Today's News

  • Next Citizens for Better Schools meeting is May 13

    The next meeting of the Citizens for Better Schools group will be Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Taylor County Board Annex Building behind Sherwin-Williams.

    For more information about the group, call Erin Johnson at 798-0855 or (740) 398-5069. She can also be reached via e-mail at msvemjohnson@yahoo.com.

    Those interested can also join the Facebook group, "Taylor County Schools is in a pickle, Support the nickel!"


  • CU to host 'Contagious Churches and Leaders' Conference

    Campbellsville University and the Kentucky Baptist Convention are teaming up to sponsor a conference titled "Contagious Churches and Leaders" on May 11-14 at Sojourn Community Church, 930 Mary St. in Louisville.

    The event, for church leaders, seeks those who are being called "as a leader to become more of a contagious missional leader who serves a missional church."

  • For all the 'Golden' girls

    "A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."

    -Eleanor Roosevelt

    I've been faithfully watching "The Golden Girls" reruns on the Hallmark and WE tv channels lately. I absolutely love the show.

    With Rose's naïve innocence, Blanche's undying affection for the opposite sex, Dorothy's quick wit and Sophia's Sicily stories and hilarious one-liners, there's always some dialogue to make me laugh and appreciate the close friends in my life.

  • Police seeking information on two "persons of interest"

    Campbellsville Police are seeking information on two "persons of interest."

    According to Campbellsville Police Officer Brian Morgan, security cameras at Walmart and Community Trust Bank's First Street branch recorded two images.

    The first photo was taken from a security camera at Community Trust Bank's ATM on April 2. The second photo was taken from a security camera in Walmart's garden center on April 4.

    Anyone with information on either person is asked to contact Morgan at 465-4122 or the Community Safe Line at 469-PRID(E).

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, May 13

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Danville at Taylor County (7:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Taylor County at Meade County (6:00).

    Friday, May 14

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Eastern (6:00) and Taylor County at Casey County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Russell County (6:00).

    Saturday, May 15

  • Court holds off on planned limits for constables

    Constables won't be asked to limit their use of radios, pay their own bonds or complete an 18-week training course just yet.

    Several issues about local constables were discussed at a meeting of Taylor Fiscal Court's Law Enforcement Committee on May 5.

    Expected to recommend changes last night to Fiscal Court, Committee members instead opted to recommend that the group first meet with constables before adopting those requirements.

  • Voting: It's our right ... and our responsibility

    We're down to the wire now. Tuesday is Primary Election Day. Are you ready to make the best choices?

    When we vote, it's important to ask ourselves two vital questions:

    -- Have I examined all the issues I feel are most important and learned where each candidates stands?

    -- Am I truly voting for the candidate I believe will do the best job?

    Go vote. It's as simple as that.

  • Lady Dragons, Marion boys first in Heartland track

    Green County used the senior power of Raegan Deaton and Summer Sebastian to capture the girls’ title at the Heartland Athletic Conference Track Meet on Tuesday at Taylor County High School.

    Deaton won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs and was on the 4x-400-relay team, and Sebastian was shot put and discus throws.

    Jasmine Franklin and Natavia Young led Marion County’s second-place showing. Franklin won the 100-meter hurdles and long jump and was on the 4x100-relay unit that placed first.

    Young won the long and triple jumps.

  • Owens-O'Banion engagement

    Heather Lynna` Owens and Christopher Shane O'Banion, both of Bowling Green, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    Owens is the daughter of Janet and Mark Bradley of Campbellsville, and Butch and Donna Owens of LaGrange. She is the granddaughter of Christine Gabehart of Campbellsville and the late James E. Gabehart and Jean and Vonda Owens.

  • Special election set for nickel tax

    It's official. Whether or not Taylor County School District gets an extra nickel tax will be decided on Tuesday, June 22.

    Though the date has already been touted on signs and as part of the Citizens for Better Schools' campaign, it wasn't official until Tuesday night, when the Taylor County School Board voted to approve the special election.

    The vote was unanimous. There was no discussion. The election will cost an estimated $15,000, according to Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney, which the School District will pay.