Local News

  • Sheriff’s office continues investigation of fairgrounds burglary

    Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate a burglary at the Taylor County Fairgrounds in which more than $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William Rice, the incident happened sometime between Thursday, July 21 and Monday, July 25.
    Taylor County Fair Board is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

  • One injured in South Columbia crash

    A Columbia woman was injured Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on South Columbia Avenue.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Michael Curry, 46, of 75 Judd Cemetery Road in Greensburg was driving a 1999 Dodge Durango at 5:20 p.m. and pulled his vehicle into the path of a 2007 Toyota Tacoma driven by Beth Griffin, 58, of 712 Mt. Carmel Road in Columbia.

  • Local man, passengers injured in two-vehicle crash

    A Campbellsville man and his passengers were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday at the intersection of KY 210 and Nancy Cox Drive.
    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 10:45 a.m., Michael McClain of LaGrange was driving a 2003 Ford van east on KY 210 when he collided with a 2003 Chevrolet being driven south on Nancy Cox Drive by Gary Tucker Sr. of Campbellsville.

  • What's your number?

    The call went out to everyone on the list. The only problem is that not everyone is on the list.

    Last week's boil water advisory showed just how useful Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911's One Call Now system can be. But with new people moving to the community, not everyone is aware the service is available.

  • County says it’s not in the mowing business

    The county isn't in the mowing business, and it's not about to start.

    Mowing of nuisance property was a topic of much debate at Tuesday's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, just as it has at earlier meetings this year. But once again, magistrates ultimately took no action.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that he has a list of 14 properties outside the city limits that have been declared nuisances. Rogers said he gets calls nearly every day reporting nuisances.

  • City budgets for insurance increase

    The city's crystal ball seems to be in perfect working order. Despite a 24.5 percent increase in health insurance rates last year, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and City Clerk Cary Noe budgeted for a 10 percent increase this year thanks to some predictions from health care insiders.

    As it happens, 10 percent was a little on the high side. During a special meeting Monday, Campbellsville City Council members approved new health insurance rates for city employees.

  • New book features stories from sheriffs across Kentucky

    A former Taylor County sheriff is included in a new book of stories collected from sheriffs across Kentucky.

    William Lynwood Montell is the author of "Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs" published by the University Press of Kentucky. The stories Montell collected fill up nearly 300 pages and range from humorous mishaps during incidents and interesting criminal behavior to the more somber topic of death in the line of duty.

  • Regional Works host Jobs Readiness class


    Big Sandy Area Development District Kentucky Regional Works program recently hosted a Jobs Readiness Activities Class.

    Pictured, from left, are Donna Benningfield, employment specialist; Yuelta Mattingly; Lisa Cheatham, instructor; Chasity Graham Velazquez; Joe Cornett, regional planner; Emily Williamson; Jolene Gurley, Kim Johnson and Latasha Smither.

  • CU president featured in August issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine


    Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter was featured in the August 2011 Back to Campus issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine.

    Presidents of Kentucky's colleges and universities shared their thoughts on the subject of "The Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned" for the special issue.

    Carter wrote of his belief that learning how to learn is the greatest lesson and the key to moving through the opportunities and challenges that come in life.

  • Local teachers attend Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    The Center for Gifted Studies recently hosted its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute, which several local teachers attended.

    This summer, 502 teachers from 71 Kentucky school districts, 20 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at Western Kentucky University.

    Participants at the Advanced Placement Summer Institute included the following Taylor County High School teachers, Enrique Valdes, Karen McAnelly and Susan Dillery, all of Campbellsville, Dawn Flinchum of Elk Horn and Victoria Haydon Mackin of Lebanon.