Local News

  • House panel OKs budget that restores education spending, makes full pension payments

    John Cheeves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

  • Local man sentenced to 30 months for firearms violation


    A Campbellsville man was sentenced last week to 30 months in prison for multiple counts of firearm violations.

    U.S. Attorney John Kuhn, Jr., announced on Thursday that Christopher Cox, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers to 30 months in prison, the maximum sentence for the offenses charged under the federal sentencing guidelines, said a press release by Stephanie Collins, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District in Kentucky.

  • Annual St. Baldrick's event set for Saturday


    It is that time of year again as many brave a shave for kids with cancer.

    The mission of St. Baldrick’s is to raise awareness about a cure for childhood cancer. This year’s local fundraiser is Saturday, March 19, on Campbellsville University’s campus. This is the ninth annual St. Baldricks Shaving to Conquer event. From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. people are encouraged to raise money for the cause at the Powell Athletic Center. This year $6,460 has been raised toward the $20,000 goal. Last year the event surpassed that same goal by raising $30,480.

  • Local couple embraces energy-efficient home


    For Donald and Brittney Jones, their life plan has been on a steady track. The Campbellsville natives first met early on during their childhood with both their parents working at the National Guard. They eventually began dating when they attended Taylor County High School.

  • Ground broken for CIS elementary project


    It was a ground breaking moment outside Campbellsville Elementary Thursday ... quite literally. Kindergarteners with the future Class of 2028 helped kick off the CES renovation project.

  • TRH has $18.4 million economic impact on county


    Taylor Regional Hospital has a significant impact on the economy of Campbellsville and Taylor County — to the tune of $18.4 million.

    Numbers recently released by the Kentucky Hospital Association show that hospital purchases from local companies and local spending by hospital employees totaled $18.4 million in 2013, which were the most recent numbers available.

  • Magistrates want responsibility taken for park, property


    One magistrate’s request to buy a new utility vehicle for Veterans Memorial Park sparked a discussion at Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting about who is responsible for what at the park.

    At District Five Magistrate Ed Gorin’s request, the county purchased a $3,475 Gator utility vehicle by a vote of 5-1. District Two Magistrate John Gaines was the only one to vote no.

  • Taylor County High boys return to state tournament


    The Taylor County High School Cardinals claimed their second 5th Region boys’ basketball championship in a row Tuesday night, knocking off Bardstown 69-53 at Nelson County High School. The Cardinals will now face the Mason County Royals, champions of the 10th Region, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Local Republicans choose Trump in caucus


    Like Kentucky as a whole, registered Republicans in Taylor County voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in Saturday’s caucus, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

    “It’s gone lots better than we expected,” said Taylor County Republican Party chair Dennis Draper. “This morning ... it was backed up all the way to the stop light and down past. We actually had somebody ... directing traffic.”

  • Campbellsville woman arrested on murder charge

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested Monday night in connection with a murder that happened in Marion County.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Brandy N. Roth, 33, on a charge of murder. She is accused of killing Timothy W. Hahn, 48, of St. Francis, who was reportedly her boyfriend.

    According to the report, KSP dispatch received a call from the Marion County Sheriff's Office about a dead male in a residence in the 100 block of Lucas Lane in St. Francis.