Local News

  • CPD passes audit with top rating

    Campbellsville Police Department recently received the results from an audit conducted by the Kentucky State Police to determine compliance and accuracy of data maintained within the department’s E-911 Communications Center.

    Campbellsville Police had no errors in their data and for the agencies for which CPD helps with access to the Law Information Network of Kentucky and the National Crime Information Center.

  • County takes over operation of recycling center

    The county will take over operation of the city’s recycling center on Monday, but residents might not notice a difference.

    Officials have been preparing for the change in management for several months with many meetings to discuss the logistics.

    There are no immediate plans to change the way recyclable items are collected at the recycling center, which is located in Miller Park.

    Magistrates met at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at press time, to discuss final preparations for the shift in management.

  • Relay for Life expects to top goal of $40,000

    They met their goal. Not only did more people participate, they also raised more money to help fight cancer.

    Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life events were Friday and Saturday at Taylor County High School’s track.

    Jamaal Stiles, chair of this year’s events, said the goal was to raise $40,000. As of last weekend, about $37,000 had been collected with more donations expected.

    Last year, he said, about $32,500 was raised.

    “We’re so happy,” Stiles said.

  • Local woman killed in two-vehicle crash


    A Christian woman who loved the Lord and her family. That’s how those who knew Hallie Childers described her.

    Childers, 90, died on Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital after being a passenger in a two-vehicle crash.

    She was buried on Wednesday in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

  • Beshear brings money for water tank

    The city of Campbellsville is now nearly $750,000 richer, thanks to a state grant to help pay for a new water storage tank.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was in Taylor County on Tuesday afternoon to announce that the city has received a $746,000 grant to help fund a water tank project in the industrial park.

    At the ceremony, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young welcomed the many local and state officials and residents who attended.

    “You all, this is a good day,” he said.

  • Taylor County students graduate from Rogers Explorers


    Campbellsville Middle School students Paige Dabney, Kathryn Doss and Kenzie Murrell and Taylor County Middle School student Korri Briggs have graduated from The Center for Rural Development's 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

    The students put their math, science and technology skills to work this summer attending the opening session of the Rogers Explorers program from June 3-5 on the Lindsey Wilson College campus in Columbia.

  • Pajama Party!


    Taylor County Public Library hosted pajama parties, complete with stories, crafts and dressing the part, for participants in the “Dream Big ... READ!” summer reading program last week.

  • Rising heat could cause fire hazards

    Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees in Taylor County beginning Thursday and continuing through Monday.

    Acccording to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the heat, when combined with critically low relative humidities, west winds at 10 to 15 mph and dry vegetation, can cause outdoor fire hazards.

    Residents are urged to use caution when outdoors.

  • Local man receives probation for sex crime


    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.

    Nathan Jay Bradshaw, 24, of 420 Kenny St., was indicted last August by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Bradshaw appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly in March and entered a guilty plea to first-degree sexual abuse. The persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

  • Local guard unit wins prestigious award for second straight year


    The Alexander Hamilton Award annually recognizes an outstanding Army National Guard Field Artillery Battery for superb mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence. This year the 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery received the award for the second straight year. Bravo Battery is located in Campbellsville.