Local News

  • Ways to love your public library


    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Libraries are nonprofit organizations that depend on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help ensure that they remain free to the millions of people who visit in person or via the Internet each year.

    You can contribute to libraries by:

    • Consider a tax-deductible gift to your library. Libraries have memorial programs, endowments and other opportunities to support library services.

  • Campbellsville Schools will offer summer food program

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will again offer the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program.

    Meals will be served in the Campbellsville Middle School cafeteria Monday through Friday to children at no charge. The program began May 21 and continues through June 8.

    Breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    For more information, call Jeff Richardson at 465-4162.

  • CU students win awards in juried art show


    Campbellsville University recently had its annual juried student art show and many Campbellsville residents took home awards.

    Tim Wood, a Campbellsville resident and 2003 CU graduate, judged the competition. Wood works for the Taylor County School System as an art teacher.

    Rick Wilson, a graduate student from Campbellsville, received an honorable mention in the photography category with his photo "Timeless Sunrise."

  • Donors still needed for upcoming blood drives


    They say they do it because it’s an easy way to help other people.

    But the American Red Cross says not as many people donate blood in the summer, which can have an impact on the blood supply for those in need.

    American Red Cross Program Manager for Communications Katy Maloy says the number of blood donations tends to decline in the summer months, as eligible donors seem to find less time to give.

  • Drug court changes woman's life

    Her life was once full of partying and focusing on how to get her next high. But now, her life is full of her children’s ball games, meetings with other recovering addicts and classes to get her life back on track.

    Ashlee Karr, 27, was once addicted to prescription medications. She says her addiction led to her committing crimes to get her fix.

    Karr, of Campbellsville, who graduated from high school in 2002, says her use of pain medications began while she was a teenager.

  • Plane carrying CU group diverted after bomb threat

    Campbellsville University students had praise for flight attendants, the pilot and Border Patrol as they handled an emergency situation on US Airways 787 on Tuesday as they were flying back from a mission trip from Niger.

    Nine CU students, along with Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries, and Trent Creason, campus ministries intern, both of Campbellsville, were on the plane that was flying from Paris to Charlotte, N.C. The plane was diverted to Bangor, Maine, after a woman told workers said she had a bomb.

  • Local cemetery vandalized

    When family members and others visit local cemeteries on Monday, most will find everything just as they were the last time they visited.

    Others, however, will find damage that has been done by vandals.

    That’s what Barry Allen found last week when he visited Oddfellow Cemetery on George Williams Street in Campbellsville.

    Allen has family members, including his parents, buried in the cemetery, and he makes sure the property is cared for by paying someone to do the work, including mowing.

  • Reynolds named Ag Person of the Year


  • National EMS Week honors public servants


    They don’t do it for the money. They do it to help people.

    This week has been set aside to recognize EMS workers as National Emergency Medical Services Week.

    Taylor County is home to many EMS personnel who put themselves in harms way to help others on what could likely be the worst day of their lives. Gary Magers, who serves as director at Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, says people might get into the field because they believe it will be exciting.

  • Voters go to the polls today


    The turnout for today’s Primary Election will likely be light.
    Republicans will vote for a presidential candidate and Democrats will pick presidential and United States congress representative candidates.
    With only those two races to draw voters, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said he expects no more than 7 to 8 percent of registered voters to cast their ballots.