Local News

  • Higdon invites all to prayer breakfast

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, and Bro. Lee Watts, chaplain of the General Assembly, invite all community members to the 10th annual Prayer Breakfast.
    The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, located at 236 N. Spalding Avenue. Breakfast and fellowship begins at 8:30 a.m. and the prayer service will begin at 9 a.m.
    For more information, contact Higdon at (270) 692-6945 or Watts at (859) 354-4533.

  • INFAC donates to Green River Ministries

  • Citizens Bank donates to Toys for Kids

    Citizens Bank & Trust Co. employees recently donated toys to Toys for Kids.

  • Lobb wins ham from Forcht Bank

    Forcht Bank recently gave away a Penn’s country ham in a random drawing. Dennye Lobb, center, was the winner. Pictured presenting the ham to Lobb is banking officer LaTasha Bell, left, and branch manager Lisa Nelson.

  • Former teacher sues school district

    A Sonora woman is suing local school officials after she says she was fired from her teaching job but not told the real reason why. And the woman wants lost wages and benefits and her job back.

    Lexington attorneys J. Follace Fields II and Carrie C. Mullins filed a complaint on Angela Brasser’s behalf on Nov. 18 in Taylor Circuit Court.
    Brasser lists Campbellsville Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton and Campbellsville Board of Education as defendants.

  • County magistrate on the mend after back surgery

    After having back surgery earlier this month, a Taylor County magistrate says he believes he is making a good recovery.
    Dr. James Jones said in October than he had been experiencing leg and back pain for a few weeks that made walking difficult. For a while, Jones, 77, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bear the pain.

    “So I kind of just toughed it out,” he said. “It’s just painful to walk.”

  • Election deadlines approaching

    With just more than a month until the deadline, two local candidates have already filed for the May primary election.

    Stan McKinney has filed for re-election to the non-partisan Campbellsville City Council, while Republican Rodney Burress has filed for re-election as Taylor County Circuit Clerk.
    The deadline to file for re-election is Tuesday, Jan. 31.

  • Local man killed in Adair wreck

    The funeral for a Campbellsville man who died Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Adair County will be tomorrow.
    Robert Kevin Rhodes, 33, died at 7:30 a.m. after his 1998 Volkswagen Beetle left the roadway and struck a tree.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Trooper Andy Olson is investigating the crash, which happened nine miles north of Columbia on West Egypt Road.
    The report states that Rhodes was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair County Coroner Todd Akin.

  • TRH presents Auxiliary awards

    Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers had its annual awards luncheon on Dec. 6. With 50 workers, the auxiliary has given 7,936 volunteer hours in 2011 to help TRH, by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, as greeters and in the gift shop.  The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of its service to the community.

    Pat Webster presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Muriel Green who worked 1,132 hours during 2011.

  • 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.