Local News

  • Campbellsville man appointed to land conservation board

    Richard K. “Richie” Kessler has been appointed to the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Kessler, a professor at Campbellsville University, will serve a term expiring on July 15, 2014. He will represent the Kentucky Academy of Science. Established in 1994, the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund provides funding for preserving and conserving natural areas that possess unique features such as:

  • Guthrie launches redesigned congressional website

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently announced the launch of his redesigned congressional website - www.guthrie.house.gov.

    Guthrie's new website has latest information from Washington and offers a variety of ways for constituents to stay up to date on Congress and contact the congressman.

    "The new website reflects feedback from constituents in what they wanted to see from our website, including videos of floor statements, ways to contact me, a job resources page and a special section for students," Guthrie stated.

  • Deadline is today for 'Remembering 9/11'

    We were all shocked at the horrific events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001. Do you remember what you were doing when first learning about the attacks on our country?


  • Praying for Rain

    The ground is dry and cracked in spots. Patches of grass are turning brown.

    "I tell everybody that this is the driest place in the state," says Joey Benningfield, who operates a farm on West Finley Ridge with his father Glenn and grandfather "Boss."

    Since June 1, Benningfield said, his land has received about 2 inches of rain.

    And it shows in his fields of corn, soybeans and tobacco. The family's beef cattle operation is suffering, too, he said.

  • Police investigate rash of thefts

    From scrap metal to newspapers, local police are dealing with a rash of thefts.

    This year, Campbellsville Police have investigated several cases of scrap metal theft alone, while Taylor County Sheriff's deputies recently made an arrest in such a case.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said his officers have investigated scrap metal cases ranging from the theft of gates and air conditioners to silverware and copper pipe.

  • Community Center gets renovations

    The Community Center recently got a facelift. And it could soon have a bit more work done.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asked earlier this month for magistrates' approval to upgrade the kitchen at the Community Center. They asked for a committee to study the needed repairs and report back to the Court.

  • Athletic trainers now work with local high schools

    The sun beats down as the players take their positions. With a blow of a whistle, they're off.

    There are two new faces on the sidelines at local high schools. They won't be suiting up or blowing a whistle, though.

    Certified athletic trainers Glen Richardson and Candi Henry are working with Taylor County and Campbellsville high schools, respectively, to make sure local athletes are in tip-top shape for their games.

    Taylor Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Services is providing use of the trainers for free to TCHS and CHS.

  • KY 1798 will be closed Tuesday

    Motorists traveling KY 1798 in Taylor County should be advised that the road will be closed at mile point 0-1 beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    The closure is located near Robinson Creek, between the intersection with KY 70 and Gaddis Ridge Road.  Traffic will be able to access the remaining portions of KY 1798 from the intersection of KY 70 nearest to the Casey County line.
    Department of Highways crews will be installing a pipe at the location and should have their work completed by approximately 2 p.m.

  • Author signs books at library


    Dr. Bill Hopkins, a Kentucky author, signed copies and spoke about his book "Z: The Ultimate Resolution Starts Now" at Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Hopkins, at right, is pictured with Taylor County Public Library Director Elaine Munday, at left, and Susan Brents.

  • CHS names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville High School recently announced its Students of the Week. From left are Owen Weeks, Gabby Sanders, Kyle Rakes, Katelyn McMahan, Ryan Gregory, Sydney Jeffries, Tyler Carson and Andreanna Frazier.