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Today's News

  • Learning from Fred Phelps' message of hate

     

    In the end, the family that disrupted - or tried to disrupt - so many funerals with their messages of hate took the easy way out. When news came that the Rev. Fred Phelps, whose small and rabidly anti-gay ministry known as the Westboro Baptist Church, had died on Thursday, his daughter said there would be no funeral for her father.

  • Cardboard Nation project looks to help homeless in Taylor County

    Their mission is to help people. And even though money is tight, that's what they're doing.

    The doors at the Green River Ministries homeless shelter are open, and the people there want to see it stay that way. To make sure that happens, GRM volunteers are organizing three fundraisers to help Taylor County residents.

  • Class helps locals become weather spotters

     

    The dark cloud slowly creeps forward. In moments, the viewers know it's a tornado, and it's headed right for them.

    Debris begins to fly in the air, followed by rain. Then the sound of hail hitting the Earth can be heard. It's over in minutes, but its impact can be felt forever.

    Though the scenario might not have happened in Taylor County, the community has seen its fair share of severe weather. And, on Tuesday night, about 20 fire and rescue workers and residents learned just how severe weather can be.

  • Houses offer hope for recovering drug addicts

     

    It was once a place where children played and learned. Now, years later, it's a place of a different kind of learning. And with that learning, there is hope.

    The House of Hope has opened on North Columbia Avenue. Formerly Dawn's Childcare, the house is now a transitional home for recovering drug addicts.

    And on North Central Avenue, J&W's House of Hope has been opened with the same concept, giving hope to recovering drug addicts looking for a place and people to help them learn to live a sober life.

  • Arrest made in recent burglaries

     

    It's been just days since the crimes occurred, but police say they believe they know who committed some of them.

    One arrest has been made and others are in the works to charge those responsible for the rash of burglaries in Taylor County last week.

    Four local stores and a home were burglarized, and a burglar attempted to get in another store but was unsuccessful.

    Campbellsville resident David Samuel Cox, aka Razor, was arrested and charged on Monday with committing two of the burglaries and attempting to commit a third.

  • TCHS Show Choir to perform 'Hall of Fame'

     

    From Pearl Jam to Michael Jackson, to Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn, there's a song for everyone in Taylor County High School Show Choir's "Hall of Fame" performance that begins tonight and runs through Saturday.

    Choral director Lisa Gupton said this year's performance is a little different from past years because a theatrical segment has been added, featuring music from the Broadway hit "Wicked."

  • Campbellsville man charged with selling cocaine

     

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with selling large amounts of cocaine.

    Harold Jermaine Barnett, 32, of 403 Underwood St., was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Barnett was charged in four separate indictments with three counts of first-degree selling 4 or more grams of cocaine, possession of drug supplies, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and four counts of being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Pastor to serve 30 days for sexual abuse

     

    A Campbellsville man, who has served as a pastor, has been sentenced to probation for sexually abusing two young girls. He will also spend 30 days in jail and register as a sex offender for his crimes.

    Guillermo E. Tamez, 63, of 109 Hill Crest Drive, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last August and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12.

    According to the indictment, Tamez allegedly had sexual contact with the girls between April 1 and April 30.

  • KCA finishes second at archery state

     

    Kentucky Christian Academy’s archery team came in second place (out of 49 teams) in the elementary division at the Kentucky State NASP Archery Tournament in Louisville on March 18. KCA, who had a team score of 3,171, will be competing at nationals in May.

  • Lady Tigers take two at nationals