Today's News

  • Remembering Brooklyn

    It was a beautiful sight Wednesday afternoon as red balloons drifted into the sky in memory of Brooklyn Carothers.

    Brooklyn, a 9-year-old Taylor County Elementary School fourth grader, and her mother, Ashley Moore, passed away last week as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Her classmates wrote messages to Brooklyn on the balloons and shouted “We love you Brooklyn” as they were released into the air.

  • Convicted bank robber files appeal

    A Lexington man convicted of a bank robbery in Campbellsville filed a notice last week that he intends to appeal.

    Thomas E. Riley, 54, also filed a motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, meaning the defendant declared himself a pauper.

    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding granted that motion and appointed a public defender to represent him on appeal. Public defender C.B. Bates represented him during his February 2016 trial.

  • Eagles back in All ‘A’ winner's circle


  • Former local hoop standout passes away at 108


  • Local charities receive grants to help them operate

    Four local groups each received $250 from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Community Development Fund Monday night.

    Those $250 grants will be given to Green River Ministries, the Taylor County Food Pantry, Clay Hill Memorial Forest and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Drug Coalition.

    Shirley Cheatham of Green River Ministries, a homeless shelter, talked about what GRM does in the community.

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  • Amnesty recycling day is a huge success

    There were scores of people who came out to the Taylor County Extension Office Saturday for the Amnesty Day for Household Hazardous Waste and Recyclables.

    "We started at 8:30, and we had folks lined up at 8," said Lindsay Wayne, an agriculture teacher at Taylor County High School. "It's been a big event today."

    From 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the group accepted household chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners and the like, as well as household paper, plastic, aluminum, tin, cardboard and old electronic waste.

  • Pembleton changes mind again, enters guilty plea

    Cary Pembleton will face as much as 18 years for charges related to possession of child pornography.

    At a sentencing hearing Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding accepted Pembleton’s guilty plea, just two weeks after Pembleton had filed a motion to withdraw his plea.

    At the Tuesday, March 29, hearing, public defender C.B. Bates told the judge that Pembleton changed his mind after researching federal sentencing guidelines for such charges.

  • Lady Eagles claim elusive ‘A’ Region title


  • Saving lives

    Firefighters with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a residence at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday that was called in by a neighbor.

    Upon arrival to 304 Peterson St., heavy smoke was found and fire was located in the rear of the house. Firefighters extinguished the fire and performed a primary search and found two dogs in respiratory distress, according to a statement released by Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Chief Chris Taylor.