Today's News

  • Has the time come?

    The rhetoric continues ... or does it? There have been a multitude of discussions at City Council and Fiscal Court meetings over the past two months regarding the responsibility of providing E-911 and Rescue service.

  • Three Republicans seek party's gubernatorial nomination

    Gov. Steve Beshear is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, but three Republicans are hoping to challenge him in November.

    On May 17, Republican voters will have a choice between Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw, businessman Phil Moffett and Senate President David Williams. All three have campaigned on the need for change in the governor's office, and each is convinced that he or she is the best candidate for the job.

  • CU graduations are May 13, 14


    Shelby Lynn Cash

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's 2011 May graduate commencement will feature Dr. Bill F. Mackey, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at Ransdell Chapel.

    The speaker at the undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 14 will be Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, senior pastor of St. Stephen Church and president of Simmons College of Kentucky at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium of Powell Athletic Center.

  • Two injured in collision at shopping center

    Two people were injured in to two-vehicle collision at Lakeway Plaza on Friday afternoon.

    According to a Campbellsville Police Department news release, Glenda Grider, 60, of Russell Springs was driving a 2009 Kia SUV when she collided with a 1999 Chrysler, driven by Mitchell McWhorter, 49, of Campbellsville.

    Grider was transported by private vehicle to Taylor Regional Hospital, where she was treated and released.

  • American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers for patients

    More than 24,000 residents in Kentucky will be diagnosed with cancer this year. For many of them, getting to treatment may be the toughest part of their fight.

    The Road to Recovery program is one component of the American Cancer Society's efforts to remove this barrier and help people overcome cancer. The program's service area includes Taylor County.

  • Birth announcements

    Stuart and Evelyn Richerson of Loretto announce the birth of a son, Noah Thomas Richerson, at 9:48 p.m. on March 31 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Grandparents are Danny and Pam Medley of Loretto and Jerry and Janice Richerson of Lebanon. Great-grandparents are Irma Thomas of Loretto, Les and Nellie Richerson of New Market and the late Felix Thomas, Bobby Medley, Valeria Medley Higdon, Mary Carolyn and Oldren Reynolds.


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    Actually, it's not "our" anything, it's yours. We are Taylor County's community newspaper. That's why we want readers to participate ... to feel like they have some input into what we publish.

  • County asks for E-911 again

    Magistrates have decided that the county can’t take over operation of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue after all and has voted to ask that the city again consider turning over operation of Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 to the county. The city would then be expected to provide countywide Rescue service.

  • Eagles blank Cards 2-0 in district showdown


  • Lexington assistant police chief to speak

    Assistant Lexington-Fayette Division of Police Chief Michael Bosse will speak on Wednesday, May 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. on “Identifying the Blindspots.”

    Bosse has 28 years of public service experience in special operations and training, property crimes, narcotics, canine, internal affairs, special investigations, criminal patrol unit and emergency response. He is a certified police instructor for narcotics investigation, firearms instruction, tactical deployment and ethics. He has secret clearance through the FBI for Joint Task Force Operations.