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Today's News

  • Chamber honors area people, businesses

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual awards banquet Thursday night at Campbellsville University.

    Randall Phillips was named the Everette Lee Citizen of the Year.

    Taylor County PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) Chad Shively presented the award to Phillips, noting his community leadership and 27 years as County Clerk.

    “This recipient is a role model in our community of what hard work and dedication looks like,” Shively said.

  • Marion County teams still tops in district races

     

  • Shining a light on opioid issue

    As I stood there in the sanctuary of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday night, with the lights completely out and the only light in the room illuminating from several candles burning, I thought about the significance of what was happening in the moment.

    This was not any ordinary church service that I attended on a random Sunday evening in April. This was a service dedicated to providing prayer and support for those struggling in the chains of addiction and those who have loved ones struggling.

  • Holmes, LWC signees, Ky. All Stars, Earnhardt Jr.

     

    John “J.B.” Holmes returns to the PGA TOUR on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
    Holmes will pair with Bubba Watson and tee off at 2:02 p.m. on Thursday at TPC Louisiana and 8:52 a.m. on Friday.
    It’s the first time since 1981 the PGA TOUR is hosting an official team tournament.
    TV coverage will be from 3:30-6:30 on Golf Channel and Saturday and Sunday from 1-2:30 on Golf Channel and 3-6 on CBS.

  • Lady Cards pummel Lady Eagles 14-5

     

  • Kid SpOt works to raise autism awareness

    Autism affects nearly one in 68 children in the United States.

    With April being Autism Awareness Month around the country, the Kid SpOt Center held a community-wide autism awareness event last Wednesday at Bounce in Campbellsville at 195 City Park Road.

    This was the fifth year that the event has taken place in Campbellsville.

    The event was open to the public, but the crowd consisted of many of the children who visit the Kid SpOt Center for services. Around 130 people attended the event, not including employees and volunteers.

  • 14 indicted by grand jury

    A Garfield, Kentucky, man who is accused of rape is among 14 people that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    Justin O. Wall, 23, of Whitworth Lockard Lane in Garfield, Kentucky, was charged with first-degree rape, a Class B felony. The charge stems from a reported incident on Dec. 9-10, 2016. No information about the crime was publicly available at press time.

    According to Sgt. Adam Burress of the Taylor County Detention Center, Wall has never been lodged there. He is banned from contacting the complaining witness.

  • Church group helping fight drug addiction

    After Karen Jones lost her son, Morgan, to drug addiction in October 2014, she began to think about ways to help others.

    A couple years later, a new community group was born that is helping to fight back against addiction in Taylor County.

    Addicted to Prayer serves as a faith-based community group that aims to help those in recovery and those who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

  • Young gets perfect ACT score

    They say the third time’s a charm. For Weston Young, that old adage rang true when he finally received his long-awaited ACT results.

    Young, a junior at Taylor County High School, couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked at the results of the test and discovered he had recorded the highest possible score, 36, on his third attempt at the test.

  • Richard Hord case moved to grand jury

    A Taylor County Grand Jury will decide whether to indict a Campbellsville man accused of shooting his wife and setting fire to their house.

    Richard D. Hord, 54, of Collins Lane, remains lodged in Taylor County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. At a recent arraignment, Hord pleaded not guilty. At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday morning, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips forwarded his case to a grand jury.