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Today's News

  • Trooper Johnny Edrington honored 28 years after his murder

     

    Another year has passed, but the memory of Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington will never fade.

    Officers stood at attention as they remembered one of their own nearly 28 years since Edrington was killed in the line of duty. The search to find his killer continues.

  • Balloon release held to share memory of deceased children

     

    The cloudy overcast skies on Monday were brightened by colorful balloons and warm memories of children that have passed away.

    The Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky hosted its annual balloon release in Miller Park .

    The program joins hearts and hands together to decorate the world with balloons.

    “It’s like sending kisses on the wind to our children,” Judy Dabney said.

    “A symbolic way of sending a message to them and show that we still miss and remember them.”

  • Christian author publishes first novel

    A new book by a Christian author has local roots in Taylor County. This month marks the nationwide release of “The Taming of Evelyn Gracen,” a historical romantic novel by Sandy Arnold.

    Being an avid reader, writing has always been something Arnold tossed around in the back of her head.

    “It was just sort of on a dare for myself to see if I could do it,” she said.

    She had homeschooled her son, Charlie, from preschool through high school. Once he graduated in 2011, she decided to start writing.

  • Ag commissioner visits Campbellsville

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the Kentucky Proud brand can make Kentucky-made products as famous as Idaho potatoes or Florida oranges.

    “Kentucky can be known beyond our state’s borders for more than just bourbon, tobacco and Kentucky Fried Chicken,” said Quarles. “We can do more, and I hope to highlight some of the great, high-quality ... products we have, internationally and beyond our state’s borders, using Kentucky Proud as a model.”

  • Amazon donates Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablets to Campbellsville Elementary

    Representatives of the Campbellsville Amazon Fulfillment Center stopped by Campbellsville Elementary School Wednesday to help ignite the passion for reading in students. Amazon donated 25 Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablets to the kindergarten and first grade classrooms.  

    Five students from each kindergarten class were in attendance for the surprise donation. Smiles from ear to ear came across each face as the students tried out their new hand-held devices.

  • Liberty woman found dead in Taylor County following wreck, search

    A Liberty woman was found dead Wednesday evening after driving off Stoner Creek Road on Tuesday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    A report by KSP Post 15 Spokesman Tpr. Billy Gregory said Carla Monday, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Monday, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was driving west on Stoner Creek Road when she ran off the road, over an embankment and hit several trees, according to the report.

  • County to sell park to Campbellsville University

     

    Campbellsville University will be the new owner of Veterans Memorial Park.

    At their meeting Tuesday night, magistrates of the Taylor County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a bid from CU, the only bid they received. CU will pay the county $10,000 a year for 10 years. The county recently declared the park as surplus property. The bid does not include the neighboring community center.

  • Campbell celebrates 100th birthday

     

    Beulah Campbell was recently honored with a 100th birthday celebration given by relatives and close friends. The reception was held on May 7 at Bluegrass Way Senior Living where Campbell currently resides.

    Campbell’s friends and family describe her as a special lady who always has a welcoming smile.  Janet Clark, Campbell’s niece and a retired elementary school teacher, said Campbell is both her aunt and her best friend.  

  • Wise, Carney host town hall

     

    While the state’s 2016/2017 fiscal year budget includes many cuts, work will still continue on the Heartland Parkway.

    That was the message at a town hall meeting Tuesday morning at Jeff’s Food Mart held by State Sen. Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) and State Rep. John “Bam” Carney (R-Campbellsville).

  • Grand jury indicts five

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted five people last week.

    • Christopher Johnson, 26, of A. Cox Road in Elk Horn, was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property - firearm, a Class D felony.

    The charges stem from reported incidents from Nov. 21-23, 2015. A CPD report states that Johnson stole a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun and a Marlin 0.22-caliber rifle from the victim’s residence.