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Today's News

  • Heatwave to hit Taylor County

    An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Central Kentucky.

    The warning takes effect this Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

    "Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities," read a statement from the NWS.

  • County schools hope to improve energy efficiency

    Ben Buckner, a net zero energy engineer working with CMTA Energy Solutions in Louisville, stole the show at Monday’s Taylor County School Board meeting with a presentation detailing the engineering firm’s plan for drastically improving the district’s energy efficiency.

  • Food delivery service coming to Campbellsville

    Campbellsville residents will soon be able to enjoy local restaurants without ever leaving the comforts of their home.

    This is thanks to Food of Your Mood, a food delivery service that will be expanding its reach into Campbellsville in the near future.

    According to Destiny Locke, who started off as a driver for the company but is now the area manager for Bardstown and Campbellsville, Food of Your Mood originally began in 2007 but didn’t gain much traction in its early form.

  • CYB All-Stars win three state titles

    Three All-Star teams from the Campbellsville Youth Baseball league can now call themselves East Kentucky state champions.

    The 9-, 10- and 12-year-old squads all won Cal Ripken East Kentucky State Tournament titles, with the 9s claiming their title Sunday evening at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown, the 12s wrapping theirs up Monday and the 10s earning theirs Tuesday at Shillito Park in Lexington.

  • City approves the Historic District Design Guidelines

    The Campbellsville Local Historic District Design Guidelines were a main point of discussion during last week’s Campbellsville City Council meeting.

    Donna Logsdon, Campbellsville Main Street Director, spoke briefly about the design guidelines, which set standards for how property owners in the Historic District should renovate or update their buildings to maintain the architectural style, as well as how the city can work on things like sidewalks or street lamps while maintaining historical accuracy and aesthetic. The guidelines were written in 2018.

  • Get Fit: Campbellsville Running Club

    In the summer of 2018, runners in the Taylor County community began talking about starting a running club.

    Joey Hartlage, a former track and cross country runner at Campbellsville University, knew there was interest around town to start a club, so the Campbellsville Running Club was formed in October of that year.

  • ‘That’s a recipe for disaster’

    Kentucky residents no longer need a license to carry a concealed handgun and are no longer required to take the training classes necessary to get that license.

    This law became official as of June 28, 2019, when Kentucky Senate Bill 150 removed the requirement for a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon (CCDW) permit.

    Despite the change, though, some still suggest getting the license anyway.

  • Pageants collect toys for charity

    Peyton Lawson, head coach at Pey’s Campbellsville Pageant Productions, hosted Campbellsville’s Fourth of July pageants at Hamilton Auditorium on June 29.

    Participants were tasked with gathering toy donations for the Toys for Kids program and collected 2,593 items in total, with proceeds from pageant admission going towards the program as well.

    The winners advancing to Kentucky Festivals State competition in November are:

    Baby Miss Campbellsville Fourth of July 2019: Adeline Kate Salmon

  • Gigabit internet available in Campbellsville

    Comcast announced recently that high-speed gigabit internet, often seen in larger cities like Louisville or Lexington, would soon be available in Campbellsville.

    Thanks to upgrades by Comcast to the headend — the control center that manages cable signals in an area — customers in central Kentucky will be able to upgrade to gigabit speeds as long as they have a DOCSIS 3.1 compatible modem, which they can purchase individually or rent from Comcast.

  • Book of local history now available

    The first thing that pops off the page when flipping through “Campbellsville Taylor County, A History” is the vibrant color. 

    Seemingly every page has a photo or illustration or map that instantly catches the eye. One striking example of this is a foldout map of Campbellsville’s Main Street from the 1880s.