Local News

  • Homemakers make pillows for hospital patients

    A pair of Taylor County Homemakers are sewing up a little love for those in pain. In a joint program with the Taylor County Homemakers and the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary, heart-shaped pillows are made and donated to patients recovering in the women’s center, cancer center and surgical center.

  • Gribbins murder case to resume March 1

    A case involving an alleged murder last fall will continue in a month-and-a-half.

    During the brief discovery conference on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram set a pre-trial conference for DeWayne D. Gribbins for Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m.

    Shonda West-Stiles, of the Columbia Department of Public Advocacy, who is representing Gribbins, said they’ve received discovery from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

  • Thompson in top 12 at state DYW

    Taylor County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2016 came home from the state DYW program with a well-deserved top 12 finish.

    Taylor County High School senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson finished in the top 12 and was runner-up in the Empowering Tomorrow’s Future essay portion.

    “It was a lot of fun,” Thompson said. “I gained some great memories and some even greater friends.”

    Thompson was in Lexington for a busy week of rehearsals and preparation before the competition.

  • Man arrested, charged in Tennessee car theft, drug possession

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges related to a reported theft and drug use, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    TCSO Deputy Branden Wilson arrested William Tylor Kendall, 29, of Fairview Road, on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition - auto, first-degree possession of controlled substance - heroin - first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, the TCSO report said.

  • Liquor store fighting wet-dry vote

    An area liquor store donated $15,000 to an anti-alcohol campaign in Russell County.

    The Russell County Clerk’s Office confirmed earlier this week that Simms Liquors donated money to the group Citizens to Keep Russell County Safe, a group fighting efforts to turn Russell County into a wet county. The donation was apparently made on Jan. 5. A countywide wet/dry vote is set for Tuesday, Jan. 19. A similar vote in November 2009 was unsuccessful.

    The group contends that making Russell County wet would make the county less safe.

  • Cooking up some fun

    Things are heating up at the Taylor County Public Library with the start of a new monthly Teen Cooking Club.

    It will be offered the second Thursday of each month though March. If there is enough participation, they plan to continue the club.

    Everything the teens will be preparing is simple. All projects can be done with basic cooking supplies and can be done in under and hour.

  • Local officer profiled in law enforcement publication

    This article, written by Kelly Foreman of Kentucky Law Enforcement Magazine, is printed with their permission.

    Humble and unpretentious, Campbellsville Police Officer Dexter Colvin doesn’t brag much about his accomplishments. When he was named the department’s 2014 officer of the year, Colvin attributed the award to just doing his job. But this homegrown officer with about three years experience on the road cares about his community and helping others — and it shows.

  • County to get help with inmate costs


  • Taylor school board to honor Clark at new schools


  • Keeping the dream alive