Local News

  • County to host cleanup

    The County will host a cleanup on June 17 and June 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is being offered to help with flood cleanup.

    The cleanup site is at the paved back parking lot of the former Fruit of the Loom building. Those attending should enter and exit off West Main Street only. Signs will be posted.

    Items must be separated and easily accessed for unloading. No enclosed trucks or trailers will be allowed.

    Accepted items include:

    - Appliances - refrigerators, water heaters, stoves, washers and dryers, air conditioners, televisions and VCRs.

  • Green River Lake Visitor Center to close for renovation

    The Green River Lake Visitor Center will be closed for six months beginning Monday, June 14. The center will be closed while undergoing structural renovations.

    According to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release, the renovations will create more space for future exhibits, update the building infrastructure, improve energy efficiency and make the restrooms, entryways and reception area more accessible.

  • Six at TCHS reach perfect attendance

    Six seniors at Taylor County High School have achieved perfect attendance for 12 or more years in school. They are Chelsea Pike, Sara Siekierke, Rikki Phillips, Becca Cook, Stephen Bland and Kelsi Richerson.

    These students, who graduated on Friday night, have never skipped or called in sick throughout their entire school careers. While many teenagers were searching for excuses that would keep them from coming to school, these six were always present.

  • Guthrie seeks public ideas

    Seeking the input of the people he serves, Congressman Brett Guthrie brought the "America Speaking Out" series of town hall meetings to Campbellsville on Tuesday night.

    Guthrie said a recent poll shows that only 22 percent of the people approve of the work Congress is doing. Guthrie said he believes that boils down some members of Congress not listening to their constituents.

    "People feel like they are not being heard or not being listened to," Guthrie said.

  • Legislators approve state budget

    It may not be the ideal budget, but for the times, the $17.1 billion budget passed by Kentucky lawmakers on May 28 is perfect.

    "I think it is a great budget for the economic times we are in," said State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    Higdon said many families and businesses have had to tighten their belts. It is time for government to follow suit. As a result, Higdon said, the budget is about $1.2 billion less than the previous budget.

  • Supreme Court dismisses man's appeal

    The man found guilty of injuring a Kansas family in an alcohol-related crash has lost an appeal of his 20-year prison sentence.

    A Taylor County jury found Anthony R. McMahan, 52, of 7812 Saloma Road in Campbellsville guilty in January of assault and other charges after a two-day trial before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    McMahan was indicted in April 2008 on assault and wanton endangerment charges after two children and their mother were seriously injured a month earlier in a collision on KY 210.

  • TCHS Class of 2010

    Seniors at Taylor County High School had their graduation ceremony Friday evening in the TCHS gymnasium. Project graduation followed.

    See more photos from both events in a slideshow on today's home page.

    Above, Taylor County High School graduates Trentin Corbin, left, and Jed Bright walk into the gymnasium for Friday’s ceremony.

  • Miles and Miles of Bargains

    The annual 400-mile yard sale stretching along several communities in the state ended Sunday.

    The entire route ran from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and plenty of entertainment.


  • Taylor County Tourist Commission moves office

    The Taylor County Tourist Commission office has moved again. Its new office is located next to the former post office, now Bertram, Cox & Miller law firm, on Main Street.

    The office moved to the former Taylor County Sheriff's Office location at the Taylor County Courthouse last December and has been paying rent.

    The sheriff's office moved to the second floor of the courthouse after Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress moved his office to the Taylor County Judicial Center.

  • Fair events begin Saturday

    From cotton candy to wind-in-the-face rides, pageant crowns to belting out a favorite song and many more memories yet to be made, the Taylor County Fair is sure to offer something for everyone.

    The fair officially begins on Saturday with this year's horse shows.

    The Taylor County Youth Horse Show is for children of all ages.

    The show, which begins at 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Fairgrounds, will feature costume and stick horse contests as well as lead line and other classes. Some have no entry fees, while others are $2.