is a city in Taylor County, Kentucky, United States. The population within city limits was 10,498 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Taylor County, and the home of Campbellsville University. Campbellsville is twinned with Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland.
Campbellsville (District 51) is represented in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican John "Bam" Carney, an educator at Taylor County High School.
The city was founded in 1817 and laid out by Andrew Campbell from Augusta County, Virginia. Campbell owned a gristmill, tavern, and began selling lots in Campbellsville in 1814. It became a county seat when Taylor County was separated from Green County in 1848, and the city agreed to sell the public square to the county for one dollar, so a courthouse could be built there. The first courthouse was burned by Confederates in 1864, with the replacement built on the same site. A third courthouse in a modern design was built in 1965 on a property adjoining the "old courthouse". A portion of the old courthouse still stands near the current (3rd) courthouse. Construction began in 2008 on a new Justice Center because of the demand for a more updated courthouse and for an "official" county jail (to save on transport of inmates to neighboring Lebanon in Marion County). Dedication of the jail was expected no later than the winter of 2008 and dedication of the courthouse by early 2009. Rick Benningfield was elected Taylor County jailer during the fall 2006 regular election. Although the city was dry for decades, the city voted to have liquor by the drink in 2007.