Local News

  • Career Academy to partially open by Monday


    While not a full opening, the Central Kentucky Career Academy (formerly Taylor County Elementary School) on Lebanon Avenue is expected to partially open to students in the Taylor County, Campbellsville Independent, and Green County school districts on Monday, according to a statement by Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon, Jr. at the Taylor County Board of Education meeting Monday night. 

  • Amazon pay increase will affect nearly 1,000 employees locally


    Amazon’s recently announced wage increase will affect around 1,000 employees at the company’s fulfillment center in Campbellsville, according to a company spokesperson. 

    Amazon announced last week it was raising the minimum wage for hourly employees, including seasonal employees, to $15 an hour. The wage increase will apply to 750 full-time hourly employees and “hundreds” of seasonal associates at the Campbellsville facility, according to Ashley Robinson, a spokesperson for Amazon, via an email Monday afternoon. 

  • Campbellsville Schools perform well in state assessment


    The Kentucky Department of Education released its state assessment results for Kentucky schools last week, and each of the schools in the Campbellsville Independent School District came out with strong results.

  • Taylor Schools see positive results from state assessment


    The Kentucky Department of Education released its state assessment results for Kentucky schools last week, and the Taylor County School District fared well, according to the results.

    Most notably, Taylor County Elementary/Intermediate exceeded the state average in percentage of students scoring proficient/distinguished in reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

    This year, the assessment results look significantly different as the state transitions its accountability and assessment methods.

  • City moves 911 issue to fiscal court for review


    The Campbellsville City Council voted to ask the Taylor County Fiscal Court to look into an interlocal agreement with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in Monday’s regular scheduled meeting at the Civic Center.

    The agreement is an amendment to the Central Kentucky 911 Network, which mutually serves LFUCG and the participants.

    Wes Dillon, the city’s 911 Center director, told the council there are about 20 participants in the network, which helps route 911 calls to the right locations across central Kentucky.

  • Coroner talks about county's overdose problem


    Drug overdoses do not discriminate, and they are on the rise in Taylor County, around the state, and across the nation.

    That was a portion of the message Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook gave to local healthcare professionals during a meeting of the Alliance for a Better Community at the Taylor County Extension Office last week.

  • Health officials focusing on the flu


    More than 300 people died from influenza in Kentucky last year, and health officials in Kentucky are looking to curb that trend. 

    The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association are partnering together for the “Focus on Flu” campaign, along with local health departments, aimed at increasing the number of Kentucky residents who will receive a flu vaccine this year and raising awareness of the importance of flu vaccines. 

  • Number of reported Hepatitis A cases in Taylor County rises to 29


    A new report from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services states that 29 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Taylor County from Aug. 1, 2017 through Sept. 8, 2018. 

    However, only two of those cases have been confirmed, according to the CHFS report. The report states that 22 of those cases are probable and five are suspected. 

    The biggest jump in reported cases came between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, according to the report. 

  • Crime in Taylor County


    Each year, the Kentucky State Police release an annual Crime in Kentucky report for the previous year. The annual crime reports are extensive documents, with the 2017 report exceeding 400 pages. The report lays out various crime statistics in the state and county-by-county breakdowns. 

    Below are breakdowns of some the numbers for Campbellsville/Taylor County from the report. 


    Group A Crimes

  • Beach Boys Tribute Band to open 41st Arts Series season


    The first show of the 41st season of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is set to kick off Tuesday with a performance that should bring a sense of nostalgia to the crowd. 

    The Tuesday, Oct. 2 show is entitled “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute” is a show that will focus on performing songs by America’s Band, The Beach Boys, a band that reached peak popularity in the mid-1960s, but whose music continues to be played today.