Today's News

  • Campbellsville Police to ‘arrest’ local celebrities on Friday, June 12

    The Campbellsville Department will host its inaugural “Arrest of Local Celebrities” on Friday, June 12, starting at 10 a.m.

    The event is aimed toward raising funds for the Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center. Located in Jamestown, Ky., the center is used as a bridge between law enforcement and children who are victims of a crime.

  • Myers is new extension agent


    When Audrey Myers graduated from Green County High School in 2000, she had never considered being a family and consumer science extension agent as a career. In fact, she didn’t “know (Family and Consumer Sciences) was a degree, per se.”

    But now that she has done it full-time for nearly 10 years, Myers wouldn’t change her career choice for anything.

    “I love what I do,” Myers said.

  • City employees to get 2-percent pay raise in new budget

    Campbellsville City Council members had a first look Monday night at the proposed 2015/2016 budget, which represents a decrease from the current one.

    The new fiscal year begins on Wednesday, July 1, so a special-called meeting will have to be scheduled for a second and final reading. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said that will likely happen in the next couple of weeks.

  • Habitat for Humanity provides family with home


    A local mom and her son are able to have their own home, thanks to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Habitat for Humanity officials and others toured a home on Wickliffe Avenue Sunday afternoon, a home in which Lisa and Daniel Dishman will soon live.

    "It's been a long time coming, but a short notice on the dedication," said CTCHFH board member Tonya Young. "Tina Dishman ... has qualified and earned [the house] through Habitat For Humanity."

  • Man arrested after alcohol-related crash

    A single-vehicle wreck on County Park Road on Thursday morning led to three injuries and one drunk driving arrest, according to a report by Deputy Rodney Cox of the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jeremy Clemmons, 22, Vicki Milby, 35, and Daniel Arellano, 22, all of Campbellsville, were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for their injuries, the report said.

    Clemons was arrested on charges of driving under the influence; aggravated circumstances, first offense; and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Parties have until Wednesday to answer lawsuit

    Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing have until Wednesday, June 3, to file a written response to a lawsuit Gina Grider filed against them.

    Lance W. Turner, attorney for the Griders, said he is “not inclined to say” how much they’re asking for.

  • 'Dynamic Duo' opens local comic book store


    It was just a chance meeting at a comic book store in Danville, but like most origin stories, it was fate that brought Bobbie Hatfield and Blake Slone together last September.

    The two quickly developed a bond.

    Despite this, it would have still been difficult to project that less than a year later, they would co-own their own comic book store.

    Given their respective back stories, though, it’s easy to see how the two individuals would make the perfect duo.


  • Water, sewer rates to increase July 1

    Water and sewer rates in the city and county will go up in a little more than a month.

    By a vote of 9-3 at a special-called meeting Tuesday night, Campbellsville City Council members approved, on second reading, an ordinance to increase the rates and change the water rate structure.

    City Engineer David Bowles estimated the "average" user - that is, one who uses about 5,000 gallons a month - will see an extra $6 or $7 on their water and sewer bill per month, whether they're in the city or county. The ordinance goes into effect on July 1.

  • Man arrested after allegedly driving drunk, on wrong side of road


    A Detroit, Mich., man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly driving intoxicated and on the wrong side of the road.

    Jovon J. Whisenton, 22, was arrested by Officer Scotty Perian of the Campbellsville Police Department at about 1:30 a.m. near Davis Street on a number of charges, according to a CPD report.

  • Lawsuit filed in firefighter's death


    The family of fallen firefighter Tony Grider is suing Kentucky Utilities, Campbellsville University and Pierce Manufacturing in connection with the accident involving last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Grider's life.