Local News

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 27.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Emily Melton, first-grader Carter Stewart, second-grader Penny Holland, third-grader Lexi Grisso and fourth- and fifth-graders Kailey Petty and Say Williams.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 23-30.

    They are, from left, freshman Shelby Barnett, sophomore Carlie Hazel, junior Andy Finck and senior Whitney Eubank.

  • Candidates file for political office

    Below is a list of candidates who filed for office by the Jan. 31 filing deadline. The deadline for all state legislative offices, as well as U.S. representative, has been extended until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. The extension is the result of some lawmakers challenging the constitutionality of the redistricting plans recently approved by the House and Senate.

  • Man arrested at Taylor County Animal Shelter


    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with impersonating an animal control officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Lee Otto, 31, of 3365 St. Mary’s Road, arrived at the shelter on Monday at noon.

  • Mayor recommends CodeRED emergency alert system

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young will recommend that the city contract with CodeRED to provide emergency weather alerts in Taylor County.

    Discussion about the CodeRED weather system began at the last Campbellsville City Council meeting in January. After some discussion, however, the Council tabled discussion of a contract with CodeRED until its next meeting.


  • County sues mobile home company over road damage

    Magistrates have filed suit against a Columbia company, alleging it damaged a road while working in Taylor County.
    Taylor County Attorney John Bertram filed the suit on behalf of Taylor County Fiscal Court on Nov. 8. Windmill Mobile Home Center of Columbia is listed as the defendant.

    Windmill Mobile Home does business in multiple counties, including Taylor, the complaint states.
    Last June 29, according to the complaint, the company was transporting a mobile home on Pepper Road, and while doing so, gouged the road.

  • Blessings from their labor

    It’s all about helping people and bringing them closer to God.
    A group of local residents has banned together to open a free clothing store for those in need. And, tomorrow, their labor will come to fruition.

  • Marion's problem not Taylor County dogs, Harris says


    Many dogs have been picked up near the Taylor/Marion county line recently by Marion County animal control officials, but John Harris, director of the Taylor County Animal Shelter, says he doesn’t believe those dogs are coming from Taylor County.

    “We had 96 dogs brought to our shelter in November, and 54 in December. In January, we had 102, and that’s just the dogs brought in from Taylor County,” Harris said. “The numbers are why I don’t believe they are Taylor County dogs.”

  • Campbellsville schools name academic achievers


    Campbellsville Independent Schools has named its academic achievers for the month of January. A boy and girl are named from each school.

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Noah Mardis is a third-grade student at CES. He is the son of Michael and Lisa Mardis. His favorite teacher is Hannah Jones and reading is his favorite subject. He enjoys playing basketball. His future plans are to become a chef.

  • CHS to host conferences, college night Feb. 6

    Campbellsville High School will host parent-teacher conferences on Monday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Progress reports will be sent home with students on Friday, Feb. 3. Teachers will be available during the conferences to talk to parents.

    College night for seniors and their parents will also be that night in the media center. Information about applying for college and the FAFSA financial aid form will be available.

    For more information, call 465-8899.