Today's News

  • Butler out on bond in theft case

    A local attorney was released from Hardin County Detention Center earlier this week after having allegedly stolen from a client in Hardin County.

    Danny Butler, 70, had been lodged there on a $207,000 bond, payable at 10-percent, meaning he needed only to post, or have posted, $20,700 to be released.

    He faced a Tuesday arraignment in Hardin County Circuit Court, but the results of that arraignment were not known at press time.

  • Library hosts ‘Chopped — Library Style’ food event

    Local Taylor County food artisans called on their culinary skills as they faced off against one another in the second annual Chopped — Library Style Saturday. Participants prepared a dish to see whose was the best. The catch? Each chef had to use the same ingredients — bacon, raisins and shallots — in their creation.

  • Campbellsville Elementary construction project nearing completion, Deaton says

    A sense of normalcy is about to take over Campbellsville Elementary as the end of the construction project is quickly approaching.

    “We’re looking at probably the end of December having total access to everything and having it turned over after the punch list is completed,” said Superintendent Mike Deaton.  

    The front entry way is set to be completed this week, and they will be able to start using the front doors again for loading and unloading buses.

  • Local attorney arrested for alleged theft

    A Campbellsville attorney was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from a client.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Danny Perkins Butler, 70, at approximately 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at his home in the 500 block of Hyde Park Road in Campbellsville, a KSP report stated.

  • Book about firefighter Tony Grider’s life released

    Fallen Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Capt. Tony Grider’s memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew him but now there is another outlet to keep his memory alive. 

    The book “With You All The Time” is a compilation of stories inspired by Tony. The book is authored by friends, family and loved ones.

    Tony passed away in 2014 after being injured in the line of duty while helping a group of students at Campbellsville University perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • Biannual job fair held at Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University students looked at several different local and area job prospects during Wednesday afternoon’s biannual job fair.

    “Students are talking to would-be employers. HR folks as well as industry leaders are here today talking with potential career seekers,“ said CU Vice President for Communications Keith Spears. “It’s a great opportunity.”

  • Trail Town ‘walkability study’ conducted

    Members of Campbellsville’s Trail Town Committee and others conducted a “walkability study” of the city and county on Monday, Oct 7.

    According to Trail Town Committee member Jackie Hodges, the study is to ascertain how walkable the city is. Hodges said they walked downtown Campbellsville as well as the adjacent area.

  • Voter turnout at 63 percent

    There will be three new faces on the Campbellsville City Council come January.

    Alexander Shively, Jay Eastridge and Diane Ford-Benningfield will join the Campbellsville City Council, while Council members Frankie Hansford and Stan McKinney will depart.

    Eastridge received the most votes, with 2,173, and will be Mayor Pro Tempore. Two of the other challengers, Ford-Benningfield and Shively, received 1,298 and 1,268 votes, respectively. The other two challengers, Lucy Cox and Henry Goff, received 1,260 and 1,139 votes, respectively, and will not be on the council.

  • County school construction nearly complete

    The Taylor County Board of Education received a clean bill of health from its auditor’s report during Tuesday’s meeting. Jeff Sprowles of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles & Associates presented the auditor’s report.

    “Clean opinion, good numbers. The district’s done well this past year,” Sprowles said.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that they “work hard and are frugal with our taxpayers’ money.”

  • Liquor licenses could come soon

    Campbellsville could see as many as four bars and four liquor stores early next year.

    At a Campbellsville City Council meeting on Monday night, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said the state could start taking applications for, or even selling, licenses on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    “We’re on a strict timeline. We have to have this done by Nov. 28,” said Young. “In order to have some kind of regulation, this must be in place by then.”