Local News

  • Down on Main Street

    While there may be a few empty buildings downtown, officials say work is being done to fill them.

    According to Downtown Business Association President Doug Tucker, there are very few empty buildings downtown that don't have at least some activity tied to them. Empty buildings have either been purchased or are being actively marketed by owners. In some cases, Tucker said, there are rumors that at least a couple of spaces have been bought or rented recently.

  • Hot Topic - EDA: Chair says there’s not enough funding.

    Just as at a Campbellsville City Council meeting the night before, a discussion about the Economic Development Authority took center stage at Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, said he wants to talk to magistrates about whether the EDA is doing what is expected. And, if not, he said, the EDA's purpose needs to be clarified.

    "I'm hearing that we're not doing what you want," he said.

  • Hot Topic - EDA: City says it’s not earmarking its $100,000 contribution.

    A possible miscommunication led to a lengthy discussion regarding the future of the Economic Development Authority during Monday night's special Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mark Johnson, chairman of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority Board, told Council members that he needs clarification on recent actions taken by the City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court regarding EDA funding.

  • Resident accused of violating terms of sex offender registration

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of failing to comply with the terms of the state's sex offender registration program.

    Kevin L. Wilson, 45, of 211 W. Hord St. was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    The charge is Wilson's second such offense. He was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Wilson allegedly changed his address between Dec. 13 and Jan. 13 without notifying the Division of Probation and Parole.

  • Orthodyne photo contest winners announced

    Orthodyne Physical Therapy hosted a Fourth of July amateur photo contest. Entries were judged in the following categories - scenic, people, patriotic, miscellaneous and animal.

    First place won an engraved wooden picture frame and a $64 cash award. Second place received $20 and a ribbon and third place received $10 and a ribbon.

    Winners are as follows:

  • KORT offers new concussion management program at area schools

    An estimated 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries are reported in the United States each year. Concussion is the most common sports-related brain injury, second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic injury among 15- to 24-year-olds.

    Properly diagnosing concussion and seeking treatment early helps athletes recover more quickly, and this is the reason KORT has developed a new concussion management program.

  • Local man featured in Buyers Market of American Craft

    Buyers from galleries and stores across the U.S. and Canada can purchase some of the finest work by Kentucky artisans when they visit the Kentucky Crafted booth at the Buyers Market of American Craft in Baltimore, Md.

    The show is now under way and runs through Wednesday.

    Among the works for sale will be those of Jordan Stapp of Campbellsville's K & M Crafts of Kentucky.

  • Deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments applications approaches

    Farmers and ranchers applying for assistance for 2009 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program, also known as SURE, have until July 29 to submit an application.

    SURE provides crop disaster assistance to eligible producers who have suffered crop production or quality losses. Producers in a secretarial declared county must have suffered at least a 10 percent loss on a crop of economic significance. For those producers not in a secretarial declared county, a total farm production loss of greater than 50 percent must occur.

  • TRH cancer center receives certification

    The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Bluegrass Cellular launches text-only plan for hearing impaired

    Bluegrass Cellular has launched a text-only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network.

    The new service plan is now available and provides text-only access to Bluegrass Cellular's nationwide service network. The new plan will offer unlimited text messaging for $20 per month on select devices. Any voice minutes will be billed at a rate of 10 cents per minute. A certification of disability will be required to be eligible for the text-only service.