Local News

  • Marineau named interim chamber director


    There will be a new, but familiar, face leading the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

    Suzanne Grubesic, who took over the position last spring, announced at this month’s Chamber luncheon that she is stepping down from the position. Grubesic announced that the interim chamber director will be Niki Marineau.

    She said Marineau would be an excellent fit to continue the positive momentum that the Chamber has built over the last several months, with several new businesses joining and a lot of enthusiasm from Chamber members.

  • Youth learn, share message of peace


    Around the country, people are observing the month of February as Black History Month, and Campbellsville’s First Baptist Church is no exception.

    The church has already had a couple of programs the first two Sundays of this month, aimed at celebrating the accomplishments of historical figures and educating children and others about the past, present, and future.

    Sheila Taylor and other members of First Baptist Church have been working with children in the church to conduct performances aimed at observing Black History Month.

  • Taylor County Civic Club celebrates Black History Month


    It was a time to reflect upon the past and look toward the future.

    A large crowd, in some cases several generations of the same family, was on hand at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville on Sunday for the Taylor County Civic Club’s 28th annual Black History Month celebration.

    They stood and sang negro hymns and the church echoed with ‘amens’ as one speaker after another recalled the history of African-Americans, reminding the crowd that “God has brought us a long way, but we have a long way to go.”

  • Local musician Chase McDaniel and 4th + Main to perform in Taylor County


    It is going to feel like a homecoming of sorts for local musician Chase McDaniel when he, along with the other members of his country music quartet 4th + Main, perform at the Roger D. Cook Auditorium at Taylor County High School a week from Saturday.

    McDaniel has well-established roots in the area. He is a Green County High School graduate, but calls Campbellsville home as well. He moved to Nashville and became a part of 4th + Main, a group that is continuing to rise in the country music world.

  • CMS Principal Lewis earns high praise from board of education


    Campbellsville Middle School Principal Zach Lewis earned high praise from Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith and members of the CIS Board of Education at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.

    Lewis, who is in his first year as principal of CMS, presented to the board an update about the various activities and accomplishments the students have had thus far in the school year.

  • Sublett writes book detailing cancer battle


    Don Sublett never imagined that he would one day become a published author.

    But the journey that began in 2006 for the U.S. Air Force veteran led him down a path that he will never forget, with highs, lows, and everything in between.

    Sublett is a Campbellsville native, a graduate of the Campbellsville High School Class of 1965. After graduating high school, Sublett spent a year at Campbellsville College before flunking out and then joining the military shortly thereafter.

  • Cook says state could force major cuts for schools


    Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has been outspoken about some of the potential cuts to education in the upcoming state budget.

    He doubled down on those stances at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    With potential increases in costs coming for school transportation, employee insurance, retirement, and other areas, Cook told the board that the district could see as much as a $1.2 million increase in expenditures coming out of the school’s general fund.

  • Search is on for motel robber


    The Campbellsville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual suspected in an armed robbery at the Best Western Motel on East Broadway.

    The burglary occurred just after midnight on Saturday, according to a Campbellsville Police report.

  • Campbellsville Police search for suspect in armed robbery


    The Campbellsville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an individual suspected in an armed robbery at the Best Western Motel on East Broadway. 

    The burglary occurred just after midnight on Saturday, according to a Campbellsville Police report. 

  • Bills aim to consolidate school districts and counties across the state


    Two bills currently in the state legislature have been drawing strong opinions from both sides of the issues.