Today's News

  • Woman charged in sealed indictment

    A woman has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Patricia Simpson, 23, no address given, was indicted on a charge of second-degree selling a controlled substance.

    Read more about this story and others in Monday's print edition.


  • Police find 600 marijuana plants

    An investigation is still pending, with criminal charges expected, after Taylor County Sheriff's deputies found nearly 600 marijuana plants with a potential value of nearly $1 million at an East Martin Road home last week.

    According to a sheriff's office report, the deputies responded to a report of a gun shot at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 430 E. Martin Road.

    Following an investigation, and after executing a search warrant, deputies found an indoor/outdoor marijuana growing operation at the home.

  • Elizabethtown woman accused of bringing drugs into jail

    An Elizabethtown woman has been charged with first-degree promoting contraband after she allegedly brought drugs into the Taylor County Detention Center while being booked on other charges.

    Jamie Nicole Thetford aka Jamie Nicole Davis, 30, of 502 E. Circle, Apt. C, was arrested Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

  • Maybe we should remember the actual man in the mirror

    Exactly how many hit singles does a singer need for people to forget that he was likely a child molester? If you only have a couple is it okay to rob a store or maybe to beat your wife? Perhaps Huey Lewis gets a free pass on a speeding ticket but Paul McCartney could murder a hobo with nobody thinking negatively about him.

  • Four arrested in Miller Park concession break-in

    Two adults and two juveniles have been charged in connection with a break-in at the Miller Park concession stand Wednesday night.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, officers responded to a call just after 10:34 p.m. Shortly after, two adults — Silas Jamal Cowan, 18, of Campbellsville and Brittany Ann Parnell, 19, of Columbia — and two juveniles were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Parnell was also charged with falsely reporting an incident.

  • Nutritious school lunches equals healthier children

    Given all I know about food and the food system as an adult, it seems slightly funny that as a child, with parents who diligently packed me a brown bag lunch every day, I was jealous of the kids who ate school lunch. I wanted the pizza, the sloppy joes and the tater tots ... and not my crummy turkey sandwich on whole grain bread.

    I suppose that's because I, along with many Americans, had yet to learn the real impact of unhealthy food on children.

  • Children's parade is July 3

    The third annual Taylor Regional Hospital children's parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 3.

    Participation is open to children ages 12 and younger. Individuals, groups and families are encouraged to participate and create a non-motorized themed float.

    The parade will begin at Campbellsville High School and travel down Main Street to the Family Fun Zone at Jackson Tower.

    Judges will award trophies for different categories. All registered participants will receive a ribbon for participating.

    For more information, call Darlene Humphress at 465-9347.

  • K-Country Colgate Showdown is July 3

    Anticipation and excitement is in the air as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 27th Annual K-Country 105.7/Colgate Country Showdown.

    The contest will be Friday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Campbellsville, in conjunction with the Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration.

    Acts will compete for several prizes, including $200 cash and an opportunity to perform at the Kentucky State Colgate Country Showdown.

  • CU to host WWII book party

    More than a half century ago, dozens of young men left Taylor County and went to war.

    Many of them didn't return. Their names are enshrined on the Taylor County War Memorial on the grounds of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Others did return. They married, went to work, had families and put aside their memories of war as best they could. During the last year and a half, those surviving World War II veterans shared their stories of war with students at Campbellsville University.

  • Veterans Memorial Park softball standings

    Men’s Church

    East Division

    Elk Horn Baptist    6-0

    Columbia Nazarene    5-2

    Freedom Baptist    4-2

    Campbellsville Baptist    4-3

    First Baptist    2-5

    Vineyard    1-6

    West Division

    Summersville Baptist    6-1

    Living Grace 1    5-2

    Campbellsville Christian    4-2

    Woodlawn Christian    3-4