Local News

  • ACT scores up at high schools

    Overall ACT scores are up at both local high schools.

    Campbellsville High saw improvements in three out of the four areas tested, while Taylor County High improved in all four categories.

    As required by state law, all of Kentucky's public school juniors now take the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for with state funds.

  • Two plead not guilty in separate murder cases

    The two Campbellsville residents indicted earlier this month on murder charges in separate cases have formally pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

    The cases stem from an incident in which a man died from a morphine overdose, while the other involved a drunk-driving crash in which a woman died.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road and William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn were indicted last month by a Taylor County grand jury.

  • Gas prices drop in a week’s time

    Gas prices are dropping and are likely to remain low, at least for the short term.

    The average pump price in Campbellsville was $3.49 on Tuesday, a drop of about 6 cents in a 24-hour period and more than 10 cents since last week.

    "Basically, what you're seeing is the result of the price per barrel, which has been dropping since the stock market drop last week," said Roger Boyd, director of public affairs for AAA's East Central Kentucky Region.

  • Ford murder trial delayed

    The trial for the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, won't begin Monday after all.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion last week to postpone the trial for Tonya Ford because he says the prosecution has a new witness who will testify that Ford had confessed to killing her husband.

    Ford is accused of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Reaction mixed to fire/rescue plans

    Reaction to Mayor Tony Young's plan to reorganize Rescue, Fire and E-911 has been mixed, according to local officials.

    On Sept. 5, the Campbellsville Fire Department will become Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, and what used to be Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue will become an emergency medical services operation.

    Some say they are pleased with the plan and believe it will make local emergency response more efficient.

  • Utility work will disable bypass light Tuesday

    The traffic light at the bypass intersection with Old Lebanon Road will be disabled for about two hours on Tuesday morning, and motorists are asked to be extra careful.

    According to Chris Jeffries, public information officer for District 4 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Utilities will be performing line maintenance near the Campbellsville Bypass, Bear Track Road and Lebanon Road intersection.

    This will require disabling the traffic signal at the intersection for approximately two hours beginning at 9:30am.

  • Yamato Steak House of Japan opens

    Yamato Steak House of Japan’s Campbellsville restaurant is now open.
    Managed by Tom Dong, Yamato’s also has locations in Somerset and Corbin. A new location is also on its way to Shelbyville.
    Yamato’s offers a variety of fresh sushi, including vegetarian rolls, cooked rolls and uncooked rolls. It has a sushi bar where diners can sit and watch the chef create a special roll.

  • Taylor’s Auto Repair now open

    Chris Taylor is the owner of Taylor’s Auto Repair, located at 1466 S. Columbia Ave.
    Taylor has been a mechanic for 20 years and is experienced in auto, bike and boat repair.
    He specializes in auto body and mechanic services.
    Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Flanagan among Farm Credit director candidates

    Dan Flanagan of Campbellsville is among the 11 farmers nominated to fill five board of director positions at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
    Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is one of the largest agriculture lending cooperatives in the nation serving farmers and agribusinesses throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The cooperative’s 73,000 voting stockholders will be casting their ballots starting in September.
    Flanagan, who has served on the FCS board since 2007, will be running against John Kuegel Jr. of Owensboro.

  • Bluegrass Cellular asks community to help select battles in the bluegrass football rivalries

    Bluegrass Cellular is calling on the community to select its featured 2011 Battles in the Bluegrass football rivalry games. Battles in the Bluegrass is a high school sports program that features rivalry football games across the state. The program is part of Bluegrass Cellular’s ongoing support of community high school athletics.