Local News

  • Taylor County residents named to LWC's honors lists

    A total of 23 Taylor County residents have earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2012 spring semester. Four have been named to the 2012 spring semester president's list and 19 were named to the 2012 spring semester dean's list.

    Named to the president's list are: Samantha D. Davis of Elk Horn and Lindsey H. Fair, Cody A. Ford and Samantha A. Harris, all of Campbellsville.

  • Campbellsville native named second runner-up in Miss Kentucky pageant


    Though they didn’t take home the crown, the two Campbellsville natives who competed in this year’s Miss Kentucky pageant say they enjoyed participating in it and learned a lot about themselves.

    Jefra Bland and Allie Shae Hash competed on Saturday for the crown. Bland was named second runner-up and received a preliminary talent award. Jessica Casebolt, Miss Goldenrod, was named Miss Kentucky.

    And though Hash didn’t take home any awards, she says she enjoyed her experience at the pageant.

  • Summer Library Fun


    Taylor County Public Library hosted its final program for participants in the "Dream Big ... READ!" summer reading program on Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park, complete with snow cones, face painting, inflatables and a water fight.

  • Several new state laws go into effect July 12

    It will be a bit more difficult for drug producers to get their hands on large amounts of a product needed to make methamphetamine, thanks to a law that goes into effect today.

    Also in measures that become law today, passengers in large vans are no longer exempt from wearing a seat belt and thieves won't be able to sell stolen copper and other materials for quick cash at recycling centers.

    Another bill allows Kentuckians to carry concealed weapons without a license on their property or place of business.

  • Constable charged with DUI

    A Taylor County public official has been arrested and charged with breaking the same law he was elected to uphold.

    Henry Wayne Parson, 70, of 313 Candace St., was arrested at 3:13 p.m. on Monday and charged with DUI.

    Parson was re-elected to the 5th District constable seat in May 2010. He defeated two opponents for the post.

    According to Parson’s arrest citation, he was allegedly involved in a non-injury collision on west U.S 68 and Tharp Drive. Campbellsville Police Officer Nelson Bishop responded to the scene.

  • Campbellsville students to eat free

    Students at Campbellsville Independent Schools won’t have to pay a dime for their breakfast or lunch this coming school year.

    At Monday night’s regular Campbellsville School Board meeting, Jeff Richardson, food services director, announced that because enough of the District’s students now qualify for free lunches, the District can participate in a program that will allow the entire student population to receive free breakfasts and lunches. The news was followed by applause from Board members.

  • CES presents end of the year awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • CES presents end of the year awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • Local named to SCC spring dean's list

    Several students were named to Somerset Community College dean's list for the spring 2012 semester, including a Taylor County native.

    SCC's enrollment is more than 10,000 students with a total of 663 students making the spring dean's list.

    Morgan Taylor of Elk Horn was one of the students named to the list.

    To be a member of the dean's list, a student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and be a full-time student at Somerset Community College. A full-time student must take 12 credit hours during a semester, excluding developmental classes.

  • TCES participating in Labels for Education

    Taylor County Elementary School is participating in Campbell's Labels for Education Program.

    School officials ask that residents save labels over the summer and send them to the school. Collection boxes are located in the front lobby.

    The school also participates in the Tyson A+ program and Home Team Fast Fixins. Officials ask that residents save those labels also.

    For more information, email Shelly Young at michelle.young@taylor.kyschools.us.