Local News

  • Local man killed in Tuesday night crash


    A Taylor County man is dead following a one-vehicle crash on Chestnut Grove Road Tuesday night. 

    According to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Cochran, 28, was killed at 10 p.m. Tuesday after the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado he was driving struck a tree. 

    Cochran was traveling west when the vehicle left the road, just past Heritage Drive, according to the report. 

  • For Kesslers, auctioneering is in the blood


    John Kessler claimed the title of World Champion Tobacco Auctioneer championship in 1987, and was honored again on Oct. 13 as JTI (Japan Tobacco International) sponsored the Harvest Jubilee in Danville, Virginia.

    The 1987 contest consisted of 70 of the world’s top 100 tobacco auctioneers. There was a preliminary round before the final mock round auction. A panel of five judges, made up of warehouse men and others from the industry, determined the winner.

  • KCA test scores top national averages


    Kentucky Christian Academy recently received its test scores from the spring of 2017, and KCA students scored well-above national averages in the subjects of reading, language, and math.

    KCA Administrator Lori Eubank said she is very proud of the students and teachers at KCA for the test scores.

    “These are good results and I am proud of our students and teachers,” Eubank said. “But we are always looking to improve and get better as well… Overall I am really proud of what we do here.”

  • Dates and times for Haunted Corn Maze announced


    Dates and times for the Haunted Corn Maze at Green River Lake State Park have been announced from the Kentucky Department of Parks. 

    The maze will be open Oct. 21, Oct. 27, and Oct. 28. Children will be admitted from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults will be admitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

    Admission is $5 per person. 

    Proceeds from Oct. 21 will benefit the Mark Twain Shriners Club of Kosair. Proceeds from Oct. 27 and 28 will go toward Phi Alpha Theta at Campbellsville University. 

  • Cochran arrested at Lucky Vista Motel

    UPDATE: The Taylor County Sheriff's Office reports that Shawn Cochran was arrested at the Lucky Vista Hotel By Campbellsville Police and Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies at 12:45 p.m. today. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers and local law enforcement have ended a search for an individual that escaped from law enforcement custody Monday evening.

  • Carney speaks on pensions, education at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

    State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville) was the featured speaker at last week’s Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

    Carney spoke about several of the happenings in Frankfort. He mentioned the charter school legislation (HB 520) and said that it was one of the toughest experiences he has had as a legislator.

  • Campbellsville Police investigating shooting on Carnation Street

    Campbellsville Police responded to a call of a shooting on Carnation Street Monday night.

    According to a CPD report, officers responded to a call at 6:15 p.m. Monday night regarding a possible gunshot victim at 234 Carnation Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that 34-year-old Todd Brown had sustained a single gunshot wound.

  • Bicentennial celebrated with time capsule


    Last Thursday was the culmination of several weeks of anticipation for city officials, Bicentennial Committee members, and several other community members, as there was an official dedication ceremony for the Andrew Campbell Grist Mill and the burial of a time capsule.

  • Retiring Old Glory


    More than 100 American flags, which were worn and tattered after a long period of flying proudly, were retired Saturday morning at the Edwards O’Banion American Legion Post in Campbellsville.

    Members of the American Legion, along with other guests, including the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, gathered to provide a proper retirement for the flags.

    Pat Keefe, who serves as adjutant finance officer for Post 82, said the post last performed such a ceremony about four or five years ago.

  • Sheriff's Office makes three arrests Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning


    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office has made three arrests in connection with three different crimes. The arrests took place Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, according to TCSO reports. 

    The Taylor County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in connection with a burglary that occurred Saturday morning at Big Al's Gun Shop. According to the report, the arrest occurred at 7:52 p.m. Erik J. Sanders, 18, of Union Church Road in Columbia, was arrested and faces first-degree burglary charges.