Today's News

  • Police search for man's killer

    Police are investigating the apparent murder of a Campbellsville man Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Shafter J. Couch, 26, was shot and killed at about 10 p.m. at his Taylor Chapel Road home.

    Police say it appears that someone waited outside of Couch's kitchen window and shot him when he entered the room.

    Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney said Couch died "fairly instantly from a gunshot wound to the neck."

  • Benefit planned for Hollins family

    A benefit, featuring a gospel singing, auction and chili supper, has been planned for the Beverly Hollins family.

    Hollins died in a motorcycle collision in August. Her husband, Matt, is recovering from injuries he received in the wreck.

    The Hollins family has three children, Kyrie, Cassie and Jared.

    Proceeds collected from the benefit, which is Friday, will go toward the purchase of a headstone for Hollins' grave and to provide for other family needs.

    The benefit will begin at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Russ Milby will sing.

  • TCHS Class of 1988 planning reunion

    The Taylor County High School Class of 1988 will have its 20-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 8.

    For more information, contact Sherri Ellis Botkin at bsbotkin3@aol.com or 789-3360, Shannon Hunt Cox at 465-6692 or Christina Spires Edrington at cmedrington@hotmail.com or 465-1887.


  • LWC to host luncheon for veterans

    The Lindsey Wilson College community will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10.

    The luncheon begins at noon ET in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.

    The luncheon is open to veterans and their spouses and also to veterans' widows and widowers. There is no charge to veterans, veterans' spouses, or widows and widowers of veterans.

  • Veteran’s Day ceremony is Nov. 9

    This year’s Veterans Day ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Taylor County War Memorial.

    The ceremony will feature a choir from Campbellsville Independent Schools as guest performers.

    Bill Perkins will serve as master of ceremony. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers will speak as will past chairman Bob Rotschi. Patty Waters will perform.

  • Honoring those who served

    He may not have wanted to do it, but he says it would have been wrong not to.

    Sam Brenner, who turns 83 today, was attending college in Fort Wayne, Ind. when he was drafted into the United States Army more than six decades ago.

    He was studying to become an engineer, and the college told him all he needed to do to avoid the draft was to simply ask to stay at school and continue his education. He didn't ask, however, because he thought it wasn't right.

  • Elk Horn woman indicted on federal fraud charges

    An Elk Horn woman has been indicted on federal charges of Social Security fraud.

    According to a press release from the United States Attorney's office, Alison Welborn was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green.

    Welborn, who lives at 925 Dry Creek Road, allegedly received and spent Social Security payments to her deceased mother.

    The indictment alleges that between Dec. 24, 2004, and April 3, 2008, Welborn intentionally and fraudulently received and spent $22,288 in unauthorized Social Security benefits.

  • Santa's Helper nominations sought

    Santa Claus has helpers each year during the holiday season. Yet, many people in Taylor County give of themselves all year long. If you know of such a person, the Campbellsville Kiwanis would like to honor that person.

    Kiwanis are seeking the person who most embodies the Christmas spirit everyday - all year long. And they'll name that person this year's Santa's Helper.

  • Vacancy

    The metal tables, chairs and beds look cold and uninviting. The lunch trays are empty and the washing machines are still. It is quiet. The cameras and monitors are on, though the only people passing through are employees and a few stray construction workers.

    Around the corner are newly hired jail workers learning how they will input inmate data into the JailTracker computer system. Down the hall, employees are undergoing a virtual simulation of various real-life scenarios in which inmates try to escape or someone tries to sneak into the jail.

  • CU to host analysis of 2008 election cycle

    Doug Bandow, vice president of policy for Citizen Outreach, a grassroots political organization, will deliver an address titled "Analysis of the 2008 Election Cycle and Future Implications" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Little Auditorium of the Student Union Building at Campbellsville University.

    The event is part of the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy series.