Local News

  • Honoring Sacrifice

    About 50 people attended Campbellsville's Memorial Day Service on Monday.

    Past organizer Bob Rotschi, Vietnam veteran Bill Perkins, State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young spoke at the annual event.

  • Four injured in two-vehicle crash

    Four people were injured Tuesday at about 6 p.m. in a two-vehicle crash on KY 55.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Denisha Polston, 29, of Russell Springs collided her 1999 Dodge with a 2003 Chevrolet truck driven by William C. Posey, no age given, of Greensburg.

    The report states that Posey was attempting to cross KY 55 from Lone Valley Road and pulled into Polston's path.

    Adreanna McCallister, 16, of Greensburg, a passenger in Posey's vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Siren system alerts residents of severe weather

    Ellen Hittson


    Every day, once noon strikes, a siren from the Campbellsville Fire Department is heard across the county. That same siren can cause panic among a household when sounded to alert the community of a tornado warning.

  • Fun in the Sun

    The pool at Miller Park is now open daily through Tuesday, Aug. 2. The pool will also be open on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7 before closing for the season.

    The pool will be closed to the public on June 25 and 26.

    Pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 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, $120 for three and $150 for a family of four or more.

  • Two injured in US 68/KY 55 crash

    Two people were treated and released from Taylor Regional Hospital last Thursday following a three-vehicle crash.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 11:48 a.m., Corey Hafley, 29, of Greensburg was driving a 2001 Ford east on US 68. Hafley attempted to avoid a collision with another vehicle, striking a 2005 Ford F-350 driven by Horace B. Hammers, 68, of Rochester, Ky. Hammers' vehicle was stopped in the southbound lane of KY 55.

  • Two rescued from Green River

    Two people were rescued from Green River on Memorial Day afternoon.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue and emergency rescue response teams from Green and Breeding were dispatched to a swift water rescue mid afternoon on Monday at Green River involving two people. The incident occurred about a mile past the old iron bridge.

    When rescuers arrived they found both people holding on to a tree about 25 feet from the bank. Neither person was wearing life jackets.

  • PRIDE club learns electrical safety


    Anne Beard of Taylor County RECC recently spoke to members of God's World PRIDE Club at Campbellsville Child Development Center. Beard discussed electrical safety and how to conserve electricity through the use of light bulbs and turning off lights when not being used. From left are Beard, Jacey Milby, Luke Cole, Jayden Murphy, Jacob Milby, Dawson Cole, Syndey Bertram and Austin Malone.

  • Rain Delay

    The recent rainfall is beginning to put local farmers in tough conditions.

  • Man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

    A Munfordville man has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography.
    In return, the prosecutor in the case has recommended that the man serve some jail time and register as a sex offender for his crimes.
    Henley Garland Albert, 61, of 1285 Horton Lane was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in October 2010 and charged with five counts of unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities and five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Month focuses on Drug Court

    It began more than three years ago as an alternative to prison.
    Since then, it’s helped many Taylor County residents kick their drug habits and get their lives back on track.
    Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties have offered a Drug Court program designed specifically to address drug addiction since January 2008.
    According to Brian Blakeman, Drug Court recovery coordinator, the motto of the program is “Drug Court Works.”
    And, so far, he said, it has.
    “It’s worked well in all four counties.”