Today's News

  • Rape, sodomy charges amended

    A Campbellsville man has been granted a five-year pretrial diversion on charges stemming from a 2006 rape and sodomy allegation.

    Everette Ray Fair, 22, of 112 Ray St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 7 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    Records from Bertram's hearings on that day, however, were not made available until recently.

  • Kimbler Kids Corner

    Sophia Grace Kimbler was crowned queen on Nov. 22 at the Kentucky State Festival Pageant in Lexington. Kimbler also won "prettiest eyes." She is the 5-year-old daughter of Jay and Jessica Kimbler of Columbia. Her grandparents are Mike and Judy Humphress and Sandy Kimbler, all of Campbellsville.

  • Neighbors helping neighbors

    As difficult and inconvenient as the past week has been for many residents of Taylor County, it has been an enlightening week as well.

    With the ice storm of last Tuesday - and then the inch and a half of snow that followed the very next day - more than half a million people across the state lost electricity. Though Taylor County didn't get the worst of what Mother Nature had to offer, we still had thousands without electricity and heat.

  • Center for Rural Development to host Lincoln events

    Ten thousand students. 50 performances. 42 counties. 9 partners. One legendary Kentucky native and beloved American president.

    The Center for Rural Development will pull these elements together this February in celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial - the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth - throughout more than one third of the 120 counties in his "Old Kentucky Home."

  • Cunningham-Rock

    Jennifer Rhea Cunningham and Marshall Shawn Rock exchanged wedding vows on April 19, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church.

    The Rev. Hank Ellington performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Puckett of Liberty and Jack Cunningham of Lexington.

    The groom is the son of Joe and May Rock of Campbellsville.

    Jennifer Clemmons Davis served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Logan Williamson, Kim Seaman Ramsey and Misty Rock Hafley.

    Mayci Hafley and Chloe Hafley served as the flower girls.

  • Lady Cards ride fast start to home victory

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals raced out to a 15-0 lead and broke a four-game losing streak with a 49-44 victory over visiting Russell County on Friday night.

    The Lady Cardinals (9-9) used threes from Mercedes Cox and Hope Wigginton to gain the early advantage and hit 17 of 24 free throws to put an exclamation point on the win. MeLeigha Pollock (16), Cox (13) and Wigginton (12) all reached double figures for coach Jenny Jessie's team.

  • Keep public records public

    Editor's Note: This editorial first appeared in the Casey County News on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

    One of the provisions in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that citizens have the right to a free press.

    And that means a press unencumbered by the dictates of a local, state or federal government deciding what can be printed or broadcast.

    However, one state legislator wants to limit access to 911 recordings because the recordings, in his opinion, are being used by media companies to attract viewers and boost ratings.

  • Hospice tea and auction is Jan. 31

    Hosparus - Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, "World UniTea," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. 

    Tickets are $25. No reservations will be accepted without payment.

    For more information, call Lisa Sanford at (270) 737-6300 or (800) 686-9577. Tickets are available for purchase at Hosparus' Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive.

    Tea proceeds benefit Hospice of Central Kentucky patients and families.

  • Girl Scouts earn badge of recognition

    Taylor County Junior Girl Scout Troop 222 recently earned a badge in recognition for their participation in the Toys for Tots distribution on Dec. 24. Pictured are, from left, front: Sara Courtwright and Sara Clark. Back: Brittany Rose, Samantha Clark, Meredith Johnson and Troop Leader Jeannie Clark.

  • Raising the minimum wage in hard times

    The federal minimum wage was not enacted during good times, but during the extraordinarily hard times of the Great Depression. When it was established in 1938, the unemployment rate was still 19 percent.