Local News

  • Grandview faces uncertain future


    There is a great deal of uncertainty around the community with the recent announcement that Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation could potentially be closing, and approximately 80 residents would have to be relocated, with no clear picture on where many could ultimately wind up. 

    As of now though, there has been no official notice that the facility will be closing. A spokesperson for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) said the investigation is still ongoing.

  • CU angler headed to Bassmasters

    Jordan Alves, CU Sports Information

    JUNCTION CITY, Kansas — A storm rolled in and the lighting struck not twice, but three times, as two college anglers put on the kind of show in a bracket finale that would even make Mother Nature nervous.

  • Schools host active shooter training


    A line of Kentucky State Troopers were parked in front, and the sound of gunshots rang through the halls at Taylor County High School Friday afternoon. 

    While it was an eerie and frightening experience for those inside and outside the building, it was a training experience for personnel from local school districts that was frighteningly realistic.

  • Taylor Schools to hold public hearing on proposed tax increase


    A public hearing is set to take place in two weeks as the Taylor County Board of Education considers a tax increase. 

    According to a notice released from the board Monday afternoon, the hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the board’s central office on East Broadway. 

    The proposed increase will take the tax rate from 58.2 cents on real and personal property to 59.8 cents. The proposed increase would result in an additional $195,355 in revenue for the school district. 

  • Mold issues arise at Taylor County Judicial Center


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court heard about ongoing mold issues at the Taylor County Judicial Center in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Mold and humidity issues have begun wreaking havoc on the 10-year-old judicial center building and have progressively gotten worse over the last few months.

    On Aug. 10, Barry Goodin of Paul Davis Restoration in Elizabethtown contacted Environmental Safety Technologies to perform testing for possible fungal contamination in the judicial center.

  • County looks into LED energy-saving lights


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed a measure at Monday’s special called meeting that District 5 Magistrate Derrick Bright hopes will help the county’s residents save money on electricity in the future.

    Bright presented a request from the homeowner’s association of the Hidden Meadows neighborhood to install LED lighting in the subdivision. The Hidden Meadows HOA is going to pay for the work to take place, which will cost around $2,600 for 44 bulbs to be installed.

  • Comer addresses tariffs, other key issues at Chamber meeting


    A much-larger-than-expected crowd was on hand at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Thursday afternoon to hear U.S. Representative James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, speak. 

    Comer spoke on a number of topics, but a pressing issue that many local business owners and manufacturing representatives at the luncheon wanted to hear Comer speak on is the ongoing tariff situation between the United States and several of its trade partners. 

  • Bobby Phillips files as Independent for County Judge-Executive


    A new candidate has filed to run for County Judge-Executive in Taylor County as an independent candidate.

    Bobby Lee Phillips, owner of Phillips Agri, completed the process of filing for office last Friday, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney. 

    Phillips completed the necessary requirements, including changing his political party before Jan. 1, and gathering 100 signatures on his nomination papers in order to appear on the ballot. 

  • Campbellsville School District will not increase tax rate


    In a meeting that exceeded two hours Monday evening, the Campbellsville Independent School Board voted unanimously to not take a tax increase on real and personal property next year.

    After extensive discussion between the board members, CIS Finance Director Chris Kidwell and CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, the board decided to keep the same tax rate for next year, which sits at 65.4. Board member Mitch Overstreet was not present for the meeting.

  • Two killed in Sunday crash


    A two-vehicle accident on KY 210 Sunday evening left two people dead and resulted in another being airlifted from the scene, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. 

    The report stated that 21-year-old Brandon Henry was operating a 2015 Volkswagen westbound on KY 210 when he attempted to pass three vehicles in a no-passing zone, according to witnesses at the scene.