Local News

  • Local legislators prepare for 2016 session


    State Representative John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) and State Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville both agree that taking care of the budget and the state pension systems should take precedence in next month's session.

    Carney warned of "serious financial consequences" - largely in the form of a lowered credit rating - if the budget isn't balanced and the pension systems aren't made more solvent.

    "We need to be fiscally responsible without cutting vital services to people," said Carney.

  • Local man pardoned by Beshear


    A Campbellsville man, Christopher Lynn Carney, was one of 197 people pardoned by former Gov. Steve Beshear (D) before he left office early last week.

    In his final executive action before leaving office, Beshear granted the pardons and six commutations on Monday night to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses.

    Carney is the only Campbellsville resident on the list to be issued a pardon. While he's glad to have been pardoned, Carney said its usefulness is limited by the fact that his record hasn't been cleared as a result.

  • Officials say property taxes can be complicated

    Taylor County Property Valuation Administrator Chad Shively says property taxes can be quite complicated.

    “There’s still instances that pop up brand new, that even the Department of Revenue hasn’t heard of,” Shively said.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney shared similar sentiments.

    “It gets complicated quickly,” Carney said.

  • County discusses use of old elementary

    Taylor County School Board Superintendent Roger Cook talked with the board Thursday night on different options of what to do with the old elementary school building. One idea discussed was demolishing the building. The district received $250,000 from Frankfort to help defray the cost of demolishing it.

    “We really don’t want it to be an eye sore on the community,” Cook said.

    Original plans for the building were to donate it to the city and county, but district bondholders won’t allow that.

  • 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.