Local News

  • 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.

  • City to limit employee social media use

    City employees must now watch what they say about their employer via social media, or they could be in violation of a new policy.

    The policy was approved during last week's regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, but not without some disagreement between members.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said Council members were given a copy of a proposed policy to review that addresses several issues.

    Young said he asked for some help researching social media and was given the policy he proposes that the Council adopt.

  • Chamber honors Wholesale Hardwood Interiors


    The smell of fresh sawdust is in the air at the Wholesale Hardwood Interiors plant as employees work quickly to fill a customer's order.

    While making a profit is important at the company, serving the community is, too. And WHI has been honored for doing just that.

    WHI recently received Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Chamber Investor award. Chamber member David Alan Newton presented the award at the Chamber's recent banquet.

  • TCES principal leaving for Glasgow job

    When Taylor County Elementary School students head back to the classroom in August, they will be greeted by a new leader.

    TCES Principal Brian Clifford has resigned his post and accepted a principal's position at Austin Tracy Elementary School in Glasgow.

    According to the Glasgow Daily Times, Clifford will replace current principal Scott Harper, who will become director of instruction. Clifford was one of more than 20 candidates for the position.

  • CU Carver School of Social Work and Counseling has pinning ceremony


    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling had a pinning ceremony on May 4 for its May graduates.

    Campbellsville recipients of the Bachelor of Science Social Work degree were Mary Buis, Lindsey Harris, Sarah Hayes, Jessica Oliver and Hannah Sapp.

    Campbellsville Master of Social Work degree recipients were Deanna Barnes, Ahdazsa Dye, Katie Irwin and Leigh Anne Johnson.

    Sarah Creason of Campbellsville received a Master of Science Counseling degree.

  • CU middle school leadership group has banquet


    Campbellsville University Middle School Leadership met at CU for their annual banquet May 10.

    Students from Taylor County Middle School Leadership dressed as their favorite person for the banquet.

    Students, from left, front, are Anthony Hillard as Joe Paterno, Korri Briggs as Amelia Earhart and Sydney Humphress as Shirley Temple Black.