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Today's News

  • World War II veteran passes away

    Conrad Claycomb was a wonderful man with a very positive outlook on life, according to those who knew him.

    Despite what he had been through in life, the local World War II United States Army veteran was optimistic and looked for the best in people.

    Claycomb was the last living Taylor County resident to have survived a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

    He passed away last Monday, March 27, at the age of 92 at the Thomson-Hood VA Center in Wilmore, Kentucky.

  • KET documentary features Green River

    A KET documentary that heavily features Green River and talks about the importance of preserving it was shown Thursday night at the Campbellsville Civic Center.

    “This show is about rivers,” said Dr. Richie Kessler, a biology professor at Campbellsville University. “The real star of the show is your river, the Green River … It’s just as much Campbellsville’s river as it is Greensburg’s river.”

  • Grand Jury indicts 21

    A Campbellsville man who allegedly sexually abused two children was one of 21 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

    David M. Cox, 33, of Anna Court in Campbellsville, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim less than 12 years old, a Class C felony. If convicted on both counts, he could spend as much as 20 years in jail.

    The charges relate to reported incidents involving one child from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, 2016, and another reported incident involving another child on April 5, 2016.

  • Vietnam vets honored

    It’s been more than 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, but several local community members took the time last Wednesday afternoon to recognize the courageous men and women who served during that time.

    A Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day service was held at the Campbellsville Civic Center Wednesday afternoon with several veterans, family members, and community leaders in attendance to recognize and honor those who had sacrificed.

  • Cards taste first baseball setback

    Taylor County claimed Wayne County as its fifth victim and Cumberland County as No. 6 before losing at Bardstown on March 29 for its first loss in seven decisions.
    D.J. Goodin got the win with five innings of relief vs. Wayne County.
    Cameron Kosid (double and triple), Grant McQueary and Marcus Moore had two-hit games with Goodin adding a double and Tyler Franklin, Dawson Cole, Daniel Carney, Griffin Hall and Tanner White adding singles.
    The Cardinals rolled over Cumberland County 11-1 with Cole getting the four-inning win with relief help from Hall.

  • Lady Cardinals win four more in a row

     

  • Wooley sentenced for sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl

    A Greensburg man will serve more than four years in jail for the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl last year.

    At a Tuesday afternoon hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allen Bertram sentenced William Q. Wooley, 38, to five years in jail, minus the time he’s already served since his arrest on May 19.

    Once released, Wooley will have to register as a sex offender.

    During the proceedings, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Angie Call had the victim’s mother address the court and Wooley.

  • Mild winter saves salt, money for city, county

    There are roughly 6,000 miles worth of roads in Taylor County.

    The city of Campbellsville maintains about 1,000 miles of those, while Taylor County maintains about 3,000 miles and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintains the remaining 2,000 miles, according to the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.

    As there hasn’t been much snow this year, both the city and county have plenty of salt left over.

  • $100,000 grant would finish paving trail

    Campbellsville’s Trail Town Committee plans to finish paving the Trace-Pitman Greenway, thanks to a $100,000 state grant.

    At a public hearing held by the committee Tuesday evening, the group announced that it will apply for a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant. If approved, work could begin next year.

    That money would pave the remaining 3,900 feet of the 1.5-mile trail, which starts at the Trace Creek softball park and ends at the soccer fields off of KY 210.

  • County jail faces overcrowding

    Nearly all of Kentucky’s county jails are experiencing overcrowding issues, and the Taylor County Detention Center is no exception.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Weekly Jail Report, which is released each Thursday, TCDC had a total of 285 inmates as of March 23.

    This puts TCDC at 140 percent capacity, as the facility only contains 204 jail beds.