Today's News

  • City School District sets tax rates

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will see a bit more money this year from property taxes.

    School Board members last week approved a 4 percent increase in the District's rate for real and personal property. The Board traditionally takes the allowed 4 percent increase each year.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, the rate will generate an additional $84,521.79 this coming year.

    Newton, who recommended the increase to the Board, said the new rate is 43.8 cents per hundred dollars of property value. The tax is expected to generate a total of $1.6 million.

  • Colton's comes to Campbellsville

    In 1996, a group of entrepreneurs and restaurateurs put together their combined total of more than 60 years of successful restaurant and real estate experience to develop a concept that later became Colton's Steak House & Grill.

    Their vision was to open a steak house anyone could walk into and feel at home, have fun, relax, eat delicious food and enjoy excellent service in an atmosphere with the feel of the "American West."

  • CU to offer free classes to unemployed

    Campbellsville University is stepping forward and helping those who have recently lost their jobs.

    "The university will provide free tuition and related fees, not covered by state and federal financial aid or other publicly funded programs, for up to two three-hour classes for any dislocated or recently unemployed adult who enrolls in the ACCEL Program," announced Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university.

  • Guthrie tours Ingersoll-Rand

    Joe Fair, human resources manager, and Doug Willems, manager of assembly operations, led a tour of the Ingersoll-Rand plant in Campbellsville on Thursday, Aug. 13.

    Congressman Brett Guthrie said, "I enjoyed meeting the workers and watching the process. My background is in manufacturing, and I understand the effort needed to produce quality products on schedule."


  • TRH to host family and friends CPR course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a Basic Life Support for Family & Friends Course on Friday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRH Learning & Resource Center, located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. 

    The BLS for Family & Friends Course is for the lay rescuer who needs a credential (a card) documenting successful completion of a BLS course.

  • Guthrie tours Taylor Regional Hospital

    Congressman Brett Guthrie visited Taylor Regional Hospital on Aug. 13. Guthrie toured the facility following a brief reception.

  • Liberty man accused of breaking into home

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with first-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a Hillcrest Drive home.

    Anthony Shawn Wilkinson, 41, of 104 Segal Wesley Drive was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 12 at about 8 p.m.

    According to Wilkinson's arrest citation, the Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint that he was attempting to push in the door of a Hillcrest Drive home.

  • Man accused of violating sex offender registry terms

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly violated the terms of his Kentucky sex offender registration.

    Kenneth Agee, 43, of 85 Glasgow Lane was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to Agee's arrest citation, the state sex offender registration lists his address as 665 E. Martin Road but he was found living at the Glasgow Lane address. The citation states that he told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard that he had forgotten to notify registry officials of his address change.

  • More H1N1 virus confirmed

    Four cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, have now been confirmed in Taylor County. But all of those who have had the illness have been treated and are now well.

    Amy C. Tomlinson, public health services coordinator with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset, said last week that a Taylor County man was hospitalized earlier this month for one day to be treated for the H1N1 virus. The man's wife and one of his sons also became ill, though two other children in the family did not.

  • Woman searches for independence

    She says it was the worst day of her life. But now, almost a year later, Casey Schiesser is getting her independence back.

    Schiesser, 22, was paralyzed from her waist down in a car crash last August. When she crashed, she was on her way to her former fiancé's house.

    She said she remembers that she left from working a double shift at a restaurant and had been arguing with her fiancé. It was foggy, she said, and the road was curvy. She said she knows that she struck a tree but doesn't remember much else.