Local News

  • Winners of grandparent essay contest announced


    Karen Vaughn, president of The Taylor County Retired Teachers Association, recently announced the winner of this year's "AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year" Essay Contest.

    Myles Murrell was selected as the Campbellsville Independent School winner and Caleb Spencer was the winner from Taylor County Elementary School, and was also named the county winner.

    Murrell's grandmother, retired teacher Marjorie Bale, and Spencer's grandmother, Beverly Davis, a retired children's librarian, were the subjects of their essays.

  • Visiting artist works with TCES students


    Patricia Ritter was a visiting artist in Jeff Walker's class at Taylor County Elementary School on March 12-16.

    Ritter is a member of The Kentucky Arts Council and her work has been exhibited at The Speed Museum in Louisville and The Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, among others.

    Ritter specializes in watercolors, pastels, acrylics, collage, photography and creates murals.

    She worked with students at TCES on creating a "Jungle Safari" using clay figures and water colors.

  • In Session

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, left, discusses an amendment with Sen. Vernie McGaha, R-Russell Springs, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Locals indicted on drug charges


    Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges alleging they sold drugs, and they could face several decades in prison for their crimes.

  • Local man accused of burglarizing storage building

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a storage building.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a storage building on KY 55 last November.
    After an investigation, an arrest warrant was written for Everette Ray Fair, 25, of 107 Lincoln Ave. Fair was arrested on March 10 and property was recovered that was taken in the burglary.
    He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion County on marijuana charges

    Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges of growing marijuana.
    Justin Garrett, 27, and Kelly Coffman, 24, both of 410 E. Moores Creek, were recently indicted in Marion Circuit Court for growing more than five marijuana plants.
    According to the indictments, the two are accused of planting, growing or harvesting the plants on July 28, 2010, with the intent to sell or transfer them.
    Bond for both Garrett and Coffman was set at $15,000.
    The pair was indicted on Feb. 23, but those indictments were originally sealed.

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Week is March 17-24

    Volunteers from across Kentucky are set to fill trash bags and pick up old tires March 17-24 during the 14th Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The annual weeklong event is implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet and kicks off the Great American Cleanup, spanning from March through May. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities with an opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the commonwealth.

  • Pill mill legislation approved by House

    Legislation that would crack down on “pill mills” by requiring electronic monitoring of prescribed pain medications by the state’s attorney general was approved by the state House of Representatives last week.

  • JOBS Act will restore opportunities for America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, Guthrie says

    Congressman Brett Guthrie voted last week in favor of H.R. 3606 — Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. This legislation, which passed the House with strong bipartisan support, removes government barriers to help startups and entrepreneurs get off the ground, access capital and create jobs.

  • Community Action offers reconnection program

    Lake Cumberland Community Action is offering a utility reconnection program through the end of the month.
    The office will grant a certificate of need for a reconnection of utility services, excluding municipal utilities, for services disconnected because of non-payment.
    The applicant must pay one-third of the amount owed, up to $200, agree to a repayment schedule and meet income eligibility guidelines.