Local News

  • INFAC adding 20 new local jobs


    A company that located to Taylor County seven years ago is set to expand.

    INFAC, a manufacturer of automotive cables, actuators, antennas and horns, will create 20 additional jobs and invest $1 million into the project, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) announced last week.

    Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority, said they're already taking applications, from local and out-of-town people alike.

  • City to pay $460,000 for fire truck


    The Campbellsville Fire Department will have a new pumper truck, possibly before the year is out.

    At their Monday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to spend almost $460,000 on a demonstration pumper truck - that is, one that has been on display at trade shows - from Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., of Holden, La.

    "They are a very good truck, in my opinion," said Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith. "They are very dependable, very well built."

  • Shaeffer seeks title of Ms. Wheelchair America


    Summersville resident Casey Shaeffer, who is a native of Campbellsville, participated in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant last week.

    While the results weren't known at press time, Shaeffer, who has been Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky since last year, was honored just to be there and learn new things.

    She also wants others who have gone through what she's gone through to know that their lives aren't over.

  • SPCA donates pet oxygen masks to fire departments


    The Taylor County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donated pet oxygen/resuscitation masks to the two local fire departments Tuesday evening.

    According to Pat Abell of the TCSPCA, there are three reusable masks to a package, they come in three different sizes for different sized pets, and both Campbellsville Fire and Rescue and the Taylor County Fire Department received two packages.

  • Buses ready for back to school Wednesday


    Classes in local schools begin Wednesday, and in preparation, those responsible for transportation have been busy getting ready to safely get kids to school and back home each day.

    Rodney Turpin, transportation director for Taylor County School District, said his drivers are ready for the new school year. While things are pretty much the same as in the past for the county's drivers, there are also some changes taking place.

  • Local soldier farming for Homegrown By Heroes program


    A local soldier hosted a tour of his farm Wednesday afternoon to promote the Homegrown By Heroes program.

    Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) met with Sgt. Dallas Robinson on his farm. Robinson works at the Kentucky National Guard Armory on Broadway in Campbellsville.

    During a tour of Robinson's farm, Paul, Robinson and others took questions about Homegrown By Heroes, a program Robinson has been involved with for the past few months.

  • Tax rates from health department to decrease

    Property tax rates designed to fund the Taylor County Health Department will drop slightly.

    In a special-called meeting Monday morning, magistrates on the Taylor County Fiscal Court heard from Alicia Griffith of the Taylor County Health Department.

    She told them the Taylor County Board of Health met earlier this year and approved a rate of 3.25 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property, as well as motor vehicles.

    The new rates will take effect Jan. 1, 2016.

    The current rate is 4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

  • New industry could come to county


    A new industry could possibly be moving to Taylor County in the not-too-distant future, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said Monday evening.

    "This City Council and Fiscal Court met together, and they are unified in moving forward in our attempts to recruit and be able to bring in new industries to our community," Young said. "We have one company that ... we're hoping they will decide to move here to Campbellsville."

  • Heavy rains affect local crops


    There could be as much as a 15-20-percent yield loss countywide for tobacco, mostly because of the rains.

    Pat Hardesty, Taylor County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said that while some fields won't produce as much, overall there will likely be "solid" yields this year, especially with regard to corn and soybeans.

    "We have tobacco ... some of it got drowned out from too much water in different patches," Hardesty said. "We also have some bacterial soft rot in some patches."

  • Most local students to receive free meals


    When the new school year begins, most parents in the county and city school districts will notice some savings when it comes time to pay for student lunches.

    That's because this year, while students enrolled in Campbellsville Independent Schools will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch, many students in the Taylor County School District will also receive those same benefits.