Local News

  • Man pleads guilty to sex crimes

    The Campbellsville man accused of having sex with a teenager has pleaded guilty to the crime and may spend 12 years in prison as a result.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted Howard H. Hagerty, 51, of 735 Buckner Ave. in May, charging him with committing two sex-related crimes on March 20 with a child older than 12 but younger than 18.

    Hagerty appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly last Tuesday and pleaded guilty to the crimes.

  • Taylor County jailer now faces three civil suits

    Another Campbellsville man has filed suit against the local jailer, claiming he is being held in jail against the law.

    Charles B. Bates, a public defender with the Department of Public Advocacy office in Columbia, filed the civil suit on Friday, Sept. 2 in Taylor Circuit Court on behalf of Brandon P. Edelen, 23, of 1488 Roberts Road.

    Edelen was arrested Sunday, Aug. 28 and charged with alcohol and drug charges. Bond was set at $250 cash.

  • Doghouse Divided

    Woody, the Kentucky Wiener Dog, is back and this time he is learning about the Civil War and how to play drums.

    In Doghouse Divided, Woody buys a drum set at a neighborhood yard sale, a purchase that leads him on a quest to learn about the Civil War.

    The 10-week serial story begins Thursday and will be featured each Thursday in the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    The story marks the eighth in a newspaper series written by Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence. Hardin County native Donnie Mather provides an illustration for each chapter.

  • County school tax rate to decrease

    Rebecca Cassell


    Taxpayers in the Taylor County School District will see a decrease in their tax rate this year, though the schools will still get the same amount of revenue as last year.

    Board members approved a tax rate of 44.3 cents per $100 of property valuation. The rate is what the state calls the compensating rate because it is expected to generate the same amount as last year's 44.5 cent rate did.

  • CHS names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville High School Students of the Week for Sept. 2 are Tyler Carson, Robyn Clark, Bradley Bates, Cassidy Blair, Gavin Bell, Beth Baker, Grant Adams and Katie Anderson.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Aug. 30. From left are Matthew Speer, Makenzie Miller, Spencer Greene, Trace Higdon and Autumn Brockman.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week. From left are freshman Cooper Hall, sophomore Mitchell Tinnell, junior Jenna Corbin and senior Justin Wise.

  • Best friends move to Georgetown College


    Taylor County High graduates Meredith Scalos, left, and Courtney Marlow, best friends since the fourth grade, put their colorful stamp on their freshman dorm room on Georgetown College's move-in day recently.

    Scalos is an Oxford Scholar and will study at Georgetown's University of Oxford partner institution in England, Regent's Park College.

    As a Global Scholar, Marlow will have many opportunities and exposure to the global marketplace, diplomats and other international leaders and study abroad.

  • Scenes from LWC


    Lindsey Wilson College nursing students, from left, Alicia Colon of Columbia, Megan Keltner of Columbia and Megan Peake of Campbellsville, met recently at the amphitheater outside of the Jim and Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center.

  • Farmer graduates from IWU

    A Taylor County resident was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies on Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University's main campus.

    Graduating was Alicia Farmer of Finley with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

    IWU is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.