Today's News

  • Despite weather, Fourth of July events deemed a success


    Although a few of the events in Campbellsville's Fourth of July celebration had to be postponed or canceled, organizers are still positive on how it turned out overall.

    "We didn't have any events that weren't well attended," said organizer Allan Gaddis. "We dodged some opportunities for rain several times."

    Gaddis said he was "pretty darned pleased" with the events.

  • City to review zoning regulations


    The city plans to update its planning and zoning regulations over the next two years with outside help.

    At a Tuesday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to have Shepherdsville-based Pike Legal Group help them look at their 20-year-old land use ordinances at a cost of $29,000.

    The city plans to pay them $15,000 now and the remaining $14,000 in the next fiscal year. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said they already had $15,000 budgeted for this, and added that they’ve wanted to do this for years.

  • Keltner receives state School Bus Driver of the Year honor


    For nearly five decades, Travis Keltner has driven children to and from school.

    He has not only made sure students safely get to and from school, however, but also that they have coats to wear and bicycles to ride - and are entertained on their ride.

    And it’s the opportunity to help Campbellsville Independent School’s students that keeps him coming to work, he says.

    To honor him for his commitment, service and dedication, Keltner has received this year’s School Bus Driver of the Year award.

  • KSP Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints


    Kentucky State Police Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes  the counties of Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland.

    Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts.

  • State’s drinking water quality rated excellent

    Data from Kentucky’s 441 public water systems shows they consistently produce excellent quality water in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water requirements, according to the Kentucky annual Drinking Water Report.

    The report summarizes the compliance data and status of public water system compliance monitoring results.

  • Local musician set to release first album

    A Campbellsville native’s hard work is finally starting to take shape in the country music world.

    Country recording artist Tony McKee has his first formally released single on the radio off his first country EP album.

    After graduating from Campbellsville High School, McKee knew music was his future. He was a regular to perform at the K-Country Showdown.

    “I never placed in competitions, but I loved performing and the excitement those performances brought,” he said.

  • County assists with funerals for indigent

    Two things are certain in life; death and taxes.

    There’s no system in place to help cover the cost of taxes for those who may not be able to afford them, but taxes do help a bit in covering the costs associated with death for some in the community.

    Each year, Taylor County Fiscal Court provides money to funeral homes for when a family can’t afford funeral services.

    Regardless, when a person’s loved ones have trouble coming up with the money, most of the help will usually come from their family and friends.

  • A home of their own

    A house is becoming a home as family photos adorn the fridge and toys hide in every free space for an active 3-year-old.

    Tara Fisher of Campbellsville is the new owner of her first home. Fisher was able to purchase the home with the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Rural Development program. Rural Development offers affordable loan payments based on income.

    Borrowers are also eligible for up to 100 percent financing through Rural Development. They strive to offer affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing to the community.

  • Man invades home

    A man who allegedly tried to commit a burglary at a Fairview Road home Friday night was held at gunpoint by the homeowner before being arrested, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    TCSO deputies arrested Danny Berry, 34, of Campbellsville, on a charge of second-degree burglary, the report said.

    According to the report, off-duty Campbellsville Police Department Officer Scotty Perian watched while the homeowner detained Berry.

  • 100 years and counting

    Campbellsville Christian Church Lead Minister Rodney Booe hopes the church will be around for at least another 100 years.

    “We’re very excited today,” Booe said. He described the renovation as “preparing this space for future generations.”

    During Sunday morning services, CCC members dedicated their renovated sanctuary, which had first been dedicated in June 1916. The Sunday morning services took place exactly 100 years and one day after the first dedication.