Local News

  • KSP raffle to raise money for summer camp


    This year's Kentucky State Police Trooper Island raffle features a GMC Sierra 1500 SLE pickup.

    Tickets are $10 each and money raised will go toward KSP's Trooper Island summer camp.

    Tickets are available from any Kentucky State Police trooper or Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer, or at any of the 16 KSP posts throughout the state. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold.

  • Pastor to serve 30 days for sex crimes

    A Campbellsville man, who has served as a pastor, has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing two young girls. He will also spend 30 days in jail and register as a sex offender for his crimes.

    Guillermo E. Tamez, 63, of 109 Hill Crest Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last August and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12.

    According to the indictment, Tamez allegedly had sexual contact with the girls between April 1 and April 30.

  • Cox receives J.W. Duke Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Parent joins Coppock service department
  • Bright receives citizen's valor award
  • Cardboard Nation project looks to help homeless in Taylor County

    Their mission is to help people. And even though money is tight, that's what they're doing.

    The doors at the Green River Ministries homeless shelter are open, and the people there want to see it stay that way. To make sure that happens, GRM volunteers are organizing three fundraisers to help Taylor County residents.

  • Class helps locals become weather spotters


    The dark cloud slowly creeps forward. In moments, the viewers know it's a tornado, and it's headed right for them.

    Debris begins to fly in the air, followed by rain. Then the sound of hail hitting the Earth can be heard. It's over in minutes, but its impact can be felt forever.

    Though the scenario might not have happened in Taylor County, the community has seen its fair share of severe weather. And, on Tuesday night, about 20 fire and rescue workers and residents learned just how severe weather can be.

  • Houses offer hope for recovering drug addicts


    It was once a place where children played and learned. Now, years later, it's a place of a different kind of learning. And with that learning, there is hope.

    The House of Hope has opened on North Columbia Avenue. Formerly Dawn's Childcare, the house is now a transitional home for recovering drug addicts.

    And on North Central Avenue, J&W's House of Hope has been opened with the same concept, giving hope to recovering drug addicts looking for a place and people to help them learn to live a sober life.

  • Arrest made in recent burglaries


    It's been just days since the crimes occurred, but police say they believe they know who committed some of them.

    One arrest has been made and others are in the works to charge those responsible for the rash of burglaries in Taylor County last week.

    Four local stores and a home were burglarized, and a burglar attempted to get in another store but was unsuccessful.

    Campbellsville resident David Samuel Cox, aka Razor, was arrested and charged on Monday with committing two of the burglaries and attempting to commit a third.

  • TCHS Show Choir to perform 'Hall of Fame'


    From Pearl Jam to Michael Jackson, to Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn, there's a song for everyone in Taylor County High School Show Choir's "Hall of Fame" performance that begins tonight and runs through Saturday.

    Choral director Lisa Gupton said this year's performance is a little different from past years because a theatrical segment has been added, featuring music from the Broadway hit "Wicked."