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Today's News

  • We Are Taylor County showing tonight

     

    The two-time Fifth Region Tournament basketball champion Taylor County Cardinals will be on the big screen tonight.
    KET and Revived Productions will present “We Are Taylor County” tonight in the high school gymnasium.
    The Taylor County School District will host a viewing party at 7:30 with adult admission being $5 and $2 for Taylor County students and kids from 5 to 18.
    The festivities begin from 7-7:30 with an autograph signing taking place from 7 to 7:30 with the 2015 and 2016 Fifth Region championships.
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  • Woman killed in Saturday shooting

     

    A Lebanon man was arrested Saturday night in connection with two shootings, one of them fatal.

    The Campbellsville Police Department arrested William M. Calhoun, 25, on charges of murder and first-degree assault.

    Brianna D. Washington, 21, of Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Shenitrea M. Vaughn, 21, of Campbellsville, was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for possible life-threatening injuries, a CPD press release said.

  • Greensburg man to get 5 years for reported sex crimes from 2014

    A Greensburg man accused of a sex crime against a minor is set to be formally sentenced tomorrow, Tuesday, after having pleaded guilty in January.

    Edward J. Summers, 23, of Hodgenville Road in Greensburg, is set to be sentenced to 5 years on a charge of first-degree rape of a victim less than 12 years of age, a Class A felony.

    The indictment, brought by a Taylor County Grand Jury in November, from a reported incident on July 10, 2014, which the Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • United in ‘wordamony’

    Love was in the air on a warm April morning as students at Campbellsville Elementary School in Chanci Patterson’s kindergarten class witnessed the marriage of Mr. Q and Mrs. U.

    Students gathered to watch the union of Mr. Q and Mrs. U in holy “wordamony,” since Q and U never go anywhere without each other.

    CES Principal Ricky Hunt performed the ceremony.

    Hunt reminded the students that making words is a very serious matter and the two shouldn’t enter into their union without realizing their commitment to one another.

  • New felony expungement law could aid economy

    A law that will take effect in July will allow those convicted of low-level felonies to request that their records are expunged.

    Under House Bill 40, sponsored by House Judiciary Chair Darryl Owens (D-Louisville) and Rep. David Floyd (R-Bardstown), people who were convicted of Class D felonies can ask the court to permanently seal – or expunge – their records.

    “House Bill 40 is about redemption,” Owens said about HB 40 when it passed the House in January. “It’s about second chances.”

  • Amy Grant performs at Campbellsville University

    Contemporary Christian artist Amy Grant, along with Ellie Holcomb and Nichole Nordeman performed Friday night on their Live Life Together Tour in the Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University after the annual Derby Rose Gala.

    The Derby Rose Gala is a fundraiser that raises funds for scholarships to help individuals attend CU. Since 2009, the Derby Rose Gala has raised over $250,000 for the general scholarship fund.

    Each year, 50-75 students can’t attend CU due to a lack of financial support, and the scholarship fund helps them attend.

  • Early Days April 28, 2016

    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 27, 2006

    Lance Allen competed in statewide competition at the 2006 Future Business Leaders of America state conference on April 12 in Louisville.

    The United States Achievement Academy has named Kayla Raganas of Campbellsville a United States National Award Winner in physical education.

    Taylor County Future Farmers of America recently attended a regional competition at Lindsey Wilson College.

  • If there's a rock and roll heaven...

    “If there’s a rock and roll heaven, well you know they’ve got a hell of a band.” — The Righteous Brothers

    In their 1974 song titled “Rock and Roll Heaven,” The Righteous Brothers sang about musicians the world had recently lost. The song named artists who died in the early 1970s, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Croce and Jim Morrison, just to name a few.

  • County's unemployment rate drops slightly

     

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate dropped half a percentage point, from 6.4 percent in February to 5.9 percent in March, according to numbers the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released last week.

    Of the county’s 11,694-strong workforce, 11,008 were employed and 686 were unemployed.

  • Lady Cardinals tally late for doubleheader sweep

     

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals, who completed their shortened game of April 11 with a 17-4 triumph at Veterans Memorial Park, tallied a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Campbellsvile 12-11 at Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday night.