Local News

  • SPCA group searches for new logo

    Taylor County’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals group is searching for a new logo. Children and teens age 18 and younger can enter the group’s contest for the best logo and possibly win a $50 prize.
    A logo is a clear image that will instantly let people know who the SPCA group is and what it stands for. The new SPCA logo should communicate love and respect for all animals. It can be as simple as a picture or may also incorporate “TCSPCA” or the words “Taylor County SPCA.”

  • Campbellsville University Holy Week service is April 4


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    “And he took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’

  • TCES students complete Million Minute March


    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Elementary School students recently celebrated reading one million minutes cumulatively, a goal that was set at the beginning of the school year.

    Million Minute March, according to librarian Gail Pippin, is a project that was sponsored by a Back to School Literacy Grant from the Dollar General Corp. The grant allowed Pippin to update her collection so students could check out books they enjoy reading in order to help reach their goal.

  • CU students spend spring break planting seeds for Christ


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Cleaning out homes, playing softball with prisoners, teaching English as a second language, and most of all, planting seeds is what several groups of Campbellsville University students did over spring break.

    CU students planted seeds for Christ in mission trips to New Orleans, La.; Panama City, Fla.; New York City and Central Florida over spring break.

  • Be Excited About Reading


    Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center and Campbellsville University sponsored Be Excited About Reading night for Campbellsville preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents on Tuesday, March 20, in the CES library.

    Parents and students learned together about family literacy at activity stations.

    Each student who attended received a book and a bear.

  • CMS students learn physics of roller coasters


    Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade science students in Lori Hardy's classes have been studying Newton's Laws of Motion.

    As a culminating project for the unit, students designed and built a roller coaster using various materials.

    Each group's roller coaster was required to have at least one hill and vertical loop. A marble had to be able to complete the course while staying on the track.

    After their roller coasters were built, the students conducted velocity tests using marbles and an investigation sheet.

  • Hunt for the golden egg


    With the word "go," they're off, buckets in tow, looking for prizes.

    About 30 area Girl Scouts participated in the annual Girl Scout Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24, at Miller Park.

    Service Unit Manager Jennifer Willis, who oversees Girl Scout troops in Taylor and Green counties, said 1,100 eggs were hidden. Most contained candy, and some had other prizes inside. The hunter who found the golden egg won an Easter basket filled with prizes and candies.

  • Girls Day Out

    About 52 second- through fourth-grade girls attended a Girls Day Out at Campbellsville University on Saturday. Sponsored by the Baptist Campus Ministry, the event was a time for the girls to learn how wonderful God made them.

  • Two injured in KY 210 crash

    Two people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on KY 210.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Thomas Hewes, 24, of 893 Autumn Ridge Road in Falls of Rough, Ky., was traveling east on KY 210 at 3:40 p.m.
    The report states that Hewes crossed the centerline of traffic and his 1996 Mercury went into the path of a 1998 Chrysler, driven by David Harding, 59, of 2278 Old Greensburg Road in Campbellsville.
    Hewes struck Harding’s vehicle in the driver’s side door.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in Marion County

    A Campbellsville man was recently indicted in Marion County.
    John Wayne Stearman, 31, of 254 Shreveport Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of first-degree promoting contraband, DUI, possession of drug supplies, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to wear a seat belt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, careless driving, failure to or improper signal and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, Stearman allegedly introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility or penitentiary.