Local News

  • KSP Shop with a Trooper

    Kentucky State Police Post 15 “Shop with a Trooper” was Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Taylor and Adair counties. Eighteen children, ranging from ages 2 to 18 from the Post 15 counties, were treated to pizza at Gatti’s in Campbellsville and Pizza Hut in Columbia before being taken to Wal-Mart to shop. Post 15 Troopers and dispatchers, members of the Post 15 Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and friends of KSP participated.

  • Four charged with arson, burglary of abandoned homes

    Three Campbellsville residents and a Greensburg man have been arrested and charged with stealing from and setting six abandoned homes in Taylor County on fire.
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  • Man charged with second DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his second DUI.
    Jake A. Squires, 23, of 716 Lebanon Ave., was arrested Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5:27 a.m.
    According to Squires’s arrest citation, he drove by the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center with two flat tires.
    When making contact with Squires, Campbellsville Police officer Scotty Perian wrote that Squires smelled of alcohol, was slow to respond and had red, glassy, blood-shot eyes.

  • KSP food drive doubles last year’s total

    The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” campaign more than doubled the amount of food collected this year with a total of 50,168 pounds — 28,582 pounds more than last year. Post 15, which serves Taylor County, doubled its efforts of a year ago breaking the 2,500-pound mark and finishing fifth in the state.
    The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need during the holiday season.

  • Burress attends 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College

    Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College on Nov. 15-17 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The theme for the event was “Building Excellence in Changing Times.”

  • TCHS Beta named group talent champs

    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County High School

    On Dec. 9-10, the TCHS Beta Club traveled to Louisville to compete at the Kentucky State Beta Convention. The club stayed at The Galt House and Kentucky Convention Center. The members competed in various competitions, such as group talent, scrapbook, quiz bowl, wreath, arts and various written tests.

  • Taylor County schools hosts first annual 'Roger Awards'


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County School District had its first "Roger Awards" on Dec. 16 to honor exceptional teachers nominated by their peers, according to Susan Kilby, assistant superintendent.

    Kilby said the standards for nominations were based on evidence of successful teaching, including student growth as measured by school data, innovative lessons, collaboration with colleagues and use of technology.

  • Beta Club participates in convention


    The Campbellsville High School Beta Club participated in the Kentucky Senior Beta Convention, returning as state champions in the Living Literature competition.

    This was the first year for the competition at the convention, and Cassidy Blair, Chelsie Edwards, Breanna Underwood and Mollie Williams won first place for their recreation of a scene from Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

    Ethan Bailey won second place in the Christmas ornament competition and Robyn Clark won second place in the miscellaneous art competition.

  • Eastridge awarded auxiliary scholarship to attend SCC

    Tawana Laurane Eastridge of Campbellsville was awarded a Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College for the fall 2011 semester. She plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant.

  • Hayes honored with retirement reception


    Betty Hayes was honored with a retirement reception on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Taylor County Middle School.

    Superintendent Roger Cook presented her with a plaque of dedication.

    Hayes taught social studies at TCMS for 18 years and the past two years she has served as director for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at TCMS.