Local News

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Good Deed winners for the week of March 13.

    They are MaKenzie Barr, Alex Price, Mercedes Clifton, Kenzie Sprowles and Dayton White.

  • Recycling center compliance issues resolved

    Campbellsville’s top official says “noncompliance” to state regulations at the city’s recycling center has been corrected.

    At the Tuesday, March 13, meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told magistrates that he isn’t sure the county taking over operation of the recycling center is a good idea.

  • Green River Lake group seeking friends, supporters


    They’re looking for a few good friends.

    The Friends of Green River Lake group has been in existence for about two years now, and stands at about 45 to 50 strong. But there’s always room for more friends.

    Shawn Canada, the group’s treasurer, says the group is working on many projects, from installing new signs at campground trails to hosting an outdoor event for children.

  • Friendship Schoolhouse repairs nearly complete


    “When we’re finished, this will be the best-looking one room schoolhouse in the state,” says Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.
    Cook and other school personnel began work last week to renovate Friendship Schoolhouse.

  • Swing into Spring

    As spring arrived last week, many Taylor Countians were busy outdoors, enjoying the warm, sunny weather.

  • Two injured in collision in front of Campbellsville Elementary

    Two Campbellsville women were injured in a two-vehicle collision on West Main Street in front of Campbellsville Elementary Wednesday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, Olivia Gabehart was driving a 2009 Nissan when she rear-ended a 1995 Nissan driven by Thereasaann Drew.
    Gabehart was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by family members, while Drew was transported by Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS. Both were treated and released.
    Drew’s passenger, a 3-year-old who was not identified in the news release, was not injured.

  • Senate approves two-year budget plans

    The Kentucky Senate approved its version of the state’s biennial budget plan Thursday by a 32-4 vote.
    House Bill 265, as amended by the Senate, is similar to the budget that cleared the House two weeks ago. The plan includes 8.4 percent cuts on nearly all agencies over the next two years.
    This is on top of 10 rounds of budget reductions since 2007. Critical areas, such as Medicaid, are exempt from the cuts.
    Base-line school funding remains, along with an additional provision for school districts suffering damage from the recent tornadoes.

  • Coomer selected for ‘Certified FeedMaster’ training

    Chris Coomer, Southern States territory sales manager, has attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify employees as “Certified FeedMaster Specialists” for Southern States Cooperative.
    Coomer is a territory sales manager for Southern States in the Campbellsville, Columbia and Liberty areas.

  • Campbellsville man indicted in LaRue County

    A Campbellsville man was indicted in LaRue County Monday, two months after police say he caused a crash while under the influence that injured another man.
    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 46, of Coakley Road in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating a motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of an open container in a vehicle.

  • TCHS show choir to perform Thursday through Saturday


    Taylor County High School’s Show Choir will take a stroll down the red carpet as it presents “And The Winner Is...” beginning tonight.
    The show features Oscar-, Tony-, Grammy- and Dove-award winning songs.
    Directed by Lisa Gupton, and assisted by Brian Clifford, the show takes place at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.