Local News

  • Local vet goes on Honor Flight to D.C.

    Eugene Mosz was moved to tears walking through the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington last Saturday evening through a crowd of people that lined from one end to the other.

    Mosz, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran, was one of 73 veterans from across Kentucky who participated in the April 22 Honor Flight Kentucky.

  • Art along Main Street

    The city’s Bicentennial Committee, along with the Taylor County Public Library and Dog-Eared Books, hosted the Art and Poetry Walk Thursday evening.

    The art walk consisted of 12 local artists located in 10 businesses up and down Main Street and Court Street.

    TCPL Adult Programming Librarian Jesse Yates of TCPL started planning this event last year; she wanted to feature local artists and locally-owned businesses. One of the reasons for holding it in April is because it was National Poetry Month.

  • Chamber honors area people, businesses

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual awards banquet Thursday night at Campbellsville University.

    Randall Phillips was named the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year.

    Taylor County PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) Chad Shively presented the award to Phillips, noting his community leadership and 27 years as County Clerk.

    “This recipient is a role model in our community of what hard work and dedication looks like,” Shively said.

  • Kid SpOt works to raise autism awareness

    Autism affects nearly one in 68 children in the United States.

    With April being Autism Awareness Month around the country, the Kid SpOt Center held a community-wide autism awareness event last Wednesday at Bounce in Campbellsville at 195 City Park Road.

    This was the fifth year that the event has taken place in Campbellsville.

    The event was open to the public, but the crowd consisted of many of the children who visit the Kid SpOt Center for services. Around 130 people attended the event, not including employees and volunteers.

  • 14 indicted by grand jury

    A Garfield, Kentucky, man who is accused of rape is among 14 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Justin O. Wall, 23, of Whitworth Lockard Lane in Garfield, Kentucky, was charged with first-degree rape, a Class B felony. The charge stems from a reported incident on Dec. 9-10, 2016. No information about the crime was publicly available at press time.

    According to Sgt. Adam Burress of the Taylor County Detention Center, Wall has never been lodged there. He is banned from contacting the complaining witness.

  • Church group helping fight drug addiction

    After Karen Jones lost her son, Morgan, to drug addiction in October 2014, she began to think about ways to help others.

    A couple years later, a new community group was born that is helping to fight back against addiction in Taylor County.

    Addicted to Prayer serves as a faith-based community group that aims to help those in recovery and those who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

  • Young gets perfect ACT score

    They say the third time’s a charm. For Weston Young, that old adage rang true when he finally received his long-awaited ACT results.

    Young, a junior at Taylor County High School, couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked at the results of the test and discovered he had recorded the highest possible score, 36, on his third attempt at the test.

  • Richard Hord case moved to grand jury

    A Taylor County Grand Jury will decide whether to indict a Campbellsville man accused of shooting his wife and setting fire to their house.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. At a recent arraignment, Hord pleaded not guilty. At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday morning, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips forwarded his case to a grand jury.

  • Local rescue team helps recover victim

    The Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Special Operations Team recently participated in a mutual aid rescue in Franklin County after a 26-year-old male, Will Rawlings, went missing while fishing in the Kentucky River behind Buffalo Trace Distillery.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor said that he received a call Saturday night to come to Franklin County to assist with the search for Rawlings, who had been missing since Friday morning.

  • New greenhouse opens

    The community has known the greenhouse at Taylor County High School for nearly 30 years.

    However, with the completion of a new Taylor County High School, so too came the construction of a new greenhouse, which provides various plants and flowers to community members while also providing students with work experience and builds several skills that they can use post-graduation.

    The Taylor County High School greenhouse opened to the public last Friday, with a grand opening in the coming weeks. They held an opening for teachers and staff last Wednesday.