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Today's News

  • Arrest made after robbery, attempted rape at local business

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday afternoon after robbing a consignment store and attempting to rape a clerk working there.

    Michael H. Adams, 50, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on first-degree attempted rape and first-degree robbery charges.

  • Arrest made after robbery, attempted rape at local business

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday afternoon after robbing a consignment store and attempting to rape a clerk working there.

    Michael H. Adams, 50, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on first-degree attempted rape and first-degree robbery charges.

  • Chamber honors local citizens, businesses

     

    Former Central Kentucky News-Journal Sports Editor Bobby Brockman was selected as the 2018 Everette Lee Citizen of the Year by the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 69th annual banquet Thursday night. 

    Brockman, who unexpectedly passed away in January at the age of 61, served as Sports Editor for more than three decades, was known as a sports historian for Campbellsville University and provided sports news on local radio stations. 

  • Strong winds cause damage in county

     

    A microburst wind struck the southern part of Taylor County early Sunday morning, leaving a path of property damage for residents and businesses in its wake. 

    According to Taylor County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Dooley, the microburst came through at around 4 a.m. Sunday. 

    The powerful winds came as a surprise to many in the area. 

    Property in the area of New Columbia Road and Green River Marina were most damaged by the powerful wind gust, approximately six miles south of Campbellsville. 

  • Mayor addresses many city topics at Chamber Luncheon

     

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young was the featured speaker at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday. 

    Young, in his “State of the City” address, spoke on many of the most notable concerns regarding the city, including the city pool, city streets, sewage overflows at Miller Park, the increase in pension contributions, and more. 

    The Pool

  • A Fine Farm Family

     

    Randall Caulk grew up on his family farm on Finley Ridge Road in Taylor County, and he still calls that farm home today. His decades of hard work and dedication are what led the Taylor County Fair Board to present him and his wife, Linda Haydon Caulk, with the 2018 Finest Farm Family Award.

    Randall said the award is special because he is a small farmer.

    “I wasn’t expecting this, but it means a lot to me,” he said.

  • Fiscal Court passes budget

     

    The Taylor County Fiscal Court passed its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at Tuesday night’s special called meeting at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    The new budget has $5,302,780.00 in the general fund, $4,152,476 in the jail fund, $1,984,584 in the road fund and $40 in the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund for a total of $11,439,880.

  • Man arrested after robbery spree Tuesday night

     

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Tuesday night after robbing one local business at gunpoint while attempting to rob two others. 

    Campbellsville Police say 35-year-old William K. Graham of Campbellsville was arrested near apartment buildings on Risen Avenue after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Old Lebanon Road at gunpoint at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

  • Campbellsville Fire-Rescue preparing for summer busy season on the water

     

    With warmer weather, people are taking part in outdoor activities more frequently. For a lot of people, that means being out on the water in some capacity, whether that is going out for a boat ride or swimming at Green River Lake, or going kayaking along the river. 

    For the Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Special Operations Unit, it means an increase in call volume for water rescues and increased training in preparing for the summer months ahead. 

  • Audit finds no serious issues in County Clerk's office

     

    Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon recently released his audit report for the Taylor County Clerk’s Fee Account. 

    The report had a total of six findings, many of which were repeat findings from the previous year. 

    The first finding involved a lack of adequate segregation of duties. This is a finding that was noted last year and in years past. The report notes the condition is a result of a limited budget, “which restricts the number of employees the county clerk can hire or delegate duties to.”