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Today's News

  • One killed in motorcycle crash

     

    A motorcycle accident on Barney School Road last Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of a Campbellsville man.

    Bobby Veatch, 46, of Campbellsville, passed away at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred just a little before 4 p.m. Thursday.

    A report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office states that Veatch, operating a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling on Barney School Road in the opposite direction of a 2018 Fed-Ex truck driven by 24-year-old Cody Stockwell of Guston, Kentucky.

  • 2018 Election Filings

     

    Below is the latest list of candidates filing for the 2018 election season. The list below is the most updated list the Central Kentucky News-Journal has received from Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney’s office. Those running as Republicans are marked with an “R” and those running as a Democrat are marked with a “D”.

  • Early Days November 9, 2017

    10 Years Ago — 2007

     

    At an awards ceremony on Friday, The Kentucky Association of Manufactures announced that Cox Interior had been names the Manufacture of the Year for Large Businesses.

    • Pvt. Amanda Beard recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Paris Island, S.C. She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School, and is the daughter of Scott and Gayle Beard.

  • County unemployment rate drops again

     

    According to recently released statistics from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce, Taylor County’s unemployment rate has dropped nearly one percent in September 2017 compared to the same time last year.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate for September 2017 is recorded at 4 percent, compared to 4.9 percent during September 2016.

    Taylor County’s unemployment rate is tied for the lowest in the Lake Cumberland District, with Casey County also being recorded at 4 percent.

  • Grand Jury returns indictments against 18

     

    A Taylor County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments against 18 individuals with charges ranging from burglary to assault to drug trafficking.

    The indictments were released on Tuesday, and the following individuals were indicted:

  • Early Days November 2, 2017

    10 Years Ago — 2007

    Gov. Ernie Fletcher was in town Friday afternoon for a stop on his campaign trail. Fletcher faces Democratic candidate Steve Beshear in his bid for reelection in next week’s General Election.

    • Friendship Baptist Church celebrated its 200th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 7. About 300 people attended the service. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 5411 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.

  • Early Days October 26, 2017

    10 Years Ago — 2007

  • Early Days October 19, 2017

    10 Years Ago — 2007

    In response to extreme drought conditions, Gov. Ernie Fletcher has signed an executive order banning all open burning in Kentucky.

     

    The Taylor County High School Lady Cardinal volleyball squad captured its third consecutive 18th District Volleyball Tournament championship over Marion County on Thursday night in Lebanon.

     

  • Early Days October 12, 2017

    10 Years Ago — 2007

    The Trotter House, an apartment house on Broadway across from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department and formerly owned by Dr. James and Sherri Angel, was torn down Wednesday. Campbellsville University purchased the house and formal medical clinic across from CVS Pharmacy in July. The university is planning to construct a building for its school of business where the house once stood.

     

  • Early Days October 5, 2017

    10 years Ago

    Frances Curry is this year’s Taylor County Homemaker of the Year.

    She tended a garden for more than four decades and made the majority of her and her daughter’s clothes. She has also crocheted throws and made quilts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She pieced her first quilt at age nine.