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Today's News

  • Bond remains at $100,000 for Jones, charged with burning child with hot water

     

    A man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water will remain in jail until his jury trial in September.

    During a hearing on Tuesday morning, Taylor County Circuit Judge Samuel Todd Spalding kept Kevin Jones' bond at $100,000 full cash, noting the son's burns from 150-degree water. The judge viewed pictures of the boy's burns during the hearing.

  • CHS student learns to play guitar in after school program

     

    He had never played before, but, one day, he decided to pick one up and give it a try. Months later, he says it's one of his favorite hobbies.

    Michael Richards, who graduated from Campbellsville High School in May, learned to play guitar when he attended the afterschool Eagle Excellence program.

    Richards said he can't really explain why he decided to start playing last fall.

    "I decided one day, 'Why don't I just pick up a guitar and start playing?'"

  • Local man arrested, facing drug charges

     

    Devin Miller, 20, of Campbellsville, was arrested Friday, July 3, at 5:33 p.m. CST in the limits of Greensburg on Depot Street, according to a report by Trooper Billy Gregory of the Kentucky State Police Post 15.

    Miller was charged with driving under the influence, failure to wear seat belts, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, license to be in possession and possession of marijuana, the report stated.

  • Still got a good thing going on locally

     

  • Little League District 5 dandies

     

  • Lawler loving library director job

    Andrea Lawler has been director at the Taylor County Public Library since November and has loved it.

    “I get to be creative here, and I get to be a part of the community, by listening to their voices and hearing what they want,” said Lawler. “It’s really neat to be able to give back to the community and kind of seeing what their desires are.”

  • And there came a flood

    Several places in and around Taylor County saw a significant amount of rainwater flood roads and neighborhoods late last week.

    Residents of some neighborhoods saw flooding so severe that the streets were unpassable for a period of time.

    Michael Eppers, of Sheridan Dr., noted that this was not the first time he has seen severe flooding take place on his street, recalling an event in 2010 that resulted in the losses of “four or five houses’” heating and air units.

  • No same-sex marriage licenses have been issued in Taylor County

    In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court case that made recognition of same-sex marriage the law across the country, some county clerks in Kentucky have refused to recognize such marriages.

    Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney is tentatively one of them. He’s waiting until “everyone is on the same page,” legally speaking.
    Obergefell v. Hodges, decided Friday, June 26, was a 5 - 4 vote.

    Carney stated that any requests for a rehearing must be filed within 25 days of the original ruling; the deadline would be Tuesday, July 21.

  • Pair of TCHS Cardinal head coaches step down

    Taylor County High School athletics director Jeff Gumm’s summer just got quite a bit busier.
    The veteran AD is looking for a pair of new head coaches as Clint Graham and Mike McFee resigned last week in girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer, respectively.

  • 9-10s reach winners’ bracket final at L.L. District