Local News

  • Grant provides training to Taylor County history teachers


    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County Schools

    Teachers at Taylor County middle and high schools have been participating in a Teaching American History Grant through the Wilderness Trail Educational Cooperative. This grant is a competitive grant from the United States Department of Education.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Dec. 16.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Trace Higdon, first-grader Alexis McVay, second-grader Cailie Rogers, third-grader Collin White and fourth- and fifth-graders Ashton Paiz and Veronica Buis.

  • Warrant issued for alleged murderer’s mother

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a witness in the Tonya Ford murder case.
    Ford was back in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday for the next of 12 hearings that have been scheduled in her case.
    The hearing, before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly, lasted 10 minutes. Ford attended, though she didn’t stand before Kelly.
    Ford’s attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, told Kelly that he had subpoenaed a witness, Ford’s mother, Linda Williams, to be at the hearing. Court bailiffs called for Williams to appear before the judge, to no avail.

  • Maryland man charged with sexual abuse

    A Maryland man, a registered sex offender, has been charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl in Taylor County.
    Charles Bernard Miller, 59, of 10349 Owen Brown Road, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Miller was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12 and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, Miller allegedly had sexual contact with the girl, who was incapable of consenting because of her age, on Nov. 23.

  • Police investigate burglary

    Campbellsville Police officers are investigating a burglary and act of criminal mischief on Sunday afternoon.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 3:30 p.m., a Campbellsville Industries employee saw two white male juveniles on the business’s property. When they realized they had been spotted, the juveniles fled. One was wearing a blue jacket and the other a brown shirt.

  • Campbellsville man arrested after fleeing police

    A Campbellsville man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from the Lebanon Police Saturday night.
    Dustin Cole Burton, 24, of 305 Stephen Court in Campbellsville, was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police, DUI, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of wanton endangerment, reckless driving, speeding, three counts of disregarding a traffic control device, disregarding a stop sign and license to be in possession.

  • Full-bred husky found

    Taylor County Animal Shelter staff members have found a full-bred husky in the Main Street area.
    Shelter Director John Harris says the dog is black and white with some tan. He said the dog has a microchip, but that it hasn’t been registered online.
    Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call Harris at 465-7651.
    The shelter is open today from 8 a.m. to noon and will be closed for Christmas the remainder of the week.
    The shelter is located off KY 210, just past Walmart, and houses animals from Taylor, Green, Casey and LaRue counties.

  • City will pay $8,900 monthly on new land

    The city will pay $8,900 a month for land that could be a future home to a sports complex and the Taylor County Fair.
    Campbellsville City Council met in special session Monday night to approve a resolution for financing the land purchase.

    During a recent joint meeting with Taylor County Fiscal Court, Council members voted for the city to purchase 175 acres from Sue Dowell for $1.3 million. The land is located near Heartland Commerce and Technology Park off KY 55. Following further negotiations with Dowell, the total acreage later grew to 180 acres.

  • At nearly 80 years old, Curry still decks the halls

    “I know why he started it,” Donald Skaggs says of his Smith Ridge Road neighbor Tom Curry’s Christmas lights. “He was trying to beat me.”
    “I did, too,” says Curry.

    For the past 40-plus years, Curry has been lighting up his corner of Smith Ridge Road with Christmas lights, as well as lit reindeer and Santas.
    And while many decorate their property for Christmas, Curry’s neighbors, including Carolyn Baker and Skaggs, say few pushing 80 years old go to the extent that Curry does.

  • Local kids talk about Santa's Christmas Eve preparations

    Christmas is only three days away, and local kindergarteners know all about the magic of Santa and just how he gets around on Christmas Eve.

    Students in Chanci Patterson's class at Campbellsville Elementary School and Shelly Young's class at Taylor County Elementary School were recently asked to answer the question "How does Santa prepare for Christmas Eve?"

    Their responses are printed below.


    Chanci Patterson's class, Campbellsville Elementary