Local News

  • 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.

  • July Fourth winners announced


    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration committee recently announced the winners of this year's July Fourth competitions.

    The winners are:

  • Police offer summer safety tips

    Campbellsville Police Department says there are dangers to children in and around cars that residents should know.

    One of those dangers is hyperthermia, or heat stroke, from being left unattended in a parked vehicle, according to a news release.

    "Never leave children alone in the car - not even at the convenience store with the engine running. Vehicles heat up quickly - even with a window rolled down two inches, if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, the temperature inside the vehicle can reach deadly levels in only 10 minutes."