Local News

  • Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor long-time fire marshal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Deputy State Fire Marshal Charles Sparks, who died Friday, July 8 from a heart attack he suffered while battling a fire in Adair County.
    “Jane and I send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Charles Sparks,” Beshear said.

  • Car hits house Friday

    A car backed into a house at the corner of Hord and Carden streets Friday afternoon. No other information was available at presstime.

  • UPDATE: Bardstown man dies Friday in head-on collision

    A 50-year-old Bardstown man died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle head-on collision at Finley Ridge Road and East U.S. 68.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, James B. Loy, 33, of Bradfordsville Road in Lebanon was traveling east on U.S. 68 at 5:36 p.m. when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him with its left turn signal on.

  • UPDATE: Armed robber turns himself in

    Terrence Lee Walker, the subject of a multi-county manhunt, turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon.

    Walker, 21, of Harrodsburg went to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department at around 3:30 p.m.

    He is accused of robbing a Marathon station in Harrodsburg at around 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday. According to a Harrodsburg Police news release, Walker entered the store just after 10 p.m.

  • Campbellsville resident receives outstanding service award


    The Lake Cumberland Area UK College of Agriculture & Human Environmental Sciences Alumni Association met Monday, June 27 at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    As part of the activities, Dr. Melinda Ann Sutton-Barber of Campbellsville was announced as the recipient of the outstanding service award.

    Barber graduated from the UK College of Agriculture in 1985 with a degree in animal science. Now a veterinarian in Campbellsville, she is serving as area vice president and is a life member of the state association.

  • FFA chapter attends state convention


    Taylor County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky State FFA Convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington on June 7-9.

    Those who competed were Brittany Gaddis, Cody Bowling, Robby Wilkerson, Jodie Phillips, Erin Underwood, April Biggs, Angella Farmer, Katie Fergerson, Diego Bustinza, Matt Christie and Winnie Cheuvront.

    Rikki Phillips received second place in small animal entrepreneurship. Cody Morgan received third place in forage production entrepreneurship.

  • TCHS students attend FFA camp


    Taylor County High School Future Farmers of America chapter members attended the 75th year of FFA camp in Hardinsburg recently.

    Ten members attended. They were Brittany Gaddis, Erin Underwood, Samantha Buckman, Mariah Malone, Cynthia Frank, Winnie Cheuvront, Hannah Hall, Mason Arnold, Weston Sullivan and Cody Bowling.

    There were 310 total members at camp. Each day was full of activities and learning opportunities, including a team building rope course.

  • Library announces art contest winners


    The Taylor County Public Library and its Friends group recently hosted the fourth annual art contest and display.

    The contest was open to children of all ages. There were 160 entries by children who completed an art project based upon their favorite book.

    The art contest was judged by Taylor County Elementary School art teacher Jeff Walker.

    Each child submitting a project received a ribbon. The library donated art books for each first- through third-place winner and honorable mention in six grade categories.

    Winners were:

  • Students graduate from leadership institute


    Three Campbellsville residents recently graduated from The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

    Caleb Wigginton, Katelyn McMahan and Mollie Williams graduated in a ceremony on Friday, June 17.

    As part of the program, students worked in teams to craft a business concept for an outdoor recreation and entertainment facility targeting 18- to 40-year-old adventure enthusiasts, tourists and families in the Lake Cumberland area.

  • Cattlemen's association offers scholarship

    The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association has been a long-time supporter of youth across the state through Future Farmers of America, 4-H and scholarships. KCA has two education scholarships available funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation.

    The KCF Youth Scholarship started in 1991 and has provided $74,000 in scholarship funds to students across Kentucky. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one graduating high school senior from each of the five KCA regions. Applicants must plan to major in agriculture or an agriculturally-related subject.