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Today's News

  • Two arrested on drug charges

     

    Two Campbellsville men were arrested on drug charges Saturday following an investigation.

    According to a release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Doug Wheeler and 33-year-old Donte Hatcher were arrested and face drug trafficking charges.

    During a routine patrol, a deputy with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office located Hatcher near a business on North Columbia Avenue. The report states that the deputy recognized Hatcher and knew that he had an outstanding warrant.

  • Search continues for escaped Hardin County inmate

     

    William Jeffrey Glover, 46, of Elkhorn, escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center early Saturday morning and law enforcement says that he could be in Taylor, LaRue, or Adair County.

    Police believe he has contacts in each of these areas.

    Multiple reports state that Glover escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center at around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.

    Glover was working in the kitchen during breakfast preparation and allegedly stole a set of keys from the kitchen office, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen told The News-Enterprise.

  • Pension session could affect local schools

     

    A special session regarding the state’s pension issue is likely coming up in the next few weeks, and state educational leaders are proposing that school districts close for a day to allow teachers and school employees to go to Frankfort during that special session.

  • Grand Jury returns indictments against 18

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 18 individuals with charges ranging from burglary to assault to drug trafficking.

    The indictments were released on Tuesday, and the following individuals were indicted:

  • County unemployment rate drops again

     

    According to recently released statistics from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce, Taylor County’s unemployment rate has dropped nearly one percent in September 2017 compared to the same time last year.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate for September 2017 is recorded at 4 percent, compared to 4.9 percent during September 2016.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate is tied for the lowest in the Lake Cumberland District, with Casey County also being recorded at 4 percent.

  • Local man killed in Tuesday night crash

     

    A Taylor County man is dead following a one-vehicle crash on Chestnut Grove Road Tuesday night. 

    According to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Cochran, 28, was killed at 10 p.m. Tuesday after the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado he was driving struck a tree. 

    Cochran was traveling west when the vehicle left the road, just past Heritage Drive, according to the report. 

  • Butler arrested in LaRue County, faces additional charges there

     

    Local attorney Danny P. Butler is now facing another criminal indictment, with this one coming out of LaRue County.  He has been lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A release from Kentucky State Police Post 15 stated that KSP investigators were attempting to locate Butler after the indictment was released.

    An updated release on Friday stated that Butler surrendered himself to the LaRue County Detention Center at 2 a.m. Friday.

  • KCA test scores top national averages

     

    Kentucky Christian Academy recently received its test scores from the spring of 2017, and KCA students scored well-above national averages in the subjects of reading, language, and math.

    KCA Administrator Lori Eubank said she is very proud of the students and teachers at KCA for the test scores.

    “These are good results and I am proud of our students and teachers,” Eubank said. “But we are always looking to improve and get better as well… Overall I am really proud of what we do here.”

  • For Kesslers, auctioneering is in the blood

     

    John Kessler claimed the title of World Champion Tobacco Auctioneer championship in 1987, and was honored again on Oct. 13 as JTI (Japan Tobacco International) sponsored the Harvest Jubilee in Danville, Virginia.

    The 1987 contest consisted of 70 of the world’s top 100 tobacco auctioneers. There was a preliminary round before the final mock round auction. A panel of five judges, made up of warehouse men and others from the industry, determined the winner.

  • 'Sing Me Back Home' Concert set for Nov. 10

    It is going to be a homecoming of sorts for several Taylor County High School alumni in a little more than two weeks.

    Several former TCHS alumni will come back together for the first “Sing Me Back Home” Taylor County High School Alumni Country Music Concert.

    The concert will serve as a fundraiser for the Taylor County School District, with funds going toward finishing the sports complex at the new high school, according to Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook.