Local News

  • 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.

  • Green River Ministries Cardboard Nation set for tomorrow


    Most people have never experienced being truly homeless, but Green River Ministries has organized an event to give citizens an opportunity to get a taste of what those who are homeless experience each night. 

    The event is called “Cardboard Nation,” according to Green River Ministries Executive Director Miranda Willis, and it is a one-night homeless simulation taking place on the lawn at the Green River Ministries office on Clem Haskins Boulevard. 

  • Salaries set at fiscal court meeting


    The Taylor County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night and approved numerous measures during its monthly meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Among them was approving Martin Sanitation to provide Port-A-Potties for the city’s Fourth of July celebration this summer. Martin Sanitation gave the court a bid of $4,235.

  • Everything... and the kitchen sink


    In his 45 years living alongside Highway 210 in Campbellsville, Bob McMahan has witnessed all kinds of trash thrown into his yard.

    From bottles to fast food wrappers and everything else imaginable, McMahan and his wife, Edith, spend at least one day a week walking through their yard picking up the trash left behind by passersby.

    The only thing missing was the kitchen sink.

    Until now.

    While mowing grass on a chilly Monday afternoon, McMahan noticed a brand-new sink lying on an embankment in his front yard near the road.

  • Twenty-six indicted by grand jury


    A local business owner charged with shooting another man on Gowdy Street in January has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on first-degree assault charges. 

    Richard T. Fedewa, 37, owner of the Towne Motel in Campbellsville, faces a Class B felony charge after the incident on Jan. 26, in which Campbellsville Police say the victim was transported from the scene with injuries considered to be possibly life-threatening at the time. 

  • Future teachers face challenges


    With a month left until graduation, most college students are planning graduation festivities, spending time with friends, and beginning the process of employment applications. 

    For T.J. Rayhill, a Campbellsville University education student on the verge of graduation in May, he spent a night last week contemplating his future as an educator in the state of Kentucky.