Today's News

  • County schools take 4-percent tax increase


    Taylor County School board members approved to raise the 2015-2016 real and personal property tax rates by 4 percent Tuesday in a public hearing.

    The board members could either accept the state-recommended 4-percent increase rate, staying at the same rate or going to the compensating rate - the latter of both are the same in this case. The 4-percent rate increase will go from 54.1 cents per $100 to 56.2 cents in 2016, which would be an increase of 2.1 cents, or $21 per $100,000 piece of property.

  • Man arrested after threats at factory


    A Campbellsville man was arrested Friday after reportedly making threats at Murakami that the Campbellsville Police Department say led to that plant's temporary lockdown.

    CPD officers arrested Tory Smith, 33, on a charge of third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony; a CPD report said Smith also had a warrant for his arrest on an unrelated case. The Taylor County Detention Center's site lists the other charges as leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • City, county hear plans for Fruit of the Loom property


    A piece of property that once saw a thriving business in Campbellsville could once again be home to prosperity.

    That was the message delivered to the members of the Campbellsville City Council and the Taylor County Fiscal Court Tuesday night at the two groups’ separate regular meetings.

    Representatives from Hogan Real Estate, a Louisville based group, spoke with the both groups about plans to develop the former Fruit of the Loom site into a new shopping center, which would feature a Kroger Marketplace store.

  • Eagles double up Cardinals 44-22


  • Cook gives update on school constructioni

    Construction of the new facilities has really taken off. We were initially behind 83 days due to weather. We are making up time considerably on the two buildings and are now behind approximately 50 days. Our goal is to have the primary center, which will house students from preschool through second grade, moved into their new building when school starts for the 2016-2017 school year. I feel good about making that happen.

  • Hiding behind God's word

    Kim Davis has dominated the news across Kentucky over the past several weeks.

    In case you don't recognize the name, Davis is the Rowan County Clerk, and one of her duties is to issue marriage licenses. That's a duty she has not been doing, even after an order from a federal judge to do so.

  • Past, current means little in rivalry battles


  • Forcht Bank Bowl nice showcase for local fans


  • KHSAA sanctions TCHS football program


  • Art comes alive at the library

    The Taylor County Public Library called out to all teenagers with a creative eye. TCPL hosted their first 3-D pen drawing competition.

    The pen utilizes plastic threads that are melted and then cooled through a process while moving through the pen, and then used to make 3D objects.

    “I’ve never used one before,” Campbellsville High School junior Kyrsten Hill said.

    The artist teenager isn’t a stranger to the creative eye.