Today's News

  • High school football kicks off Friday


  • Public Record for August 20


     • Adam Blair, speeding, speeding in a school zone, diversion complete, defendant stipulated probable cause, no new violations, dismissed.

     • Angela Denise Bowen, speeding, diversion complete, defendant stipulated probable cause, no new violations, dismissed.

     • Beth A. Burris, speeding, diversion complete, defendant stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Pratt donates luggage to help local foster, adopted children


    Don Pratt has been donating luggage to foster and adopted children for roughly 15 years.

    Pratt, 70, a native of Hazard who grew up in and still lives in Lexington, said he's been a single foster dad to some 65 boys and girls over a 30-year period. He's seen more than a few of them carrying their belongings in garbage bags.

  • Governor signs Wise's childhood cancer bill

    Gov. Steve Beshear held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 82 Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    The measure aims to increase research dollars designated for the study and treatment of pediatric cancer by creating a "check-the-box" option for an individual's tax refund to be diverted to a newly created Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund.

    Sen. Max Wise, of Campbellsville, whose young son is a pediatric cancer survivor, sponsored the legislation. Senate Bill 82 became law June 24.

  • Friday crash claims local woman's life


    A Campbellsville woman died Friday afternoon after her vehicle hit a tree off of Newton Lane, a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report said.

    Taylor County Deputy Coroner Judy Dabney pronounced Jane Beams, 47, dead at the scene of the one-car wreck, according to the report.

    At about 1 p.m., Beams was driving a four-door Nissan east on KY 744, or Newton Lane, when she failed to negotiate a curve, left the left side of the road and hit a tree, according to the report.

  • Lawyer wants Jones' confession surpressed


    A lawyer representing a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water wants a confession suppressed.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding will consider Bryan Bennett's motion to suppress Kevin Jones' confession at a hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

    Jones, 26, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse, victim under 12, a Class C felony, and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Thompson named county's Distinguished Young Woman


    Sequin gowns, classical piano music and posed young women adorned the stage at Campbellsville High School as the annual Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program took place Saturday.

    Taylor County High senior Taylor LeAnn Thompson was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County.

    "It still really hasn't set in yet," Thompson said.

  • Early Days August 20, 2015


    August 18, 2005

    James DeWitt and his chickens will be ruffling their feathers during the next four days at the Kentucky State Fair in hopes of being named as grand champion. DeWitt begins competing today with 12 of what he calls “God’s greatest creations.”

    Jennifer Wolford recently earned her Master of Arts degree in creative writing from Florida State University in Tallahassee. 

  • Local high school volleyball and soccer begin play


  • Hall of Fame committee, not Giamatti, sealed Rose’s fate