Today's News

  • Buffalo family loses most belongings to fire

    A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.

    Roger and Arlene Perkins, who live off Badger Road near the LaRue/Taylor County line, were about to leave their home about 2:30 p.m. when Arlene smelled smoke. Roger Perkins said he "looked up and saw smoke coming from the corner of the roof."

    "I told her 'Get out,'" he said.

    Perkins said his wife grabbed a ring that held sentimental value, but they were unable to take anything else from the house. He hoped they would be able to salvage some items.

  • Flu clinic scheduled for Oct. 3

    The Taylor County Health Department will offer a flu clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Taylor County High School from 8 a.m. until noon. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointments will be made.

    The flu shot offered is for the "seasonal" flu, not the 2009 H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. The vaccine for that strain is not expected to be ready until mid-October.

  • Benefit for Andrew Tungate is Saturday, Sept. 19

    A benefit for Andrew Tungate has been planned for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Lil T's Traffic Stop.

    Tungate has had several surgeries to battle three brain tumors and has many expenses to come.

    A benefit auction and poker run will raise money for Tungate at $10 a person.

    Sign-in for the poker run will begin at 10 a.m. The ride will begin at noon and end at Poor Boys in Lebanon.

    Food will be served after the run, along with a 50/50 drawing and the auction.

    The band "Most Wanted" will play at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover charge.

  • Bargains, Bites & Bales

    They were looking for bargains, hoping to get a few bites and having tons of fun climbing in bales of hay.

    This weekend was full of free events for those from Taylor and surrounding counties, including the annual Tebbs Bend Flea Market, the second annual Fall Heritage Festival at The Homeplace on Green River and the annual Green River Lake Kids' Fishing Derby.

    Tebbs Bend is becoming known for more than just its Civil War history. It's also the place to go for a 3-mile-long flea market.

  • Young, Westbrook take third at state fair

    Reece Westbrook and Audrey Young placed third in the Little Miss and Mister Pageant at the Kentucky State Fair. Representing Jefferson County, they competed against 72 other couples from across the state. Westbrook is the 7-year-old son of Rob and Hollie Westbrook of Campbellsville. He is a student at Taylor County Elementary. Young is the 6-year-old daughter of Troy and Dana Young of Campbellsville. She is a student at Colonel William Casey in Adair County.

  • CHS Class of 1951 gathers for reunion

    Campbellsville High School Class of 1951 met Saturday, Sept. 5 at Creek Side Restaurant.

    The following classmates attended: Doug Jones of Waverly, Tenn., Bill Mardis of Somerset, Pat Walsh Blakeman and Nancy Durrett Milby, both of Greensburg, Jane Buchanan Roution of Casey Creek, Anne Harpe Fraim, Billy B Smith, Guy McAnelly and Delores Morris Money, all of Campbellsville.


  • Powell-Whitley

    Felicia Ann Powell and Derrick Wesley Whitley, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 19.

    Powell is the daughter of Kim Pike and Greg and Norma Powell, all of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Joe and Sue Powell of Ohio, Doug Reed of Mannsville and the late Pat Reed.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2008 graduate of Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology. Powell is employed at Davina's Plaza Salon in Campbellsville.

  • CU loses on road to Carson-Newman

    For 28 minutes of football, Carson-Newman College had its work cut out Thursday night, as the Campbellsville University Tigers pulled within a touchdown of the NCAA Division II perennial power.

  • Man accused of having concealed weapon

    A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon after he allegedly had a pistol in a vehicle.

    William D. Rigdon, 24, of 940 Sulpher Springs Road was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6.

    According to an arrest citation, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jeremy McQueary spotted Rigdon and a woman standing beside a vehicle.

    Court records state that McQueary smelled alcohol on Rigdon and the woman when talking to them, though they both denied they had been drinking.

  • Kudos to Durham reunion organizers

    Keeping our history alive. That's what it's all about.

    The biennial Durham High Reunion is a wonderful time to reflect on where we have been and where we're headed.

    We think it's great that those who attended Durham High School care enough about their heritage to get together every other year for a reunion.

    It takes a lot of time and effort to plan such an event, and those who participate should be commended.