Today's News

  • YMCA effort still under way

    The effort began three years ago. And even though it's not happened yet, they still have hope it will.

    In 2011, Taylor Regional Hospital began researching the possibility of building a YMCA in Campbellsville.

    Since then, community surveys have shown that residents would like to use such a facility. And people are still asking how the project is going.

  • Club solicits Santa's Helper award nominations


    Santa Claus has helpers around the world, and many of them live right here in Taylor County.

    There are also people in Taylor County who strive to keep the spirit of giving alive all through the year, not just during the holiday season.

    Santa has said he needs helpers like these people, and Campbellsville Kiwanis Club wants to honor them for their work. As such, the club is searching for nominations for someone to receive this year's Santa's Helper Award.

  • High in the Sky


    It started nearly 2,000 miles away, but it ended in Campbellsville.

    The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts hot air balloon enthusiasts from all over the world.

    Event director Don Edwards said the festival brings together nearly a million people each year. And now, some of those attending have a connection to Campbellsville.

    "Albuquerque International Fiesta is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world," he said.

  • Motorists cautioned to watch for deer

    While trying to avoid a collision with a deer, his brakes locked up and the truck crashed, totaling the vehicle. If he had just hit the deer, it's likely that only the grill would have been damaged.

    State Farm Insurance Agent Ken Keltner said situations like this happen often, because it's hard for a driver not to react suddenly when a deer or other animal jumps out in front of them.

    But any time a vehicle veers into another lane or leaves the leaves the roadway, Keltner said the risk of personal injury is much higher.

  • Judge/executive returns to work after heart attack


    After suffering a heart attack two and a half weeks ago, he is back at work and feeling better.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers had a heart attack on Oct. 2. Last Monday, he was back at the office.

    Rogers was walking in a neighborhood with his daughter, Natalie, and began to sweat and had chest pain. Thinking it was indigestion, Rogers wasn’t planning on going to the hospital. But after Natalie and his wife, Theresia, convinced him, he headed to Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • Kentucky’s black bear population growing

    They once covered most of North America and their presence was noted by explorers such as Daniel Boone. By the turn of the 1900s, bears had been eliminated from the state primarily because of habitat loss caused by wholesale logging practices of the time and unregulated hunting.

    But Chris Mason, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, said black bears are making a comeback and their population has increased significantly in the last 25 years. And that population appears to be growing.

  • Communications officer graduates from telecommunicator academy


    Campbellsville Police Department recently announced that Haley Rodgers of Campbellsville graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Basic Telecommunicator Academy during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 10 at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Rodgers, a police communications officer I, joined the staff at Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center on June 30. She is one of 12 members of the communications center.

  • Olliges joins Century 21 Smith Realty Group


     Stephen Olliges has joined Century 21 Smith Realty Group as a sales associate. He will specialize in residential property sales in the Taylor County area.

    “We are thrilled to have Stephen join our team,” said April Smith of Century 21 Smith Realty Group. “It’s an exciting time to be with the Century 21 System as we increase our market presence in Taylor County.”

    Olliges has enrolled in CREATE 21, an extensive training program through Century 21 University.

  • Police department hosts shred day

    Campbellsville Police Department will host its first "shred day" on Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 10 a.m., to allow residents the opportunity to use its new paper shredder.

    Shred day is part of the department's efforts to help residents prevent crime.

    The event is also scheduled as part of the department's public awareness events in October in recognition of National Crime Prevention Month.

  • Nickel tax passes for city schools


    It's now official.

    Those who own property within the Campbellsville School District will be paying an additional nickel tax, starting this year.

    Monday was the last of 45 days residents had to file their intentions to object to the tax, which members voted in August to levy.

    City school property tax bills are now being printed and will soon be mailed to residents. The deadline to pay the bills and receive a two-percent discount has been extended to Nov. 30.