Today's News

  • Campbellsville police terminate K-9 patrol

    Campbellsville Police Department has stopped its K-9 patrol program, at least for now.

    "We are in need of patrol officers due to scheduling, training, vacations, etc.," according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield.

    "Our calls for K-9 are so little that we need to concentrate more on community policing. Our officers do a great job in drug detection and investigations that we just do not need a K-9. This will also reduce our expenses for the Department."

    The department had one K-9 unit.


  • TRH health fair

    Hundreds of people came to Taylor County Middle School to have a general health profile for $12. The fair also featured area vendors and multiple giveaways as well as educational breakout sessions on advance directives, diabetic foot care, childhood obesity and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Babe Ruth baseball

    Babe Ruth 13- and 14/15-year-old All Star teams played two games over the weekend at Campbellsville University's Tiger Baseball Field.

    Both teams lost to Russell County who will play Somerset in the final game.

    More photos are in Thursday's print edition.

  • Council says no to golf carts on City streets

    Golf carts will not be allowed on City streets any time soon.

    The Campbellsville City Council opted not to pursue a request to allow residents to drive golf carts on City streets.

    At Monday night's meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen said a resident called City Hall and asked that the Council consider it.

    Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield said he is opposed to it, citing safety issues.

    The Council agreed to revisit the issue at another time if there is more community support.

    Also on the agenda:

  • Dobson promoted at Taylor County Bank

    Taylor County Bank's Board of Directors recently promoted Jennifer Dobson to assistant vice president and IT data processor.

    Dobson started her banking career in 2002 at Taylor County High School's Cardinal Financial Bank, which is sponsored by Taylor County Bank. She became a full-time bank employee in May 2008.

    Dobson graduated from Campbellsville University in May 2007 with a bachelor's of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. In January 2010, she obtained her CPA license.

  • 11-12s advance to state with wins over South Hardin, Washington

    The 11-12-year-old Campbellsville All-Star team captured the District 5 championship over the weekend by edging South Hardin 4-3 on Saturday and blanking Washington County 10-0 on Sunday.

    Austin Hash went the distance on Saturday and scattered four hits while striking out eight.

    Logan Johns singled in Austin Matney in the first before Clayton Russell hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the third inning.

    In the fifth, Hash walked and was sacrificed by Jack Miller before Matney doubled in what proved to be the game-winning run.

  • New program for alcohol offenders available

    Judges now have another tool to help those struggling with alcohol abuse. And Taylor is the first of Kentucky's counties to offer it.

    The Campbellsville office of Premier Integrity Solutions, a drug and alcohol testing company based in Russell Springs, now has monitors with the technology to determine whether a defendant has consumed alcohol.

  • Woman charged with credit card fraud

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with fraudulently using another person's credit/debit card.

    Deidra J. "D.J." Brady, 24, of 110 Twin Creek Drive was arrested Friday, July 9 at 1:25 p.m.

    According to Brady's arrest warrant, she is accused of taking another person's card and making seven purchases on May 26 and 27.

    Brady was charged with receipt of a stolen credit/debit card and seven counts of less then $500 fraudulent use of the card within a six-month period.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital Wound Healing Center celebrates third anniversary

    The TRH Wound Healing Center recently celebrated its third anniversary. The health care specialists at the Wound Healing Center provide a treatment plan designed specifically for a patient's individual needs. Conditions managed at the Wound Healing Center include chronic non-healing wounds such as arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, traumatic ulcers and lacerations and venous ulcers. Other types of wounds commonly seen and treated at the center are acute wounds, surgical wounds, osteomyelitis, fasciitis and abscesses.

  • Tebbs Bend Battlefield receives $35,000 grant

    The Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association has received a $35,000 grant from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program.

    The grant will be used to conduct an archeological survey of the battlefield to locate core battlefield features.

    The grant is among 25 recently awarded National Park Service grants totaling $1.2 million. The grants will help to preserve and protect significant battle sites from all wars fought on U.S. soil.