Local News

  • Local sites featured in book from land conservation fund


    There are nearly 130 projects in the works in 65 counties.

    And now, Taylor County residents can read about two of them at the Taylor County Public Library.

    Dr. Richie Kessler, chair of the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and an associate professor of biology/environmental studies at Campbellsville University, recently donated a book about Kentucky's nature sites to the library, on behalf of the conservation fund.

    Books will also be donated to Campbellsville and Taylor County school libraries.

  • False alarms


    Reports of fires at Taylor County middle and high schools last Thursday and Friday, respectively, turned out to be false alarms.

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to both alarms but found no fire.

    Students were evacuated until the buildings were deemed safe.

  • Taking the oath of office


    Campbellsville City Council members took the oath of office on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Campbellsville Civic Center.

    Two new members, Allen "A.J." Johnson and Rufus "Frankie" Hansford Jr., will take office on Jan. 1.

    Diane Ford-Benningfield and Randy Bricken Jr., who weren't re-elected in November, will rotate off the Council.

  • Police searching for robbery suspects


    Campbellsville Police are asking for help in locating two people wanted in connection with a home invasion.

    According to a police news release, on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Vintage Village.

    The resident told officers that two black men armed with handguns forced their way inside and demanded cash. A third black male remained outside the home in a black Toyota four-door sedan.

    The men left the home with more than $300 in cash.

  • Preparing for his big night


    Children heard Santa read a Christmas story to them on Saturday, Dec. 13, morning at the Taylor County Public Library.

    They also had breakfast, colored pictures and had one-on-one visits with Santa.

    Friends of the Taylor County Public Library helped with the event.

  • Corbin charged with raping teenager


    A Campbellsville man has been accused of repeatedly raping and sodomizing a teenage girl.

    William Kenny Corbin, 56, of Apartment Road, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Corbin was charged with five counts of first- and five counts of third-degree rape, five counts of first- and five counts of third-degree sodomy and 10 counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Corbin allegedly committed the crimes last August and September.

  • Salyers pleads guilty to hindering murder investigation


    The Elk Horn woman accused of intimidating a judicial officer and hindering a murder investigation has pleaded guilty to amended charges and been sentenced to probation.

    Ruth Salyers, 60, of 824 Farmers Ridge Road, was indicted twice last year and charged with tampering with physical evidence, first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension and intimidating a witness in the legal process.

  • Two lawsuits filed against hospital, doctors

    Two lawsuits have been filed against Taylor Regional Hospital, both claiming that the hospital is responsible for severely injuring two people.

    On Dec. 10, Lexington attorney Kris D. Mullins filed a claim in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Lauree and Clifford Spiller of Florida.

    Dr. Milton S. Jackson of TRH, Mesa Medical Group PLLC of Frankfort and Taylor County Hospital District Health Facilities Corp. dba TRH are listed as defendants.

  • TCHS Show Choir performs at Disney World


    In 2008, the Taylor County Show Choir had the chance to perform at Walt Disney World.

    Director Lisa Gupton was instantly taken by how professional and well planned the entire event was.

    "It was something that I knew I wanted to do again," Gupton said. "It was a wonderful opportunity for the kids."

    So when this year's show choir had the opportunity to replicate the achievement, Gupton said she wanted to make sure choir members were prepared to seize it.

  • Disease forces tree cutting at Green River Lake State Park


    By the time the project is finished, about 75 trees will have been cut down from the campground area at the Green River Lake State Park.

    The cause? A small, invasive species of insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer.

    The Emerald Ash Borer is native to Asia and causes little to no problems in its home habitat. However, outside of it, the insect has the potential to become one of the most destructive pests found in nature.