Today's News

  • School attendance still below norm

    The flu hasn't loosened its grip on Taylor County just yet.

    Though attendance rates are back up at local schools, they are not as strong as school officials had hoped.

    Campbellsville Independent recorded a 93 percent attendance rate Monday, while Taylor County saw a 93.4 percent attendance rate.

    "We are really 4 percent down from where we normally run," said Taylor County Superintentendent Roger Cook. "As long as we don't drop below 88 percent it's not costing us money."

  • Eagle take game, probably No. 1 seed

    Campbellsville High School assured themselves of a first-round home play-off game and probably the top seed in the district with a mud-filled 14-12 victory over Williamsburg at Dave Fryrear Field on Friday.

    “These guys are making an old man out of me,” Eagles’ head coach Jason Chappell remarked after CHS’ second nail-biter in the last three weeks.

    “But, the mark of a good football team is when big-time players make big-time plays.

    “Our offensive line did a great job and just like Lynn Camp it was just a guts game.”

  • One injured after striking tree with vehicle

    A New Haven man was injured Saturday after he struck a tree with his vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Floyd L. Vittitow, 73, of 1510 Monks Road was traveling east on KY 70 at about 1:30 p.m. in a green 1985 Buick.

    The report states that Vittitow ran off the right shoulder of the road and struck a tree.

    He was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Evac personnel and, according to the report, was listed in serious condition at the time of the collision.

    He remained in serious condition as of Tuesday morning.

  • Taylor County High School to host marching band invitational

    Fourteen area marching bands will be showcased Saturday, Oct. 17 at Taylor County High School's Marching Invitational. The opening ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the TCHS football stadium.

    Campbellsville High School's Marching Eagles will perform at 1 p.m. in Class A competition. Class AA competition will feature Washington County at 1:15 p.m., Elizabethtown at 1:30 p.m., Green County at 1:45 p.m., Glasgow at 2 p.m. and Lloyd Memorial at 2:15 p.m.

  • KSP seeks help identifying bank robber

    Kentucky State Police are seeking the public's help in finding the man who robbed a Monroe County bank on Jan. 6.

    KSP have provided a photo of the suspect and are asking for help identifying the man. The photo is from a robbery that occurred at Hermitage Springs Bank in Tennessee. Police believe the same man robbed South Central Bank of Gamaliel in Monroe County.

    Those who have any information should contact the Kentucky State Police at (800) 222-5555 or (270) 384-4796.

  • Grayson RECC offers linemen license plate

    Grayson County Rural Electric Cooperative is organizing a petition for a license plate honoring the work of Kentucky's linemen.

    In order to have the plate produced, Grayson RECC must collect 900 signatures with 900 paid orders. The plate costs $25.

    In addition, $5 of each order will be donated to Kentucky's three Kentucky and Technical College System linemen schools, which are located in Ashland, Florence and Somerset.

  • Man gets a year for child sex abuse

    A Campbellsville man accused of sexually abusing two young children has been sentenced to serve a year in jail and register as a sex offender for 20 years.

    In January 2008, Darrin Leonard Watson, 44, of 209 McNary St. was indicted on two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    In June 2009, Watson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of second-degree sex abuse before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram.

  • Is 'make believe' not good enough anymore?

    Hero: A person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

    There's usually not much "down" time in a family with three kids involved in multiple activities, so with outside activities canceled because of the rain, this past weekend was a rarity.

    We had a "Battleship" war, of course. But we also spent time watching television.

  • UVA-Wise comes back for 32-31 triumph over CU

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  • Downtown street will be one way

    It appears that the new street beside the Taylor County Judicial Center will be one way after all.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted to keep the street as a County road and have its employees maintain it.

    They also agreed that parking spaces will be created on the right side of the street and the entire length of the street will become one way with drivers accessing it from Main Street.