Today's News

  • 19 indicted by grand jury

    A man who was arrested earlier this year after a reported incident involving a shooting, kidnapping and hostages, was one of 19 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

  • Refinancing to save city schools nearly $200,000

    The Campbellsville Independent School Board is taking advantage of a refinancing opportunity. The board adopted a resolution authorizing the CISD Finance Corporation to issue refunding revenue bonds, and will save nearly $200,000.

  • Good Samaritans Bash raises $16,500 for cancer patients

    Scores of people came out to downtown Campbellsville Saturday evening to help those diagnosed with cancer with their expenses.

    “It’s our first year. We took baby steps, we knew that it would be difficult to start, but we’ve done it,” said Taylor County Good Samaritans Foundation President Debbie Carrico. “And we hope that it will expand. And we hope next year that it will be even bigger and better than it is.”

  • Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday

    Kentuckians are encouraged to turn in any unused or expired prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of National Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous.

    There are now 194 prescription drop boxes available across Kentucky in 116 counties, with more being added daily, according to the state Office of Drug Control Policy.

  • He’s just a country boy at heart

    Ricky Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, performed at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel Thursday night as part of the university’s homecoming festivities.

    Prior to the show, Skaggs also hosted a meet-and-greet, where he posed for photos and talked with some locals who purchased tickets for the experience.

    The concert was a fundraising event for the university, and it brought more than $25,000, which will go toward the university’s scholarship fund.

  • Public hearing on fire station finance is Nov. 7

    The last hurdle to the construction of a fire station for the Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department was cleared Thursday morning.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers had a teleconference with Kentucky Association of Counties officials Thursday morning at the Campbellsville University Technology and Training Center.

    “All the paperwork (and) everything is ready to go,” said Rogers.

  • Numerous community Halloween events set

    Several different local groups are holding Halloween events this year.

    “Campbellsville has a lot of safe avenues for trick-or-treating,” said Rob Collins of the Q-104 radio station, 

    The station is putting on its 26th annual trick-or-treating event in the Taylor County Elementary School gymnasium. Collins said it’s the last one that will be held there; the current TCES is scheduled for demolition in the not-too-distant future.

  • Drive-by shooting suspect enters not guilty plea

    A Campbellsville teenager accused in a reported drive-by shooting pleaded not guilty Monday morning in Taylor County District Court.

    Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips set a $25,000 cash bond for Malik Johnson, 18. He was arrested last Thursday on a charge of first-degree assault.

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department says that they are continuing the investigation and that additional arrests are pending.

  • County to begin fire station project

    Construction work hasn’t yet begun on the new fire station for the Taylor County Fire Department, but it should start soon.

    Magistrates will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. to approve a debt service ordinance. This will allow them to borrow $1.2 million from the Kentucky Association of Counties on the new fire station. The Department of Local Government has to approve the loan.

  • City shelves proposed ordinance focused on council meetings

    A proposed ordinance detailing codes of conduct at Campbellsville City Council meetings was shelved at a council meeting Monday night.

    “We can’t always agree on things, and I just don’t like to see that much of a division between our Council on an issue,” said Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. “There were strong feelings both ways.”