Local News

  • Taylor students visit New York City


    A group of gifted and talented students from Taylor County elementary and middle schools and their parents visited New York City during Thanksgiving break.

    While there, the group visited Carlo's Bakery, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Yankee Stadium, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, a Broadway play and other landmarks.

    Those who attended were, from left, front, Raegan Mardis and Carli Clifford.

  • CMS hosts food drive


    Campbellsville Middle School recently hosted a food drive sponsored by the CMS Beta Club. Each homeroom was challenged to bring in the most canned goods and/or non-perishable items.

    The middle school donated 1,496 items to the Taylor County Food Pantry. The winning homeroom was Jan Speer's room, which donated more than 600 items. They will receive a pizza party.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for Dec. 2.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Peyton Harrison, first-grader Samantha Johnson, second-grader Cameron Dicken, third-grader Ethan Coghill and fourth- and fifth-graders Addie Westbrook and Lydia Parker.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 21.

    From left, they are freshman Cooper Hall, sophomore Heather Sabo, junior Alyssa Young and senior Katie Mardis.

  • CU sports ministry class leads Bible conference for juveniles


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University sports ministry students recently taught a Bible conference to juvenile offenders from Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown.

    Dr. Ted Taylor, professor of Christian studies and lead professor of the sports ministry program, and his sports ministry class, began this year hosting students from the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center once per semester.

  • Local SPCA group revived

    After being defunct for the past several years, the Taylor County chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals group is being revived.
    And the group’s first order of business will be to address county officials at the Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday about allegations that employees have failed to follow policies and procedures at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

  • Sounds of Christmas

    Campbellsville Independent School District hosted a Christmas Spectacular concert on Sunday, with school choirs and band ensembles performing Christmas music.

  • City, county may partner to purchase property

    The city has agreed to consider the purchase of property to expand recreational opportunities and Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.
    At Monday night’s regular City Council meeting, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asked Council members to consider entering into discussions with Taylor County Fiscal Court members regarding the land.

  • Mediation set for man accused of killing woman in a drunken driving crash.

    The Campbellsville man accused of killing a local woman in a drunken driving crash has been once again scheduled to mediate his case with prosecutors.
    William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in July. He was charged with first-degree murder, among other charges, and faces as much as life in prison if convicted. Mayes has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Trial date set for woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    The Campbellsville woman who allegedly killed her husband with a morphine overdose has been scheduled to face a jury next May.
    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.
    Wise’s case was discussed in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly for a 10-minute hearing.
    Wise did not appear in court.