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Today's News

  • Construction continues on new schools

     

    Taylor County School District construction has made a jump in progress as of last Thursday when twenty to thirty cement trucks made their way to the construction site. More than 350 yards of concrete was poured to continue the project and keep it moving forward. 

    “It’s quite a project,” Doug Jones, superintendent with Branscum Construction, said.

    “It is going to be a beautiful building when they get done with her.”

  • County wants to build fire substation

     

    The county wants to build a Taylor County Fire Department substation on 6 acres of land on Old Greensburg Road.

    At Tuesday night's Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted unanimously to look for bids for the proposed building, which would be located near Phillips Lanes. A cost estimate was not available at the time.

  • Weather delays school progress

     

    Mother Nature has not been kind to the Taylor County School District in terms of allowing progress on its construction projects.

    At Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, Superintendent Roger Cook told school board members the project is currently behind schedule due to inclement weather.

  • Fallen trooper laid to rest

     

    A state trooper killed in a car crash was remembered Tuesday as a man of faith who displayed that faith through service.

    In a funeral for Sgt. David Gibbs, who died Friday on Ky. 210, at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown two pastors - one past and one present of Gibbs' childhood church - used messages of Gibbs' faith to comfort mourners.

  • City to pay $460,000 for fire truck

     

    The Campbellsville Fire Department will have a new pumper truck, possibly before the year is out.

    At their Monday night meeting, Campbellsville City Council members voted unanimously to spend almost $460,000 on a demonstration pumper truck - that is, one that has been on display at trade shows - from Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., of Holden, La.

    "They are a very good truck, in my opinion," said Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith. "They are very dependable, very well built."

  • KSP trooper Gibbs, Campbellsville resident, dies in crash

     

    A Kentucky State Police trooper from Campbellsville died in a two-vehicle traffic accident Friday morning on KY 210 in LaRue County near the Buffalo area.

    Sgt. David Gibbs, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner's Office, a KSP report said.

    The other driver, Patrick Judd, 63, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky., where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

  • Campbellsville bus involved in crash

     

    Initial reports say none of the nearly 60 students on board the Campbellsville Independent Schools bus that was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Aug. 6, were injured.

  • INFAC adding 20 new local jobs

     

    A company that located to Taylor County seven years ago is set to expand.

    INFAC, a manufacturer of automotive cables, actuators, antennas and horns, will create 20 additional jobs and invest $1 million into the project, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) announced last week.

    Ron McMahan, executive director of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority, said they're already taking applications, from local and out-of-town people alike.

  • Local soldier farming for Homegrown By Heroes program

     

    A local soldier hosted a tour of his farm Wednesday afternoon to promote the Homegrown By Heroes program.

    Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) met with Sgt. Dallas Robinson on his farm. Robinson works at the Kentucky National Guard Armory on Broadway in Campbellsville.

    During a tour of Robinson's farm, Paul, Robinson and others took questions about Homegrown By Heroes, a program Robinson has been involved with for the past few months.

  • New industry could come to county

     

    A new industry could possibly be moving to Taylor County in the not-too-distant future, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said Monday evening.

    "This City Council and Fiscal Court met together, and they are unified in moving forward in our attempts to recruit and be able to bring in new industries to our community," Young said. "We have one company that ... we're hoping they will decide to move here to Campbellsville."