Local News

  • Plans being made for new sports complex

    If you build it, they will come.

    That is the thought Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and some others have had when considering building a new sports complex in the community.

    Young and about 20 other people attended a meeting on Tuesday for people determined to be “community stakeholders” in the project, including parents and coaches involved with local youth sports programs and others.

  • Williams named TCES interim principal


    After having difficulty finding the right candidate from an application pool to permanently take the reigns, Taylor County Elementary School will have an interim principal this upcoming school year.

    And that interim principal will be a familiar face.

    According to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook, the TCES Site-Based Decision Making Council agreed last Thursday to have Taylor County Middle School teacher Donna Williams fill the interim principal post while the Council continues its search for a permanent replacement.

  • Cancer study seeks 200 participants


    They are hoping that at least 200 people will participate.

    And with more than a month left to sign up and more than 100 already registered, officials say they are confident that they will surpass the 200 mark.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in a study by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.

    The American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study is a national research study with the goal to help better understand the factors that cause cancer.

  • Grand jury charges six with robbery

    Six people have been charged with committing robbery in Taylor County, stemming from separate incidents in which two people were allegedly robbed by force.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted the defendants last Tuesday.

    Mykah Wyatt, 20, and Cartina Hewitt, no age given, both of 46 Anna Court in Campbellsville, and Cody R. Harvey, 21, of 709 Cumberland Way in Campbellsville, were charged with second-degree burglary.

  • July 16 is deadline for Farm Service programs

    The USDA Farm Service agency reminds producers that today is the deadline for various assistance programs.

    The annual crop certification deadline is today. Producers must file accurate reports for all crops and land uses by today, including failed acreage and prevented planting to ensure they receive the maximum program benefits.

    Acreage reports on crops covered by the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program should be filed at a county FSA office by today or no later than 15 calendar days before the onset of harvest or grazing of the acreage being reported.

  • City applies for loan to complete water tank project

    The city has applied for a loan to pay for its $2.3 million water storage tank project. And with the application for the loan comes a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help with the cost.

    In all, the city has received just more than $2 million in grant funding for the project, though to get $550,000 of that, it must apply for a $1.6 million loan, which must be spent first to pay for the project.

  • Library plans delayed

    State officials still haven't given their OK to the plans to convert the former Gabehart Lumber building into the new Taylor County Public Library.

    Library officials are hopeful that the delay in getting the go-ahead to start the project won't delay its completion date, however.

    District Board members met on Monday to discuss the status of the project, among other items.

  • Teen injured after striking home with vehicle

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies investigated a one-vehicle crash on KY 70 at 11:50 a.m.

    The report states that Aaron Darnell, 17, told deputies that he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the eastbound lane of traffic and ran through a field. Darnell's vehicle then struck a home at 6641 Liberty Road and caught on fire. The fire from Darnell's 1997 Chevrolet truck then caught the home on fire.

  • Taylor County FFA members attend state camp


    Taylor County FFA recently took 16 students to Kentucky Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg.

    Members attending included Hannah Hall, Mariah Malone, Makayla Mardis, Samantha Buckman, Weston Sullivan, Cole Gribbins, Austin Benningfield, Michala Caulk, Winnie Cheuvront, Cody Bowling, Cindy Wooldridge, Mason Arnold, Angella Farmer, Katelyn Carter, Jesse Hurdt and Rachel Hinton.

    During the week of camp, members participate in two special-interest classes and two sports of their choosing.

  • CES presents end of the year awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

    Kindergarten students receiving reading awards for reading 50 books are Ryder Cundiff, Allison Sumners, Alexis Sharp, Willie Nunn, Daniel Caton, Kiara Graves, Diego Noyola, Evan Finn, Conner Rinehart, Paige Cochran, Ethan Cox, Kaylin Forbis, Chase Lawless, Heather Leggett, Jacob Lyons, Brianna Lyons, Keely Thompson, Kehleigh Vaught, A.J. Williams, Karlie Cox, Ellington Gowin, Aden Ritchie, Lily Sallee, Layla Steen, Kalli Howard and Zakkry Montgomery.