Local News

  • New company brings new jobs to county


    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan announced on Friday morning that Burro Brand Inc. will open a location in Campbellsville.

    The California-based company chose Campbellsville as its second manufacturing facility based on its central location to the eastern half of the United States.

    "This is a great day for Campbellsville and all of Kentucky," Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear stated in a Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority news release.

  • Local Red Cross forms


    Found: many good volunteers.

    A local man's plea for help in starting a local Red Cross disaster response team has been heard.

    Michael K. Humphress said about 20 people have responded to his effort to start such a team. And, on Saturday, several of the volunteers underwent training on their way to becoming certified team members.

  • Woman files suit following husband's death


    The Campbellsville woman whose husband died last year after a rock came through his car window and struck him has filed suit, claiming his death was caused by negligence.

    Lebanon attorney Dawn L. Spalding filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on Feb. 18, on behalf of Betty Dameron, individually and as executrix of the estate of Paul Dameron.

    Listed as defendants are Terry Mattingly of Springfield and Bush Hog Inc. of Wilmington, Del.

  • Some claims dropped in hospital suit

    Some of the claims made by a Campbellsville woman who said she was injured while being treated at Taylor Regional Hospital have been dismissed.

    Louisville attorneys Lea Player, Douglas Morris and William McMurry filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on Oct. 21, 2011, on behalf of Javonna Smith, who claims she received a severe radiation injury while at TRH.

    Those listed as defendants are:

    • Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. dba Taylor Regional Hospital of Campbellsville

  • Water service restored, boil water advisory lifted

    Water service has been restored to Campbellsville residents and a boil water advisory has been lifted.

    A 18-inch main water line broke in Miller Park near Trace Creek Softball fields at about 9:30 p.m. Friday night, cutting service to many Campbellsville residents.

    Water company employees were working to restore the service throughout the night. Repairs were complete by about 4 p.m. Saturday.

    By Saturday morning, much of the service had been restored, but the water system wasn’t yet fully operational. Water pressure returned to normal Sunday.

  • Legislator wants to limit tanning for teens

    Legislators have filed two bills aimed at keeping Kentucky's youth healthy. But while some say the bills propose good regulations, they also believe parents ought to make them, and not lawmakers.

    If passed, teens might not be able to go tanning without a prescription, and could be required to have another vaccine before continuing their public school education.

    State Rep. David Watkins, D-Henderson, filed a bill on Jan. 31 that calls for teenagers younger than 18 to not be allowed to use a tanning bed without a medical prescription.

  • TCHS Drama to present murder mystery


    Taylor County High School Drama students will present the murder mystery "A Family Reunion to Die For" by Mike Steele and Matt Steele on Saturday and Sunday at Campbellsville University Theater.

    The play is produced with special arrangements by Pioneer Drama Service Inc. of Englewood, Colo.

    The performance Saturday will be at 7 p.m. The students will present the play at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Applications available for Farm to School grants

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the release of a request for applications for the third round of USDA's Farm to School grants, including the addition of a new funding track. These grants help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers.

  • Council promotes kindergarten readiness

    Forty-nine percent of Kentucky’s children are considered kindergarten ready.
    Through free training offered to childcare providers and outreach efforts aimed at parents of pre-school-aged children, the Green/Taylor Community Early Childhood Council is hoping to increase that number.
    Every year, the CECC applies for a grant through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.
    Last year, CECC was awarded an $18,000 grant to carry out its mission to raise awareness of the importance of school readiness throughout the community.

  • St. Baldrick's honors 'Knights of the Bald Table'


    Numbers mean different things to different people, and the mere thought of "seven" can conjure anything from The Itch, 007, Snow White's dwarfs and maybe the Magnificent Seven.

    Campbellsville St. Baldrick's will be entering its seventh year in 2014, and as time has gone by, there is one staple that continues to play out - this community is a giving one. So, the magnificence is really that children's cancer research is the big beneficiary.