Today's News

  • Blood drives are May 14

    For nearly 130 years, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to helping people in need, every day, in communities large and small across the United States.

    Saturday, May 8 is World Red Cross Day and the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible individuals to celebrate by donating blood in Taylor County.

  • Volunteer fire chief is chamber award winner

    George Wilson was tricked. He was told to be sure Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson was at the annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce banquet. But Wilson was the one organizers were trying to get there.

    At the banquet, Wilson was presented with this year's Outstanding Emergency Services Personnel award.

    "Well, I didn't know what was happening," he said. "A.J. was too willing to go."

    And when he walked into the banquet and saw his wife Linda, he knew something was going on.

  • Cards snap three-game skid with three home triumphs

    After losing a pair of one-run games and one on a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh, Taylor County’s baseball Cardinals reeled off three consecutive home triumphs.

    Green County freshman Brennen Milby no-hit the Cardinals on May 4 despite strong pitching performances by Dustin Bennett (three innings) and Matthew Johns (four strike-outs in three frames).

    A day later, LaRue County edged Taylor County 2-1 in nine innings.

    Johns had three hits for the Cardinals while Bennett and Levi Smith had two apiece.

  • Lady Eagles capture fourth win on 'Kessinger Night'

    Kelsey Feltner had three hits while Destiny Wilson, Tiffany Slone and Karissa Atkinson had two safeties each and senior Ashley Kessinger pitched a complete game as Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles bested Bardstown 10-7 on Tuesday.

    Bardstown led 3-1 going to the bottom of the third with Feltner’s inside-the park homer being the lone CHS run.

    However, the Lady Eagles responded with three runs in the third, four more in the fourth and finished with single runs in the fifth and sixth.

  • Food preservation boot camp is May 15

    The first session of a Tri-County Food Preservation Boot Camp has been scheduled for Saturday, May 15.

    The session will be presented by the Taylor, Adair and Green county extension offices.

    On May 15, "Jams, Jellies and Freezing: Getting Ready to Preserve" will be discussed. Organizers will discuss supplies and produce selection, cost considerations and other decisions, checking dial gauges, freezing, canning pie fillings and fruits, and hands-on activities with sampling.

  • Honoring a fallen officer

    A quiet breeze, a handshake, a memory, a smile. All of those were present at Friday morning's memorial service honoring the late Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington II, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 1988.

    Officers representing the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police stood silent in tribute.

    Edrington's murder remains unsolved.

  • Pursuit spans several counties, including Taylor

    An Ohio juvenile was arrested in Green County on Friday morning following a pursuit that spanned several counties and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, the 17-year-old was wanted in Ohio on felony robbery and assault charges.

    The pursuit began in Lexington, when the juvenile rammed and disabled a Lexington Police cruiser while the Lexington Division of Police were investigating a disturbance involving the juvenile's sport utility vehicle.

  • Family before football this time around for Chappells

    Campbellsville High School will be looking for another head football coach after the recent resignation of Jason Chappell.

    Chappell, who guided the Eagles to a 7-5 worksheet during his one year at the CHS helm, will accept an assistant coaching position at Middlesboro/Bell County area. (He and his wife Leigh Ann are members of a church in Middlesboro, which is Leigh Ann’s hometown.)

  • Restaurant inspections for March 29

    The following restaurants were inspected by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department using the scale below.

    - 85 to 100, pass inspection

    - 70 to 84, restaurant must be reinspected within 30 days

    - Less than 70, a suspension of permit notice is sent to owner; if owner doesn't reply within 10 days, the permit will be revoked and the restaurant will be closed.

  • Adair County's 'A Day in the Garden' is May 22

    The Adair County Garden Club will sponsor "A Day in the Garden" on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1535 Bull Run Road in Columbia.

    Activities include a plant sale, demonstrations of several garden-related activities such as making hypertufa pots, weaving baskets from wild materials, building birdhouses and more, a live auction of garden goods, an answer station staffed by "master gardeners" and a potluck lunch.

    Free and open to everyone, the "price" of admission is a covered dish for the potluck lunch.