Local News

  • Mayoral Forum hosted by CU students


    It was clear from the beginning of Tuesday night’s mayoral forum at Campbellsville University that each of the six candidates vying to be elected to the city’s highest executive office prioritize bringing jobs to the community. 

    Jobs, or what candidates deemed to be a lack thereof in Campbellsville, dominated the discussion at Tuesday’s forum, an event organized by CU students to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the six candidates. 

  • Wise holds town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools


    Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, held the first of several upcoming town halls at local school districts in the 16th Senate District Tuesday night with a town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Hamilton Auditorium.

  • 5th District Magistrate Ed Gorin retires from Fiscal Court


    A long-serving Taylor County magistrate is stepping down due to his health.

    Ed Gorin, who serves as magistrate in District 5, wrote the court a letter explaining he was retiring because of health reasons after nearly 16 years of service.

  • State Sen. Max Wise to hold town halls at local schools


    State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, will be holding town halls at school districts across the 16th Senate District in the coming weeks. 

    Locally, Wise will be holding a town hall at Campbellsville Independent Schools at Hamilton Auditorium at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 1. 

    On Wednesday, May 9, Wise will hold another town hall at Roger D. Cook Auditorium at Taylor County High School. That event will also be at 5 p.m. ET. 

  • Mayoral forum set for Tuesday evening


    Campbellsville residents will have a chance to hear from each of the six candidates vying to be the city’s mayor.

    A political forum is set for Tuesday, May 1, at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel at 7 p.m.

    Incumbent Mayor Tony Young, who is seeking a third term in office, as well as challengers Brenda Allen, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders, Patricia “Patti” Phillips, Roger Robertson, and Steven Seibech have all agreed to participate in the forum, according to event organizers.

  • Campbellsville man tased after three-hour standoff near CU campus


    A standoff between law enforcement and a Campbellsville man inside his residence on Durrett Street in Campbellsville ended with the man being tased and taken into custody, according to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Elwin Hardin, 78, was taken into custody after being incapacitated after a police officer deployed his taser on Hardin following a three-hour standoff with law enforcement at his home.

  • Taylor Schools continue superintendent search


    The screening committee charged with screening candidates for the Taylor County Schools Superintendent job met for the third time Monday evening to develop a list of candidates to be presented to the board of education at its regular meeting on May 8. 

    The screening committee has held two previous meetings, one earlier this month on April 9, to choose applicants for background and reference checks, and the first initial meeting was a joint meeting with the board to initially begin the process. 

  • Man charged with assaulting another with hammer


    A Taylor County man accused of assaulting another man with a hammer in early March was among 19 individuals indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Jeffery A. Jones, 55, of Beechwood Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, being a persistent felony offender, and six counts of third-degree criminal mischief. 

  • Christian concert coming to Taylor County May 11


    Jamie Browning was at Xtreme Winter, a Christian conference featuring musical guests and various speakers, two years ago with a group from Elk Horn Baptist Church.

    His church had been working with Jeff Roberts & Associates to bring musical acts to Campbellsville and Taylor County, and one band – Tenth Avenue North –kept coming up for a potential concert.

  • Plow Days draws record crowd


    Board members for the Homeplace on Green River know that turnout for events held at the 220-acre farm along Highway 55 is heavily dependent on weather.

    The weather could not have been much better for Plow Days at the Homeplace last Saturday.

    Temperatures were a little cool earlier in the morning, but remained in the mid-60s for the majority of the day, and with hardly a cloud in sight, it made for an excellent day for plow demonstrations, food, music, and a wide array of arts and craft vendors and demonstrators.