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Today's News

  • Police warn of scam

    Kentucky State Police are warning residents about several Nigerian scams that are ongoing throughout the area.

    The scams have taken several forms, according to KSP Detective B.J. Burton.

  • Power outage sends some to shelter

    The power went off at around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, and Susie Skeels immediately began to worry.

    Her husband, Lucien, who is on dialysis, also uses an oxygen machine to help him breathe. No electricity for extended periods can put Mr. Skeels at risk.

    So, she called the power company and the lights were on again at their Saloma Road home in short order.

    "But it only stayed on for about five minutes," Mrs. Skeels said.

  • Change in the airwaves

    Television viewers who use "rabbit ears" or a rooftop antenna to watch TV have less than a month to prepare for the switch to digital broadcasts.

    While Congress is mulling over the possibility of delaying the transition, as of now television stations will still cease to provide analog programming on Feb. 17.

  • Men plead guilty to criminal mischief at car wash

    Two Campbellsville men may receive three-year sentences on criminal mischief charges.

    John David Smith, 31, of 801 N. Columbia Ave. and William Brandon Smith, 25, of 143 Eastport Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 20 during regular motion hour proceedings.

    The defendants each pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief.

    John Smith also pleaded guilty to giving an officer a false name or address. He was sentenced to a year's probation on that charge.

  • Man arrested, charged with DUI

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with DUI after being stopped by a sheriff's deputy for driving at speeds of more than 90 mph.

    Charles D. Coffey, 39, of 400 Taylor Blvd. was arrested at 9:29 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

    According to Coffey's arrest citation, the sheriff's department received a call reporting reckless driving on KY 210.

    The citation states that Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood clocked Coffey driving at a speed of 92 mph on KY 210, passing vehicles and weaving.

  • Lady Tigers out-score Cumberlands 15-6 in OT.

    Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers out-scored the University of the Cumberlands 15-6 in overtime to move into first place in the Mid-South Conference race with a 79-71 triumph in the Powell Athletic Center on Thursday night.

    The Lady Tigers (19-3 overall and 4-0 in the conference race) led by three (64-61) before Madison Flowers was fouled and hit three charity tosses with 2.1 seconds left in regulation.

    But Whitney Ballinger and Courtney Danis helped CU dominate the five-minute extra period to chalk up its eighth straight win.

  • Cards best Eagles in middle school hoops

    Taylor County Middle School swept a boys' basketball doubleheader from Campbellsville in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium on Monday night.

    The Cardinals led 16-2 in the seventh-grade game and rolled to a 25-8 triumph as Noah Scott scored eight points, including two three-pointers. Jerry Raisor had six for the Eagles.

    Taylor County used a 12-2 start for a 36-27 win in the eighth-grade encounter as Jared Peake had 10 points and Daulton Turpin and Caleb Wigginton eight apiece. Hayden Neal had nine and Blake Richerson seven for CMS.

  • Cumberlands clips CU 71-69

    Campbellsville University's men could never get over the hump and dropped a 71-69 Mid-South Conference decision at home to the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday night.

    The 7-12 Tigers trailed 40-26 in the first half and 40-31 at the intermission, but tallied 13 straight points to trail by only one (40-39) early in the second half.

    However, the Patriots used an 11-2 run of their own to go back up by 10 (51-41) before CU tied the game at 51-51 on Zach Allender's three-point play and a Hristo Petkov lay-up from Shawn Savage.

  • Lady Knights upend Lady Cards to clinch top district seed

    Taylor County's Lady Cardinals dropped their fourth straight game when Marion County pressed and sprinted to a 70-34 romp on Friday night.

    Freshman Breanna Elder and eighth-grader Makayla Epps led Marion County (15-2 overall and 5-0 vs. district opponents) with 21 points apiece while eighth-grader Kyvin Goodin-Rogers added 14.

    Sophomore Hope Wigginton's 15 points was tops for Taylor County (8-9, 1-3).

    The Lady Cardinals visit Adair County tomorrow for a girl/boy doubleheader before hosting Russell County on Friday in junior varsity/varsity action.

  • Lindsey Wilson kicks off 'Lincoln Month'

    Lindsey Wilson College will kick off what's been unofficially dubbed "Lincoln Month" five days early when it sponsors a talk about the nation's 16th president.

    This February marks the bicentennial of Lincoln's Feb. 12 birth near Hodgenville, and scores of events are planned nationally and throughout Kentucky to celebrate the Kentucky native's life.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Lindsey Wilson will host "We Love Him Now: Lincoln the Unloved," a talk by Berry Craig, a professor at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah.