Local News

  • County will mow nuisance properties

    The county is getting back into the mowing business. This time, inmates will be doing the labor and the property owner getting the bill.
    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates had first reading of an ordinance spelling out a process of using inmates to mow abandoned property.

    The Court’s Sanitation and Environmental Committee last month agreed to recommend that inmates housed at the Taylor County Detention Center begin mowing and cleaning nuisances, with the property owners footing the bill.

  • Campbellsville man pleads guilty to shaking infant

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to shaking his 18-month-old son, which resulted in brain and eye trauma. In exchange for his plea, the man could be sentenced to probation.
    In June, a Taylor County grand jury charged Jason Maupin, 23, of 2319 Greensburg Road, Arrowhead Trailer Park, Lot 49, with first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12. Court records also list Maupin’s address as 513 Willow Way in Campbellsville.

  • Five charged with assault, complicity to commit burglary

    Five people have been charged with breaking into someone’s home, assaulting a man and threatening a woman at gunpoint.
    A Taylor County grand jury indicted the five last Tuesday.
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  • Man accused of firing gun at home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly fired a shotgun at a man and his home.
    Glen Caulk, 61, of 113 Fuller Hardin Road, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5.
    According to a criminal complaint, Caulk allegedly fired the shotgun at a man on Oct. 1 as he drove by the man’s home. The complaint states that Caulk also allegedly fired the gun into the side of the man’s home.

  • Fiscal Court/City Council meet in closed session

    Taylor County Fiscal Court and members of Campbellsville City Council met in closed session Thursday night to discuss the acquisition of land. No action was taken.
    The meeting was to have been a joint meeting of the court and council, however, the council did have enough members present to call its meeting to order.

  • GRM collects $824 in donations

    Green River Ministries collected $824 in donations at its third annual “Souper Chilly Open House” on Friday, Nov. 4.
    The event featured a program about homelessness, an all-you-can-eat soup line, face painting, cupcake decorating and tours of the GRM facility.

  • Water insurance letters not associated with water company

    Campbellsville Police Department is warning residents that letters they may have received in the mail asking them to buy insurance for their water service are not associated with Campbellsville Water Co.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, several Campbellsville residents have received letters from HOMESERVE offering water service insurance. The letter states that the insurance would repair any water line repairs to their residence.

  • TC gifted and talented students take trips


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Schools' gifted and talented students have had some opportunities for academic enrichment during the fall semester, according to Debbie Gumm, gifted and talented coordinator.

    "We recently took 24 students from the middle and high schools to Chicago where they attended a National Beta Leadership Summit led by Donnie Thurman," said Gumm, who supervised the trip along with Jennifer Richard, TCMS Junior Beta sponsor.

  • TCMS students participate in Utopia projects


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Eighth grade reading students at Taylor County Middle School recently completed a utopian society project after a study of the novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. The projects were supervised by Jill Blakeman and Kathy Pavy, TCMS reading teachers.

    "Students read the novel during the first nine weeks and their final project was to create the utopian society," Blakeman said.

  • CU now offering health career training in Hodgenville

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Technology Training Center is offering two allied health programs at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

    CU TTC is also offering a course in phlebotomy that begins Thursday, Nov. 10, and runs through Dec. 22. The class will be taught Monday and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brockman Center.