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  • Community salutes veterans


    Without their sacrifice, he said, Americans might not have the freedom to which they've become accustomed.

    "We would not be standing here if it was not for the veterans," Bill Perkins said.

    Perkins, a Vietnam War veteran, was again the master of ceremonies for Tuesday's community Veterans Day service.

    About 175 people attended, the largest crowd in recent years.

    In gathering together Tuesday afternoon, local officials and residents thanked veterans for their sacrifice and service.

  • Sage Mama serves moms and moms-to-be


  • Veterans Day service is Tuesday, Nov. 11


    Taylor County's community Veterans Day service will be Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the War Memorial by Taylor County Courthouse.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will speak.

    Patty Waters will sing.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue, American Legion Post 82 and Kentucky National Guard personnel will also attend the ceremony.

  • Clerk releases precinct by precinct election results


    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney recently released precinct by precinct results for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    To download the results, click the link below.

  • Former school employee charged with rape


    A Campbellsville man has been accused of having sex with a young girl while she was a student at the school at which he used to work.

    Ian M. Hoskins, 28, of Sunset Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County Grand jury Oct. 21 in a sealed indictment on charges of third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first- and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and seven counts of third-degree rape.

    A grand jury can seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

  • Saving the Planet


    It's a bit cold as they sort through the cardboard, plastic bottles and cans, but they don't seem to mind. And the cool temperature didn't keep residents from dropping off items to be recycled.

    Taylor County Conservation District Junior Board members hosted a recycling drive at Miller Park on Saturday.

    The board members partnered with Taylor County Homemakers, Taylor County Fiscal Court and City of Campbellsville in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of recycling and its impact on the community. 

  • Judge rejects sentencing recommendation


    Even though he pleaded guilty last month, he might face a jury after all.

    Last month, Jesse Durham, 23, pleaded guilty to murdering his great-grandmother with a hammer.

    In exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecutor in the case recommended he be sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for his crime. But the judge in the case has now rejected that recommendation.

    Durham pleaded guilty to murder, tampering with physical evidence and theft by unlawful taking.

  • TCHS graduate earns Eagle Scout rank


    His grandfather and father received the honor. And when his grandfather died two years ago, Chris Burch said he knew he had to become an Eagle Scout too.

    Burch, 18, graduated from Taylor County High School in May.

    A longtime Boy Scout, Burch began working toward the Eagle Scout rank at age 11. Since then, he has completed 21 merit badges and done a community service project to get the honor, which is the highest a Boy Scout can achieve.

  • Chandler's store to change hands


    After school, children would rush in to flip through comic books and admire the three-tier display of Russell Stover candy. In the spring, farmers would head to the green bins in the back to choose among 40 kinds of seeds. 

    Chandler's, established in 1892 by William Chandler, would eventually evolve into a prominent office supply store offering copiers, furniture and everyday office essentials.

    But soon, downtown Campbellsville's oldest business will be getting a new name.

  • Holiday Help program begins today

    The goal is to make sure those who need help get it.

    From toys to food to help with paying utilities, the community's social service groups are gearing up for the holiday season, when need for help typically grows.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County residents who need help during the upcoming holiday season can sign up for the Holiday Help Program beginning today.

    The Taylor County Inter-Agency Council, an informal group of representatives from many local organizations, sponsors the program.