Today's News

  • Cook says state could force major cuts for schools


    Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has been outspoken about some of the potential cuts to education in the upcoming state budget.

    He doubled down on those stances at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    With potential increases in costs coming for school transportation, employee insurance, retirement, and other areas, Cook told the board that the district could see as much as a $1.2 million increase in expenditures coming out of the school’s general fund.

  • Upward basketball teaches life lessons


    It is a cold and dreary Saturday morning. A local resident is out for his daily walk when he notices a lot of activity at a gymnasium.

    He walks inside, and, for a few minutes, watches a basketball game before heading back on his route.

    That, he thinks to himself, is what James Naismith envisioned when he invented the sport in 1891.

    No, there were no peach baskets hanging from the walls, nor was there a jump ball after each made basket.

  • 20th District basketball tourney starts Tuesday at CHS


    The 20th District Tournament gets underway Tuesday at Paul J. Coop gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville High School.

    Top seeded Marion County will play Taylor County in the opening game of the tournament at 6 p.m. The Lady Knights beat coach Tim Peterson’s team 54-33 on Jan. 29 and then had to come from behind to knock off the Lady Cards 48-42 on Feb. 2.

    Campbellsville will face Adair County in the night’s second game. The Lady Eagles swept the Lady Indians by scores of 74-70 and 64-51 earlier in the season.

  • Search is on for motel robber


    The Campbellsville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual suspected in an armed robbery at the Best Western Motel on East Broadway.

    The burglary occurred just after midnight on Saturday, according to a Campbellsville Police report.

  • Local musician Chase McDaniel and 4th + Main to perform in Taylor County


    It is going to feel like a homecoming of sorts for local musician Chase McDaniel when he, along with the other members of his country music quartet 4th + Main, perform at the Roger D. Cook Auditorium at Taylor County High School a week from Saturday.

    McDaniel has well-established roots in the area. He is a Green County High School graduate, but calls Campbellsville home as well. He moved to Nashville and became a part of 4th + Main, a group that is continuing to rise in the country music world.

  • CMS Principal Lewis earns high praise from board of education


    Campbellsville Middle School Principal Zach Lewis earned high praise from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith and members of the CIS Board of Education at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.

    Lewis, who is in his first year as principal of CMS, presented to the board an update about the various activities and accomplishments the students have had thus far in the school year.

  • Council members appear before ethics board


    The city of Campbellsville’s Board of Ethics met Monday afternoon to review items from the recent audit produced by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon’s office.

  • Campbellsville Police search for suspect in armed robbery


    The Campbellsville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an individual suspected in an armed robbery at the Best Western Motel on East Broadway. 

    The burglary occurred just after midnight on Saturday, according to a Campbellsville Police report. 

  • City to pay $25,000 for audit


    The city of Campbellsville will be paying the price for an audit conducted by the state, and that price will be $25,000.

    Council members voted to pay the bill Monday night at their regular meeting at the Campbellsville Civic Center, although the decision did not come without some discussion.

  • Taylor County PVA Shively sends birthday cards to taxpayers


    More than 90 people will receive a birthday card from Taylor County PVA Chad Shively this year.

    For many of them, it is a birthday card they have been waiting on for a few years, because only a select group of people receive them.

    The birthday cards sent out by Shively’s office not only serve as a kind regard to those turning 65 years old, but also to remind them that they are eligible for the Homestead Exemption, which can save people hundreds of dollars in property taxes.