Local News

  • Pool's future remains in question


    The city pool was a hot-button topic at Monday night’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    City employee Cody Wood provided an update to the council, and the news wasn’t good. He said the pool is in need of a total overhaul, which would cost in the neighborhood of $150,000 to fix.

  • City Council takes first look at upcoming budget


    Campbellsville City Council members got their first look at the proposed budget ordinance for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at a special-called council meeting Thursday evening. 

    The city is proposing a total budget of $24,957,542 for the upcoming fiscal year. 

    Among the most notable changes to the budget from last year is the reduction of the alcohol regulatory fee on alcohol sales from 8 percent to 6 percent. 

  • Taylor County man indicted on murder charge


    A Taylor County man was indicted for murder by a LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 21 for his involvement in a November 2017 fatal accident that killed Stephanie Jensen, 28, of Magnolia.

    Matthew L. Howsden, 33, of Campbellsville was indicted for murder and leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid with death or serious injury.

  • Teaching lessons about veterans


    Taylor County recognized those who have served their country in the military Monday afternoon with the annual community Memorial Day celebration.

    Weather moved the majority of the ceremony indoors to the Campbellsville Civic Center, where speakers including State Rep. John “Bam” Carney and Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, as well as the keynote speaker Roger Cook, superintendent of Taylor County Schools, addressed the crowd of about 70 people on hand.

  • Taylor County Fair set to begin Friday


    With local schools closing for the year, that means it is about time for the Taylor County Fair to begin. 

    And this year, the fair will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing a week of entertainment and fun to the Taylor County community. 

    “We’re really excited for the fair this year, and we hope that a lot of people come out,” Taylor County Fair President Paul Malone said. 

    Festivities will kick off on Friday and continue until Saturday, June 9. 

  • Riggs named new administrator at KCA


    Kentucky Christian Academy has hired a new administrator to lead the school. 

    Alicia Riggs, a Campbellsville native now living in St. Petersburg, Florida, was chosen as the new school administrator at KCA. 

    Riggs will be replacing current administrator Lori Eubank, who will be retiring effective next month. Riggs will officially begin her new position June 18. 

  • Higdon named new superintendent of Taylor County Schools


    The Taylor County School District has a new superintendent, but he is no stranger to those in and around the school system.

    Charles Higdon, Jr. was selected by the Taylor County Board of Education to be the district’s leader for at least the next four years. Higdon was approved by a unanimous vote of the board at a special-called meeting Saturday morning with a standing-room-only audience in attendance at the board’s central office providing a standing ovation.  

  • Young, Allen to meet for mayor in fall


    The votes have been counted from Tuesday’s primary election, and the November general election ballot is officially set after 35 percent of voters went to the polls.

    In the nonpartisan race for mayor of Campbellsville, the top two voter getters who will advance to the fall race are incumbent Tony Young and Brenda Allen. Young has served two terms and is seeking his third against Allen, who also has two terms under her belt.

  • Taylor County School District set to announce new superintendent hire tomorrow


    The Taylor County School District will have a new superintendent by Saturday morning. 

    The Board of Education has called a special-called meeting for 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The only business item on the agenda is "approval of new superintendent hire and contract." 

  • Campbellsville School District discusses 2018-2019 tentative budget


    Campbellsville Independent Schools’ Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the 2018-2019 tentative budget to the CIS Board of Education at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Kidwell said the budget is tentative right now as they await more information from the state before finalizing it. He said the district will have a projected carry forward balance of $1,960,000, a little lower than usual, but that was due to several large projects this year.