Local News

  • CMS announces end of the year awards


    Campbellsville Middle School announced its end of the year award winners from the 2011-2012 school year on July 9.

  • Officials say people need whooping cough vaccine


    He had trouble catching his breath.

    “There’s nothing like it,” he said. “I would cough till I passed out.”

    Wallace Feese, director of Taylor Regional Hospital’s laboratory, was diagnosed with whooping cough in January. He said the illness gave him a severe cough and made breathing difficult.

    “It seemed like I had a lot of trouble getting over it,” he said. “I’m alright now, I just don’t want to have it again.”

  • Police investigating woman's death

    Campbellsville Police are investigating the death of a Campbellsville woman.

    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, officers responded to 103 Layton Drive at 8 a.m. on Tuesday after receiving a report of an unresponsive person.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel went to the home and found the female occupant, Donna F. Marples, 48, unresponsive.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney was notified and pronounced Marples dead.

  • Storms bring damage


    Wind gusts caused some damage in Taylor County last Friday night.

    According to Campbellsville/Taylor E-911 Dispatcher Johnnie Jessie, there were numerous reports of trees down in the county, as well as reports that power lines were in roadways. There was also reportedly some damage to the Colorama building.

    Outdoor storage sheds at the former Gabehart Lumber building were destroyed, according to Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young. Gabehart staff had used the sheds to store their lumber.

  • County hires new recycling coordinator


    After a lengthy search that included reviewing applications from about 50 people, the Taylor County Recycling Center has a new coordinator.

    Brad Wise was named to the position at a special Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting on Monday. The decision to hire Wise was reached by unanimous vote with all six magistrates present.

    According to Taylor County Treasurer Melissa Williams, the position will pay $10 per hour and Wise will work 40 hours a week.

  • Wise guilty of murdering her husband

    She may never wear street clothes again.

    Sitting with her attorney, Kathleen Wise wears a black suit and takes notes with a blue ink pen. The two listen closely to the prosecutor argue why she should be found guilty of murdering her husband, Joseph Kenneth Wise, with a liquid morphine overdose. The argument was apparently persuasive.

    After 20 minutes of deliberating, all 12 jurors — 10 men and two women — agreed that Wise is guilty of intentionally murdering her husband.

  • Local student graduates from youth leadership program


    Taylor County High School student Taylor Agathen has graduated from this summer's first class of The Center for Rural Development's 2012 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

    The Rogers Scholars program, The Center's flagship youth program, provides leadership and exclusive scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in southern and eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • Local bus driver honored for transporting special needs students


    A Taylor County Schools bus driver has been recognized for going above and beyond when transporting students with special needs.

    Brad Lackey received the 2012 Above and Beyond award at the Kentucky Transportation Conference on June 24-27.

    Sure-Lok, a manufacturer of wheel chair securing and occupant restraint systems for transporting students with special needs, presented a seminar to discuss laws, regulations and securing practices.

  • Resident added to CU honors list

    Shelby M. Dean of Campbellsville was recently added to Campbellsville University's president's honors list for the spring 2012 semester, according to an announcement from Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. Students achieving a 4.0 GPA are named to the president's honors list.

  • TCMS student participates in leadership conference


    Jenna Smith, 11, a student at Taylor County Middle School, recently attended a Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.

    She was nominated to attend by Lori Schultz, a TCMS teacher.

    The honor is given to students who show exemplary leadership skills. The Congressional Youth Leadership Council selects those who will attend from a pool of nominees.

    Smith, who will be a seventh-grader at Taylor County Middle School this school year, is a member of the TCMS cheerleading team and middle school band.