Local News

  • 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.

  • St. Baldrick's event set for April 28 on CU campus


    Campbellsville University is hosting St. Baldrick’s once again.

    The event, the purpose of which is to raise money to fight childhood cancer, is Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Stapp Lawn.

    There was a possibility of Campbellsville not hosting the event this year after Donna Wise, who had been the organizer for 10 years, decided she would no longer be involved.

  • Police recognized for presence at city school district


    The board room at the Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Central Office was filled to capacity Monday night with members of the Campbellsville Police Department. 

    Campbellsville Chief of Police Pat Thompson and members of the department were recognized by CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith and board members as part of the board’s CHANGE awards, presented at each monthly meeting. 

  • Some local polling places changed for upcoming election


    Voters in two precincts will be casting their ballots at a new location during the May Primary Election and any election moving forward. 

    Voters who reside in the Oak Hill/Poplar Grove precinct will now be voting at Salem Baptist Church located at 271 Salem Church Road. Voters previously went to Dakota Farms Gift Shop to vote in elections. 

  • County teachers attend rally


    More than 60 teachers from the Taylor County School District traveled to Frankfort last Friday to take part in a rally involving educators from across the state. 

    The number of teachers attending the rally led to school being cancelled in the district on Friday, as Taylor County joined with around 40 other school districts in the state cancelling school for the day. 

  • Local students accepted into military academies


    Mikey Sanford, Taylor County High School, U.S. Air Force Academy

     The Sanford family has an honorable history of attending military academies, and Mikey Sanford, a senior at Taylor County High School, is continuing that rich history.

    Mikey recently found out that he was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a prestigious acceptance as just a little more than 12 percent of applicants to the academy are granted acceptance.