Today's News

  • Firefighters continue to recover from injuries


    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

    Grider and Quinn were two of four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel injured. Captain Steve Marrs and firefighter Alex Johnson were the others.

  • McConnell, Grimes face tough questions in first debate


    After 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says she no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky's farmers.

    "Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky," Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Measure the Candidates" forum, at the group's headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday.

  • City police department adds five vehicles to its fleet


    As part of an ongoing effort to replenish an aging fleet, Campbellsville Police Department recently bought five police cruisers.

    The four 2013 and one 2014 rebuilt Ford Interceptors cost about $16,000 each for a total of $80,000, and were purchased from D.D.C. Auto Sales in Salyersville.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the department purchased two similar vehicles two years ago that have proven to be cost effective with low maintenance costs.

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  • Local students are Governor's Scholars


    It helped them learn to be independent. They also made friends to last a lifetime and got a taste of what college life might really be like.

    This summer, 10 local high school students attended Governor's Scholars programs at Murray State University, Morehead State University and Bellarmine University.

  • Supreme Court rules in Gaither murder case

    It's been almost 20 years since her fight began. And now, Virginia Gaither will finally be able to buy a gravestone for her grandson, LeBron.

    LeBron Gaither, 18, was tortured and murdered in 1996, after Kentucky State Police used him to make a drug buy, even though his identity was compromised.

    Last week, Kentucky Supreme Court justices ruled that the KSP was negligent in LeBron's death and she will be compensated as a result.

  • Kids make music in youth orchestra


    The goal is to show young people just how much they can learn by playing music. And the group is open to students of all ages.

    Campbellsville Youth Orchestra will soon start its second season.

    Last year, about 25 students from Taylor and surrounding counties participated in the orchestra, which is conducted by Campbellsville University School of Music professors.

  • Tebbs Bend Bridge closed until next year


    Tebbs Bend Bridge is closed, and will be until next spring or summer.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said Kentucky officials have condemned the bridge and closed it. There are alternative routes for those who live in the Tebbs Bend area.

    The bridge will be replaced and plans are in the works to restore the old one.

    Rogers said in June that the county has received $1.2 million to replace the bridge and work was to start in August.

  • Adoptions up, euthanasia down under new shelter leadership


    The majority of the animals that come to the local animal shelter become someone's new pet. That wasn't always the case.

    Two years ago, the euthanasia rate stood between 80 and 90 percent. Now, it's at about 5.

    Taylor County Animal Shelter can house about 60 animals. On average, there are about 40 to 50 in the cages. That's significantly less than when the shelter housed animals from surrounding counties.

  • One firefighter critical, other in stable condition


    They are two of the many who respond when Taylor County residents need help. Thursday, they were the ones in need.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn was in stable condition after they were shocked Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.