Local News

  • Local man arrested, facing drug charges


    Devin Miller, 20, of Campbellsville, was arrested Friday, July 3, at 5:33 p.m. CST in the limits of Greensburg on Depot Street, according to a report by Trooper Billy Gregory of the Kentucky State Police Post 15.

    Miller was charged with driving under the influence, failure to wear seat belts, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession and possession of marijuana, the report stated.

  • Lawler loving library director job

    Andrea Lawler has been director at the Taylor County Public Library since November and has loved it.

    “I get to be creative here, and I get to be a part of the community, by listening to their voices and hearing what they want,” said Lawler. “It’s really neat to be able to give back to the community and kind of seeing what their desires are.”

  • And there came a flood

    Several places in and around Taylor County saw a significant amount of rainwater flood roads and neighborhoods late last week.

    Residents of some neighborhoods saw flooding so severe that the streets were unpassable for a period of time.

    Michael Eppers, of Sheridan Dr., noted that this was not the first time he has seen severe flooding take place on his street, recalling an event in 2010 that resulted in the losses of “four or five houses’” heating and air units.

  • Local trail system at Tebbs Bend dedicated

    Local and state officials and many others were on hand for a Tuesday morning dedication ceremony for the trail system at Tebbs Bend.

    “It’s been a long time coming, but believe me, it’s going to be well, well worth it,” said Campbellsville University biology and environmental science professor Dr. Richard Kessler.

    The Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Area is located off of Ky. 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, a few miles before the county line and not far from the Green River.

  • Early Childhood Council receives grant

    The Green-Taylor Early Childhood Council received $15,810 last week as part of a state effort to improve education for the youngest students.

    The grant is part of the almost $1 million that has been awarded to 55 CECCs (Community Early Childhood Councils), said Sue Crabtree of the Campbellsville FRYSC (Family Resource and Youth Services Center).

  • ‘Into the Woods’ to be performed July 2-5

    Town Hall Productions and Campbellsville University Theater are teaming up for a production of the “Into the Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim.

    “We can’t say enough about the Into the Woods cast. They are so talented,” said THP Director Andrew Ward.

  • Barefield gets Father’s Day makeover on GMA

    Campbellsville man John Barefield, 33, couldn’t believe how he looked after getting a makeover care of the television program “Good Morning America.”

    His wife Kristina, 37, nominated him to have a makeover via GMA. He works at Wal-Mart as an unloader. He had long, gray hair and a thick beard. On the show, he ended up clean-shaven, with short hair and a new suit, hat and shoes. He hadn’t seen himself until he stepped out of the time capsule.

  • Gaddis retires from CU after 33 years

    After 33 years of service working devotedly as a professor and dean of the Campbellsville University School of Music for 26 of those years, Dr. J. Robert Gaddis is set to retire at the end of June.

  • Miller second runner-up at DYW nationals

    Kassie Miller, a Taylor County native who recently graduated from Taylor County High School, was the second runner-up at the Distinguished Young Women Nationals in Mobile, Ala., over the weekend.

    But Miller says she had no expectations with regard to winning, as she faced stiff competition.

    “It was really hard to have any expectations going into it, because as we rehearsed ... you noticed that each girl was good in each category,” she said. “It was entirely hard to tell not only who would win but who would even make the top 10.”

  • Handmade heroes

    About 30 kids and their parents made action figures out of pipe cleaners, beads, fabric and other re-purposed and  recycled materials Thursday evening at the Taylor County Public Library.

    TCPL Youth Services Librarian Emily Snyder said this is the library’s first time hosting this class and the first time partnering with the Living Arts & Science Center, based out of Lexington, Ky.