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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Center to again be used for firefighter training


    The building, once bustling with activity, stands empty and among overgrown weeds and grass. But soon, its doors will once again be open, and the property will be used to help train those who put out fires and rescue residents.

    Earlier this month, magistrates voted to contract with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System to lease the state fire rescue training center to the county at $1 a year for 30 years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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