Local News

  • Taylor County Fair set to begin Friday


    With local schools closing for the year, that means it is about time for the Taylor County Fair to begin. 

    And this year, the fair will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing a week of entertainment and fun to the Taylor County community. 

    “We’re really excited for the fair this year, and we hope that a lot of people come out,” Taylor County Fair President Paul Malone said. 

    Festivities will kick off on Friday and continue until Saturday, June 9. 

  • Riggs named new administrator at KCA


    Kentucky Christian Academy has hired a new administrator to lead the school. 

    Alicia Riggs, a Campbellsville native now living in St. Petersburg, Florida, was chosen as the new school administrator at KCA. 

    Riggs will be replacing current administrator Lori Eubank, who will be retiring effective next month. Riggs will officially begin her new position June 18. 

  • Higdon named new superintendent of Taylor County Schools


    The Taylor County School District has a new superintendent, but he is no stranger to those in and around the school system.

    Charles Higdon, Jr. was selected by the Taylor County Board of Education to be the district’s leader for at least the next four years. Higdon was approved by a unanimous vote of the board at a special-called meeting Saturday morning with a standing-room-only audience in attendance at the board’s central office providing a standing ovation.  

  • Young, Allen to meet for mayor in fall


    The votes have been counted from Tuesday’s primary election, and the November general election ballot is officially set after 35 percent of voters went to the polls.

    In the nonpartisan race for mayor of Campbellsville, the top two voter getters who will advance to the fall race are incumbent Tony Young and Brenda Allen. Young has served two terms and is seeking his third against Allen, who also has two terms under her belt.

  • Taylor County School District set to announce new superintendent hire tomorrow


    The Taylor County School District will have a new superintendent by Saturday morning. 

    The Board of Education has called a special-called meeting for 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The only business item on the agenda is "approval of new superintendent hire and contract." 

  • Campbellsville School District discusses 2018-2019 tentative budget


    Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the 2018-2019 tentative budget to the CIS Board of Education at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Kidwell said the budget is tentative right now as they await more information from the state before finalizing it. He said the district will have a projected carry forward balance of $1,960,000, a little lower than usual, but that was due to several large projects this year.

  • Do you know where to vote?


    The primary election is just five days away, taking place on Tuesday, May 22.

    Polls will be open for voters to cast their ballots from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. With tightly contested races for mayor of Campbellsville, magistrate seats on the fiscal court, district judge, and circuit court clerk among others, local residents will have plenty of options on Election Day.

    For those who are unsure of where they must go to vote, we have provided a list of Election Day polling places below, courtesy of the Taylor County Clerk’s Office.

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue awarded $17,000 grant


    Campbellsville Fire-Rescue recently received a grant for more than $17,000 for new rescue and safety equipment through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

    The grant money, according to Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Chief Chris Taylor, was used to purchase six sets of turnout gear and four sets of swiftwater rescue personnel protective equipment.

    The new gear will replace several sets of older gear that was nearing the end of its lifespan, ensuring that fire-rescue personnel have proper equipment while out in the field.

  • Taylor County man arrested following short pursuit


    A Taylor County man was arrested after a short pursuit beginning on South Central Avenue and ending on Bell Avenue, according to a Kentucky State Police report. 

  • Wise mentioned as potential Governor candidate


    Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, is just finishing up his first term as Senator for Kentucky’s 16th District, and he is running again for the seat in November, where write-in candidate Nicole Britton is challenging him. 

    During Wise’s first term in the state legislature, his first venture into public office, he has turned some heads among those involved in Kentucky politics and has done so enough to garner speculation that he could potentially be a candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2019.