Local News

  • Wise sponsors bill for direct wine shipments

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Direct shipment of wine to consumers would become legal under a bill that advanced in the state Senate today.

    “This is something we have been talking about a long time,” said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, chairman of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee, the legislative panel that advanced the measure, known as Senate Bill 99.

  • Taylor County Fiscal Court hears airport terminal building proposal

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court heard a proposal from the Taylor County Airport Board of Directors about building a new terminal building at Tuesday night’s regular meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Employees of Palmer Engineering spoke to the magistrates and county Judge-Executive Barry Smith about the plans to develop a new terminal building in the coming months.

  • Death investigation in Tennessee has Campbellsville connection


    A death investigation into two individuals found inside a burning car in Dyersburg, Tennessee, has connections to Campbellsville. 

    According to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, a 2019 White Ford Edge was discovered ablaze near the I-155 exit in Dyersburg at around 2:43 a.m. Saturday. The Dyer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the vehicle was registered to a car rental agency in Campbellsville, but it is not yet known which company the car was rented from.

  • Time for a change


    I’ve spent my entire adult career in journalism, beginning work in this field just a few months after my 18th birthday. I was a wide-eyed high school senior who took on the task of taking some photos and writing up recaps of local baseball and softball games for my hometown newspaper, which I had grown up reading. 

  • Remembering the life and legacy of Judy Cox


    Members of the community gathered together Friday afternoon at the Campbellsville Civic Center to remember the late Judy Cox, who served as the director of the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce for 16 years. Cox passed away in September 2018 at the age of 72. 

    The brief ceremony culminated with a ribbon cutting and dedication of a conference room at the Civic Center named in Cox’s honor. 

  • Cakes by Camille set to make Food Network debut Monday


    A Main Street business will be hitting national television airwaves Monday night. 

    Cakes by Camille, a local cupcake shop/bakery located at 111 East Main Street in Campbellsville, will be featured on the Food Network program “Winner Cake All.”

    Owner Shanon Camille O’Banion and Andrea Harmon were featured on the show. Their episode will air at 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. 

    They will be hosting a watch party at the store that night, beginning at 8 p.m.

  • Comer wins national Farm Bureau award, says hemp has a lot of potential in local area


    U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Outstanding New Member of Congress award.

    In an interview, Comer said he was honored to receive the award. 

    Kentucky Farm Bureau endorsed Comer for the award because of his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers.

  • Max Wise kicks off town hall circuit at Taylor County Public Library


    With a brief break from being in Frankfort, State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, began a two-day town hall circuit with the first stop at the Taylor County Public Library Tuesday morning.

    Wise, speaking to an audience of 20-25 constituents that braved the frigid temperatures to make their way to the library, gave an update on some of the top priorities the legislature is facing and took questions from audience members. 

    Below is a brief breakdown of what Wise had to say during the town hall that touched on a wide array of issues. 

  • Taylor County Civic League celebrates MLK Day


    Celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the Taylor County Civic League hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reception Saturday night at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office. 

    Around 100 people braved the rainy weather to attend the ceremony and listen to a lineup of speakers, which featured Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott, pastor of King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville.

    Elliott marched with King, and offered words of encouragement to those in attendance in the form of “three B’s”. 

  • County to hire new shelter director


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court voted to appoint a new director of the Taylor County Animal Shelter in last Thursday’s special-called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The court met in executive session for nearly an hour, and opted to create a position for an animal control officer and director of the shelter.

    The motion passed unanimously.