Local News

  • Mayes enters guilty plea in DUI death


    He answered the judge’s questions matter-of-factly, with either a yes or a no.

    “Do you know how this works,” the judge asked. “Yes,” the man, dressed in gray sweats, replied.

    “Do you want to plead guilty today,” the judge asked. Again, the man replied with a “yes.”

    And that answer could get him 20 years in prison.

    The Taylor County man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash has pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • Will is an issue in murder case


    Defense attorneys will soon have access to a home where a local woman died to take photographs and measurements. But before that, a detective must open the woman’s will in court to determine who is to receive the house after her death.

    Jesse J. Durham, 20, of 102 Eads St. in Campbellsville, was in court on Tuesday before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram for a hearing in the case that charges him with the first-degree murder of his great-grandmother.

  • Local emergency personnel practice with mock disaster


  • Local dairy farmer joins dairy group

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association board of directors elected American Dairy Association of Kentucky Board President Jeff Deener to its board during its 2012 annual meeting, which took place in Atlanta, Ga., last month.
    Southeast United Dairy Industry Association works with schools, health professionals, retailers, dairy processors and the public to promote dairy foods.

  • Library cracking down on overdue books

    Have an overdue library book? If so, Taylor County Public Library staff will be in touch.
    At the library board’s regular meeting Monday, director Julia Turpin told Board members that overdue notices hadn’t been sent out for two years.
    As a result, she said, the library was owed $7,000 in late fees and 900 overdue books.
    Turpin said letters were recently sent to patrons with overdue books. As of Monday, she said, 31 percent of the overdue accounts have been resolved.

  • Campbellsville native receives statewide honor

    A Campbellsville native has received a statewide honor for her efforts to help small businesses.
    Deborah Gray of Henderson was named the 2012 Kentucky Financial Services Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
    Gray, who works as economic development project manager for LGE-KU Energy LLC in Morganfield, serves on numerous boards and committees that work to assist small businesses.

  • Motorcycle crashes rise 69 percent

    Kentucky State Police reports that this year has already shown a spike in motorcycle-related crashes with a 69 percent increase from 2011 for the same time period.
    As a result, KSP has launched a social media blitz to help call attention to the growing problem.
    With more than 40,000 followers on Facebook, 2,900 followers on Twitter and active YouTube, Flickr and Blogger accounts, the agency plans to blast motorcycle safety messaging via these platforms.

  • CHS graduation moves to Saturday afternoon

    Calen McKinney


    This year's Campbellsville High School seniors will make history. School officials say they believe the seniors will be the first CHS students to graduate on a Saturday.

    At Monday night's regular Campbellsville School Board meeting, dates for the District's annual end of the school year events were set.

  • TCES student wins art contest


    Taylor County Elementary School student Arabella Long was the 2011 Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest winner for Taylor County.

    Long's poster was the classroom winner as well as first-place winner at TCES. She then went on to win at the county level.

    Long is pictured with her second-grade teacher, Shana Crabtree.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of March 26 through April 9.

    They are, from left, freshman Jacob Hiller, sophomore Robby Wilkerson, junior Nikki Rabbeth and senior Jonathon Rafferty.