Today's News

  • Young announces mayoral candidacy

    Lifetime local resident Tony W. Young announced his intentions to run for the office of Mayor of Campbellsville this week.

    Young is married to Tonya Harris Young, a supervisor for the federal government. They have two children, Troy Young and Tyler Young, and a granddaughter, Aubrey Young, 6.

    Young, who has a master's degree in business administration from Campbellsville University, cites his more than 25 years in business and people management among his qualifications. Young said his experience would benefit the city during these difficult economic times.

  • There is now a new tool in the City's economic development arsenal.

    There is now a new tool in the City's economic development arsenal.

    Campbellsville City Council members unanimously approved incentive guidelines for employers. Councilman  David Nunery was absent.

    The incentives consist of a three-year rebate of the City's 1 percent occupational tax to eligible businesses. The tax will be rebated once the company fulfills its requirements.

    "By adopting this resolution, we are in favor of offering incentives to help recruit businesses," Councilman Jimmy Ewing said.

  • Eagle Scouts soar the highest

    The Boy Scouts of America organization turns 100 years old this year, having been incorporated in 1910 by William Boyce of Chicago, after his observation of scouting in England the previous year. Since that time, the Scouts have been directed by a 12-person executive committee and have evolved over the century in guiding the youth of America through their adolescent years.

    The 12th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook still teaches such things as how to read a compass, tie knots and neckties, survive in the woods and render first aid.

  • Junior Miss host family

    MeLeigha Pollock will leave Campbellsville on Sunday to represent Taylor County at this year's Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington.

    Those wishing to send Pollock well wishes and greetings can do so at the following address: MeLeigha Pollock c/o Pete and Yvonne Gibson, 6005 Canonero Way, Versailles, Ky. 40383.

    Preliminary competition begins Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. with the talent portion.

    The second preliminaries get under way Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m., when Pollock will participate in the fitness and self-expression rounds.

  • Walsh announces sheriff candidacy

    Bill Walsh has announced his candidacy for Taylor County sheriff.

    Born in Taylor County, Walsh graduated from Campbellsville High School. He attended Campbellsville College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. After graduating, he worked with a financial institution.

    In 1977, he was employed by the Kentucky State Police. After graduating from the KSP academy, he was assigned to the Dry Ridge post for two years. He then transferred to Post 15 in Columbia, where he served Green, Taylor, Marion and Washington counties for 25 years.

  • Eagles make it six Classic crowns

    Campbellsville used a strong second half to overtake Adair County and capture the Citizens Bank/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Wednesday night.

    The Eagles (9-2) trailed 18-8 early and 30-23 at the half against the hot-shooting Indians (5-8).

    Campbellsville scored 13 of the first 17 points in the third quarter to claim the lead for good.

    Thomas Downs, who did not score in the first half, tallied nine points in the period’s first five minutes and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Look Good ... Feel Better event is Jan. 4

    Cancer changes many things in a woman's life. It affects her body, her spirit and her appearance. She looks in the mirror and doesn't see the woman she once was. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    A program called "Look Good ... Feel Better" helps women cope with worries about hair loss and changes in skin complexion and teaches them beauty tips to enhance appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.

    A Look Good ... Feel Better session will be Monday, Jan. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at The Taylor Regional Hospital Learning & Resource Center.

  • Tebbs Bend Nature Area open for hiking

    The Tebbs Bend Nature Area will be available for hiking throughout the winter season.

    The 200-acre area near Green River offers several trails and observation points for wildlife viewing. A trail along the river and a wetland observation deck are points of popular interest, along with native trees and grasses.

    Parking and maps are available at the gravel parking lot next to the tollhouse at stop #2 on the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Tour, just off of KY 55.

    For more information, call Mike Daugherty at 789-2956.


  • Early bird Relay registration is $50

    Early bird Relay for Life registration is $50 through Thursday, Dec. 31.

    Those interested can pick up a team packet and pay the registration fee at Taylor County Bank by asking for Cheryl Williams or Tena Weatherford.

    Online registration is also available at www.relayforlife.org/taylor.

    For more information, call Pat Hall at 469-6019 or e-mail her at pjhallcville@yahoo.com.


  • Polar Bear Ride is Jan. 1

    The Vision Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will have its second annual Polar Bear Ride on Friday, Jan. 1.

    Proceeds will go toward food pantry operations in Taylor, Green, Marion, Adair and LaRue counties, where association members are from.

    Hot drinks will be available beginning at noon at Campbellsville Baptist Church. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. and a meal of soup, chili and sandwiches will be served after the ride. Non-riders are welcome to drive along.