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Today's News

  • VMP still county property

    With the county’s proposed deal with Campbellsville University with regard to Veterans Memorial Park torpedoed, the county is still in charge of the park.

    At Tuesday night’s Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed the possibility of a parks director to manage the park. They’ll meet again on the issue on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m.

    At that meeting, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said that after talking with state and federal officials, they won’t be able to sell the park.

  • Taylor schools make move to new buildings

    Taylor County students came back to school after an extended winter break to a whole new environment.

    The district made its move into new buildings over the break. The Taylor County Board of Education approved lengthening the winter break to have more time to get organized.

  • City schools set to start super search

    Campbellsville Independent Board of Education is now in the beginning phases of finding its next superintendent.

    The search begins following the announcement of Superintendent Mike Deaton not renewing his contract after the current school year ends. Deaton has served as the city school district’s superintendent since 2009.

  • Attorney charged with theft set to appear in court Tuesday, Jan. 17

    A local attorney who allegedly stole money from a client in Hardin County faces a court date next week.

    Danny Butler, 70, faces a pre-trial conference in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 1:15 p.m. He has pleaded not guilty and is being represented by another local attorney, Elmer George.

  • No foul play suspected in death

    A Campbellsville man who was found dead off of Greensburg Road last week was said to have died of natural causes.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said that an autopsy of Donnie Milby, Jr., 48, preliminarily showed that he died of natural causes, and had probably been dead for more than a week.

    The Kentucky State Police was in charge of the death investigation, KSP Post 15 Spokesman Billy Gregory said.

  • Expanded alcohol sales began last week

    The City of Campbellsville hit another milestone last week with the start of expanded alcohol sales.

    Both Five Star locations and Kroger locations where given their malt beverage licenses. The Five Start locations got their first shipments in on Thursday.

    “The alcohol vote spoke for itself, so we purchased the items that the customers wanted,” said public relations manager for Newcomb Oil Laura Blair.

    In September of last year, Campbellsville voted for expanded alcohol sales.

  • Feeding the needy

    Hunger is a silent epidemic that is slowly spreading over Kentucky.

    According to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, one in six adults, and one in four children, in the 42 counties they serve, which includes Taylor County, face hunger every day.

    Campbellsville Christian Church is continuing to make a difference by addressing the local hunger issues.

  • Reenactors take historic ride

    During the Civil War, many Union and Confederate troops made their way to and through Taylor County.

    On Jan. 1, 1862, Union troops, moving from Lebanon to Mill Springs, rode through Campbellsville. This is depicted on a Civil War mural that’s painted on the wall of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    On Jan. 1, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his men, who had conducted a raid in Campbellsville, left town because of the arrival of Union troops, who had tried to capture him in town.

  • Campbellsville’s 200th

    The Campbellsville City Council met Tuesday evening, but prior to the meeting, a birthday party for the city was hosted for the city, which was officially founded on Jan. 3, 1817.

    Nearly 200 people were in attendance for a cake and punch reception at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was not able to attend the city’s birthday celebration, but sent a video statement with his well wishes.

  • First baby of new year born at TRH

    Almost everybody celebrates the arrival of a new year, but for Trent and Jessica Edwards of Campbellsville, there was another arrival on Jan. 1 that was especially meaningful as 2017 began.

    The couple welcomed a son, who was the first baby born at Taylor Regional Hospital in the new year. Joseph David Edwards was born at 2:48 a.m. Sunday. He was 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.

    Joseph is the Edwards’ first child. Trent picked out the name for their son.