Today's News

  • Judicial center may not open till July

    Construction of Taylor County's new judicial center has fallen behind schedule and the building may not be open until July.

    At last week's regular Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court that workers have lost 88 construction days because of bad weather.

    He said the building will now be completed around June 1. Judicial center staff may be able to begin using the building around July 4.

    Construction of the judicial center began in August 2007. The three-story building will encompass 53,000 square feet.

  • Lady Eagles whip Washington

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles were going for their sixth win in seven outings, but Caverna posted its first win in 21 outings this season with a 40-36 triumph in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Eagles won their eighth game on Saturday with a 47-35 home victory vs. Washington County.

    Tiffany Slone led coach Cameron Jackson's squad with 15 points while Poo Railey had 12 for the Commanderettes.

    Caverna entered Tuesday's game with 20 straight losses this season and 23 setbacks over the last two campaigns.

  • Public record for Feb. 16

    District Civil Filed

    09-C-012, filed 1/10/09; Taylor Regional Medical Center v. Howard W. and Donna Thompson of Sunflower Drive in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges Howard Thompson owes $1,829.35 for services rendered, Donna Thompson owes $415.07 for services rendered, interest and court costs.

    09-C-025, filed 1/26/09; Midland Funding LLC v. Tracy James of Reids Chapel Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on account, $629.61, interest and court costs.

    District Civil Settled

  • Man gets seven years on burglary, assault charges

    A Campbellsville man who broke into a former girlfriend's home will spend seven years in prison for his crimes.

    Brad Derrick Shofner, 27, of 106 1/2 W. Walnut St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for sentencing.

  • Investigation continues into shooting death

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a Campbellsville man and, as of Friday, no new information about the case had been released.

    David M. Ford, 40, a Lebanon Police officer, was found dead last Tuesday afternoon at his Graham Road home.

    At a press conference last Tuesday night, Kentucky State Police Post 15 Commander Greg Baird said the Campbellsville E-911 Center received a phone call from Tonya Ford of 109 Graham Road at 1:07 p.m. stating that she had arrived at her home and found her husband, who had been shot.

  • A digital delay in the airwaves

    With less than two weeks to go before the switch, Congress has voted to delay the transition to digital TV until June.


    It's nice to see that our federal government is still tackling the big issues. Sure, people are losing their jobs, families are being forced out of homes they can't pay for and businesses are shutting their doors, but we all know nothing is more important than TV.

    The rationale is that people haven't had time to prepare and that the federally funded coupon program has run short of cash.

  • At Home Caregivers celebrated its grand opening with the Campbellsville Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 23. At Home Caregivers was created to assist seniors and people who are recovering from illness with services such as bathing, grooming, light housekeeping, transportation, laundry and grocery shopping. Owners Kenny Riggs and Lisa Riggs will match every client with the right caregiver based on personalities, skills, expertise and attitude. At Home Caregivers is located at 434 Hotchkiss St. in Campbellsville.

  • CU to host Italian pianist

    Italian pianist Matteo Andreini, who is on tour in the United States for concerts in Missouri and Kentucky, will perform at Campbellsville University on Monday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    He will be performing solo piano works by J.S. Bach, Busoni, Gambini and Liszt.

    The performance is free, and the public is invited to attend.

  • Health department to offer diabetes classes

    The Taylor County Health Department will offer free classes to help those in the community learn how to manage diabetes.

    A night class will be offered Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.

    For more information, call the health department at 465-4191 Ext. 270.


  • Family Home Health Care completes accreditation with ACHC

    Family Home Health Care has received accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc. for home health and hospice services.

    ACHC, a private, not-for-profit corporation, was developed by home care and community-based providers to help companies improve business operations and quality of patient care.

    Referring to the value of accreditation, ACHC President Tom Cesar said, "The survey process leads an organization to examine its policies and practices continually to clarify its strengths and improve its weaknesses."