Local News

  • July Fourth winners announced


    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration committee recently announced the winners of this year's July Fourth competitions.

    The winners are:

  • Police offer summer safety tips

    Campbellsville Police Department says there are dangers to children in and around cars that residents should know.

    One of those dangers is hyperthermia, or heat stroke, from being left unattended in a parked vehicle, according to a news release.

    "Never leave children alone in the car - not even at the convenience store with the engine running. Vehicles heat up quickly - even with a window rolled down two inches, if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, the temperature inside the vehicle can reach deadly levels in only 10 minutes."

  • New doctor joins Family Allergy and Asthma


    Dr. Joseph C. Turbyville has joined Family Allergy and Asthma after serving 15 years in the U.S. Army.

    Turbyville's Army career included tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, and he continues to serve with the Kentucky National Guard. He is board certified in pediatrics and allergy/immunology.

    Turbyville joins Family Allergy and Asthma from his most recent position as chief of allergy, immunology and immunizations at Fort Knox.

    Turbyville has begun seeing patients at the Campbellsville office, located at 111 Wildflower Drive.

  • Benningfield promoted to senior manager


    Campbellsville native Cara L. Benningfield, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager at BKD CPAs & Advisors in Bowling Green.

    Benningfield helps with leveraged employee stock ownership plans for closely held middle-market companies. Her experience with ESOPs includes transaction structuring, providing financing assistance, tax planning and coordinating transaction closings.

    Benningfield is the daughter of Lora and Steve Crawley of Campbellsville. Her grandmothers are Alta Crawley and Eudinia Fox, both of Campbellsville.

  • Pets, farm animals need protection from extreme heat


    These may be the dog days of summer, but they are anything but good days for dogs and other animals.

    Temperatures have soared to more than 100 degrees in recent days, and while people have had to deal with the extreme heat, it has also presented a challenge for four-legged creatures to keep cool and stay safe.

    A local veterinarian says it’s important to be prepared to care for pets in the summer heat.

  • Wise wants murder trial moved

    The Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband with an overdose of liquid morphine has asked that her murder trial be moved to out of Taylor County because of pre-trial publicity.

    If her request isn’t approved, the woman says she believes her right to a fair trial will be jeopardized.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

  • TCES could split into two schools

    Taylor County Elementary School students don’t have a new principal just yet.

    And when they go back to school next month, there could be two schools - and two principals - in the TCES building.

    TCES Principal Brian Clifford resigned his post last month to accept a principal’s position at Austin Tracy Elementary School in Barren County.

    According to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook, the search for Clifford’s replacement has proven difficult.

  • New community theatre group set to take the stage


    G.B. Dixon says he can’t remember a time when he didn’t love the theater. The Kentucky Classic Theatre artistic director says that the motivation has changed, however.

    “As a kid, you want attention,” he said. “Then you want to give people something uplifting. Most modern theater is dark. We wanted to tell positive, moral tales.”

  • Extreme heat still poses safety threat

    The recent heat wave left many in Kentucky scrambling to find a way to beat the heat as temperatures soared above 100 degrees.

    Local officials have several suggestions for combating the heat. One might believe that the Campbellsville’s pool would be a hot spot for those hoping to cool off, but City Pool Manager Steve Doss says that’s not the case.

  • Blood shortage a concern for Red Cross


    “You never know when somebody’s gonna need that,” he said.

    And he should know.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Department hosted its first blood drive last year. On the day of the drive, there was a fatal crash in Taylor County.

    Deputy Billy Rice said the crash shows residents just how important it is to donate blood so those in need can receive it when they need it.

    The American Red Cross blood supply has reached extremely low levels, and Taylor County residents have a chance to help.