Local News

  • Raikes Hill Bridge to be replaced

    The bridge on Raikes Hill Road will be replaced Monday, Oct. 17.
    The Taylor County Road Department will be blocking the bridge portion of the road for about two weeks.
    For more information, call Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers’ office at 465-7729.

  • Wildlife impersonator encourages CU students to find their talents


    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "God has a better plan for you than you can come up with on your own," Ralph Duren, wildlife professional, wildlife impersonator, humorist and outdoorsmen, said.

    Duren, who is two-time Grand National Wild Turkey Gobbling Champion and first World Quail Calling Champion, spoke at Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service Sept. 21.

  • Board hears about aviation class

    James Roberts


    Taylor County High School's aviation class has allowed at least one student's imagination to soar to new heights.

    Teacher Debbie Hinton and student Dylan Skaggs gave a presentation on Taylor County High School's aviation class at the regular Taylor County School Board meeting last Tuesday night.

    The class recently competed in a radio-controlled airplane competition in Louisville, finishing in second place.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Oct. 11. They are, from left, Tommy Grubaugh, Megan Clifton and Ryan Maynard. Not pictured are Grant Rogers and McKenzie Knight.

  • Windstream surprises CES


    Windstream's Classroom Caravan has been surprising schools in a variety of states with a $1,000 award as a part of our SchoolsWIN campaign.

    Windstream received many requests from parents and staff through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail for a Classroom Cash surprise at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    The company visited the school recently and surprised students with a donation.

    A video of the surprise is available online at schoolswin.windstream.com/post/650.

  • TCS hosts 'Glorious Grandparents Share Fair'


    Taylor County Elementary School hosted a "Glorious Grandparents Share Fair" on Sept. 24-27.

    The fair was hosted so students could share Measures of Academic Progress scores with their families.

    Snacks were served and grandparents were given folders to review students' test scores.

    Students participated in a craft competition where students designed boomerangs.

    The TCES theme of the year is "Learning Safari: Destination Success!"

  • Magistrates approve EDA Committee's recommendation

    Magistrates have given their OK to forging ahead with gathering information about the possible refinancing of a $2.1 million loan on property at Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.

  • Plan nearly in place for HCTP debt

    The city and county are closer to a plan to pay off the $2.1 million loan for land at Heartland Commerce & Technology Park.
    The Economic Development Authority Committee met for the second time Monday. The committee is made up of Magistrates Tommy Corbin and Matt Pendleton, City Council members Stan McKinney and David Nunery and Economic Development Authority Board members Barry Blevins and Russell Montgomery. Blevins was out of town and unable to attend the meeting.

  • 'Little Shop of Horrors' performed through Sunday

    Campbellsville University will present the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” as part of its homecoming festivities.

    The show tells the story of Seymour, a skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant. What no one knows is that the plant, named Audrey II, is fed a diet of fresh blood. And it’s appetite is growing.

    The show premiered Thursday, Oct. 13. Other performances are Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.

  • TCMS math teacher up for teacher of the year award

    Numbers are her thing.
    In her classroom at Taylor County Middle School, math teacher Donna Williams gives her students an activity calculating percentages.
    But Williams has a percentage of her own to calculate - she is one of nine teachers up for the state’s Teacher of the Year Award.