Local News

  • Benningfield named new TCHS principal


    A new leader has been chosen for Taylor County High School.

    But, when students start the new school year in three weeks, they will recognize that leader.

    Laura Benningfield, who was college and career readiness advisor at TCHS last school year, has been hired to replace Charles Higdon Jr., who resigned as TCHS principal last month. Higdon has accepted a position as director of district-wide programs, an assistant superintendent post alongside Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Woman sought in burglary


    The Campbellsville Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a person of interest in a burglary investigation.

    On July 7, police initiated an investigation into the first-degree burglary of a home in the Vintage Village Subdivision in Campbellsville.

    According to a police report, police are asking for help to identify a white female who is 5'2" tall, has black hair and is heavy set. The woman was possibly driving a 1998 Ford white extended cab truck with Tennessee license plate 334 BQN.

  • One person injured in Saloma Road Crash


  • Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS income delayed

    Budgeted income for Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS is coming in later than usual, and officials aren't sure why.

    "It seems like it is quite a bit slower than it was last year with the same amount of runs," EMS Director Gary Magers said at Campbellsville City Council's regular meeting last Monday.

    According to figures from the end of March, Magers said, income is about $140,000 lower than expected.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asked Magers if he knew the reason behind the delay.

  • County audit released

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the annual audit of the financial statements of the Taylor Fiscal Court for the year ending June 30, 2013. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found the county's financial statement is fairly presented in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Animal Tales


    There was a bird, reptile, mammal, amphibian and invertebrate at the library last week. And local children got a close encounter with each of them.

    Animal Tales presented an "Animal Science" program at Taylor County Public Library last Thursday as part of its summer reading activities.

    Keith Wood, a naturalist with Animal Tales, explained facts about each animal and let children touch a large Burmese python that took six people to hold.

  • In the Garden


    After weeks of labor, the plants are starting to bear fruit.

    Taylor County Public Library began a garden in May and local children have helped tend to it on several Fridays since.

    Last Friday, the children met for the last official gardening day, but those still interesting in pitching in with watering, weeding and picking can stop by the library.

  • Resident charged with shooting gun into building


    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly shot a gun into a former church building.

    Chaz Hughes, 31, of 336 Beechwood Drive, was arrested on Saturday, July 5, at 12:15 p.m.

    According to Hughes' arrest citation, he allegedly shot a firearm several times in the air on Jan. 1 and into the former Zion Separate Baptist Church building. The shots caused about $500 in damages, court records state.

  • Sex offender indicted again


    A Campbellsville man, who is a lifetime registered sex offender, has again been accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

    Ronald Eugene Osinger Jr., 34, of 211 E. Hord St., was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Osinger, who in 2004 was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and intimidating a witness, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $20,000 cash.

  • New laws go into effect tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, Kentuckians will have a few more laws to abide by.

    Lawmakers discussed many pieces of legislation during their General Assembly session earlier this year. Many were passed, but others never saw any action.

    According to the Legislative Research Commission, the commonwealth's constitution states that new laws take effect 90 days after legislators adjourn, except for those containing emergency clauses.

    This year's session adjourned on April 15, making tomorrow the day most new laws will go into effect.