Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lamb departs for state DYW competition today

    The community support has been overwhelming, and now Blair Lamb is ready to represent Taylor County.

    Lamb, who was named Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2017 in June, will participate in the state Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky competition next week in Lexington. The Campbellsville High School senior leaves town on Sunday and began rehearsals that afternoon.

    A send-off reception for Lamb will be today, Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fireside room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Healthy living program starts next week

    Lots of people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and become healthier. Regardless, for many the resolution fizzles out.

    But the Taylor County Extension Office provides a health and wellness program at the beginning of the year, every year, and they partner with the Taylor County Health Department and the Kid Sp0t Center.

  • City turns 200 today


  • Armed robbery suspect sought

    Police are still looking for an unknown man accused of robbing a check-cashing business on Christmas Eve.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department press release, on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 24, a tall male with an unknown type of handgun approached a Check Into Cash employee at 729 Campbellsville Bypass while they were on duty inside the business, took money at gunpoint and fled on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

  • License, registration, and a gift card

    The Campbellsville Police Department was out in full force the Friday before Christmas. Only this time, when officers pulled residents over they weren’t getting tickets, but gift cards.

    An anonymous secret Santa and Mrs. Claus donated 10 Visa gift cards valued at $20 each to be handed out at random in the community.

    The “Claus couple” donates money each year to a different charity, and this year they wanted to pay it forward through the hands of the police department.

  • Campbellsville native hopes to take story from kids book to TV series

    A Campbellsville native author is hoping to take his book to television.

    Deronte’ L. Smith recently stopped in his hometown on his latest book tour for “The Fantastical Adventures of Sleepy Steve: Reuniting the Stone.”

    The tween book first came out in 2005 under his publishing company, Infinity One Publisher.

    He first toured with Sleepy Steve for three years. Then the market changed from paper to digital.

  • CIS district named to AP honor roll

    Campbellsville Independent Schools has been named to an honor roll for improving its academic performance and expanding is AP course offerings.

    CIS is one of eight Kentucky public school districts named to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll.

    College Board, a nonprofit organization geared toward expanding access to higher education, announced the news on Thursday, Dec. 15.

  • With love from Santa

    Hundreds of local children had a merry Christmas, thanks to gifts delivered Saturday morning by the local Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids programs.

    Toys for Tots has been operated locally by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS since the 1960s, according to event coordinator Denise Gupton. The Toys for Kids program has been  operated by Campbellsville Fire & Rescue since the 1970s, according to Lisa Harris, who serves as director of the program.

    While they are two separate programs, the two departments do work together.

  • Residents delve into Elk Horn’s history

    The Taylor County Historical Society and Taylor County Museum are looking for historical documents detailing the histories of some of Taylor County’s communities.

    “If people would call us and tell us that they would like us to come to their areas, we’d be happy to,” said local historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith. “This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”