Local News

  • Hospital's economic impact is $35 million

    The impact of Taylor Regional Hospital goes far beyond health care.

    According to a Kentucky Hospital Association report, Taylor Regional Hospital has a local economic impact of $35 million.

    The study, based on 2007 data, offers information on employment and salaries, as well as spending estimates. The report, said TRH Board of Trustees Secretary Laura Wilds, shows the hospital impacts far more than local residents' health.

    "It makes me very proud of our hospital," Wilds said.

  • Circuit clerk's office open Saturday

    The Taylor Circuit Clerk's office, located at the Taylor County Courthouse, will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    According to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress, the office was originally scheduled to be open Saturday, April 11. However, due to the Easter holiday, the office will be open this Saturday instead.

    For more information, contact Burress at 465-6686.

  • Two injured in U.S. 68 crash

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 68 near Tharp Drive on Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Brittany Morgan, 17, of Greensburg was driving a 2003 Kia east on U.S. 68 when she struck a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Erica Blaydes, 25, of Campbellsville. Blaydes' vehicle then struck a 2002 Mercury driven by Nicky Ferguson, 54, of Hardyville.

    The collision occurred at 5:20 p.m.

  • Students, staff gather for prayer walk at CU

    Administrators, faculty and staff, alumni and current students gathered Monday to celebrate the past, present and future of the Campbellsville University education department and dedicate its new building to Christian servant leadership.

    "Campbellsville University has been in the business of preparing educators since the very beginning," Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said at the School of Education prayer walk.

    The building is located at 302 N. Hoskins Ave.

  • Man arrested, charged with assaulting woman

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his wife after he allegedly kicked her in the head.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report filed by Deputy Aaron L. Walters, John M. Mann, 30, of 25 Morgan Trail was arrested at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

    The report states that Mann is accused of kicking his wife and causing a cut on her head. Mann also allegedly kicked the woman in her leg, causing a bruise.

    Walters' report states that the woman was taken to a hospital and treated and released.

  • Council members approve grant applications

    The City is applying for grants that, if awarded, will pay for new equipment and salaries for up to three new police officers.

    At a March 25 special meeting, Campbellsville City Council members gave their approval for Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield to apply for two grants.

  • Judicial center bond not enough

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. released a legal opinion last week regarding bonding requirements for Kentucky court facilities construction projects.

    On March 4, Minton announced that he had retained construction law attorney William G. Geisen to determine whether current court facilities construction projects were appropriately bonded.

    According to Minton's opinion, the judicial center under construction in Taylor County is one of several projects insufficiently bonded.

  • Couple starts new music studio in their home

    His father began teaching him to play guitar when he was just 2 years old. As a teen and young adult, he was a member of several punk bands in the Chicago, Ill. area where he lived.

    But, now, Dave Hyde says he enjoys the production side of making music much more than performing.

    "I spent years playing in bands. In recent years, I like producing more," Hyde said. "It's definitely a lot of fun."

    Hyde, along with his wife Shannon, owns a home studio in Campbellsville and started a record label, Riotous Records, in March 2008.

  • City says no to County's plea for help

    The City says it can't help the County in balancing its jail budget.

    At a special meeting last Wednesday, Campbellsville City Council members passed a resolution stating just that and also discussed the potential problems if the current occupational tax agreement with the County is broken.

    The meeting was called to discuss the County's jail budget issues and a request from the County that the City contribute $90,000 each quarter for the next year, for a total of $360,000. A Fiscal Court committee made the request at a joint meeting with City officials two weeks ago.

  • Police release sketch of robbery suspect

    Campbellsville Police are asking the community for help in identifying a robbery suspect.

    Police have released a sketch of the man who is wanted in connection with the Feb. 28 robbery of Citizens Bank on East Broadway.

    Police say the suspect is Caucasian and about 6 feet tall, with a slim build and brown hair. The man is believed to be between 20 and 25 years of age. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

    Contact the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122 or Detective Sgt. Pat Thompson at 469-7743 if you have any information about this suspect.