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Today's News

  • CPD now carrying Narcan

    Officers from the Campbellsville Police Department will soon be equipped with naloxone, better known as the name brand drug Narcan, thanks to help from Taylor County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) and Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS.

  • ‘Helping Out People Every Day’

    “You don’t have to tell people who Jesus is when you show people who Jesus is.”

    That’s the motto First Baptist Church Pastor Montel Richardson has tried to instill in all of his decisions since first coming to Campbellsville two years ago. It was this motto that helped drive him when first starting The H.O.P.E. Project last year.

  • Distinguished Young Women program set for Saturday

    Stephanie Johnson, executive director of Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Women program, is excited for this year’s competition.

    “The theme is ‘Girls ROCK: Reaching Others through Caring and Kindness,’ so we’re kind of throwing things back with a tribute to rock and roll songs,” she explained.

    Johnson said the scholarship fund has grown in recent years, noting that this year’s $12,500 cash scholarship pool was one of the largest in the local program’s history.

  • Thompson visits CU on statewide listening tour

    Since February, Dr. Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (KCPSE), has embarked on a listening tour to hear firsthand from students, professors and faculty members at institutions across the state.

    His student-focused stop at Campbellsville University last Thursday marked his first visit to a private institution on the fall leg of his tour.

  • Altman, Brittain among 10 indicted by grand jury

    Janice L. Altman, 45, of Campbellsville, has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, after allegedly shooting a male victim in the arm the night of Aug. 19.

    The victim, whose name was not released by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office in compliance with a department policy put in place to protect victims of domestic violence, refused medical treatment at the time of the incident and is in stable condition.

  • Five arrested on separate drug charges

    Local law enforcement has been busy this past week when it comes to making drug-related arrests. Since last Thursday, the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office have reported a combined five arrests in five separate cases that involve drug-related charges.

    CPD arrests three on meth charges, one on heroin charge

  • Vote for CIS tax rates nixed after oversight

    Following a misstep in procedure, the Campbellsville Independent School District will not raise taxes after all this year.

    During a special-called hearing Monday evening at the Campbellsville Board of Education, the board presented a new tax rate increase for the coming year – opting for a 4% raise on real and personal property.

  • Analyzing the impact of alcohol

    The City of Campbellsville went “wet” in 2015, expanding the sale of alcohol from drinks in restaurants to package sales in stores.

    Mitch Bailey, now chief of the Campbellsville Police Department, was the director of Alcoholic Beverage Control when the change went into effect.

    “It was a major administrative undertaking,” Bailey said. “We basically had to redesign the entire program.”

  • Court hears concerns about shelter

    Jolene Wuertenberg has a bone to pick with the Taylor County Fiscal Court over the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    Wuertenberg spoke Tuesday night about issues at the shelter, which has been under the direction of Anne Mercer since early March. Wuertenberg addressed the five magistrates in attendance and Taylor County Judge-Executive Barry Smith, saying there are areas of needed improvement at the shelter.

  • County schools to explore turf field possibility

    On Monday night, a packed room spilling out into the lobby of the Taylor County Board of Education waited anxiously as the Board reached a consensus.

    The board wasn’t voting on anything, though.

    Instead, they were trying to decide whether or not to give their blessing to an informal group of teachers, coaches and other interested parties who wished to further explore the idea of outfitting Taylor County’s baseball, softball and football fields with turf.

    They said yes.