Today's News

  • A walk of hope

    Rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended the Relay for Life Friday night at the Taylor County High gym.

    Hundreds of people showed up to support cancer survivors as they joined together to walk Relay's opening lap.

    See Thursday's issue for more on the Relay for Life.

  • County trades debt for roads

    The County might not be able to pay off one of its jail loans next year after all.

    At last Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates agreed to use $300,000 set aside in the upcoming fiscal year's budget to help pay off a startup loan at the Taylor County Detention Center to instead pay for damage to County roads caused by flooding on May 2.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recommended that magistrates agree to use that money for repairs because he said he doesn't know if FEMA will award the County any funding to help pay for the damage.

  • Reynolds announces constable candidacy

    Rick Reynolds is seeking re-election as 6th District constable.

    Reynolds has served as constable for 10 years and says he has enjoyed his time serving the community.

    He has completed training with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, U.S. Army firearm certification, National Weather Service, United States Deputy Sheriff's Association, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, FEMA, D.E.A. and D.E.S. He also has certification from the Kentucky State Police in traffic radar and KyOPS.

  • Baseball Tigers make national tourney

    Campbellsville University learned early Friday evening that it will play its first-round games of the 2010 NAIA Baseball National Tournament in Joliet, Ill., located 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

    The Tigers will be the No. 2 seed in the five-team tournament and will face host team, No. 3 University of Saint Francis (Ill.) in the first round on Tuesday at 4 p.m. (ET). Cumberland University (Tenn.), ranked No. 2 nationally, will be the No. 1 seed and host the winner of the tournament's opening game between No. 4 Robert Morris (Ill.) and No. 5. Mayville State (N.D.).

  • Greensburg man charged in sealed indictment

    A Greensburg man has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    John Lewis Milby, 24, of 124 Graham Cemetery Road was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Milby could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

  • A Blessing of the Hands

    They walked to the front, most wearing their crisp white uniforms, to receive their blessing and pray. They held hands, spoke their words softly and walked quietly back to their seats.

    Taylor Regional Hospital's second annual community-wide Blessing of the Hands ceremony was Monday night at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The community-wide ceremony began last year, with this year's hosted in memory of the late Bonnie Ford.

    Ford, who died 10 years ago, was a certified registered nurse anesthetist at TRH.

  • Relay ceremony honors survivors, remembers those lost

    The Taylor County Relay For Life will kick off Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor County high football field with a special survivors' lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer.

    Survivors will join together to take Relay's opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event's participants surround the track to cheer them on.

  • 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.