Local News

  • Library offers free book program for children

    One hundred children will soon receive a free book, thanks to some friends of the Taylor County Public Library.

    But those who would like to get a book should submit their requests soon, as just about all the books have been reserved.

    Friends of Taylor County Public Library group members have started a free book program at the library.

    The group, which formed in December but had its first official meeting in July, is about 20 strong.

  • ASAP organization denied grant

    The piggy bank is just about empty.

    And recent news that the Central Kentucky ASAP Board didn't get the $125,000 it applied for in a drug free community support grant means money is even tighter.

    This time last year, Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition members were told they wouldn't receive the $125,000 grant they had operated on for the past decade. At that point, the group's future was - and still is - uncertain.

  • Month focuses on crime prevention


    The goal is to raise awareness and help people know how to stay safe.

    October is National Crime Prevention Month and Campbellsville Police Department will host several events throughout the month, beginning this week, to help residents learn how to prevent becoming the victim of a crime.

    "What I wanted to do is make awareness more than anything," Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said.

    Hazlette said his office will focus on helping residents learn about different types of crimes by discussing one per week.

  • TCHS starts Cardinal Academy


    With a growing interest in industrial design, Taylor County High School junior Mark Manning is eager to get a head start on preparing for his future.

    When he learned in an informational meeting at the end of the last school year that enrolling in the Cardinal Academy would allow him to do an independent study on industrial design, Manning jumped at the opportunity.

  • Five people file for school board seats


    There are four seats up for grabs on the local school boards, and five people have filed to fill them.

    In the Taylor County School Board race, Districts 1 and 5 are up for grabs. Deanna Hunt serves in the 1st District and will face Jean Cheuvront to keep her seat.

    David Hall represents the 5th District. He is unopposed.

    In the Campbellsville School Board race, three of the five seats are up for grabs.

  • Officials still searching for escaped inmate


    It's been 14 days since he walked away from a work detail, and there have been no reported sightings of him since.

    Law enforcement officials are still searching for the inmate who had been housed at the Taylor County Detention Center, but walked away from his work detail in Green County.

    Officials are still searching for Jonathan T. Crum, 28, of 119 Womack Road in Grayson County.

  • Judge/executive recovering from heart attack


    After suffering a heart attack on Thursday, his wife says he is on the mend and expects to come back to work soon.

    At about 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers was walking in a neighborhood with his daughter, Natalie, and began to sweat and had chest pain.

    After Natalie encouraged him to head home, the two drove there and were met by Rogers' wife, Theresia. She said he looked pale, but said he felt he was just having indigestion.

  • Taking back drugs


    Medicine cabinets are likely full of them - old, unwanted medications - and often residents don't know the proper way to dispose of them. Now, residents have three places to take those medications.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Office personnel recently installed a drug drop box at the Taylor County Courthouse lobby.

    The box was free, and Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said he is glad to be able to offer the service to residents.

  • Public school test scores improve

    Test scores are up at local public schools.

    However, when compared to the other public schools in the state, Campbellsville School District "needs improvement" and Taylor County Schools is "proficient" and "progressing," the same as they were last year.

    Results from the state's overhauled testing system, now in its third year, were released Friday morning.

    Also like last year, Taylor County Schools' overall score is higher than the state average, while Campbellsville's falls a bit short.

  • Computer glitch causes tax bill error


    Those who own property in the city school district likely saw something on this year's county tax bill that they didn't expect - a charge for county school taxes.

    Taylor County property tax bills were mailed at the end of September, and most residents received them in the mail on Oct. 1.

    But because of a computer system error, the bills sent to those living in the city school district were incorrect.