Today's News

  • Family says it's time to 'give back'

    Without March of Dimes' research, Anne Gibbs says her twin baby girls - who were born 16 weeks early on Feb. 22 - would not have survived.

    And now, Gibbs and her husband, Chris, are doing their part to give back to the organization, which strives to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through research, community services, education and advocacy.

    The Gibbs babies, Julie and Maddie, have been named the ambassador babies for this year's local March of Dimes' March for Babies event.

  • Jail gets federal money for security cameras

    The Taylor County Detention Center will receive federal dollars to buy security cameras.

    The jail will receive a $6,898 Justice Assistance Grant award, according to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

    The grant is part of nearly $5 million in federal and state funds awarded to police departments, sheriff's departments and other criminal justice agencies across the commonwealth last week

    Though the money was initially earmarked for extra beds, Taylor County Jailer Rick Benningfield said, the money will now be used to purchase 11 security cameras.

  • Judge vacancy posted

    The Kentucky Court of Justice posted a notice recently that the judge's seat currently filled by Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One, is now vacant.

    George officially resigned his seat Jan. 31 when he entered the Senior Status program. He has been appointed a special judge each month since and will continue to serve the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Taylor, Green, Marion and Washington counties, until a replacement is named.

  • Playing it Safe

    All it takes is a split second for a simple job on the farm to turn deadly. Russell Skaggs knows this all too well.

    Skaggs' father, Calvin, was killed on Aug. 7, 1992, in a farm incident.

    The skies that day were overcast, Skaggs said. Rain was on the way and Skaggs' father was trying to finish up.

    But his tractor couldn't handle the heavy load he was pulling. It jackknifed and the load pushed it over a hill. The tractor overturned, pinning Calvin underneath. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

  • Nope, didn't hang out with the President

    As a matter of full disclosure, let me first say that I’m not a big fan of traveling. Sitting in a car for more than a couple of hours makes my back ache severely, killing the potential for any fun that I might have at my destination.

    With that said, I just came back to work after spending a week laying on the beach, shopping, dining out, going to the movies and generally spending more money than I should have. And I did it all right here in Taylor County.

  • Taylor native featured on travel Web site

    Usually, when people talk about travel, they are typically referring to either a need (work) or a desire (play). But for Taylor County native and traveling mom Vickie Cox, it's neither. And both. It's a calling.

    For the past six years, Cox has traveled to volunteer in countries ravaged by poverty where she works as a medical missionary.

    "The bulk of my service has occurred in Haiti," says Cox. "I've traveled to various other nations all over the world, but Haiti is where I feel I need to be."

  • Man accused of damaging property, threatening woman

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and criminal mischief after he allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage and threatened a woman.

    George Edward Sullivan, 51, of 1115 Ed Sullivan Road was arrested Monday, Sept. 14 at 3:10 p.m.

  • Kudo

    It has been said many times that there's little to do in Campbellsville.

    Two weekends ago, there was something for everyone ... from shopping for bargains at the annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market to catching some fish at the Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby to going on a hayride at the Fall Heritage Festival at The Homeplace on Green River.

    And the best part about it all ... the majority of it was free.

    Our hats are off to those who organized last weekend's events, which attracted more than 1,000 people to the area.

  • Knights roll over Cards 67-0

    The Cardinals could not get their offense in sync Friday night, and the defense faced a multi-player running game like no other they had seen this season.

    Marion County (3-2) used 15 players running the football as they accumulated 395 rushing yards on 41 attempts and controlled the game completely.

    Senior Dylan Peterson led the way for the Knights, gaining 102 yards on eight carries, including touchdown runs of 23 and 40 yards in the second quarter.

  • Local teams have hands full in district preps at home

    As Campbellsville and Taylor County get ready to begin district play next week, the Eagles and Cardinals have extremely tough football clashes at home.

    CHS hosts Green County tonight (8:00) in the annual Cow Days Bowl on Dave Fryrear Field.

    The Dragons are coming off a one-point loss to LaRue County but still rank as one of the best teams in Class AA.

    Campbellsville has won 30 of the 46 games in the series. However, Green County has won the last three — 42-12 in 2006, 51-0 in 2007 and 40-14 last season.