Local News

  • Vandalism still a problem at Veterans Memorial Park

    Vandals have again caused damage at Veterans Memorial Park.

    During a meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday, June 4, John Harris, who serves as Taylor County Animal Shelter director and helps with the operation of the park, said a part of a fence has been spray-painted. He said several louvers in a fence will also need to be replaced.

    Magistrate Ed Gorin asked Harris to get an estimate of the cost to repair the damage.

  • Local man to appear on reality TV show 'Redneck Island' on CMT

    Rob Harris has long dreamed of competing on a reality show. Recently his dream came true when he became a contestant on CMT’s “Redneck Island.”

    The program pits 12 contestants against each other in physical and mental challenges on a tropical island a la “Survivor,” with the winner receiving $100,000 for their trouble.

  • Council gives final approval of city budget

    The final figures are in and the city of Campbellsville is expected to operate with nearly $16 million next fiscal year.

    The Campbellsville City Council had final reading of the 2012-2013 budget during a five-minute special meeting Monday. The vote was unanimous and there was no discussion. Council members Patti Phillips, Vangie Ford and Terry Keltner did not attend the meeting.

    The budget - which is about $1 million more than the budget for the current fiscal year - includes a 1-percent raise for City employees, which costs about $45,000.

  • County to run on $10 million budget

    Taylor County will have nearly $10 million to operate with next year.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members had final reading of the County’s 2012-2013 budget on Tuesday night. The vote was unanimous and there was no discussion.

    The County will operate with about $600,000 more this fiscal year than last, though officials say this year’s budget basically mirrors last year’s.

  • Ticks: A big little problem


    They can be smaller than a pencil eraser, but their bite can cause large problems.

    They lurk in tall grass and wooded areas, and according to local officials, have come out earlier than usual looking for a good host.

    The Taylor County Extension Office has already received reports of ticks in Taylor County, likely brought on by unseasonably warm weather.

    Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, said tick season typically begins in April, but he first heard reports of them in March this year.

  • Lebanon man indicted for selling drugs in Taylor County

    A Lebanon man has been charged with selling drugs in Taylor County.

    Anthony Tyrone Graves, 42, of 65 Sunrise Drive, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Graves was charged in two separate indictments with first-degree selling more than four grams and less than four grams of a controlled substance, both allegedly his second offenses.

    Bond in one case was set at $10,000. In the other, bond was set at $5,000 cash.

    If convicted in both cases, Graves could be sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison.

  • Conservation District cost share program announced

    The Taylor County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program through June 15.

    The program was created to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky. The annual cost share funds are administered by conservation districts with priority given to animal waste related problems and agricultural district participants where pollution problems have been identified.

  • Residents asked to clean out recyclables

    Those who bring recyclable items to the city's recycling center or any of the recycling wagons around Taylor County are asked to clean out their items before recycling them.

    Officials have said the items can create problems when they aren't cleaned before left to be recycled.

    They also ask that residents sort their recyclable materials when placing them for recycling.

    White paper should be kept in a separate bag from newspapers, which should be bundled.

  • One injured in Merrimac Road crash

    A Milder Creek man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash on Merrimac Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Randolph Williams, 41, was driving a 1989 International truck on Merrimac Road at 6:30 p.m.

    The report states that Williams left the road, came across the road and then overturned.

    Williams was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Taylor County Fire Department personnel responded.

  • Paintin' the Town


    Kenny Childers, a City Street Department employee, was busy recently painting the town red.

    Childers and a crew of other workers were painting crosswalks red as part of a project to improve the downtown area.