Local News

  • Local soldiers deployed to Africa

    Seven Campbellsville residents are in Africa, serving with a unit of nearly 600 Kentucky National Guard troops.

    Sgt. 1st Class Robbie Rogers, who serves at Campbellsville’s National Guard unit, said 26 of the unit’s 70 soldiers were mobilized on Sept. 2 to report to the Bardstown National Guard unit before heading to Camp Atterbury in Indianapolis for training exercises.

  • National 4-H Week celebrated


    He carefully connects the battery and smiles as his robot takes off flying.

    A scientist for the day, the student grabs his robot and gets back to work. He says he isn’t quite pleased with his work.

    From cooking and sewing to technology and babysitting, Taylor County 4-H programs offer something to try and peak the interest of all the county’s children and young adults.

  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

    Those who want to vote in the upcoming General Election have only two days left to register.

    Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election, and Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says there are several ways to do so.

    Forms can be mailed to Carney’s office at 203 N. Court St. Forms postmarked tomorrow’s date will be accepted, even if they don’t arrive at the office by tomorrow.

  • Allen sentenced to five years for sex with minor


    A Campbellsville man will serve prison time and register as a sex offender for having sex with a minor.

    Brian K. Allen, 31, of 368 Slate Creek Road, was indicted in February 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and six counts of third-degree rape.

    Allen appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on June 29 and pleaded guilty to third-degree rape.

    The sex abuse and remaining third-degree rape charges were dismissed.

  • Bacterial infection hits Taylor schools

    A bacterial infection has spread to Taylor County.

    Last week, the infection spread to the Taylor County School System when a child at Taylor County Elementary School was diagnosed with shigellosis.

    Amy Tomlinson, public health services coordinator for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, says Taylor and Marion counties have seen an increase in cases of shigellosis in the past few months.

    “The symptoms of shigellosis may include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, nausea and vomiting,” she said.

  • Foster parent gets probation in sex abuse case


    The Campbellsville foster parent charged with nearly 200 counts of a sex-related crime has been sentenced to probation and can’t be a foster parent ever again.

    Gary Wayne Foster, 64, of 1167 Lone Valley Road, was indicted in March 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with 72 counts of having unlawful sex with someone who was older than 12 but younger than 18 at the time and 121 counts of having unlawful sex with someone older than 18.

    According to the indictment, Foster committed the crimes from Jan. 1. 1992, to Dec. 18, 2009.

  • Animal shelter nearly ready to move to new home

    It’s barking room only at the Taylor County Animal Shelter. But that will soon change.

    In three to four weeks, the shelter’s new building will officially open and give staff members many more cages to house animals in need of new homes.

    The new building, built just up the hill from the current shelter, will have a reception area, an office, a kitchen and laundry area, rooms to house animals and inside and outside large animal cages.

  • CU named to 'America's Best Christian Colleges'

    Tanner Royalty

    Campbellsville University

    The 16th annual report of America's Best Christian Colleges by the Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has included Campbellsville University for 2012-2013. This is the sixth consecutive year Campbellsville University has received this honor.

  • TCHS band awarded first place


    Taylor County High School marching band traveled to Louisville on Saturday, Sept. 29, and competed against 16 other bands at the Bruin Invitational at Ballard High School.

    In the preliminary competition, Taylor County was awarded first place in Class AAA. The top 10 bands among competed again in the finals, where the TCHS band placed third.

    The contest was sanctioned by the Mid-States Band Association and qualified Taylor County to compete in the MSBA Championships on Nov. 3 in Kings Mill, Ohio.

  • TCHS Class of 1962 hosts reunion


    Taylor County High School Class of 1962 recently hosted its 50th class reunion.

    Front, from left, are Tina Wright Taylor, Randy Bastin and John Bowen.

    Second row, Paul Decker, Richard Williams, Betty Loy Brockman, Sue Whited King, Marilyn Pike Clarke, Diane Netherland Seagle, teachers Mina Hedgepeth, Charles Hedgepeth and Ruth Bryant Graham.