Today's News

  • Church donates money for orphaned Afghan boys

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paid a visit to displaced Afghan boys and provided them with much needed school supplies, toys and treats during "operation backpack drop" on May 8.

    The children, ages 5 to 18, are all considered orphans because their parents are either deceased or disabled thus leaving them in the care of relatives.

  • Resident accused of burglary

    A Taylor County man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing a farm.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint of a theft on a farm on Bradfordsville Road on an unknown date.

    The report states that after an investigation, property stolen was recovered and returned to the owner.

    Ronnie Garrett, 41, of 2649 Raikes Hill Road was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree burglary. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Man accused of stealing chainsaw

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a chainsaw from a local home.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies responded Sunday at 10:15 p.m. to a report of a theft at a home on Roberts Road.

    The report states that deputies were told that Brandon Edelen, 23, of 1488 Roberts Road had allegedly taken a chainsaw from another Roberts Road home and was going to the Gaddis Ridge Road area.

    Deputies found Edelen on Gaddis Ridge Road, the report states, with the chainsaw.

  • Local voter turnout exceeds state average

    The primary election was slow but smooth in Taylor County.

    According to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, 13.5 percent of Taylor County's voters showed up to cast their votes Tuesday. Statewide turnout was 10 percent.

    Carney said there were no problems Tuesday.

    "Everything was super smooth," he said.

    The move of the New City West precinct from Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue to Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium was well received, Carney said.

  • CU Somerset Center celebrates 31 graduates


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's 31 Somerset graduates celebrated Tuesday, April 19 with a program that told the graduates to "live life on purpose."

    Dr. Jesse Correll, founder and chairman of the board for First Southern Bancorp Inc., told the graduates in criminal justice, early childhood education and social work to think about what they would want people to say about them when they are 80 years old.

  • Can't softball, baseball districts be at same locales?

    The 16th District has it right. So does the 18th and 19th district teams. Those districts are playing the softball and baseball tournaments at the same locations.
    We get it close here in the 20th District every other year. This year isn’t one of those.
    In even-numbered years, one district tourney is at Campbellsville and the other one at Taylor County. Last year it was softball at Campbellsville and baseball at Taylor County and next year it will be baseball at CHS and softball at TCHS.

  • Lady Cards take pair from Lady Eagles


  • Softball schedule for Veterans Memorial Park (updated)

    Veterans Memorial Park softball tournament schedule

  • TRH auxiliary to host gold fundraiser

    The Gold Refinery will be at Taylor Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18 to help the auxiliary raise money for its 2011 wish list.

    Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, gold watches, gold coins, silver coins or bars, white gold, dental gold and platinum and silver jewelry will be purchased.

    For more information, call Margie Leach at 465-6904 or visit www.thegoldrefinery.com.

  • Retired teachers group to meet May 17

    The spring meeting of the Taylor County Retired Teachers Association is Tuesday, May 17 at 11:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church's Imani Center.

    A lunch will be prepared by the church's Senior Mothers Board as a fundraiser.

    Cost is $7 and donations will be accepted.

    The program is a double-header with guest speakers Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville, and Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who will be giving a brief talk about the latest legislative session, all matters pertaining to retired educators and answering questions.