Local News

  • Sweeney enters guilty plea to sex abuse charges

    A Campbellsville man was given 5 years on probation for a variety of sex offenses.

    At a Tuesday morning hearing, Michael Sweeney, 53, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, one count of first-degree criminal abuse and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, for which he was sentenced to 8 years, probated for 5 years.

    That means that if Sweeney violates the terms of his probation, he could face 8 years in prison.

  • A beauty and a beast: Former beauty queen now plays tackle football

    Zanda Boggs is no stranger to struggle and overcoming every hurdle that comes her way. And without a doubt, strong is an understatement to describe her in many ways.

    Whether it was her determination during beauty pageants, her ability to be a single mom of two or to tackle women on the football field.

    Boggs is a past beauty pageant winner turned semi-pro tackle football player.

    She is the corner and safety for the Derby City Dynamite of Louisville.  

  • Still no trial date for Bruckers

    A co-defendant in a three-and-a-half-year-long murder case will likely face a trial in May or June.

    At a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram gave Brianna Brucker a $30,000, 10-percent bond — meaning she can be released if she or someone else posts $3,000 bond.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller floated trial dates of May 25 and June 28, and estimated that the trial might take three or four days. The next pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29.

  • Free income tax preparation help available for Taylor, Green and surrounding counties

    Free assistance with income tax preparation is still available for residents of Green, Taylor and surrounding counties from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Tax-Aide program. Electronic filing will be available free of charge. AARP membership is not required for assistance.

    The counselors are retired business people with considerable experience in tax preparation. This year’s counselors are Brenda Cook, Carolyn Scott, Kathy Curry, Gail Munday and Bettie Jo Russell.

  • Williams ‘leaps’ to 23rd Leap Day birthday

    George Williams is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. Never mind that he was born 92 years ago. Williams was born on Feb. 29 in 1924, also known as Leap Day.

  • Wise elected state Junior Beta president

    Leaders from Taylor County Middle School’s Junior Beta program recently took a group of about 80 students to the state competition in Louisville.

    What they brought back home was some very impressive hardware.

    For the first time in school history, a TCMS student was elected state Junior Beta president. Grayson Wise, a 7th grade student, won the election and will serve as president for 2016. She was elected by the more than 6,400 students in attendance at the convention.

  • Sen. Rand Paul hosts town hall on CU campus

    At a town hall meeting at Campbellsville University on Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) reiterated that he wants the government less involved in people’s lives.

    Paul spoke about the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and its effects, the multi-sided civil conflict in Syria and related threats of terrorism globally and domestically, and current events facing the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Heartland Parkway work reaches county


    Road construction started last week on KY 55 north in Adair County up to the Taylor County line.

    This construction is part of the Heartland Parkway project. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews started surveying the area and repairing shoulders late last year. While actual construction work started last week, blacktopping won’t begin until April.

  • Interacial family shares black history together


  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to speak at CU Friday