Today's News

  • Officials urge residents to use fireworks safely


    With their loud boom and colorful bursts that light up the night sky, fireworks are often the pinnacle of Fourth of July celebrations. But along with the brilliant display comes the responsibility of handling fireworks safely.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith said there are nearly 10,000 fireworks related injuries each year that require medical treatment.

    "Quite honestly, the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a professional display," Smith said.

  • Progress being made at new Kentucky Christian Academy site


    Those driving by can see a building starting to take shape, with piles of metal here and there. But it's not just seeing the building take shape that excites those at Kentucky Christian Academy, it's knowing what will happen inside.

    "It is still a metal building, but what the teachers and administrators do inside is what matters," he says.

  • Arrest made in check scam


    "Hello," he says as he answers the phone.

    Someone from the Federal Grant Commission is on the line, asking for his banking information. If he gives the information, he is told, a large sum of money will be deposited into his account.

    Suspecting the call is from someone trying to scam him, he hangs up the phone.

  • Marine with local ties murdered in robbery


    A night out in Lexington to celebrate a birthday ended in tragedy for a Versailles couple on Saturday, June 21.

    Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price and his wife, Megan, were leaving Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one who was armed with a gun, and demanded money.

    According to Sherelle Roberts, public information officer for Lexington Police, Jonathan Price was shot in the back and Megan Price was shot in the leg during the altercation.

  • Green River Ministries again going strong


    The mission is simple - to help people in need. And with the community's support, Green River Ministries is still helping those who need a hand.

    For the past two years, GRM hasn't received the grant funding it once depended on to operate. Since then, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open.

  • Corvette club cruises for a cause


    It's been a few years ago since they had one, but judging by the size of the crowd on Saturday, there will be many more to come.

    Classical Glass Corvette Club had a cruise at Green River Lake on Saturday, the first it has hosted in the past several years.

    In the past, the cruise had been an annual summer event at GRL. But scheduling created a hiccup in planning, and the club ended its tradition.

  • Magistrates discuss changing road requirements

    County residents could soon no longer be required to have their roads blacktopped in order for the county to maintain them.
    Now, residents wanting the county to maintain their roads must submit a request and then abide by several requirements, one being that the road is blacktopped.
    However, on Monday, at a meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Transportation Committee, magistrates discussed how that requirement essentially eliminates some roads from ever being accepted into the county road maintenance system, because the cost to blacktop roads is high.

  • City denies any wrongdoing in crash liability lawsuit

    After being sued two years ago for allegedly causing a crash, the city of Campbellsville has now filed its own lawsuit, saying someone else is responsible. In July 2012, a Louisville insurance company filed suit against the city, claiming that it failed to maintain vegetation around a stop sign, and that caused a crash on South Central Avenue.

  • Man charged with stealing cattle


  • One injured in Saloma Road crash

    A teenager was injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Saloma Road.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Clayton Rule, 20, of 3034 Raikes Hill Road in Elk Horn, had stopped to allow a vehicle to turn left onto Twin Creek Road.
    Cynthia Frank, 19, of 550 Old Pitman Road in Campbellsville, didn’t notice that Rule had stopped his 2003 Ford Crown Victoria and she struck the rear of it with her 2010 Ford Focus. The crash happened at about 5:40 p.m.