Today's News

  • Friday crash claims local woman's life


    A Campbellsville woman died Friday afternoon after her vehicle hit a tree off of Newton Lane, a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report said.

    Taylor County Deputy Coroner Judy Dabney pronounced Jane Beams, 47, dead at the scene of the one-car wreck, according to the report.

    At about 1 p.m., Beams was driving a four-door Nissan east on KY 744, or Newton Lane, when she failed to negotiate a curve, left the left side of the road and hit a tree, according to the report.

  • Lawyer wants Jones' confession surpressed


    A lawyer representing a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water wants a confession suppressed.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding will consider Bryan Bennett's motion to suppress Kevin Jones' confession at a hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

    Jones, 26, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse, victim under 12, a Class C felony, and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Thompson named county's Distinguished Young Woman


    Sequin gowns, classical piano music and posed young women adorned the stage at Campbellsville High School as the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program took place Saturday.

    Taylor County High senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    "It still really hasn't set in yet," Thompson said.

  • Early Days August 20, 2015


    August 18, 2005

    James DeWitt and his chickens will be ruffling their feathers during the next four days at the Kentucky State Fair in hopes of being named as grand champion. DeWitt begins competing today with 12 of what he calls “God’s greatest creations.”

    Jennifer Wolford recently earned her Master of Arts degree in creative writing from Florida State University in Tallahassee. 

  • Local high school volleyball and soccer begin play


  • Hall of Fame committee, not Giamatti, sealed Rose’s fate


  • Hedgepath named to education standards board


    Dr. Donna R. Hedgepath, vice president of academic affairs at Campbellsville University, was appointed last week by Gov. Steve Beshear (D) to the state's Education Professional Standards Board.

    "Being appointed to this board is truly an honor," Hedgepath said. "Of all the independents in Kentucky, to be the one asked to do this, it really means a lot to me. I've already received messages from ... some of my other partners at Pikeville, Kentucky Christian and Thomas Moore and all the other private schools."

  • Construction continues on new schools


    Taylor County School District construction has made a jump in progress as of last Thursday when twenty to thirty cement trucks made their way to the construction site. More than 350 yards of concrete was poured to continue the project and keep it moving forward. 

    “It’s quite a project,” Doug Jones, superintendent with Branscum Construction, said.

    “It is going to be a beautiful building when they get done with her.”

  • Air Evac celebrates 30 years


    This month, Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 30 years of providing access to definitive healthcare for thousands of medically underserved people.

    The local Air Evac group will celebrate its 11th year this November, Dan Durham, senior program director for Eastern Kentucky's Air Evac Lifeteam, said.

    The local team is based in Taylor Regional Hospital. They have eight full-time medical personnel, four pilots and five part-time personnel, for a total of 17 people.

  • CMS rolls, TCMS falls in openers