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Today's News

  • Local singer performs on TV show 'The Voice'

     

    Hannah Ellis started singing before she could even talk.

    And that was just the beginning.

    At age 11, she entered her first singing contest. By 13, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
    She wanted to sing.

    “It was something I have always been really passionate about,” Ellis said. “Why would I not pursue the one thing I enjoy doing more than anything else and make that a career?”

  • How did that traffic light get put there?

     

    Since their invention in the 1910s, electric traffic lights have become ubiquitous on city streets. It's hard to imagine automobile traffic without them.

    The first traffic light in Taylor County was put up on old Main Street. The most recent traffic light was put up at the intersection of Ky. 3183 and Ky. 3350, or the Campbellsville Bypass, just off of Ky. 210, in November 2007. New traffic signals are being planned for the proposed Heartland Bypass.

  • Agee enters guilty plea to sex charges, sentenced to five years

     

    Christopher Agee pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon to first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree rape. He will serve five years in jail.

    His formal sentencing hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 19, but he has been remanded until that date in the Taylor County Detention Center.

    Standing before Circuit Judge Allan Bertram with attorney Daniel Butler, Agee was ordered to undergo treatment and to stay away from the victim.

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  • ‘Blood, sweat, tears and gasoline’

    Gerry James wants to spread the word: Kentucky is more than basketball, bourbon and bluegrass.

    That is why he started Explore Kentucky, a company he describes as a community of explorers that looks to celebrate and capture the spirit of Kentucky.

    A self-described “military brat” who has lived in places as diverse as New Jersey, Oklahoma and Germany, James did not always have a high opinion of Kentucky.

    As an African-American, James was especially wary of some of the rumors of racism that he had heard about it.

  • 1 Route Highway to perform March 20

     

    Chris Burch and several other local musicians formed a Christian rock group called 1 Route Highway in August and are looking forward to their first full concerts later this year.

    "We're a band made out of five college students," Burch said. "I'd already had a vision of maybe doing a band, and one of my friends inspired me to get something together."

  • Weather damages local roads

    The plowing and salting during the recent snowstorm resulted in many potholes, and with more snow hitting this week, there will likely be more, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said at Monday's city council meeting.

    He went on to say there will have to be more road repairs later on, adding that they've already used half of their salt supply.

    Young admitted that four snowplows weren't adequate for the almost 2 feet of snow that recently hit the county. However, he believed the city was ready for the snow that was predicted.

  • Citizens share feelings on community

    Roughly 100 people filled the main room of the Campbellsville Civic Center on Thursday night to talk about what they saw as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

    Many community members said the city and county should work harder to keep young people from moving away. The community also needs a better-trained workforce, people said.

    The city and county both have many strengths, among them a friendly people, the city lake and Green River Lake, reasonable tax rates, historical monuments, Campbellsville University and a temperate climate.

  • Pizza Hut coming back to Campbellsville

    Almost six years after the one at the Green River Plaza closed its doors, a new Pizza Hut is opening up, Pizza Hut officials said.

    A new Pizza Hut is scheduled to open on Broadway, next to Taco Bell, sometime in the summer, Regional Manager Charlie Orr confirmed last week.

    “We’re in the approval phase; we’re running our plans by the state,” Orr said.

    A Pizza Hut had been located in the Kroger shopping center on Ky. 210 for many years, but it left that building about five or six years ago.

  • 100-year celebration for fire department

    To celebrate 100 years of existence, the Campbellsville Fire Department is gathering as many stories and photos that it can in order to create a yearbook-sized publication of its long history.

    And on March 7, from 8 a.m.-noon, they are asking for help from the public in the process.

    Citizens are asked to bring any photographs that they have of the fire department, and to ensure that no photographs are lost or misplaced, the photo will be scanned right in front of the person who brought it in and handed directly back to them.