Local News

  • Black Friday Bargains

    Shannon Richardson started her Black Friday shopping online. Not eager to brave the 5 a.m. crowds at Walmart, she instead logged on to the retailer's Web site.

    "There were a few things that are in-store-only sales," Richardson said. "The Internet was really slow this morning. I guess everybody had the same idea as me."

    So, Richardson decided to hit the stores. Her first stop was Big Lots and then Walmart.

    "The crowd wasn't as bad as I expected," Richardson said. "I was surprised."

  • Man accused of breaking into another's home

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into another person's home.

    Christopher Allen Couch, 18, of 105 Phillips Lane was arrested Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5:25 p.m.

    According to Couch's arrest warrant, which was issued Oct. 12, he is accused of breaking into a home on Sept. 20 and stealing property from the owners. He was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison.

    Couch pleaded not guilty to the charge in Taylor District Court on Monday, Nov. 23.

  • Taylor superintendent will ask for nickel tax

    Standing before a crowd of parents, grandparents, teachers and children, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook placed a black baseball cap emblazoned with a large, bold "T" upon his head.

    He said the cap represents his interest as a superintendent.

    Then he exchanged the cap for another, this one with the word "Grandpa."

    That's when he said, "I'm here because of my grandchildren, too."

    Cook says he is passionate about improving the Taylor County School District's facilities.

  • An opera ...

    "The Elixir of Love," an opera set in the old west during the 19th Century, was presented twice last week by Campbellsville University students.

    The opera was composed and first performed in 1832 in Milan, Italy.

  • Carney seeks re-election to State House

    Citing his public service and continuing advocacy for educational advancements, State Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville, will seek his second term in the Kentucky House of Representatives as the voice of the 51st House District.

  • Carter is December Chamber speaker

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 10 at noon at the Campbellsville University Banquet Hall.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, is the guest speaker. The university is also the lunch's co-sponsor.

    The cost is $8 for chamber investors and $10 for non-investors.

    Reservations are to be made at the Chamber by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Any cancellations after Tuesday will be billed. Reservations made after the deadline will cost $1 more.

  • More Thanksgiving letters from teens

    Grace Arnold


    Campbellsville High School

    Thankful Essay

  • More Thanksgiving letters from children

    Makayla Dicken, 8

    Kentucky Christian School

    Thanksgiving Thanks

    Hi, my name is Makayla Dicken.  I am a third grader at Kentucky Christian School.  I wanted to share how I am thankful and blessed. 

    My dog, Mia, is the best pet I could ever have!  She loves me no matter what happens and she is very playful.  She is a fun and loyal pet.  She will always be there for me.  She is the best pet I could have ever received.

  • That "holiday" kinda feelin'

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... as evidenced by the crowds at Saturday’s Homemaker Bazaar and Taylor County Arts & Crafts Festival.

    Above are photos taken at both events over the weekend.

  • Officials say diabetes cases increasing

    Its presence is increasing, local officials say, but the disease is manageable and there is help available for those who need it.

    Diabetes is a medical condition that keeps a person's body from processing sugar normally, according to Taylor County Health Department RN and Diabetes Educator Donnetta Tungate. If sugars don't get to a person's cells, she says, it just stays in the bloodstream, resulting in a high sugar level.