Local News

  • Santa’s sensitive side

    A tradition for many children during the Christmas season is paying a visit to Santa Claus. Those visits are usually a joyous occasion that include loud music, large crowds, and many colors and lights.

    But for other children, it is a sensory overloaded nightmare.

    The Kid SpOt Center started their Sensitive Santa program four years ago as a way for those who would not normally want to — or in some cases, not be able to — go and visit Santa Claus in a busy environment.

  • Ku Klux Klan spreads recruiting literature

    Some people in Campbellsville and in the surrounding area have received flyers encouraging them to join the Ku Klux Klan.

    “We have had a number of them brought to the police department,” Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson said. “We’ve collected a number of them. They’re just flyers for recruitment.”

    According to Thompson, such flyers have also been found in Green and Adair counties.

  • CU’s Christmas Tapestry a success

    ‘Tis the season, once again, for the School of Music’s annual Christmas Tapestry at Campbellsville University.

    The concert took place Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. The event was free and open to the public.

  • Fire truck to be repaired at cost of $154,000


    The fire truck that was involved in a fatal electrocution accident in August 2014 will be repaired.

    At a Monday night Campbellsville City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the city recently received a bid from Pierce Manufacturing to repair the damaged ladder truck for $154,000.

    The truck was severely damaged in an accident that took the life of firefighter Tony Grider and injured three other firefighters.

  • City, count to fund FOL study


    The county will join the city in paying for half the stated cost of a feasibility study for development of the Fruit of the Loom property - after the study is completed and after Hogan Real Estate closes on it.

    At a Monday morning Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted 3-2 to reimburse the development company after they close on the Fruit of the Loom property.

    The Campbellsville City Council voted to do the same at its Monday, Nov. 2, meeting.

  • Flu vaccines still helpful

    After November, when you see signs that advertise: “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?”

    As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get a vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • Grand jury indicts 17 on various charges

    A man accused of murder, two alleged escapees and two people accused of a series of burglaries are among 17 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted on Tuesday.

    DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville, was charged with murder — domestic violence, a Class A felony; and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

  • Keeping their memories alive

    As the holiday season approaches, families gather, memories are shared, and together, traditions are kept. But for some this same time of year may bring sadness due to the loss of a family member.

    Campbellsville University held a night of healing Thursday for those who have lost a loved one.

    “A time to remember that individual…to have an opportunity to celebrate the life and importance that individual had to our own lives and then to just show support for each other,” Elisha Lawrence, resident director at Campbellsville University, said.

  • Man charged with growing more than 80 pot plants to appear in court

    A man accused of growing more than 80 marijuana plants will stand trial in February.

    Dale Hunt, 78, of Bull Tale Creek Road in Campbellsville, has a jury trial scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., and his next pre-trial conference is at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

    He was indicted in early September on charges of cultivation of marijuana, five plants or more, second or greater offense, a Class C felony; and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one a Class D felony, and one a Class C felony.

  • County seeks $100,000 for blacktop

    The county is seeking $100,000 in state road money to blacktop two county roads.

    To that end, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 in a 2-minute special-called meeting Wednesday evening for a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the fiscal court and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. District Four Magistrate Matt Pendleton was absent.