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Today's News

  • City voted wet, but what’s next?

    Campbellsville will be officially wet in less than two months, but there likely won’t be sales until January or February.

    It could be at least four more months before the first new licenses are granted, and it will be longer still until city residents see the first signs of expanded alcohol sales, according to state ABC officials.

  • Firefighters train using city’s new ladder truck

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department has started a series of training sessions in order to get the new ladder truck ready for service. 

    Truck 1 came after Campbellsville City Council members voted to trade the ladder truck that was damaged in the August 2014 fatal electrocution accident for a truck currently owned by the Brindlee Mountain, Kansas, Fire Department.

  • Germain visits White House for drug meeting

    Campbellsville native Teressa Germain was one of 12 mothers from across the country to sit in on a meeting in Washington, D.C., regarding drug overdoses and abuse.

    “The Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition has just … got started again, getting more members, and I’m a parent of that (group),” said Germain. 

    She believes her involvement in that group is why she was invited last week.

  • Area FOP donates to local youth organizations

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 22 presented Campbellsville and Taylor County’s Family Resource and Youth Services Centers with money for students in need of a little extra help. 

  • Man charged with murder on Howell Street Sunday

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested a Campbellsville man in connection with a murder that reportedly happened late Sunday night.

    A CPD press release stated that Jorge Gavarrete Serramo, 20, of Ray Street, has been charged with murder and first-degree burglary that reportedly happened at approximately 10:56 p.m. in the 100 block of Howell Street.

  • Council talks at greater length about new ordinance

    A revised version of a proposed city ordinance relating to public conduct at meetings met with stiff resistance. 

    Campbellsville City Council members took no action Monday evening on a revised version of an ordinance that has attracted controversy and even protests at City Hall.

  • Two-faced calf born in county

    Two heads are better than one, or in this case two faces, and that’s the case for Stan and Brandy McCubbin. 

    A two-faced calf, who has been named Lucky, was born on Friday on the McCubbins’ farm on Spurlington Road.

    While she has one body, Lucky has two partial heads with a total of two months, two noses, two ears and two eyes with a third socket space.

  • Sen. Rand Paul tours Murakami

    Decreasing regulatory and tax burdens on U.S. corporations will help everyone prosper.

    “I think the role of government is that we should try to help your company grow, prosper, hire more people (so) everybody makes more money,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “We all benefit when the whole benefits.”

  • Taylor County middle schoolers ‘act out’

    Students at Taylor County Middle School are learning from their older peers and starting to act out. Only they are being productive about it. Taylor County High School students have come together to form a middle school drama club. 

    This is the second year the student lead club has been around. Seniors Malorie Byrne and Lydia Epperson started the club last year, when they were just juniors. 

  • City weighs options to deal with sewer overflows

     Campbellsville City Council members may look at their October meeting at hiring a water engineer and an IT person for the Campbellsville Water and Sewer Company.

    The two additional hires, which would require amending the city’s budget, would be tasked with helping with the problem of storm water making its way into the city’s sewer system by collecting data to help the city make an informed decision on the problem of sewer overflows.