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Today's News

  • Two killed in Sunday crash

     

    A two-vehicle accident on KY 210 Sunday evening left two people dead and resulted in another being airlifted from the scene, according to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. 

    The report stated that 21-year-old Brandon Henry was operating a 2015 Volkswagen westbound on KY 210 when he attempted to pass three vehicles in a no-passing zone, according to witnesses at the scene. 

  • Bobby Phillips files as Independent for County Judge-Executive

     

    A new candidate has filed to run for County Judge-Executive in Taylor County as an independent candidate.

    Bobby Lee Phillips, owner of Phillips Agri, completed the process of filing for office last Friday, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney. 

    Phillips completed the necessary requirements, including changing his political party before Jan. 1, and gathering 100 signatures on his nomination papers in order to appear on the ballot. 

  • Comer addresses tariffs, other key issues at Chamber meeting

     

    A much-larger-than-expected crowd was on hand at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Thursday afternoon to hear U.S. Representative James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, speak. 

    Comer spoke on a number of topics, but a pressing issue that many local business owners and manufacturing representatives at the luncheon wanted to hear Comer speak on is the ongoing tariff situation between the United States and several of its trade partners. 

  • Counterfeit money being circulated in Campbellsville

     

    Counterfeit money is being circulated at local businesses in Campbellsville, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department over the weekend. 

    The counterfeit bills have been $100 bills, according to police. 

    Campbellsville Police are encouraging local businesses and individuals to be watchful of $100 bills that they encounter. If anyone encounters a suspicious $100 bill, they are asked to contact the Campbellsville Police Department or any local law enforcement agency. 

  • Taylor Schools hire fourth school resource officer

     

    In an effort to provide a safer school environment, as well as help with traffic control around Taylor County Primary Center, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr. announced that the district has hired a fourth school resource officer. 

  • School safety is focus of legislators

     

    School safety has been a major topic of discussion lately, as local schools have implemented several new ideas and practices in order to further enhance the safety and security of students while they are at school. 

    The topic has also been approached at the state level over the summer, as State Rep. Bam Carney and Sen. Max Wise, both Republicans from Campbellsville, led a School Safety Working Group that traveled the state this summer to gather input from school officials, students, and citizens across the commonwealth. 

  • City accepts roads along future bypass

     

    The Campbellsville City Council voted to accept roadways into the city along the Campbellsville Southern Bypass, a road that will be constructed in the near future, during its regular meeting Monday night.

    Ordinance 18-09 calls for the city to maintain roadways upon the completion of section one of the new road, which will stretch from Highway 55 to Highway 70.

  • Back to School!

     

    In less than one week, local students will return to their classrooms to begin the 2018-2019 school year. 

    Classes begin at Campbellsville Independent Schools, Taylor County Schools, and Kentucky Christian Academy on Wednesday, Aug. 8. 

  • Riot breaks out at detention center early Tuesday morning

     

    A riot at the Taylor County Detention Center involving 27 inmates occurred at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, but no inmates or detention center staff or law enforcement officers were injured during the incident, according to Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum.

    Marcum said damages were extensive enough that the 27 inmates in that particular part of the jail, Cell 217, had to be transported to the Marion County Detention Center early Tuesday morning.

    Among the damages were some broken windows, a damaged door and some broken appliances, Marcum said.

  • Taylor residents using area needle exchange programs

     

    Four counties within the Lake Cumberland Health District operate syringe exchange programs, and while Taylor County does not operate a program, that has not stopped local residents from traveling to nearby counties to participate in the programs.