Local News

  • TCHS students selected for Kentucky Girls State


    Taylor County High School students Erin Cox and Mackenzie Despain have been selected for Kentucky Girls State.

    The program is designed for students who have exemplified leadership and have an interest in government.

    They will be involved in an interactive training in the governmental process at the University of the Cumberlands this summer.

  • TCHS student a winner in eco-art contest


    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection recently honored six winning 2012 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at the respective schools.

    Emily Larson, a student at Taylor County High School, is one of the six.

    The Kentucky students used the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and submitted artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs.

  • CU names Campbellsville resident dean of students


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Jodi Allen of Campbellsville has been named dean of student services at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of April 9-16.

    From left, they are freshman Tori Cochran, sophomore Dalton Bennett, junior Kaitlyn Benningfield and senior Cody Wood.

  • CU hosts Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent


    Tori Banks and Matt Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    "We all go into the lion's den every day," David Brody, chief correspondent with the Christian Broadcasting Network, said in Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service. "Mine is the mainstream media."

  • It's not all sadness for local funeral directors


  • Statistics say violent crime on the rise locally

    If the statistics are any indication, the murder rate has been on the rise in Taylor County for the past few years.
    According to the Taylor Circuit Clerk’s office, 12 people have been charged with either attempted murder or murder in Taylor County during the past 10 years.
    Eight of 12 were charged in the past five years. Four were charged in 2005 alone.

  • Planning under way for fair, July 4th events


    Entertainment, fellowship and lots of good food.
    Those who have been to the Taylor County Fair and Campbellsville/Taylor County’s Fourth of July Celebration know those items are always on the menu.
    Plans for both events, which draw thousands of people to Taylor County each year, have been under way for quite some time.
    With the events now just a few months away, volunteers are working to make sure the stages are set.

  • Local man charged with attempted murder in Illinois

    Bob Uphues
    The Landmark

    A Campbellsville man who reportedly threatened the life of his ex-girlfriend has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed her stepbrother multiple times inside her Brookfield, Ill., apartment on April 12.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced for sexual abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve three years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
    Brian Waggoner, 32, of 408 Kentucky Ave., was indicted last June by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a girl who was younger than 12.
    Waggoner pleaded guilty to the crimes before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Oct. 25. Kelly sentenced Waggoner last Tuesday.