask anyone at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and they'll tell you seconds count. And if you ever need Rescue, chances are they'll respond quickly.

    The average response time for Rescue in July was 7.46 minutes. While there is no set standard, the national average is 9 minutes.

    Rescue Director Allen Bottoms was pleasantly surprised with the average response times. This isn't a statistic that he checks often.

    "We're pleased with that time," he said.

  • Trading spaces

    The Taylor County Courthouse will soon look different inside, but not just because Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress' office won't be there.

    Many offices in the building will shift locations after Burress moves his office to the nearly completed Taylor County Judicial Center.

    A committee to coordinate the move met Thursday to discuss the changes in office and storage space.

  • Reaching the Top

    They are the best of the best. They've earned the highest rank the Boy Scouts of America can bestow. The six members of Boy Scout Troop 149 in Campbellsville are now Eagle Scouts.

    And to have six scouts from one troop earn that distinction is nearly impossible.

    In fact, according to the Boy Scouts of America, only about 5 percent of all Scouts earn the top honor. Add Spencer Dalton, Kris Spegal, Zach Bottoms, Andrew Eppers, Tyler Bland and Matt Eppers to the short list.

  • Court disagrees about payment for project

    Magistrates have agreed to pay an outstanding bill for work on the now complete Courthouse Square and Streetscape renovation projects.

    But they have also agreed to hold off on paying nearly $6,000 in project change orders that some officials say weren't approved before completed.

    If paid, the change orders would put the project at more than $30,000 over budget. And officials involved aren't sure how the project's cost rose above its budget and who exactly is responsible.

  • CU economic impact in community more than $90 million

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact of $90 million in the Taylor County community. And total local tax revenue generated by CU operations tops out at nearly $1 million, according to a new study recently completed by Younger and Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $90 million figure is up 18 percent from the 2007 amount of $76.1 million.

    Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter said the economic impact figure measures exactly how many dollars flow through Taylor County's economy because of the operations at CU.

  • Two injured in three-vehicle collision

    Two Campbellsville women were injured Monday when the vehicle they were riding in collided with two others.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Timmy Riggs, 52, of Campbellsville was driving a 2006 Chevrolet east on KY 210 when his vehicle collided with a 2002 Oldsmobile driven by Anglia Bright, 47, of Campbellsville. Bright's vehicle then struck a 1999 Pontiac driven by Dawn Dudgeon, 41, of Campbellsville. The collision occurred at 1:10 p.m.

  • 4-H for All

    It was nearly standing room only at Saturday's 4-H For All event at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Area children learned about available 4-H activities, from gardening, crafts and sewing to horses, heifers and goats. Booths were set up both inside and outside the extension office and children were able to participate in several activities.

    Amanda Sublett, county extension agent for 4-H and youth development, said more than 300 people came to Saturday's event.

    For more information about 4-H activities, contact Sublett at 465-4511.


  • Flu virus confirmed in county

    At least one case of the swine flu has been confirmed in Taylor County. The person who contracted the flu, however, has since been treated and is now well.

    According to Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, a Taylor County man was hospitalized earlier this month for one day to be treated for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

  • Man accused of stealing backhoe

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property after he allegedly stole a backhoe and parked it at Taylor County High School.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Ronald E. Vanheck, 33, of 726 Buckner St. was arrested Monday at 6:41 p.m.

  • One injured in motorcycle crash

    An Elk Horn man was injured Monday after he rear-ended a vehicle while driving a motorcycle. According to a report by Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile, at about 11:10 a.m., David R. Payton, 39, was driving his 1983 Honda motorcycle on South Central Avenue when he struck a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Mitchell Collins, 19, of Greensburg. Collins was stopped in traffic, waiting to make a left turn. Payton, who was thrown from the motorcycle, was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. His condition was unavailable.