Local News

  • Trial starts tomorrow

    A Campbellsville man accused of attempting to shoot and kill a local woman is expected to face a jury tomorrow morning.

    Preston Dean Pyles, 42, of 451 Quisenberry Road was indicted in March 2010 by a Taylor County grand jury.

    He was charged in two separate indictments with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, 20 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 10 counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

  • Praising the Lord ... One plate at a time

    It's a smaller crowd than usual, but no less hungry. Soon after the Spurlington United Methodist Church breakfast begins, bacon is in short supply. Country ham and sausage are starting to run low too.

    Soon, the sound and smell of frying bacon fills the kitchen as more hungry people begin to file in.

    The Rev. Paul J. Dicken said the Spurlington United Methodist Church breakfast began about three years ago as a get-together among the men of the church.

  • Rescuers weigh in on mayor's plan

    Many of Rescue's staff aren't happy with the mayor's plan to merge fire and rescue services, and at a meeting Thursday several explained why.

    Paramedic Chris Carter said he was speaking on behalf of a majority of the staff when he expressed his concerns.

    "We're not only concerned from a personal standpoint and how it will destroy our benefits, not to mention our morale ... we believe this move is not only pointless, but also potentially dangerous.

  • Taylor County's first Distinguished Young Woman crowned

    She had never attended before. And on Saturday, the first time she went, she took home the title. Kimberly O'Brien is the first to be named the Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    O'Brien won the title Saturday night at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium. The Distinguished Young Women program is the former Taylor County Junior Miss program. Nineteen seniors from Campbellsville and Taylor County High School competed for the title.

  • Firefighters respond to Stockton Drive fire

    A fire broke out just after 11:30 Friday morning on Stockton Drive when wind apparently blew a spark from a burn pile onto a two-room cabin on Roger Begley's property.

    Begley said he'd been using the burn pile for years and had never had a problem before. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames, but the building was a loss.

    Click on the photo for a slideshow.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for Aug. 15. They are, from left, kindergartner Madison Bertram, first grader Makenzie Barr, second grader Chloe Cross, third grader Lily Robertson, fourth/fifth grader Aleah Schwab and fourth/fifth grader Mariah Oliver.

  • CHS names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville High School recently announced its Students of the Week for Aug. 15. From left, front, are Madison Dobson and Derek Creason. Middle: Katy Lambert, Emily Haley and Tiffany Slone. Back: Donnell Smith, Mark Vanorder and Weston Horn.

  • CMS launches Eagle Excellence initiative


    Campbellsville Middle School recently launched the Eagle Excellence initiative.

    Staff have Eagle Excellence cards that they may give to students when they witness an act by a student who displays excellence in the areas of preparedness, respect, student involvement in positive activities, dependability and work in the classroom.

  • What's new at the public library

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Big changes are in store for the patrons of the Taylor County Public Library by the first of September. You will be able to download E-books from the public library on your Kindle or Nook.

  • Registration open for Tiger Tumblers


    Campbellsville University's cheerleaders will accept registrations for Tiger Tumblers on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30 for children age 5 and older.

    Practices will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and will be each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 in the university's Student Activities Center.

    Instructors will be CU cheerleaders with oversight from CU Cheerleading Coach Vanessa Adkins.

    For more information, call Adkins at 403-1090.