Local News

  • Mayor has plan to replace aging EMS vehicles

    Looking to replace an aging fleet, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young discussed at Monday’s City Council meeting his plans to buy a new medic unit every two years.
    Young said that the cost to maintain the Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS vehicles has gone up. From July to November 2010, medic unit maintenance cost $24,984. From July to November of this year, maintenance expenses were $29,961.
    “That’s $6,000 to $7,000 per month that we’re spending to keep our medic units running,” Young said.

    Loans for three medic units will be paid off this budget cycle, Young said.

  • Hospice tea raises nearly $10,000

    They came dressed to the nines, with money in hand.
    Sitting at elaborately decorated tables, they sipped tea and raised their numbers high at an auction to raise money for a cause.
    Hosparus - Hospice of Central Kentucky hosted its annual Hosparus Charity Tea and Auction at Campbellsville University’s Student Activities Center on Sunday.

  • Arrest made in CU football player's murder

    Nearly four months after Campbellsville University football player Tevin Scruggs was shot to death, a 22-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder.

    According to a Metro Nashville Police Department press release, police arrested Kenneth Eugene Offutt Jr., of Creekwood Drive in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 29. A Davidson County grand jury indicted Offutt and charged him with first-degree murder.

    Scruggs, 19, of Madison, Tenn., was shot and killed July 16 in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.

  • Veterans still serving their brothers

    They have all been part of a group of men in service to their country. Now, a group of 35 veterans continues to serve in another way.
    The Marion County Veterans’ Honor Guard may be based beyond the boundaries of Taylor County, but the service it provides reaches many local residents and their families.

  • CU initiates new President's Club members


    WVLC The Big Dawg of Campbellsville was initiated by Dr. Michael V. Carter as a new member of Campbellsville University's President's Club, Monday, Oct. 24.

  • CU initiates new President's Club members


    Jane Wheatley of Campbellsville was initiated by Dr. Michael V. Carter as a new member of Campbellsville University's President's Club on Monday, Oct. 24.

  • TCMS students 'soar to success'


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Middle School students had an opportunity to showcase their hard work, knowledge and talents during the TCMS "Soar to Success" event on Nov. 1, according to Cherry Harvey, principal.

    The event featured sixth grade science students, eighth grade reading and social studies students, TCMS band and chorus, TCMS accelerated art students and the TCMS cheerleading squad.

  • CU honors 95 graduates


    Meagan Pickett

    Campbellsville University

    Ninety-five graduates from five allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University Technology Training Center were honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 at Ransdell Chapel.

    The graduates are from the advanced nursing assistant-patient care technician, medical transcription, clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician and phlebotomy technician programs of study.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 4.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Layken Lyons, first-grader Hayden Jones, second-grader Ashley Tungate, third-grader Gracie Pogue and fourth- and fifth-graders Amerilee Lowe and Dawson Cole.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed Winners for the week of Nov. 1.

    They are Chloe Cross, Ashley Tungate, Steve Corbin and Christopher Mitchell.

    Andrew Watson is not pictured.