Local News

  • TCES student wins district AARP award


    Taylor County Elementary School fifth-grader Caleb Spencer was recently recognized as the district winner of the AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

    The essay was selected from hundreds of entries to represent the district among the state's top 14 essays.

    Local representatives from the Taylor County Retired Teachers Association presented Spencer with an engraved plaque and a $50 check from the co-sponsors.

  • GED test free through June

    TCHS Seniors to Graduate With College CreditThose wanting to take the GED test are in luck. The test is free through June. After June, the cost to take the exam is expected to increase.

    The GED test is a series of five tests that measure achievement in subject areas associated with high school studies.

    About 800,000 adults across the country take the GED test each year on the path to get better jobs, training and education. In 2010-2011, nearly 10,300 received passing GED scores from the Kentucky Adult Education.

  • TCES releases honor roll

    TCHS Seniors to Graduate With College CreditTaylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the third nine-week grading period.

    Students listed follow.

    All A's

    Raven Adams, Trinity Adams, Codie Allen, Ethan Anderson, Katelyn Arnold, Lauren Barnes, Kyler Beard, Lydia Bell, Wesley Bell, Molly Bemis, Manda Benningfield, Dylan Berry, Ben Bertram, Frank Bladen, Amelia Bowen, Hunter Brewer,

  • Huntin' for Bargains

    Area residents did some shopping last week at the KY 55 Yard Sale event on April 19-22.

  • Local man sentenced to 12 years for sex crime

    The Campbellsville man who had sex with a teenager will spend 12 years in prison for his crimes. He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.
    Howard H. Hagerty, 52, of 732 Buckner Ave., was indicted last May by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with committing two sex-related crimes with a child older than 12 but younger than 18.
    Hagerty appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly last September and pleaded guilty to the crimes. Kelly sentenced Hagerty last Tuesday.

  • Lebanon man indicted for impersonating peace officer

    A Lebanon man has been indicted and charged with impersonating a peace officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    Lee Otto, 30, of 3365 St. Mary Road, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.
    According to the indictment, Otto is accused of pretending to be a law enforcement agency official when he went to the shelter on Jan. 30.

  • Three injured in U.S. 68

    Three Bradfordsville residents were injured in a crash on U.S. 68 last Saturday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, James B. Loy, 34, was driving on U.S. 68 at 8:49 p.m. when his 2004 Subaru was forced off the roadway.
    The report states that Loy then lost control, came back on the roadway, struck a wall and overturned.

  • A work of heart

    Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Campbellsville is featured in the spring edition of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ “Heroes.” Titled “A work of heart,” the article spotlights Grandview resident Geraldine Reynolds, who loves to crochet potholders, coasters and scarves. Reynolds gives the items away as gifts. In January, other residents and staff were taught how to crochet during a special activity.

  • Passing the time

    Cecil Gilpin was busy Monday setting up a fruit stand along KY 55 in Campbellsville. Gilpin, 82, said he is retired and lives “just down the road” from the location. He said he sells tomatoes and apples to pass the time.

  • Gone fishin'


    Donnie Lotter of Campbellsville launches his boat and tries his luck at fishing in the city lake Tuesday morning.