Local News

  • One Person Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash


    At least one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on the north bypass at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A car and SUV collided near the former Goodyear location. Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded and helped remove the driver of the car from her vehicle. Campbellsville Police officers are investigating. A police report wasn’t available at press time. See Monday’s issue for complete details.

  • One Person Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash


  • Two Children Injured in Crash


    Two children were injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Broadway and Roberts Road. A truck and car collided at about 8:15 a.m. Campbellsville Fire & Rescue and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to the scene and Campbellsville Police are investigating. A complete report wasn’t available at press time. See Monday’s issue for more.

  • Medical Condition Causes Crash


  • Woman in critical condition after crash


  • Library kicks off summer reading program


    With free books and other goodies in hand, they're off.

    Taylor County Public Library kicked off its summer reading program on Saturday, with the children attending receiving a free book, and fun with bubbles and other crafts.

    The first summer reading program event is Thursday, June 12, with Mad Scientist Jack Strauss presenting shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the library.

    The shows are free and for those of all ages.

  • Library budget includes pay raises


    They are spending less money while expanding services all the while.

    At the Taylor County Public Library, finances are in order and its checking account is healthy.

    Library board members approved the 2014-2015 operating budget on Monday, which will see more money spent on buying books for patrons.

    The library is funded primarily through local tax dollars. Of the projected income for next fiscal year, it is estimated that $800,000 of the nearly $1.4 million in revenue will come from Taylor County residents' tax payments.

  • Man indicted for raping teen


    A Campbellsville man has been accused of raping a teenage girl six times last year.

    Jeffrey E. Watson, 41, of 337 Pruyear Road, was arrested on Friday and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

    A Taylor County grand jury charged Watson earlier this month with six counts of third-degree rape, though the indictment was sealed.

    Because Watson has been arrested, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram unsealed the indictment on Monday.

  • ATV wreck claims man's life


    He lived his life for God, and loved to laugh and help others.

    Friends and family members gathered - many donning his signature bib overalls - to say goodbye to Stephen Green on Monday. Green died on Friday after crashing his ATV on Merrimac Road. He was 43.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, at about 6 p.m., Green was driving a 400 Arctic Cat north on Merrimac Road.

  • Daughter saves dad with CPR


    She didn't have time to panic. She didn't have time to doubt whether she knew the right steps.

    When Angie Corbin's mother, Leslie, told her to climb in the back seat to help her father, she quickly began performing CPR.

    "I didn't really realize that I was doing it until after it happened," Angie said.