Local News

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 29. They are, from left, kindergartener Ava Laymance, first-grader Matthew Etheridge, third-grader Audrey Young and fourth- and fifth-graders Jacob Wilson and Tyler Perkins. Second-grader Alyssa Spivey is not pictured.

  • TCHS student named part of scholarship program

    Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon recently announced that Erin M. Steele has been named a commended student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    A Letter of Commendation from the school and the Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented to Steele.

    About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for exceptional academic promise.

  • Family still searching for some answers

    It's been more than a year since he went missing, and she says she still thinks about him every day.

    "I cry every day," Carole Hogan said. "Until we have justice ... it's really rough."

    It's been nearly a year since James Adam Hogan's body was found in a corn field in Taylor County.

    And, according to Carole, that year has been tough.

    "I don't understand why," she said.

  • Cruisin' for a cause

    The convoy of cars, more than a dozen strong, rolled into Campbellsville Country Club. They are not a club, just a group of car enthusiasts looking to raise money for a good cause.

    The Bluegrass 1000 Road Tour began Monday, and among the first stops after departing Lexington was Campbellsville.

    The tour, which travels roughly 1,000 miles from Louisville to Lexington over five days, began two years ago in honor of Bill Collins. Collins, founder of Bill Collins Ford in Louisville, died in 2009 at the age of 80 after battling Parkinson's Disease for 29 years.

  • City halts Census data challenge

    The City has abandoned its effort to challenge the 2010 Census data, at least for now.

    Released earlier this year, the Census 2010 results showed a drop in the city's population, while the areas outside the city grew.

    According to the figures, Campbellsville has a population of 9,108, which is a loss of 1,390 people since the 2000 Census, for a 13.24 percent decline. Taylor County is home to 24,512 people, which is a gain of 1,585 from the 2000 Census, for a 6.91 percent increase.

  • Magistrate battles health problems

    A Taylor County magistrate is battling some health problems, but believes he is on his way back to health.

    Dr. James Jones says he began experiencing leg and back pain about six weeks ago. The pain made walking difficult, he said.

    For a while, Jones, 76, said he just went about his routine and attempted to bare the pain.

    "So I kind of just toughed it out," he said. "It's just painful to walk."

  • A Family Weekend

    Campbellsville University hosted Family Weekend on Friday and Saturday, offering events for students and their families.






  • GRL officials ask for help catching vandals

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking for information about the individuals responsible for recent vandalism and destruction of facilities at Green River Lake.
    Five separate acts of vandalism happened at Green River Lake during the month of September, costing taxpayers more than $5,000 in cleanup and repair costs.

  • Liberty man charged with theft

    A Liberty man has been arrested and charged with thefts he allegedly committed in Taylor County.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff’s Office reports, deputies received a complaint on Saturday that a hay bailer had been taken on Raikes Hill Road.
    The report states that during the investigation, deputies learned that Tyler Marples, 29, might have been involved.
    Marples was interviewed by sheriff’s deputies on Sunday and then arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500. He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Tax audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released an annual audit of the settlement of 2010 taxes for Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton.
    The audit found that Newton’s financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period of Jan. 1, 2011, to April 15, 2011. The statement was also found to conform with the modified cash basis of accounting.