Local News

  • Rash of burglaries hits community


    There were five local burglaries last week, and local law enforcement officers say they only have suspects in one of the cases. They need the public's help to solve the rest of the crimes.

    Three local stores were burglarized last week. A local home was also burglarized and someone tried to get inside a local jewelry store, but was unsuccessful.

  • County to consult outside company about courthouse HVAC system

    After discussing the issue for more than a year, they are starting over. Again. But this time, the county will consult an outside company to help decide the best company to replace the HVAC system at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    At last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates couldn’t decide which company to work with to replace the system, Perfection Group or Carrier. Both companies submitted bids for the project, which magistrates have discussed at length at many meetings.

  • Deal in works to demolish motor lodge


  • Police searching for man who robbed store


    Campbellsville Police officers are asking for the public's help to find a man who robbed a convenience store on Tuesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a report of a burglary at a convenience store at 3:50 a.m. on South Central Avenue.

    Officers Daniel Forbis and Dexter Colvin began an investigation.

    According to the report, the owner of the store reported damage to fixtures inside and the theft of an undetermined amount of cash.

  • Police searching for antique store burglary suspect

    Campbellsville Police officers are asking for the public's help to find out who broke into a local antique store.

    Officers discovered a broken window at Pruyear's Antiques on South Central Tuesday morning.

    The report states that Officer Bart Gilpin was on patrol in the South Central vicinity and saw the store's broken front window and then discovered a burglary had occurred. Gilpin entered the store to search for the perpetrator, but no one was found inside the store.

  • KSP officer educates community about street drugs


    It's a problem in Taylor County, he said, and the community needs to take notice.

    They don't target any specific gender, race or socioeconomic status, and it can only take one time for someone to become addicted.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory spoke on Tuesday about the street drugs popular in Taylor County.

    The class, hosted at Taylor Regional Hospital's Learning & Resource Center, was open and free to the public.

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Week starts this weekend

    Those wanting to pitch in and "spring clean" their community have several chances to do just that.

    This weekend marks the beginning of the 16th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week, and Taylor Countians will once again participate.

    Debra McNear, the county's solid waste coordinator, says the weeklong event is designed to allow residents to join with civic, religious and other nonprofit groups to clean up their communities. Those who participate will be entered to win one of several $100 cash drawings.

  • Local kids not ready for kindergarten, study says


    The majority of Taylor County children aren't ready for kindergarten.

    School officials say they believe there will be an increase in those who are ready for school, however, now that the first results of a new kindergarten readiness screener have been released.

    The Governor's Office of Early Childhood released early childhood data profiles for each of Kentucky's counties last week.

    According to a news release, the data profiles include results from a kindergarten screener used in every school district last fall.

  • Library thrives in first year at new location


    The Taylor County community is using its public library more than ever before.

    On Tuesday, library staff members paused to celebrate that and the one-year anniversary of the opening of the new library building on Broadway.

    Taylor County Public Library staff members opened the doors to their new building on March 18, 2013. Since then, nearly 90,000 items have gone in and out of the building, into the hands of residents wanting to read a good story.

  • CHS choir performs at state basketball tournament


    Filled with anticipation and hope that their team would make the first basket, the crowd of more than 4,000 people in Western Kentucky University's Diddle Arena stopped their pre-game banter and listened quietly to the 200-year-old words of "The Star-Spangled Banner."