Local News

  • CMS choir performs


    Campbellsville Middle School Choir recently performed its spring musical.

    The choir is directed by Nicole Matthews.

  • Taylor County resident performs in Italy, Switzerland


    A Campbellsville resident was among a group of Lindsey Wilson College students that recently took a musical journey of a lifetime. The 13 LWC students participated in the Rome International Choral Festival in late June.

    The LWC students, including Chelsea Pike of Campbellsville, joined more than 150 other American singers to give concerts at St. Peter's Basilica and the Basilica of Saint Maria Sopra Minerva.

  • Construction begins on new library project


    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Construction has begun on the future site of the Taylor County Public Library! Yeah!

    Our building plans were finally approved by the state, and construction has begun. You can keep up with the building's process on our website at www.taylorcountypubliclibrary.org or by searching for Taylor County Public Library on Facebook. We will be updating both sites with new pictures.

  • CU helps the environment, saves on energy costs

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is using more and more "green" initiatives to use resources more effectively, which fits in with the university's "Vision 2025: Transforming Christian Servant Leaders" planning document.

  • CU's Master's in Social Work accredited

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    The Council on Social Work Education has accredited Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work's Master of Social Work program.

    "Accreditation is a challenging process, yet it provides a level of assurance that the program is delivering a curriculum consistent with professional social work standards," Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, said.

  • Wise found guilty of murder, jury recommends life in prison

    A Washington County jury has found Kathleen Wise guilty of intentionally murdering her husband with liquid morphine and has recommended that she spend life in prison for her crime.

    The verdict was returned just 20 minutes after the jury began to deliberate. The jurors took 10 minutes to recommend the life sentence.

    The trial began Monday morning, and was moved to Washington County at Wise's request, who claimed media attention would make it impossible for her to receive a fair trial in Taylor County.

  • Shop with a cop for back to school


    “I want these!,” the the girl yells, as she picks up a pair of colorful shorts. Her mother isn’t so sure.

    A few aisles over, the boy says he is sure the pants will fit, but his mother suggests he try them on anyway.

    At the backpack aisle, a boy settles on a camouflage backpack to hold his new school supplies.

  • Father, daughter take flying leap for her 18th birthday


    She didn’t ask for the traditional birthday party. She wanted to jump out of an airplane.

    “It is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Christen Johnson said. “I like doing adventurous things.

    “It just looked fun.”

    Both self-proclaimed adventurous people, Christen and her father, David, went skydiving in Elizabethtown on her birthday, June 30, to celebrate her turning 18.

  • Tomer sentenced for rape of 8-year-old


    A Florence man will register as a sex offender and spend 141 days in jail for having sex with an 8-year-old girl in Taylor County.

    Gilbert J. Tomer, 32, of 3960 Wynnbrook Drive #67, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last August and charged with the first-degree rape of a girl younger than 12.

  • Local officers honored for seat belt enforcement

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently honored 126 law enforcement officers, including several from Taylor County, from 123 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints.

    Campbellsville Police Officers Scotty Perian and Ryan Jewell were honored, as was Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Dickens.