Local News

  • Still no trial date for Bruckers

    A co-defendant in a three-and-a-half-year-long murder case will likely face a trial in May or June.

    At a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram gave Brianna Brucker a $30,000, 10-percent bond — meaning she can be released if she or someone else posts $3,000 bond.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller floated trial dates of May 25 and June 28, and estimated that the trial might take three or four days. The next pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29.

  • Free income tax preparation help available for Taylor, Green and surrounding counties

    Free assistance with income tax preparation is still available for residents of Green, Taylor and surrounding counties from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Tax-Aide program. Electronic filing will be available free of charge. AARP membership is not required for assistance.

    The counselors are retired business people with considerable experience in tax preparation. This year’s counselors are Brenda Cook, Carolyn Scott, Kathy Curry, Gail Munday and Bettie Jo Russell.

  • Williams ‘leaps’ to 23rd Leap Day birthday

    George Williams is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. Never mind that he was born 92 years ago. Williams was born on Feb. 29 in 1924, also known as Leap Day.

  • Wise elected state Junior Beta president

    Leaders from Taylor County Middle School’s Junior Beta program recently took a group of about 80 students to the state competition in Louisville.

    What they brought back home was some very impressive hardware.

    For the first time in school history, a TCMS student was elected state Junior Beta president. Grayson Wise, a 7th grade student, won the election and will serve as president for 2016. She was elected by the more than 6,400 students in attendance at the convention.

  • Sen. Rand Paul hosts town hall on CU campus

    At a town hall meeting at Campbellsville University on Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) reiterated that he wants the government less involved in people’s lives.

    Paul spoke about the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and its effects, the multi-sided civil conflict in Syria and related threats of terrorism globally and domestically, and current events facing the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Heartland Parkway work reaches county


    Road construction started last week on KY 55 north in Adair County up to the Taylor County line.

    This construction is part of the Heartland Parkway project. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews started surveying the area and repairing shoulders late last year. While actual construction work started last week, blacktopping won’t begin until April.

  • Interacial family shares black history together


  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to speak at CU Friday


  • Three men arrested following KSP chase


    A Taylor County man was arrested Friday at approximately 2:26 p.m. on Poe Young Road following a pursuit that began on KY 527.

    Kentucky State Police Tpr. Logan Smith observed a Pontiac Grand Am with expired registration plates and an unrestrained passenger. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator fled.

    The pursuit ended 10 miles west of Campbellsville on Poe Young Road when the Grand Am became stuck in a muddy field.

  • Local FFA sees uptick in membership

    Taylor County FFA members are seeing more people join their group or otherwise learn about agriculture.

    “We know there’s been a lot of negativity against the agriculture industry in the last few months, directly related to FFA and 4-H in the last couple of weeks,” said Taylor County FFA President Korri Briggs.

    At a Taylor County Ag Council meeting earlier this month at the Taylor County Extension Office, local FFA (Future Farmers of America) talked about their activities over the previous year.