Local News

  • City occupational tax starts July 1

    Beginning July 1, those working in Campbellsville will pay a City occupational tax in addition to a countywide tax.

    During a special meeting Saturday morning, Campbellsville City Council passed a 1 percent occupational tax. The current countywide tax, which the City and County will cease to split on June 30 is also 1 percent.

    Before Council members began their discussion, resident Tonya Young spoke against the occupational tax.

  • One injured in two-vehicle collision

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Lindsay Osborne, 17, of 680 McVey Road in Campbellsville and Kimberly Dalton, 41, also of Campbellsville, were traveling north on KY 55.

    As the women were approaching the intersection with U.S. 68, Dalton slowed her 1999 Ford Ranger for traffic and Osborne struck her from behind with her 1990 Nissan Maxima.

  • County receives cemetery grants

    Taylor County has received six grants through the state Cemetery Preservation Fund.

    The County will receive a $1,600 grant, each, for the preservation of Brown-Newton Cemetery, Chandler Cemetery, Pleasant Union Cemetery, Saloma Cemetery, Sprowles-Burress Cemetery and Spurlington UMC Cemetery.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • One injured in motorcycle collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday in a motorcycle collision on East Finley Ridge Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Brad Milsap, 39, of Smith Ridge Road was traveling west on East Finley Ridge at 6:18 p.m.

    The report states that Milsap lost control of his motorcycle in a curve and crashed.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Man injured after being stuck by car

    A Campbellsville man was treated for injuries after being struck by a vehicle Friday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Bloyd Edwards, 88, was standing in his driveway on Clem Haskins Boulevard when he was struck by his vehicle as a juvenile was attempting to back it up.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Summer fun!

    Despite rainy weather, the pool at Miller Park has been getting steady business since opening late last month.

    Pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person. Season passes are $50 for one person, $90 for two, $130 for three and $150 for a family of four or more.

  • Garden of Whimsy

    Visitors who step into the backyard of Myrtie Parsley's Campbellsville home might feel as though they've entered a magical garden.

    From whimsical artwork and chimes to birdhouses and statues of angels, there's something to see in every corner.

    Parsley, a retired Green County High School art teacher, has always expressed herself through painting and poetry. Now, she is spending her retirement expressing herself in new ways - gardening.

  • Collision on KY 55 results in injuries

    Those injured in a two-vehicle collision on Friday refused medical treatment.

    William Ken Forman, 81, of 209 Misty Drive in Campbellsville was stopped at KY 1061 on Friday at 8:28 p.m., attempting to cross KY 55 onto Lone Valley Road in a 1998 Toyota Rav 4.

    For more on this story, see Thursday's print edition.

  • Campbellsville man still missing

    A Campbellsville man known throughout the community as "Rambo" has been missing now for a year and a half.

    James Huff has been missing since Jan. 28, 2008, according to the National Center for Missing Adults. Huff would now be 39.

    Huff's uncle, Ralph Huff, says he isn't sure what has happened to his nephew.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Newton said in January that he believes Huff left Campbellsville.


  • Single mother of 10 gets first home

    After moving everything in, she says she's going to paint and do some much needed landscaping. "The only thing I can't wait to do is paint those purple shutters."

    At the age of 50, Dawn Novak is purchasing her first home. "First and last," she says with a smile.

    And with the help of Community Ventures Corp., Novak will get some financial assistance to make the purchase possible.