Today's News

  • Murder suspect has yet to be arraigned

    A murder suspect remains in jail on a $1 million full cash bond after a second arraignment hearing without an attorney present.

    At an arraignment hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Taylor County Circuit Judge Allan Bertram scheduled a third arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for Jorge Serrano Gavarrete, 20, who for the second time didn’t have an attorney present.

    At that hearing, Bertram told Gavarrete that he could appoint a public defender for him. But Gavarrete, speaking through an interpreter, said he already had an attorney from Louisville.

  • Socks 4 Troops comes to Campbellsville Shoe Sensation

    December is the giving season and there are many ways to support our men and women in uniform. Making sure they have good socks to wear is the goal of a program at Shoe Sensation in Campbellsville.

    Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is sponsoring Socks 4 Troops company wide. Each store is collecting socks for active duty military and local veterans in the community. In addition to the socks they are also collecting shoelaces.

    This is the first time the Campbellsville location has participated in the program.

  • Future trail extension possible

    More work is being done on the Trace-Pitman Greenway. But residents of a neighboring subdivision are concerned about an expansion that was floated earlier this year.

    At Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Faulkner Place resident Jim Hardin gave the city a petition not to expand the walking trail to a small pond near that subdivision.

  • Team Kentucky advances to FBU Nationals


    A trio of local eighth graders — Wes Oliver, Carson Watson and Arren Hash — played on the victorious Team Kentucky squad in the FBU Super Regional in Atlanta over the weekend.

    They won the Super Regional with wins over South Atlanta 29-0, Tampa 11-8 and Dade County 32-0. Team Kentucky advances to the FBU National Championship in Naples, Fla. Dec 17-20.

    Hash, who plays quarterback, is from Campbellsville Middle School while Oliver, a safety, and Watson, a wide receiver, are from Taylor County Middle School.

  • Cardinals pound Eagles 70-34


  • Lady Eagles remain undefeated


  • Crews working on new TRH Rehabilitation Center

    A rehabilitation center across the street from Taylor Regional Hospital should be complete and open by October 2017.

    “Major construction is underway,” said TRH Public Relations Director Ann Dabney.

    TRH CEO Jane Wheatley said that in addition to having facilities for rehabilitation and physical therapy, the $5 million 15,347-square-foot building will house orthopedic surgeons Dr. Ruben Gonzalez and Dr. Galen Weiss, and a podiatrist, Dr. Matt Feltner.

  • Work underway on ‘Archive Center’

    There should be a roof over the site of the future Taylor Regional Archive Center by the end of the year, and it will likely be complete by next May.

    That is what county historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith said late last week. She and others are excited about the prospect of moving their historical documents to the new center.

    “We want to get it moved and in order,” Gorin-Smith said.

  • Firefighters train for swift water

    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue’s Special Operations Team members took on four days of swift water rescue training last week, from Thursday to Sunday.

    Team members learned in the classroom, underwent swim tests, looked over ropes, knots and anchors, practiced their survival skills and took turns rescuing each other all before a large rescue scenario.

  • Lady Eagles cruise on road at Cumberland Co.

    For the second time this week, Campbellsville High School’s Lady Eagles stopped a 15-year drought by beginning a season with two straight wins as coach Anthony Epps’ squad rolled past Cumberland County 73-39 in Burkesville.
    The Lady Eagles, who won their opener for the first time since 2001 on Tuesday at Caverna, broke away from a 17-13 first-quarter lead to hold a 35-19 advantage at the half.
    A 23-10 third period enabled CHS to cruise to a 15-10 fourth frame.