Today's News

  • Schools get high marks on safety report


    Local officials say safety is a primary focus in pubic schools across Taylor County, and a recent report shows they are practicing what they preach.

  • Connexions Triathlon set for Saturday


    It’s that time of year again as the Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town hosts its third Connexions Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Green River Lake State Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event is slated to start at 8:30 a.m.

  • Local club saddles up for a good cause


    It was a beautiful day for a ride — a horse ride that is.
    The Hill and Valley Saddle Club hosted its second charity ride of the year at Green River State Park for The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program, a

    non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness to the healing powers of the horse while raising money to help support equine therapeutic programs and horse rescues across the United States. The WWEP reunites military members with horses so they can heal each other.

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  • City proposes property tax increases

    Campbellsville City Council members voted Monday night to increase the city property tax rates.

    In a 5-4 vote, Council members voted to increase the real and property tax rates to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    This was the 4-percent option - the option expected to generate 4 percent more revenue. There will be a second reading on the new rates at the council’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.

  • Insurance to change for city workers

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously, but seemingly reluctantly, decided to change health insurance policies for city and water company workers at a Monday night special-called meeting.

    The changes are primarily aimed at encouraging spouses to seek coverage elsewhere, according to Kelly Harding with Harding Benefits Consulting.

    The city's insurance costs via United Healthcare were projected to increase by $419,944, or 34.9 percent, Harding told Council members. He went on to say the cost of subsidizing spouses is becoming unfeasible.

  • Friends of Green River Lake host Kids' Fishing Derby


    There was a sizable crowd Saturday morning near the pavilion at Green River Lake State Park for the annual Kids' Fishing Derby.

    "The kids really enjoy this," Cora Miers, a Friends of Green River Lake member said.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the friends group has put on this event for about 17 years, said GRLSP Manager Andrea O'Bryan of the Corps of Engineers.

  • Cyclist killed in Friday accident identified


    A bicyclist was struck and killed by an automobile on Spurlington Road Friday afternoon, according to Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
    Deputy Dickie Benningfield. Taylor County Deputy Coroner Bill Bemis declared James Paiva, 46, of Elk Horn, Ky.,
    dead at the scene, a TCSO report stated.

  • Lawyer wants Jones' confession surpressed


    A lawyer representing a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water wants a confession suppressed.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding will consider Bryan Bennett's motion to suppress Kevin Jones' confession at a hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

    Jones, 26, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse, victim under 12, a Class C felony, and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Thompson named county's Distinguished Young Woman


    Sequin gowns, classical piano music and posed young women adorned the stage at Campbellsville High School as the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program took place Saturday.

    Taylor County High senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    "It still really hasn't set in yet," Thompson said.