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Today's News

  • Kendall found not guilty in Florida trial

    After spending ten months in a maximum-security prison in Florida, William Tylor Kendall is back in Campbellsville after being found not guilty of third-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Brie Thomas, who passed away in Dec. 2015 due to a fentanyl overdose. 

    Kendall, the son of Teressa Germain, was on trial for two days in Okaloosa County Circuit Court for two days as six jurors heard each side of the case. Ultimately, after two hours of deliberation, the jury found Kendall not guilty. 

  • Remembering one of their own

    Taylor County Middle School students, faculty, staff, and family and friends of Dylan Bland gathered outside the school Friday morning for a ceremony honoring Bland’s life and legacy.

    Bland suddenly passed away on May 20 due to an accidental shooting in Greensburg while playing with a friend, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A weeping cherry tree was planted outside the school with a plaque as a memorial to Bland, who would’ve been an eighth grader at TCMS this year.

  • Local author Romines releases third book

    A local author has recently released his third book, and his work is drawing plenty of positive reviews. 

    Kyle Romines is a Campbellsville native. He is a graduate of Campbellsville University and most recently, the University of Louisville Medical School. Romines is also an author, and his new book, A Sound in the Dark, was released at the beginning of August and has drawn positive marks from many of its readers. 

  • Taylor County Schools take tax increase

    At a meeting Tuesday night in the new Taylor County High School Auditorium, the Taylor County Board of Education voted 4-1 to increase the school tax from 56.2 cents to 58.2 cents.

    The increase, which is the state recommended four-percent revenue increase—not a four percent tax increase—passed with the lone dissenting vote coming from board member Jan Burkhead.

  • CU has $106 million local impact

    Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $106 million in Taylor County, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn.

    The $106 million is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the Campbellsville-Taylor County economy because of the operations of Campbellsville University. The exact amount is $106,482,540.

  • Man faces life-threatening injuries from Friday assault

    A Campbellsville man was assaulted and sustained possible life-threatening injuries during an incident on Ray Court Friday night, according to a Campbellsville Police report.

    Campbellsville Police responded to Ray Court Friday night at 11:20 p.m. to a call in which it was reported that individuals were beating a victim with baseball bats.

  • Distinguished Young Woman program is Saturday

    Thirteen young ladies will take the stage Saturday night in search of the title of Taylor County’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman.

    The contest, which was formerly known as Junior Miss, will offer approximately $10,000 in cash scholarships for the participants, and all of the money comes from donations from community members and businesses, according to chairperson Jennifer Fitzpatrick.

    “We are truly blessed to have this much support,” Fitzpatrick said.

  • Grand Jury hands down 20 indictments

     The Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 20 individuals.

    Those indicted are as follows:

  • Breaking Ground

    In the last seven years, the Kid Spot Center has been a valuable resource for the families of Campbellsville and Taylor County.

    Since the opening of their Campbellsville clinic in Sept. 2010, currently located on Casey Street, the center has seen or treated more than 1,000 children in Taylor County alone.

    However, with the growth that has taken place came a need for a new larger facility. A groundbreaking ceremony for that new facility was held Thursday evening.

    The new clinic will be located at 50 Gene Cash Road, just off Saloma Road.

  • Dense fog causes Friday morning accident

    A two-vehicle accident Friday morning that sent three people to Taylor Regional Hospital could be due to dense fog in the area, according to a Kentucky State Police Report.

    The accident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the intersection of New Columbia Road (Highway 55) and South Columbia Avenue.

    Preliminary investigations indicate that 41-year-old James Stotts of Columbia was operating a 2001 Dodge truck traveling north on KY 55. The report states that due to the fog, Stotts was unable to see the traffic light at the intersection.