Local News

  • Local historic farms to be surveyed

    The farms of Taylor County will soon be receiving special attention from historians. A survey of historic rural sites, conducted by the Kentucky Heritage Council and staff from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey at the University of Kentucky, will begin this month.
    A public meeting will be take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Agency Office, located at 1143 S. Columbia Ave., at 6 p.m.

  • Arizona man charged with DUI, fleeing from police

    An Arizona man was arrested and charged after he allegedly drove drunk and fled from police.
    Alex H. Tolmachoff, 22, of 21131 N. 79th Ave. in Peoria was arrested Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:28 a.m.
    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call that a man had left BP on Broadway without paying for gas.
    Campbellsville Police Patrolman Daniel Forbis wrote in court records that Officer Scotty Perian found Tolmachoff’s vehicle on West Main Street. However, after Perian turned on his emergency lights, Tolmachoff allegedly fled.

  • Resident charged with burglary, second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly drove drunk and was in possession of stolen items.
    Christopher F. Ferrell, 30, of 103 Lyon St. was arrested at 2:07 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
    According to an arrest citation, Campbellsville Police received a call reporting that someone had taken a moped from a home on Lincoln Avenue. Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian wrote in court records that he made contact with Ferrell, who was driving the stolen moped.

  • Campbellsville woman cited for DUI

    A Campbellsville woman was cited for driving under the influence after a one-car crash Friday morning.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, Tasha Phillips, 27, was driving a 1999 Lexus east on Old Greensburg Road at 1:05 a.m. when her car left the road and struck a tree.
    Phillips was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue personnel. Her condition was unavailable at press time.
    Campbellsville Police Patrolman Daniel Forbis cited Phillips.

  • State economic development secretary to address chamber

    Larry Hayes, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, will be the guest speaker at the September Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce lunch.
    Sponsored by Fowler Durham CPAs & Advisors and Life Advisors Financial Planning & Wealth Management, the luncheon is at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Campbellsville University’s Old Banquet Hall.
    The cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

  • Guthrie representative in town Sept. 15

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will have office hours in Taylor County on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Taylor County Courthouse Fiscal Court Room.
    She will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to meet with Causey, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. She will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    To get the latest information from Guthrie’s office, sign up for his e-newsletter by visiting Guthrie.house.gov.

  • Treasure Finders program reaches $48 million milestone

    Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach recently announced that his Treasure Finder’s program has returned $48 million dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents in the last three and a half years, surpassing the old record return of $47.2 million during the eight-year term of the previous treasurer.

  • Taylor County at the Kentucky State Fair

    Taylor County’s booth at the Kentucky State Fair was visited by U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie on Friday, Aug. 26. Guthrie met with David and Jennifer England of Campbellsville while touring the booth.

  • CU receives donation from U.S. Bancorp

    U.S. Bancorp Foundation has made a $5,000 donation to Campbellsville University’s scholarship fund for the second year in a row. The bank’s mission statement includes a goal to “improve the educational and economic opportunities of low-and-moderate-income individuals and families.” Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president; Timothy D. Cook, USB branch manager, Lebanon office; and Benji Kelly, CU vice president for development.

  • More 4 Less now open

    More 4 Less Thrift Store, located at 600 Central Plaza shopping center behind McDonalds in Campbellsville, is now open. The consignment store offers clothing in all sizes for women, men and children. They also have furniture, baby items, toys and home decor. The store will also help families in need. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Pictured are manager Dalton Tate, left, and owner Sarah Miller.