Local News

  • Dense fog causes Friday morning accident

    A two-vehicle accident Friday morning that sent three people to Taylor Regional Hospital could be due to dense fog in the area, according to a Kentucky State Police Report.

    The accident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the intersection of New Columbia Road (Highway 55) and South Columbia Avenue.

    Preliminary investigations indicate that 41-year-old James Stotts of Columbia was operating a 2001 Dodge truck traveling north on KY 55. The report states that due to the fog, Stotts was unable to see the traffic light at the intersection.

  • Fraternal Order of Police donates to local schools

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22 recently donated $1,500 each to the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County Family Resource and Youth Service Center.

    The donations will be used to purchase clothing, shoes, and other necessary items for students during the school year, according to President Rick Benningfield.

    The initiative is called Cops Support Kids, Benningfield said, and the group has been assisting local students for at least a decade.

  • Breaking Ground

    In the last seven years, the Kid Spot Center has been a valuable resource for the families of Campbellsville and Taylor County.

    Since the opening of their Campbellsville clinic in Sept. 2010, currently located on Casey Street, the center has seen or treated more than 1,000 children in Taylor County alone.

    However, with the growth that has taken place came a need for a new larger facility. A groundbreaking ceremony for that new facility was held Thursday evening.

    The new clinic will be located at 50 Gene Cash Road, just off Saloma Road.

  • Grand Jury hands down 20 indictments

     The Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 20 individuals.

    Those indicted are as follows:

  • Despite rains, Durham alumni celebrate with reunion

    The remnants of Hurricane Harvey dropped between four and five inches of rain on Campbellsville over the weekend, but it didn’t deter the Durham Reunion that occurred over the weekend, which brought a large number of people into town.

    Some adjustments to the original schedule had to be made, according to Yevette Haskins, one of the organizers of the reunion. Several of the outdoor events on Friday and Saturday had to be moved indoors due to the heavy rains that swept across the state, but Haskins said everything went smoothly despite the changes.

  • County tax rates to stay same


    Taylor County Fiscal Court held a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 which replaced the normal meeting of Sept. 12.

    Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers announced most tax rates, including hospital and extension, would remain the same as last year, with Paul Phillips representing Taylor Regional Hospital and Pat Hardesty on hand for the Taylor County Extension Service.

    The occupational tax report showed a net of $870,000 with about $12,000 in expenses.

  • Grant will extend city sidewalks near lake


    Sidewalks will be further extended along Lebanon Road as grant money in the amount of $113,618 has been approved and announced at Tuesday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mayor Tony Young said the city had applied for four grants and did receive this one that will add sidewalks across the road from City Lake (Parkview Drive) to Taylor Regional Hospital with no expense or labor by the city.

  • Taylor Regional has $43 million impact locally


    Local hospitals are not only of major medical value to the communities that they serve, but they also serve a great economic value, and Taylor Regional Hospital is no exception, according to a report from the Kentucky Hospital Association.

    The data from the report comes from 2015, which is the latest data available.

    The report states that TRH spent nearly $43.4 million on employee wages and salaries, and purchases of supplies and services.

  • Bypass crash results in injuries


    A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of the Campbellsville Bypass and Lori West Drive resulted in multiple injuries.

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department states that a 1998 Ford F150 operated by Sherry Wagoner of Campbellsville collided with a 1998 Ford Explorer operated by Kenneth Mattingly of Campbellsville, causing the Explorer to overturn in the intersection. 

  • Campbellsville Police investigating break-ins

    The Campbellsville Police Department is seeking the public's help in solving a recent string of break-ins. 

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department states that police officers responded to several calls of break-ins on Wednesday, Aug. 30. 

    Numerous cars had been broken into and personal items had been taken from vehicles. 

    The locations of the break-ins were not made public as of press time. 

    Campbellsville Police have developed a vehicle of interest in regard to the string of thefts.