Local News

  • Despite weather, Fourth of July events deemed a success


    Although a few of the events in Campbellsville's Fourth of July celebration had to be postponed or canceled, organizers are still positive on how it turned out overall.

    "We didn't have any events that weren't well attended," said organizer Allan Gaddis. "We dodged some opportunities for rain several times."

    Gaddis said he was "pretty darned pleased" with the events.

  • State’s drinking water quality rated excellent

    Data from Kentucky’s 441 public water systems shows they consistently produce excellent quality water in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water requirements, according to the Kentucky annual Drinking Water Report.

    The report summarizes the compliance data and status of public water system compliance monitoring results.

  • Local musician set to release first album

    A Campbellsville native’s hard work is finally starting to take shape in the country music world.

    Country recording artist Tony McKee has his first formally released single on the radio off his first country EP album.

    After graduating from Campbellsville High School, McKee knew music was his future. He was a regular to perform at the K-Country Showdown.

    “I never placed in competitions, but I loved performing and the excitement those performances brought,” he said.

  • County assists with funerals for indigent

    Two things are certain in life; death and taxes.

    There’s no system in place to help cover the cost of taxes for those who may not be able to afford them, but taxes do help a bit in covering the costs associated with death for some in the community.

    Each year, Taylor County Fiscal Court provides money to funeral homes for when a family can’t afford funeral services.

    Regardless, when a person’s loved ones have trouble coming up with the money, most of the help will usually come from their family and friends.

  • A home of their own

    A house is becoming a home as family photos adorn the fridge and toys hide in every free space for an active 3-year-old.

    Tara Fisher of Campbellsville is the new owner of her first home. Fisher was able to purchase the home with the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Rural Development program. Rural Development offers affordable loan payments based on income.

    Borrowers are also eligible for up to 100 percent financing through Rural Development. They strive to offer affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing to the community.

  • CU hosts active shooter training for KLEEA youth program

    “A lot of them don’t want to go home; they ask me if they can do another week,” Curtis Flaherty, director of Kentucky Law Enforcement Explorer Academy (KLEEA), said.

    About 60 explorers from six different states and 12 different police agencies participated in the program June 12-18 at Campbellsville University.

    Explorers are young men and women 14-20 years old who have an interest in law enforcement.

    Part of KLEEA training consists of simulations, which include active shooting scenarios based on a real-life situation.

  • Former sheriff McCubbin passes away

    Paul McCubbin, a Campbellsville native who was the Taylor County Sheriff in the 1960s, died early Sunday morning.

    “He was a very loving man, and a great dad,” his son, Barry McCubbin said. He added that his father had been ill for a while.

    When Barry tells people his last name, people often ask if he was related to Paul, and then tell him he should be quite proud.

  • 100 years and counting

    Campbellsville Christian Church Lead Minister Rodney Booe hopes the church will be around for at least another 100 years.

    “We’re very excited today,” Booe said. He described the renovation as “preparing this space for future generations.”

    During Sunday morning services, CCC members dedicated their renovated sanctuary, which had first been dedicated in June 1916. The Sunday morning services took place exactly 100 years and one day after the first dedication.

  • Man invades home

    A man who allegedly tried to commit a burglary at a Fairview Road home Friday night was held at gunpoint by the homeowner before being arrested, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    TCSO deputies arrested Danny Berry, 34, of Campbellsville, on a charge of second-degree burglary, the report said.

    According to the report, off-duty Campbellsville Police Department Officer Scotty Perian watched while the homeowner detained Berry.

  • Grand Jury indicts seven

    A Lebanon man accused of a murder in April was among seven people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    William M. Calhoun, 25, of Oak Street, was charged with murder, a Class A felony; first-degree assault, a Class B felony; and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony.

    The charges stem from a reported incident on April 30 of this year. Calhoun is accused of murdering one woman and seriously injuring another during a shooting at Catawba Circle.