Today's News

  • Early Days

    Ten Years Ago

    Feb. 10, 2000

    Jamie Holt of Campbellsville has been selected to attend the National Young Readers Conference on Feb. 8-13 in Washington, D.C.

    Campbellsville Woman's Club met Jan. 24 at the home of Audra Jessie. Campbellsville Police Chief Bill Cassell was guest speaker.

    Dr. Robert L. Doty, professor of English at Campbellsville University, is featured in the Boy Scouts of America "Scouter News" as the 90th anniversary leadership spotlight.

  • Woman publishes second science fiction novel

    A Columbia woman has had her second science fiction novel accepted for publication.

    Wanda Darlene Campbell, M.A., is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in multiple magazines, journals, literary reviews, newspapers and anthologies such as Instructor Magazine, Story South, Taproot Literary Review, New Madrid and numerous others.

    She is a graduate of Campbellsville University and a former teacher at Kentucky Christian School.

  • Fire still under investigation

    A Wednesday morning apartment fire is still under investigation.

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to a building fire at 3:16 a.m. Upon their arrival at 204. N. Jackson St., smoke was visible from the second floor of the eight-apartment complex.

    The fire was confined to the bedroom of one unit. Two other units suffered water damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

  • County receives FEMA funds for shelter, food programs

    Taylor County will receive $20,443 in FEMA funds to supplement emergency shelter and food programs in the area for 2010.

    Local groups may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. To apply, groups must be non-profit, have an accounting system and conduct audits annually, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter services and, if the group is a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.

  • Greensburg man dies of injuries received in crash

    A Greensburg man died Friday after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash nearly two weeks earlier.

    William Todd Fields, 45, was injured Tuesday, Jan. 25 in a one-vehicle crash on Old Mac Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Kharece Shofner, 44, of 2083 Bloyds Bluff Road in Greensburg was traveling north at 11:30 a.m. in a 2000 Pontiac. The report states that Shofner lost control of her vehicle, left the road and struck a tree.

  • Extension office offers workshops, classes

    The Taylor County Extension Office will offer several workshops, focusing on finances, weight loss, balance and couponing.

    For more information about any of the extension office's upcoming events, call 465-4511.

    Biggest Loser

    The extension office will offer the Biggest Loser Challenge in conjunction with the Taylor County Health Department beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Lotito-Kingdollar engagement

    Bill and Cathy Kingdollar of Casey Creek announce the engagement of their son, Billy Kingdollar, to Ashley Lotito of Syracuse, N.Y.

    Lotito is the daughter of John and Karen Lotito of Syracuse. She graduated from Solvay High School in 2003 and Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007. She works for the American Heart Association in Rochester.

    Kingdollar graduated from Taylor County High School in 2001 and is serving in the U.S. Army as a Black Hawk crew chief. He is stationed at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

  • School on Monday

    Previously scheduled for a holiday on Monday, Feb. 15, students at Campbellsville Independent and Taylor County schools will be in class that day after all.

    The Campbellsville Board of Education met in special session Monday morning to amend the calendar, while the Taylor County Board voted at its Tuesday night meeting.

    Both schools have had to cancel classes on several days because of bad weather.


  • Icy roads cause problems

    Icy roads led to problems for motorists Tuesday night.

    Between 6 and 10 p.m., Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatchers fielded 22 motorist assist calls and seven vehicle collision calls, according to E-911 Supervisor Anne Sanders. No injuries were reported.

    Sanders said calls eased up after that. There were no calls related to icy roads on Wednesday morning, she said.


  • A Century of Living

    History has seen the sinking of the Titanic, two world wars and the sighting of Haley's Comet during the lifetime of E. Poe Young. And today, history will also see the celebration of Young's 100th birthday.

    "I know this much, not many people have made it to 100," Young says. "I've been lucky and blessed."

    Born in the Greater Hope Community in 1910, Young has lived in Taylor County all his life, 75 of those years in the same house.