Local News

  • Taylor County High boys return to state tournament


    The Taylor County High School Cardinals claimed their second 5th Region boys’ basketball championship in a row Tuesday night, knocking off Bardstown 69-53 at Nelson County High School. The Cardinals will now face the Mason County Royals, champions of the 10th Region, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Local Republicans choose Trump in caucus


    Like Kentucky as a whole, registered Republicans in Taylor County voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in Saturday’s caucus, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

    “It’s gone lots better than we expected,” said Taylor County Republican Party chair Dennis Draper. “This morning ... it was backed up all the way to the stop light and down past. We actually had somebody ... directing traffic.”

  • Campbellsville woman arrested on murder charge

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested Monday night in connection with a murder that happened in Marion County.

    The Kentucky State Police arrested Brandy N. Roth, 33, on a charge of murder. She is accused of killing Timothy W. Hahn, 48, of St. Francis, who was reportedly her boyfriend.

    According to the report, KSP dispatch received a call from the Marion County Sheriff's Office about a dead male in a residence in the 100 block of Lucas Lane in St. Francis.

  • Art exhibit on display at CU through March 21

    Sculptor Andrew Weilawski’s artwork will be displayed in Campbellsville University’s Pence-Chowning Art Gallery until March 21.

    Weilawski, a native of Bedford Hills, New York, specializes in sculptures, with his art consisting mainly of people carved from stone. He has also been a member of the World Wide Arts Resources Corporation since 2003.

  • Creepy, crawly critters

    Things got a little slimy at the Taylor County Public Library as children learned about salamanders during this month’s Family Nature Night.

    The goal of these nights are to promote an interest in outdoor animals and activities, outdoor safety and animal awareness.

    Amy Berry from Clay Hill Memorial Forest brought some of her salamander friends for children to learn about and feel, along with a craft at the end of the night.

  • Genetics playing bigger role in foods, expert says

    A plant expert was on hand Tuesday night to talk to local farmers and others about the pros and cons of genetically engineered organisms, or GMOs.

    “We never stop evaluating the safety of genetically engineered crops,” said Paul Vincelli, plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky. “There’s a series of technologies that can really do some good stuff for humans.”

  • Grand jury returns dozen indictments

    A Campbellsville man and a Columbia man accused of a string of thefts are two of 12 people a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday.

    Zachary Q. Powell, 23, of Bridgewater Road in Columbia, was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and theft by unlawful taking or disposition — all others $10,000 or more but less than $1,000,000, Class C felony.

  • Gribbins murder trial set for August

    A man accused of murdering his estranged wife faces a jury trial in August.

    DeWayne D. Gribbins, 42, of Peterson Street in Campbellsville, faces a jury trial at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, on charges of murder, domestic violence, a Class A felony; and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

    Shonda West-Stiles of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy, who is representing Gribbins, had Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram schedule a pre-trial conference for Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m.

  • Sweeney enters guilty plea to sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man was given 5 years on probation for a variety of sex offenses.

    At a Tuesday morning hearing, Michael Sweeney, 53, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, one count of first-degree criminal abuse and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, for which he was sentenced to 8 years, probated for 5 years.

    That means that if Sweeney violates the terms of his probation, he could face 8 years in prison.

  • A beauty and a beast: Former beauty queen now plays tackle football

    Zanda Boggs is no stranger to struggle and overcoming every hurdle that comes her way. And without a doubt, strong is an understatement to describe her in many ways.

    Whether it was her determination during beauty pageants, her ability to be a single mom of two or to tackle women on the football field.

    Boggs is a past beauty pageant winner turned semi-pro tackle football player.

    She is the corner and safety for the Derby City Dynamite of Louisville.