Local News

  • County implements electrical permitting process

    It’s now official.
    Those wanting to have electrical work performed at their home must pay $20 for a permit and then $55 for an inspection.
    In 2010, it became state law that electrical permits be required when electricians perform work. Very few communities have followed the requirement, however.
    Taylor County has long had an electrical inspector, but fees he charges for his service haven’t been specified in an official county ordinance.

  • Learning and Laughing at the Library


    With a bit of water, the cornstarch becomes a pile of goo.

    And after adding some water and vinegar to the baking soda, they watch as their plastic bags explode.

    Later, their hands get cold as they make snow.

    Children learned about chemical reactions at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday night, as part of the Inventor's Lab events for its summer reading program, entitled "Fizz! Boom! Read!"

    The free inventor's lab events will continue on Tuesday, June 24, and Tuesday, July 1, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Trial date changed for man charged in shooting


    The man accused of shooting and killing another man won't face a jury next week after all.

    Richard Riggs, 58, of 3150 Maple Road, was arrested and charged last year with the murder of Orvey Carl Harris, 60, of 10331 Saloma Road. He faces as much as life in prison if convicted.

    Riggs has been incarcerated at Taylor County Detention Center since his arrest in April 2013. His bond is set at $100,000 cash.

  • Safety a concern as summer arrives

    Temperatures on Tuesday broke 90 degrees for the first time this month.

    And, as spring turns to summer on Saturday, temperatures will likely only continue to rise.

    According to Kentucky Mesonet data, the high on Tuesday was 90.7 degrees. The low was 62.3 degrees, with the average at 76.5.

    So far for the month of June, the average temperature has been 81.1 degrees.

    As hot weather nears, some residents head for the indoors. Others head for the pool instead.

  • Residents cautioned about children in hot cars


    It has happened to pediatricians, teachers, postal clerks, electricians, soldiers and even a rocket scientist, but Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith said the majority of parents still believe they could never unintentionally leave their young child in a vehicle.

    "And that's probably one of the most dangerous mistakes that a parent or caregiver could make - having that mentality of 'This could never happen to me,' because it can happen to anybody," Smith said.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital hosts annual health fair


    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual community health fair on Saturday at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium, with nearly 675 people attending and having blood work performed.

    In all, more than 1,000 people attended the fair and received free health and other information from local businesses.

    The hospital offered complete blood count tests for $15 and prostate screening tests for men at $10.

  • Scrapbook serves as window to history


    The scrapbook is pristine, complete with old photos, death notices and handwritten sentiments to preserve the young soldier's memory.

    As she turns the page, Virginia Graves remembers her father and his best friend.

    Though the two men are now dead, their memories continue to live on through photos, stories and newspaper clippings. The photos show the men as they grew up together, and each are accompanied by handwritten notes.

  • Resident charged with attempting to sell stolen items

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly attempted to sell some items that had been stolen.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint last Wednesday of a man at Taylor County Recycling who was attempting to sell some items that might have been stolen.

    Deputy Branden Wilson learned at the recycling business that Matthew Chas Lumpkin, 30, of Montgomery Avenue, had allegedly stolen some items from a home on Roland Street and wanted to scrap and sell them.

  • Local Gardens Come Alive


  • Three injured in Roberts Road crash

    Three people, including two children, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to the crash at 8:02 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and Roberts Road.
    Tiffany Judd, 33, of Campbellsville, was driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima and attempted to turn left from Broadway to Roberts Road. The report states that Judd pulled into the path of a 2009 Toyota Tundra driven by Michael Lacey, 45, of Campbellsville, who was driving east on Broadway.