Today's News

  • Former County Attorney dies

    Those who knew him say he was a "lawyer of lawyers," a "southern gentleman" and didn't leave the house unless he was "dressed to the nines."

    Campbellsville resident and former long-time Taylor County Attorney Fuller Harding died Sunday at his home. He was 94.

    Harding, the son of the late Abel Turner Harding and Mary Moore Harding, was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Taylor County. Harding died at his home, which was the same place he was born.

  • County should make best choice

    At Monday night's County budget meeting, magistrates said they planned to consider holding off on giving pay raises to County employees this year. They all said they felt that would be best.

    While that's likely not considered a positive to those employees involved, it should be to the rest of the community.

    Workers across the community, the state and even the nation are having to bite the economic recession bullet. Those who still have jobs are grateful every day - or should be.

  • What happened to common sense?

    A winter wonderland? Not quite, but Taylor County's first significant snowfall of the season dumped a nice 3 inches of powder on our laps.

    Best of all, it gave me an excuse to stay home Saturday and Sunday. Any opportunity for slothfulness is never wasted on my part.

    With little else to do, I found myself mired in news reports on the state budget. I must have experienced déjà vu at least a dozen times on Saturday alone. All of the fears and worries were the same as before.

  • CU offers January term classes

    Campbellsville University's January term offers undergraduate offerings, including three new online courses in business and history.

    The term, which began Jan. 4 and runs through Jan. 15, offers students a chance to get some extra hours in a concentrated schedule.

  • Benefit planned for Honaker family

    A benefit has been planned for the family of the late Ernest Honaker.

    Honaker, who died Nov. 5, 2009, was the grandfather of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue EMT Ray Flores. Flores is the son of Jean Flores of Danville.

    The benefit has been planned for Saturday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center. There will be bluegrass gospel singing, food and an auction. Proceeds will go toward Honaker's burial expenses.

    Honaker was one of the founding deacons of Shelby Baptist Church in Junction City.

    For more information, call Michael Stewart at 789-7911.

  • Helping Our Neighbors

    Campbellsville firefighters responded to a blaze at Sandy’s Grill in Liberty on Jan. 3.

    Above, firefighters use their new aerial ladder truck to aim hoses at the roof of the building.

    The firefighters and their ladder truck are credited with saving the adjoining building that housed Casey County’s Family Support Office.

  • Sex charges amended

    Two men, one from Campbellsville, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 8 to face sex charges against them.

    One man was granted a pretrial diversion, while the charge against the other man was dismissed.

    Records from the appearances, however, weren't made available at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's office until last Monday.

    Corey Mathies Caldwell

    Caldwell, 31, of 4141 Chrysler Ave. in Independence, Mo. was indicted on charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy in December 2007.

  • Searching for a new home

    The small puppy, cupped in the hands of Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, looks around at his new home. In the background, a chorus of barks erupts and the puppy's ears perk up.

    He may have a new home, but he's not alone. This animal shelter is full.

    And, according to Harris, the shelter is applying for grant funding to expand for a third time.

  • 'Snow' much fun

    A winter storm dropped 2 inches of snow on Taylor County and gave students a four-day weekend but caused few problems.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information director, by Friday afternoon there had been few 911 calls in relation to the storm.

    "We really have not had any major problems," he said. "We had a few reports of cars sliding off the road."

    About five non-injury collisions were reported, Dooley said, and only one injury collision.

  • Grand jury indicts several

    Several residents were indicted last week by a Taylor County grand jury, and indictments of others previously charged were unsealed by a judge.

    Two Campbellsville residents have been accused of welfare fraud.

    Margaret M. Smith, 37, of 1159 Maple Road and Melissa J. Bell, 28, of 106 Ashton Drive, were indicted Tuesday.

    According to the indictments, Smith and Bell are accused of knowingly making false statements or misrepresenting facts used to determine whether they are eligible to receive welfare assistance.