Today's News

  • Resident charged with selling cocaine

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling cocaine.

    Antonio Urbano, 30, of 1196 Fairview Road was arrested at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, May 13.

    According to Urbano's arrest citation, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard saw him standing in his front yard while a traffic stop was being conducted near his home.

    Court records state that Pickard saw Urbano throw a bag of white powder in the fender of a vehicle.

    Pickard wrote that the bag contained 14 grams of cocaine.

  • Library to offer children's art contest

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library, in addition to the library itself, are hosting the third annual art display and contest for children.

    Children ages preschool through high school seniors are encouraged to participate. Age and grade categories are being created and prizes will be awarded.

    All appropriate artwork will be displayed at the library. The artwork is to be based on the child's favorite book.

  • Week recognizes small business owners

    It's been a long week for Paul Gabehart. It's graduation time and the orders are pouring in at Visions Glass Etching.

    But Gabehart won't complain. He's doing what he loves.

    Gabehart picked up engraving as a hobby in 1992. One day, a camper decal caught his eye. Soon after, he found himself in an art shop in Indianapolis, where he discovered acid etching.

    "I was looking for a hobby that would support itself," Gabehart said.

    Before long, Visions was born.

  • Eagles conclude rough stretch with run-rule win at North

    The Campbellsville High School baseball Eagles bounced back from losses to the No. 3-, No. 9- and No. 25-rated teams in the state to down North Hardin 16-6 on the road Wednesday.

    The Eagles started their tough road stretch by being blanked by Louisville Eastern 9-0 on Friday.

    Brett Kearney, Bryton Taylor and Lake Wiseman singled for the only CHS hits.

    Lexington Tates Creek edged the Eagles 8-7 on Saturday with Taylor and Wiseman having two hits apiece with Taylor scoring two runs and knocking in two more.

  • TRH to present 'Bites & Stings from Creepy Things' course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a "Bites & Stings from Creepy Things" course on Thursday, May 20 from 3 to 4 p.m.

    The class will provide information on assessing and providing emergency medical care of various bites and stings.

    All classes are in the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville. This class is free for all non-medical attendees. Dr. Stephen Hinton will be the class presenter.

    To pre-register, call 789-5862.


  • TRH to offer CPR course

    Taylor Regional Hospital will present a CPR class on Friday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRH Learning & Resource Center located at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    The class will be presented by Richard Phillips, TRH staff development coordinator.

    The BLS for Family & Friends Course is for the lay rescuer who does not need a credential documenting successful completion of a BLS course. The BLS for Family & Friends Course will teach participants how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking.

  • Fair offers entertainment for all ages

    The Taylor County Fair will offer plenty of entertainment for the entire family this year, from singing competitions and truck pulls to a petting zoo and go-cart racing.

    The midway will open at 6 p.m. June 7-12. Gates will open at 5.

    Fair admission is $10.

    Taylor County Fair Idol

    Taylor County Fair Idol, presented by Q-104, will be nightly June 7-12 at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

    Applications and demo CDs to compete in Taylor County Fair Idol were due May 21. The 20 semi-finalists will be announced on Friday, May 28.

  • Taylor farmers eligible for emergency loans

    Taylor County is among the 47 counties in which farmers are eligible for federal disaster assistance, including low interest emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

    On May 11, President Barack Obama declared 11 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to severe weather that occurred on May 1, including nearby Casey.

    As a result, 36 contiguous counties, including Taylor, are now eligible for assistance. Loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through Jan. 11, 2011.

  • History in the making

    A scene from Campbellsville's history now hangs on the side of the Taylor County Courthouse.

    Joshua Mason's painting depicting a snowy Civil War scene was hung on the side of the building Saturday.

    Mason, of Elk Horn, began work on the mural Jan. 17. He completed the majority of his work at the former Minor's Jeans building, which the County rents for storage.

    The mural, paid for entirely with grant funding and a donation, depicts three Civil War union generals riding on horses in a wintry scene in January 1862.

  • Local man sentenced on federal child porn charges

    Campbellsville resident Paul Nance, 56, was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison last week by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley for receipt and possession of child pornography.

    The indictment against Nance alleged that between Nov. 28, 2006, and April 4, 2007, he received and possessed images of child pornography.

    In his guilty plea on Nov. 20, 2009, evidence established that Nance had downloaded multiple videos and images of minors engaging in sexual activity using the Limewire file-sharing program.

    There is no parole in the federal system.