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Today's News

  • Teen drowns in Green River Lake

     

    A community is mourning the loss of a Nelson County teenager who drowned while swimming with friends at Green River Lake State Park Sunday afternoon.

    Tariq Armour, 18, of Cox’s Creek in Nelson County, was a sports standout at Bardstown High School who had graduated in June and was enjoying a summer day out with friends when the day turned tragic.

    “It hurts,” said Lance Allen, who was with him nearly every day and during his last moments alive. “He was like a brother to me.”

  • Campbellsville Apparel highlighted at White House

     

    A Campbellsville clothing manufacturer was recently honored at the White House.

    President Donald Trump and many others honored Campbellsville Apparel Company on Monday as part of “Made in America” week.

    During the showcase, Trump stated the high value that he places on products being made in the United States.

  • Local man indicted on drug trafficking charges

     

  • McConnell adopts plan he had dismissed

     

    With his health-insurance bill killed by fellow Republicans late Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly adopted a version of idea he had dismissed: repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but with a two-year delay.

  • Vacant school board seat to be filled soon

     

    An announcement regarding the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt’s choice to fill the open seat on the Taylor County Board of Education could come as early as next week, according to Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Interviews were held on Tuesday before the board’s meeting later that evening for that open position, which has been vacant since the unexpected passing of former board member Tony Davis in early May.

  • Funding the Fourth of July

     

    The Fourth of July celebration is a spectacle, and one of the high points of the year in Campbellsville.

    The celebration requires many people to come together and make everything happen.

    The Fourth of July Committee, the Bicentennial Committee, city and county officials and employees, and many volunteers worked to make this year’s celebration a success.

  • Future of pool in question

     

    The future of the swimming pool at Miller Park and the purchase of a fire/rescue vehicle highlighted Monday’s less-than-an-hour Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Campbelllsville City Pool manager Cody Wood was on hand to give updates on this summer’s shutdown of the 35-year-old pool.

  • Body of missing Bardstown teen recovered at Green River Lake

     

    UPDATE: Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook confirmed that the body 18-year-old Tariq Armour, a recent graduate of Bardstown High School, was recovered at 11:45 a.m. by Campbellsville Fire-Rescue divers. Armour went missing in Green River Lake around 4 p.m. yesterday while swimming with friends. The body is being sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy, but Cook said that no foul play is expected. 

     

  • County to work with schools on VMP field use

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court will be partnering with the Taylor County School District to put an old baseball field to a new use.

    According to Veterans Memorial Park Director Chris Ambers, the field at VMP formerly used by the now defunct Babe Ruth Baseball League will be the new home of the Taylor County Middle School girls’ softball team.

    Ambers told the court Tuesday evening the original estimates to prepare the field for softball, including putting new lights in place, would cost between $30,000 and $50,000.

  • Kevin Rafferty shares weight-loss journey

    Up until five months ago, Kevin Rafferty had never taken working out seriously.

    “I had never worked out one day in my life,” Rafferty said. “I drove to the mailbox on my way home. I would walk around the neighborhood a little bit to walk the dogs but that was about it.”

    But after multiple doctors told Rafferty, a math teacher at Campbellsville High School, that he needed to lose weight, he faced his fears and reached out to one of his former students.