Local News

  • TCHS graduate earns Eagle Scout rank


    His grandfather and father received the honor. And when his grandfather died two years ago, Chris Burch said he knew he had to become an Eagle Scout too.

    Burch, 18, graduated from Taylor County High School in May.

    A longtime Boy Scout, Burch began working toward the Eagle Scout rank at age 11. Since then, he has completed 21 merit badges and done a community service project to get the honor, which is the highest a Boy Scout can achieve.

  • Chandler's store to change hands


    After school, children would rush in to flip through comic books and admire the three-tier display of Russell Stover candy. In the spring, farmers would head to the green bins in the back to choose among 40 kinds of seeds. 

    Chandler's, established in 1892 by William Chandler, would eventually evolve into a prominent office supply store offering copiers, furniture and everyday office essentials.

    But soon, downtown Campbellsville's oldest business will be getting a new name.

  • Holiday Help program begins today

    The goal is to make sure those who need help get it.

    From toys to food to help with paying utilities, the community's social service groups are gearing up for the holiday season, when need for help typically grows.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County residents who need help during the upcoming holiday season can sign up for the Holiday Help Program beginning today.

    The Taylor County Inter-Agency Council, an informal group of representatives from many local organizations, sponsors the program.

  • Forcht Broadcasting buys radio stations

    Forcht Broadcasting Corp. of Corbin has reached an agreement with Commonwealth Broadcasting Co. of Taylor and Marion counties to buy the assets of radio stations WCKQ-FM Q-104 and WTCO-AM ESPN Radio in Campbellsville and WGRK-FM K-Country 105.7 in Greensburg.
    The agreement is subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Grain profitability discussed at Ag Council


  • Sheriff's office tax audit released

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the annual audit of the 2013 financial statement of Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton’s office.
    State law requires two audits of each county sheriff’s office, one on the sheriff’s tax account and the other on the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Sex offender sentenced after failing registration terms


    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve 100 days in jail for twice failing to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Ronnie L. Ray, 30, of 606 David St., has been indicted twice this year by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with failure to comply with the terms of his sex offender registration.

    According to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry, Ray is a 20-year registrant who has been convicted of third-degree sodomy of a 14-year-old.

    He was first indicted in February.

  • The sound of music


    Stephen Beus, a pianist, performed at Campbellsville University on Monday night as part of the 2014-2015 Central Kentucky Arts Series season, in partnership with the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and Campbellsville University's School of Music.

    Beus performed works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ronn Yedidia and Samuel Barber.

    The next CKAS event will be in March, with actor John Chappell presenting "Mark Twain on Stage" at Russ Mobley Theater on the CU campus. The date and time are to be announced.

  • Future firefighters


    They opened their quarters to the public on Sunday, to show their appreciation for all the community's support.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel hosted an open house at the fire department headquarters, with the public invited to meet with firefighters, tour the station and have something to eat.

    The event was hosted to thank the community for its support when four firefighters were injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus in August.

  • Lawsuit against nursing home dismissed

    A Campbellsville woman's lawsuit alleging a local nursing home was negligent in caring for her has been settled and dismissed.

    Lexington attorneys Ross F. Mann and Brian M. Jasper filed a complaint in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Kenneth Pope of Campbellsville and his now deceased wife, Fay, in September 2012.

    Listed as defendants are Exendicare Homes Inc. dba Medco Center of Campbellsville, now known as Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and several of the company's subsidiaries and John Does.