Local News

  • Columbia man arrested, charged with human trafficking


    A Columbia man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a suspected prostitution ring in Campbellsville.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Adulfo DeAquino Cancino, 27, of Greensburg Street, was arrested Thursday night and charged with human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor, being an illegal sex act with someone younger than 16.

    Cancino is also currently identified as an undocumented alien, the release states. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center and remained there at press time.

  • Gaming issue keeps legislators waiting


  • Community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Calen McKinney


    James Roberts


    They marched, sang and worshiped together, in memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Local man arrested on forgery charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday on charges stemming from the circulation of counterfeit $20 bills in Taylor County.
    According to a Campbellsville Police Department news release, Christopher Dale Tucker, 34, was arrested at 12:35 a.m. Saturday following an investigation by Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service.
    Tucker was charged with first-degree forgery. More arrests are expected, according to the news release.

  • Police investigating burglary at animal shelter

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a burglary at Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a news release, on Friday, Jan. 13, police responded to a report of a burglary at the shelter. Officers discovered that an undetermined amount of cash was taken.
    The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous PRIDE line at 469-7743.
    Detective Brian Morgan is investigating.

  • USDA stewardship deadline extended

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended to Friday, Jan. 27.
    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS Office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • County a step closer to taking over city's recycling

    Though it’s not official yet, discussion is already in the works as to how the county will take over operation of the city’s recycling center.

    Taylor County’s magistrates approved Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s plan to pay the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority’s $2.1 million debt on property at Heartland Commerce and Technology Park during last week’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Ford murder trial rescheduled again


    Tonya Ford won’t face a jury next week after all. New information in her case has pushed her jury trial back six more months.
    Last Friday, when a key witness was scheduled to undergo a deposition in the case that accuses Ford of killing her former husband, David M. Ford, the prosecution revealed that it has new information in the case.

  • Six Taylor County students chosen for all state chorus


    Taylor County High School students Caleb Smith, Austin Burress, Chandler Smith, Kaylee Gribbins, Jessica Blakeman and Kat Guzman have been chosen to perform in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All State Chorus.

    The chorus will take place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville on Friday, Feb. 10, as part of the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. They were each chosen for the honor in competitive auditions this year across the state.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 12.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Kaylie Allen, first-grader Peyton Skaggs, second-grader Rebecca Raley, third-grader Noah Rogers and fourth- and fifth-graders Anna Pinson and Hunter Miller.