Today's News

  • Deputy judge-executive appointed

    With little support from Taylor County’s six magistrates, Judge-Executive Barry Smith appointed Cole Bland as his deputy judge in Tuesday’s work session of the Taylor County Fiscal Court.

    The appointment was met with resistance from the magistrates, most of who don’t believe Smith needed to appoint someone to that position.

  • Service centers useful resources for city schools

    Representatives from the Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center spoke to the Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education Monday about their accomplishments throughout the 2018-19 school year.

    FRC Coordinator Courtney Sowell spoke first, giving some background on the program. 

    She explained that funding for a school’s FRC is based on the percentage of students enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program. 

  • TRH finds no personal info was stolen

    Taylor Regional Hospital has confirmed that “no protected health information” was stolen or improperly accessed as the result of a cyber attack that knocked their systems offline in late May.

    In addition, the hospital noted that its patient portal would be re-opening in early September after the hospital has had time to make sure it’s working properly.

  • Cox set to compete at state fair

    Aiden Cox didn’t grow up on a farm, but tractors have always fascinated him.

    The now-15-year-old has long been interested in how diesel engines work, especially in trucks and tractors, and has gotten his hands on as much information pertaining to them as he possibly could.

    He even hopes to work on them for a career one day.

    So when he heard about the local 4-H tractor driving contest last year, he knew he had to take part in it.

  • TCMS athletics get $5,000 budget boost

    The Taylor County Board of Education has approved a request for $30,000 in funding for the Taylor County Middle School Athletic Department for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Neil Sanders and Travis Smith, assistant principal and athletic director, respectively, at TCMS, took the lectern at the regularly scheduled August meeting to make their case for a $5,000 higher budget, up from last year’s $25,000.

  • ‘So far, so good’

    Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen took time to talk a bit about the financial situation of the city pool after an inquiry from Councilor Dave Nunery during Monday’s city council meeting.

    “From May first through August the fifth, our total income was $26,867.20 and our expenses were $33,188.48,” said Allen, who went on to note those figures did not include the cost of repairing the major issues that plagued the pool before its opening.

    Instead, she said, the numbers gave a realistic representation of the actual income and operating expenses.

  • New funeral home now open

    “The finest service at the fairest price.”

    That’s the main goal the newest funeral home in Campbellsville — Auberry-Gupton & Chandler Funeral Home — hopes to achieve for its clients.

    “On top of that, we want to have personal and sincere service,” said Jack Gupton, an apprentice funeral director and embalmer and business partner in the venture. “We want everyone to feel like they’re part of our family when they’re here.”

  • ‘We are nearly out of luggage’

    “We are nearly out of luggage,” wrote Vannessa Sewell, a family development specialist at Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth of Kentucky in Bowling Green, in a Facebook post which detailed an experience she had when called to help a foster child move homes.

    Seeing an 11-year-old boy load almost everything he owned — clothes, books, games and all — into two large garbage bags bothered her.

    It bothered her more when she found out half the kids moved that day were in the same situation.

  • Two dead in murder-suicide

    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apparent homicide-suicide at 225 Lyle Road Saturday afternoon.

    At 6:36 p.m., a caller stated that Jennifer Bennett, 42, of Lyle Road in Campbellsville, was lying on the ground next to a white vehicle.

    Upon arrival, the officers who located Bennett found she was deceased with a single gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Taylor County Coroner’s Office.

  • Slashing incident at Lucky Vista

    The condition of an unidentified male is unknown after Timothy R. Davis, 32, allegedly cut his neck with a knife the night of Aug. 3, 2019.

    At 7:05 p.m., the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department responded to Lucky Vista Motel after receiving a call from the victim, who advised police that Davis had taken off on foot down Bell Avenue.

    Officers made contact with Davis on Gowdy Street, where he was detained.

    After an investigation, he was arrested for assault in the first degree, which is a class B felony in the state of Kentucky.