Today's News

  • Carter interview to air on 'Dialogue on Public Issues'

    Campbellsville University's WLCU TV-4 will air a "Dialogue on Public Issues" show with Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University and host John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

    Carter will discuss the university's new initiative titled "Vision 2025: Preparing Christian Servant Leaders."

    The show will be aired Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Man accused of operating mobile meth lab

    An Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after he was found with a meth lab in his vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, sheriff's deputies found the lab during a traffic stop Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

    The report states that a Kentucky State Police hazardous materials team was called to neutralize the lab. The materials were removed and disposed of properly.

    Taylor County Fire Department also responded.

  • TAXES: Taylor County Health Department

    It's an essential source of income, providing for nearly every penny required to keep the health department's doors open.

    The Taylor County Health Department established its taxing district in 1968, long before it became a part of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in 1984, according to LCDHD Director of Administrative Services Randy Gooch.

    Gooch says the state mandated that health departments create taxing districts, which didn't give Taylor County's Board of Health any choice in whether to levy such a tax.

  • FSA reminds producers to file acreage reports by July 15

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to submit their annual acreage reports to their local FSA county office by July 15 to meet FSA program eligibility requirements.

    State FSA Director John McCauley says farmers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible.

  • Charcoal forever more

    As the fire truck slowly drove away last Thursday evening, I realized how very lucky we were that no one had been hurt.

    Just an hour before, the kids said they were ready for dinner and my husband started the gas grill. I put fettuccine noodles on to boil and grabbed the marinated chicken breasts to place on the grill. I told the hungry mob I was going to grill the chicken.

  • Installation of new CU turf should be finished this week

    Rolls of EnviroTurf were unloaded behind the Finley Stadium bleachers last Monday.

    Two 18-wheelers full of EnviroTurf material arrived at Finley Stadium on Campbellsville University’s campus, and the rolls of synthetic turf were being laid in place on the field Monday afternoon in preparation for work to begin Tuesday morning.   

    EnviroTurf supervisors say they expect the project to be complete in 12 to 14 days.

  • Campbellsville teen injured in Adair crash

    A Campbellsville teenager was injured in a single-car crash in Adair County on Tuesday morning.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Tara Trent, 17, was driving a 1993 Nissan Sentra south on Sano Road about 12 miles east of Columbia when her car dropped off the right shoulder. Trent overcorrected, struck an embankment and overturned.

    Trent, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported by private vehicle to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.

    KSP Trooper Tracy Haynes investigated. Adair County EMS also responded.

  • House fire under investigation

    An early morning house fire is under investigation.

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to house fire on Gidget Trail at about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning.

    According to a Campbellsville Fire Department release, the home, owned by Sunset Beach Properties, was fully involved. The house was unoccupied.

    The fire was quickly extinguished but left heavy damage throughout the house.

    Fifteen firefighters responded with three trucks.

  • Fourth of July photo contest entries sought

    Campbellsville's Fourth of July celebration will once again feature an amateur photo contest sponsored by Orthodyne Physical Therapy.

    Organizers encourage those who wish to participate to pick up their cameras now and start taking photos.

    This year's contest will offer several categories, including people, scenic, black and white, digitally altered and animals.

    The digitally-altered category is new this year to allow those who would like to enter photos they have taken but manipulated using a computer.

  • Putting stimulus money to work.

    Barbara Gribbins needed a job. A former Taylor County Detention Center employee, Gribbins had been out of work for several months.

    "I was looking for work," Gribbins said. "I had been on unemployment and it was running out."

    Then Gribbins heard about WorkNow Kentucky.

    Fueled by stimulus funds, the program puts Kentuckians to work for the summer. Salaries and benefits are paid entirely through the program, which is overseen by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.