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Today's News

  • Distinguished Young Woman program is Saturday

    Thirteen young ladies will take the stage Saturday night in search of the title of Taylor County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman.

    The contest, which was formerly known as Junior Miss, will offer approximately $10,000 in cash scholarships for the participants, and all of the money comes from donations from community members and businesses, according to chairperson Jennifer Fitzpatrick.

    “We are truly blessed to have this much support,” Fitzpatrick said.

  • Grand Jury hands down 20 indictments

     The Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 20 individuals.

    Those indicted are as follows:

  • Breaking Ground

    In the last seven years, the Kid Spot Center has been a valuable resource for the families of Campbellsville and Taylor County.

    Since the opening of their Campbellsville clinic in Sept. 2010, currently located on Casey Street, the center has seen or treated more than 1,000 children in Taylor County alone.

    However, with the growth that has taken place came a need for a new larger facility. A groundbreaking ceremony for that new facility was held Thursday evening.

    The new clinic will be located at 50 Gene Cash Road, just off Saloma Road.

  • Dense fog causes Friday morning accident

    A two-vehicle accident Friday morning that sent three people to Taylor Regional Hospital could be due to dense fog in the area, according to a Kentucky State Police Report.

    The accident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the intersection of New Columbia Road (Highway 55) and South Columbia Avenue.

    Preliminary investigations indicate that 41-year-old James Stotts of Columbia was operating a 2001 Dodge truck traveling north on KY 55. The report states that due to the fog, Stotts was unable to see the traffic light at the intersection.

  • Wreck on KY 76 results in man being airlifted, driver arrested

    A single-vehicle accident Thursday evening resulted in a Campbellsville man being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a Campbellsville woman being arrested.

    Robert Spurling, a passenger in a 2005 Toyota being driven by 40-year-old Tracy Cox, was airlifted from the scene of the accident on KY 76 on Thursday after being ejected from the vehicle.

  • Despite rains, Durham alumni celebrate with reunion

    The remnants of Hurricane Harvey dropped between four and five inches of rain on Campbellsville over the weekend, but it didn’t deter the Durham Reunion that occurred over the weekend, which brought a large number of people into town.

    Some adjustments to the original schedule had to be made, according to Yevette Haskins, one of the organizers of the reunion. Several of the outdoor events on Friday and Saturday had to be moved indoors due to the heavy rains that swept across the state, but Haskins said everything went smoothly despite the changes.

  • Bypass crash results in injuries

     

    A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of the Campbellsville Bypass and Lori West Drive resulted in multiple injuries.

    A report from the Campbellsville Police Department states that a 1998 Ford F150 operated by Sherry Wagoner of Campbellsville collided with a 1998 Ford Explorer operated by Kenneth Mattingly of Campbellsville, causing the Explorer to overturn in the intersection. 

  • Taylor Regional has $43 million impact locally

     

    Local hospitals are not only of major medical value to the communities that they serve, but they also serve a great economic value, and Taylor Regional Hospital is no exception, according to a report from the Kentucky Hospital Association.

    The data from the report comes from 2015, which is the latest data available.

    The report states that TRH spent nearly $43.4 million on employee wages and salaries, and purchases of supplies and services.

  • County tax rates to stay same

     

    Taylor County Fiscal Court held a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 which replaced the normal meeting of Sept. 12.

    Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers announced most tax rates, including hospital and extension, would remain the same as last year, with Paul Phillips representing Taylor Regional Hospital and Pat Hardesty on hand for the Taylor County Extension Service.

    The occupational tax report showed a net of $870,000 with about $12,000 in expenses.

  • Grant will extend city sidewalks near lake

     

    Sidewalks will be further extended along Lebanon Road as grant money in the amount of $113,618 has been approved and announced at Tuesday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Mayor Tony Young said the city had applied for four grants and did receive this one that will add sidewalks across the road from City Lake (Parkview Drive) to Taylor Regional Hospital with no expense or labor by the city.