Local News

  • TCHS student receives Bluegrass Cellular scholarship

    Kaitlin Mardis from Campbellsville, a Taylor County High School graduate, has been named a recipient of the 2012 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship.

    Bluegrass Cellular awarded 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each to students in the company's 40-county service area.

    This is the 11th year Bluegrass Cellular has recognized high school students through its scholarship program.

  • Crusade for Children raises nearly $30,000 locally


    This year's Crusade for Children roadblocks collected $29,70 in Taylor County, which volunteers say is about $3,000 more than last year's fundraiser.

    Funds collected will come back to local schools to help fund programs for students with disabilities.

    Volunteers went door-to-door soliciting donations and set up roadblocks. Volunteers went door-to-door to help increase donations.

    Over the three-day collection period on June 1-3, 55 firefighters and EMS personnel and about 50 civilian volunteers participated.

  • One injured in Old Pitman Road crash


    A Campbellsville woman was injured Saturday after her motorcycle was struck by a car.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Lloyd L. Parrott, 55, of 445 Woodhill Drive in Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 527. Linda Hayes, 61, of 94 Hunters Trace in Campbellsville, was traveling south.

    As Parrott attempted a left turn onto Old Pitman Road, the report states, he turned his 2006 Saturn into the path of Hayes’ 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • Animal shelter could be in new building in July

    Though the details haven’t been ironed out just yet, magistrates are forging ahead with a spay and neuter voucher system at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    On Thursday, Taylor County Fiscal Court’s New Projects and Special Services Committee met to discuss the voucher program and the status of the new animal shelter building.

  • Hospital contractors on strike over hiring issues

    With homemade picket signs in tow, the men stand firm.

    Taylor Regional Hospital’s new surgical center should be completed in a few months, according to CEO Jane Wheatley. She says a worker strike at the construction site shouldn’t delay the opening, which is slated for Oct. 8.

    On Monday, several workers with the Wehr Constructors Inc. who belong to a carpenters union group went on strike, demanding that Wehr use all union carpenters.

  • Library hosts wall breaking at new site


    “The librarian at the library goes shh, shh, shh,” they sang to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus,” “shh shh shh, shh shh shh.”

    What happened next likely won’t ever be allowed in Taylor County’s public library again.

    Library board members, employees and some children used hammers to take turns breaking down a wall at the building that will soon become the new library.

  • City to give pay raises after all

    Though it wasn’t included last month, city employees are now slated to receive a raise in July.

    After requests to include at least a 1-percent salary increase, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and City Clerk Cary Noe went back to the drawing board.

    At Monday’s regular meeting, Council members were presented with a budget that includes the requested 1-percent salary increase for full-time employees.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the city’s 2012-2013 budget during their regular meeting last month.

  • Local law enfocement agencies battle synthetic drugs


    Campbellsville Police were busy last Thursday paying visits to some local businesses that may have been selling items used to make synthetic drugs.

  • CU presents Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    For the 10th year in a row, Campbellsville University has awarded the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan award.

    Campbellsville resident Dr. Larry D. Noe is this year's community recipient, and Jordan Cornett, a senior from Lexington, was the student recipient.

  • CU announces spring dean's, president's lists

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the spring 2012 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a GPS of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    The spring 2012 academic honors' list includes a total of 460 students, with 188 achieving a 4.0 GPA and having been named to the president's list.