Local News

  • Grand jury indicts 18


    A Columbia man was indicted on a sodomy charge with the victim being under 12 years of age by a Taylor County grand jury last week. 

    Chaz A. Shofner, 22, of Columbia, was indicted on the charge, which is a Class A felony, punishable by 20-50 years in jail or life imprisonment, according to Kentucky Revised Statute 532.060. 

    The alleged offense(s) occurred between Dec. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016, according to the indictment. 

  • Man leads police on chase through Taylor and Adair County


    A man was arrested after leading law enforcement on a pursuit through Taylor County and into Adair County late Friday night. 

    According to law enforcement, Chadwick Hagan, 36, was operating a 2007 Dodge Charger westbound on U.S. 68 in Taylor County when he collided into the rear of a 2005 Honda Accord, operated by Philip Benningfield. 

  • Strong winds cause damage in county


    A microburst wind struck the southern part of Taylor County early Sunday morning, leaving a path of property damage for residents and businesses in its wake. 

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Dooley, the microburst came through at around 4 a.m. Sunday. 

    The powerful winds came as a surprise to many in the area. 

    Property in the area of New Columbia Road and Green River Marina were most damaged by the powerful wind gust, approximately six miles south of Campbellsville. 

  • Chamber honors local citizens, businesses


    Former Central Kentucky News-Journal Sports Editor Bobby Brockman was selected as the 2018 Everette Lee Citizen of the Year by the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 69th annual banquet Thursday night. 

    Brockman, who unexpectedly passed away in January at the age of 61, served as Sports Editor for more than three decades, was known as a sports historian for Campbellsville University and provided sports news on local radio stations. 

  • Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration drawing near


    Main Street will soon be bustling with people, vendors, and music, and fireworks will light up the sky over Campbellsville. 

    The city’s Fourth of July celebration is on the horizon, celebrating its 43rd consecutive year, and the Fourth of July Committee is continuing to put in several hours to ensure that this year’s celebration is a success. 

    The theme for the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration this year is “Celebrating Family, Faith, and Freedom.” 


  • Fiscal Court passes budget


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at Tuesday night’s special called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The new budget has $5,302,780.00 in the general fund, $4,152,476 in the jail fund, $1,984,584 in the road fund and $40 in the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund for a total of $11,439,880.

  • Conner indicted in May robberies


    A Campbellsville man was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on 21 criminal charges after robbing three Campbellsville University students at knifepoint, then threatening a store clerk with a knife before robbing two other individuals at their homes. 

  • A Fine Farm Family


    Randall Caulk grew up on his family farm on Finley Ridge Road in Taylor County, and he still calls that farm home today. His decades of hard work and dedication are what led the Taylor County Fair Board to present him and his wife, Linda Haydon Caulk, with the 2018 Finest Farm Family Award.

    Randall said the award is special because he is a small farmer.

    “I wasn’t expecting this, but it means a lot to me,” he said.

  • Petition circulating to bring dog park to Campbellsville


    A petition is circulating locally to create a dog park in the Campbellsville/Taylor County community. 

    Dylan Ford, an assistant track and cross country coach at Campbellsville University, recently started the petition with a small group of friends to create a safe place for people to bring their dogs to and let them play. 

  • Mayor addresses many city topics at Chamber Luncheon


    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was the featured speaker at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday. 

    Young, in his “State of the City” address, spoke on many of the most notable concerns regarding the city, including the city pool, city streets, sewage overflows at Miller Park, the increase in pension contributions, and more. 

    The Pool