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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local rescue team helps recover victim

    The Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Special Operations Team recently participated in a mutual aid rescue in Franklin County after a 26-year-old male, Will Rawlings, went missing while fishing in the Kentucky River behind Buffalo Trace Distillery.

    Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor said that he received a call Saturday night to come to Franklin County to assist with the search for Rawlings, who had been missing since Friday morning.

  • New greenhouse opens

    The community has known the greenhouse at Taylor County High School for nearly 30 years.

    However, with the completion of a new Taylor County High School, so too came the construction of a new greenhouse, which provides various plants and flowers to community members while also providing students with work experience and builds several skills that they can use post-graduation.

    The Taylor County High School greenhouse opened to the public last Friday, with a grand opening in the coming weeks. They held an opening for teachers and staff last Wednesday.

  • Suit against Green-Taylor Water moved

    A lawsuit against the Green-Taylor Water District that alleges that they fired a man after he discovered their fraudulent water testing methods was transferred last week to federal court.

    At the request of the GTWD board’s attorney, Louisville-based Cynthia Effinger, the case was moved to the U.S. District Court of Kentucky, Bowling Green Division.

    “This matter is … involving a claim under a federal statute and the U.S. Constitution,” Effinger said in the file.

  • Baseball Eagles hold off Cardinals

     

  • Campbellsville earns MSC regular-season baseball title

     

  • Campbellsville Youth Baseball inducts three

     

    Campbellsville Youth Baseball inducted three members into its Hall of Fame before Saturday’s season openers at Miller Park. Terry Tedder, Julie Jessie (representing her late husband, Kimble) and Marshall Wingler joined previous honorees — Lynn Kearney and the entire Kearney family in 2015 and Gary Hash and George and Ann Maynard in 2016. CYB president Gary England said the board plans to honor  many more deserving Hall of Famers in the years to come.