Local News

  • TRH hosts annual community health fair


    It costs $12 and has the potential to save lives.

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual community health fair on Saturday, and about 1,300 people attended.

    Those who attended could get a general health panel performed for $12, regardless of whether they have health insurance.

    The health panel includes a complete blood count and comprehensive metabolic, thyroid stimulating hormone and coronary risk profiles. Prostate screening was available for men for an additional $8.

  • Contractor strike continues at Taylor Regional Hospital

    It’s been nearly three weeks and they’re still standing firm.

    Workers are still on strike at the Taylor Regional Hospital surgical center construction site. The strike began on June 4 after contract negotiations stalled.

    TRH CEO Jane Wheatley said there have been additional employees hired to perform the work of those who have gone on strike. As such, she says the tentative Oct. 8 opening date for the center shouldn’t have to be delayed.

  • County has full-time technology employee


    Taylor County will now employ its own information technology support employee, after Campbellsville City Council members voted at a recent meeting to no longer share that employee with the county.

    IT Specialist Tony Smith currently works for both the city and county. The city pays 40 percent of Smith’s salary, with the county paying the remaining 60.

  • Taylor County students learn with PRIDE


    Nature came to life in classrooms in Taylor County during the past school year, thanks to the PRIDE Environmental Education Outreach Program.

    The program sent 15 environmental education liaisons into schools in 22 counties, reaching a total of 36,825 students between September 2011 and this past May.

    In Taylor County, liaison Shellie Kendall worked with 989 students in Taylor County and Campbellsville Independent Schools.

  • Murder victim's family sues Medco


    A civil suit has been filed against a local nursing home, alleging it failed to supervise a former employee who has been charged with murdering her husband.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph Kenneth Wise. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.She has formally pleaded not guilty to the crime, and the prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • TCES releases honor roll

    Taylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Intermediate students listed follow.

    All A's

    Trinity Adams, Chelsey Adcock, Vanessa Allen, Ashton Anderson, Ethan Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Katelyn Arnold, Tyler Atwood, Chris Balsan, Lauren Barnes, Kyler Beard, Sarah Beard

  • Campbellsville student earns veterinary degree


    Andy Pike of Campbellsville has earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2012.

    Pike earned a degree in agriculture in 2004 from Western Kentucky University, and he is a 1999 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    The veterinary program at Auburn is the oldest in the south and the nation's seventh oldest. More than 6,300 doctors of veterinary medicine have graduated since the first degrees were officially awarded in 1909.

  • Orientations help new students adapt to campus life at Campbellsville University


    Ellie McKinley

    Campbellsville University

    One student said it was the warm welcome she got at Campbellsville University, and another said she made friends she knows who will help her as she begins classes.

    Both students were discussing what they experienced during CU's first LINC sessions June 7-9, when 275 students and commuters attended the first of several sessions in the summer.

  • Knifleys are Farm Family of the Year


    It’s a three-generation operation, but the family is hoping it might become four one day.

    Leroy, his son Eugene and grandson Lyle Knifley operate a large farm on Old Columbia Road in Campbellsville. They grow corn, beans and wheat and Lyle has about 100 baby calves. Leroy started the operation in the 1960s after closing Knifley Feed and Supply in Elk Horn.

    “Been doing it ever since,” Eugene said.

  • The Grandview, a Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility, is Chamber Business of the Year


    It’s not about keeping the beds full. It’s about keeping those who are in the beds happy and healthy.

    The Grandview, a Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility, recently received the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award. Chamber member Kathy English presented the award at the Chamber’s banquet last month. Other nominees were Auto Smart, Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture and the Taylor County Extension Office.