Today's News

  • Firefighter recovering from 2014 accident


    For local firefighter Alex Quinn, the last 12 months or so have been a struggle. But he’s been recovering and bettering his life.

    “I got married, I’m going back to school,” Quinn said earlier this week. “I’ve just been getting back to a normal life, getting back on firefighting runs.”

  • Escaped inmates still at large


    Local law enforcement officers are trying to find two inmates who allegedly escaped from the Taylor County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon after leaving an assigned work detail.

    The Campbellsville Police Department confirmed that Joshua Gill and Michael Tetreault walked off during work release around 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and took off in a white unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

    The stolen vehicle was recovered on Wednesday evening, but both men are still at large, police said. The plate number has not been released.

  • Therapy dog helping TCMS students


    A new “staff” member at Taylor County Middle School is giving the students in Nicole Britton’s class of exceptional children something to look forward to every day.

    That new staff member is a 12-week-old Aussiedoodle named Merle.

    Merle is in the process of becoming a certified therapy dog.

    “We are the only school I know of that has a dog on staff full-time,” Britton joked.

  • TCHS finishes 15th in boys' state golf


    Taylor County High School boys’ golf team finished 15th at the Leachman-Buick-GMC-Cadillac KHSAA State Tournament in Bowling Green last week.
    The Cardinals (320) did not make the cut (12 of 24 teams) on Oct. 6, but freshman Cooper Parks finished tied for 40th individually with a two-day total of 11-over 155 (75-80).
    Other scores for coach Scott Parks’ team were Tanner Parks (80), McKinley Knopp (82), Jake Kehoe (83) and Clay Barnett (85).

  • Jaguars pin first district loss on visiting Cardinals


  • Lady Cardinals hope net campaign goes late into October


  • City council looks at parking issues

    Campbellsville City Council member Allen Johnson suggested at Monday’s meeting that the Council look at taking some action to make sure cars are not on the side of the road when snow plows need to get through this winter.

    “A lot of people park their vehicles in the street,” Johnson said. “So when they plow, they have to drive around these vehicles, they’re trying to get the streets cleared, and they’ve got obstructions all over the place.”

  • Four-year-old struck by car Monday afternoon

    A 4-year-old who was hit by a car on Kenny Street on Monday afternoon remains hospitalized, a Campbellsville Police Department report said.

    The child was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and was later taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Campbellsville Police Chief Pat Thompson said the boy is going to recover.

    According to the report, at approximately 3:07 p.m., Laverne Sapp was driving west on Kenny Street in a 1991 Ford Thunderbird when the boy darted out into the street in front of her.

  • Hayes fights second round against breast cancer


    Battling breast cancer is no easy feat, but the reward of beating the disease is what everyone hopes for. Linda Hayes has done it not once, but twice.  

    “I must be a tough ole bird,” Hayes said. “That’s what everybody tells me.”

    In 2002 Hayes was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    “It was so long ago I couldn’t even tell you what type (of cancer) it was,” she said.

  • Council member charged with passing bad checks


    A Campbellsville City Council member remains in jail after his Tuesday, Sept. 29, arrest for allegedly passing cold checks.

    Rufus Franklin Hansford Jr., 54, of Lebanon Avenue - also known as Frankie Hansford, according to a Campbellsville Police Department report - is in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $2,000 full cash bond on four counts of theft by deception - including cold checks under $500; the bond was lowered from  $10,000.

    According to the police report, he was arrested at 12:10 p.m. on Sept. 29.