Local News

  • Reflecting on a life of service

    In pressed uniforms, they gathered to remember him and to honor his sacrifice.
    A group of more than 350 firefighters and community members gathered at the state fire and rescue training center last Thursday to pay tribute to the late Charles “Sparky” Sparks, 49, who died while fighting a fire in Columbia on June 30.

  • Taylor County students graduate from ‘Drive To Stay Alive’ Academy

    Taylor County High School students Isaac Petty and Andy Finck were among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.
    The program was Sept. 7-11 at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort.
    The “Drive to Stay Alive” program teaches students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.

  • Tebbs Bend Battlefield selected as part of Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails

    Tebbs Bend Battlefield has been selected to be part of the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails, a new state program to help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped the Commonwealth as the nation observes the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
    Fifty-four sites around the state make up the initial group of attractions on the tour, which were announced on Saturday, Oct. 1 by Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow.

  • Resident appointed to state MLK committee

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed Wanda E. Washington to the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission.
    Washington serves as coordinator of Greater Campbellsville United. She will replace Terri Reynolds, whose term has expired.
    Washington’s term will expire Dec. 12, 2014.

  • Modern day treasure hunters coming to Campbellsville

    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a worldwide treasure hunt and will be digging in Campbellsville for five days beginning tomorrow.
    During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see more than 1,200 residents bringing in rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts.
    The Roadshow, which is free, will be set up at Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Guthrie representative in town Thursday

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will have office hours in Taylor County Thursday at the Taylor County Courthouse Fiscal Court meeting room.
    She will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Residents are encouraged to meet with Causey, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. She will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    To get the latest information from Guthrie’s office, sign up for his e-newsletter by visiting Guthrie.house.gov.

  • Resident in serious condition after ATV crash

    A Campbellsville man is in serious condition after he struck a tractor-trailer last Wednesday while riding an ATV.
    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the crash on Wednesday at about 10 a.m. involving an ATV that struck a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Hickory Grove Road and KY 210.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Gerald Bault, 46, of Campbellsville, was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher ATV and traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of KY 210.

  • One injured in crash at Broadway/Jackson intersection

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Gabrielle Keene, 17, of Campbellsville, who was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile, was attempting a left turn from North Jackson Street onto Broadway when she turned into the path of a 2000 Ford pickup, driven by Bobby Hughes, 41, of Campbellsville.
    Hughes was crossing Broadway from South Jackson Street. The collision occurred at 9:34 a.m.

  • Louisville assault charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to amended assault charges in Jefferson County and been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine.
    According to court records, Jonathan Cook, 26, was arrested in July at a bar on Fourth Street.
    Records state that Cook was at Saddle Ridge Night Club when he allegedly jumped over the bar and assaulted a bartender.

  • Charity Harvest

    Taylor County Bank hosted a Charity Harvest Friday night featuring food, games, a car show, live music and more.
    Donations collected during the event were split among Green River Ministries, Taylor County Food Pantry, Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center, REATH Center, Toys for Tots, Toys for Kids, Backpack Program, The Kid SpOt, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville Independent Schools and Taylor County Schools.