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Today's News

  • Man faces life-threatening injuries from Friday assault

    A Campbellsville man was assaulted and sustained possible life-threatening injuries during an incident on Ray Court Friday night, according to a Campbellsville Police report.

    Campbellsville Police responded to Ray Court Friday night at 11:20 p.m. to a call in which it was reported that individuals were beating a victim with baseball bats.

  • 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.

  • CU has $106 million local impact

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $106 million in Taylor County, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $106 million is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the Campbellsville-Taylor County economy because of the operations of Campbellsville University. The exact amount is $106,482,540.

  • Taylor County Schools take tax increase

    At a meeting Tuesday night in the new Taylor County High School Auditorium, the Taylor County Board of Education voted 4-1 to increase the school tax from 56.2 cents to 58.2 cents.

    The increase, which is the state recommended four-percent revenue increase—not a four percent tax increase—passed with the lone dissenting vote coming from board member Jan Burkhead.

  • LaRue halts Cards’ perfect start

    Taylor County scored the first touchdown and the game’s final two scores, but were still pinned with its first loss this season — 21-19 at LaRue County.
    Dejhon Irvin’s 65-yard punt return put the Cardinals up 6-0. But, the Hawks (4-0) tallied single touchdowns in the first, second and third quarters to lead 21-6.
    Taylor County (3-1) sliced the lead to 21-13 on an Irvin 18-yard run and Will Miller point after kick with seven seconds left in the third period.

  • Campbellsville early lead holds up in home-field triumph

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fraternal Order of Police donates to local schools

    The Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22 recently donated $1,500 each to the Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County Family Resource and Youth Service Center.

    The donations will be used to purchase clothing, shoes, and other necessary items for students during the school year, according to President Rick Benningfield.

    The initiative is called Cops Support Kids, Benningfield said, and the group has been assisting local students for at least a decade.

  • 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.