Local News

  • 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.

  • Two injured in crash

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday night.

  • More counties added to disaster list

    Nineteen additional counties have been designated for Individual Assistance as part of Kentucky's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 61 with the addition of Taylor, Bourbon, Butler, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Estill, Hardin, Hopkins, Larue, Lee, Livingston, Ohio, Russell, Wayne and Wolfe counties.

  • 'Remember us'

    "We were young. We have died. Remember us."

    With those words, taken from the poem "The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak," Ret. Col. James Graves summed up the meaning behind Memorial Day. And on Monday, about 150 people assembled at the Taylor County War Memorial at Taylor County Courthouse to remember the sacrifices of Taylor County's soldiers.

  • Adams wins Chamber’s agriculture award

    He says seeing his neighbors there gave him a clue that something was up.

    David Adams, a lifelong Campbellsville resident and farmer, was named the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce's Innovation in Agriculture Award winner at the group's luncheon last month.

    And winning the award caught him by surprise, he said.

    "I don't normally go to lunches," Adams said. "I saw a few of my neighbors there and I knew something was up."

  • Lawmakers pass state budget Friday night

    Following some concessions, lawmakers agreed on a two-year, $17.1 billion spending plan last Friday evening, halting a potential shutdown of much of state government on July 1.

    The main difference between the House and Senate was funding for the state's schools most in need of replacement. That problem was solved early Friday as the final bill would allow state matches for category five schools that levy a nickel tax. Category five schools are considered to be in the worst shape.